The Irish Eventing team are in FEI Nations Cup action over the next four days at Boekelo in The Netherlands, beginning with the Dressage phase which starts today.
Team manager Sally Corscadden has selected the following quartet:
Susannah Berry with Ringwood LB (ISH) - owned by Susannah Berry, Helen Caton & Gwen Purce
Padraig McCarthy with MGH Tokyo Phil - owned by Karia Pugh
Felicity Ward with Regal Bounty (ISH) - owned by James O'Callaghan
Brian Morrison with Global DHI - owned by Global Event Horses Ltd
Along with the four team members Ireland will also be represented by three additional individual riders - Declan Cullen, Alex Donohoe and Michael Ryan.
Each year, the competition in Boekelo attracts more than 60.000 visitors and is one of the largest outdoor sporting events in the Netherlands.
In September, the Irish Eventing team finish seventh at European Championships
Sally Corscadden’s Irish Eventing team finished in seventh place overall at the 2021 FEI Eventing European Championships which took place at Avenches in Switzerland.
Ireland were 11th of 13 teams following the opening Dressage phase and climbed six places to fifth after an impressive Cross Country performance on Saturday.
At the conclusion of the final Show Jumping phase, Ireland finished in seventh place overall on a final score of 141.4.
Britain claimed the Gold medal on 73.1 with silver going to Germany on 86.4 while Sweden took home the bronze on 113.9.
Brookfield Innocent (ISH) Claims Individual Silver in FEI European Eventing Championships for Seniors
Piggy French(GBR) and Brookfield Innocent (ISH) claimed Individual Silver and Team Gold last week at the Senior European Eventing Championships in Avenches, Switzerland.
Brookfield Inocent (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Inocent (KWNP) out of Shalies Pet (ISH)[TIH] by Kings Servant (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: John Mulvey (Wicklow). Rider: Piggy March (GBR) 23.3, 0, 0.0 = 23.3.