HORSE Sport Ireland’s High Performance Eventing Director, Sally Corscadden, today announced the Irish team that will compete at Military Boekelo, Nations Cup competition in The Netherlands this weekend. The event will begin tomorrow (Wednesday) and will see the competition run under the new Olympic format.
The Irish eventing team in alphabetical order will be:
• Cathal Daniels riding OLS King Aragon (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Samgemjee (ISH) out of Just Beauty Queen (ISH), by Seamanship (TB). Bred by Kieran Connors, Co. Kildare. Owner: Michelle Nelson & Kieran Connors.
• Padraig McCarthy on Leonidas – 2004 gelding by Lendos out of Nairobi III by Parco. Breeder: Pochhammer Gabriele. Owner Diane Brunsden, Peter Cattell & Mark Todd.
• Brian Morrison riding Global Orchid (ISH) – 2010 bay gelding by A Quidam M (KWPN) out of Premier Royalty (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by John Grenne, Co. Offaly. Owner: Global Event Horses Ltd. Rider: Brian Morrison (IRL)
Substitute combination is Joseph Murphy on Cesar V – 2008 gelding by Casiro 3 out of Cortina R by Sandro. Breeder: Vietor, Elke & Robert. Owner: The Way Forward Syndicate.
Speaking about the upcoming Nations Cup, Sally Corscadden said: "It is a very proud moment for Horse Sport Ireland and Eventing Ireland, to be able to name a Nations Cup team with two Senior Individual Medallists as members, World Silver Medallist Padraig McCarthy and European Bronze Medallist Cathal Daniels. Brian Morrison joins Padraig and Cathal as the third team member on Global Orchid who were members of the second placed Nations Cup team in Camphire 2019. Our vision is one of podium success for Ireland on the world stage and all our athletes can be very proud of their achievements over the last two years. Boekelo Nations Cup is a great opportunity to run through the Olympic format and build on our preparations for Tokyo 2020. It will be a very competitive competition, as all the top nations are taking part, so a real test for new combinations to get the feel of a championship."
Source: Horse Sport Ireland press release
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