THERE is just over two weeks to go before the start of the exciting ‘Take On Tokyo’ Eventing Tour, supported by Horse Sport Ireland and Eventing Ireland, it aims to raise funds to support the Irish eventing team’s preparation and participation for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
Many of Ireland’s top eventing riders will be part of the ‘Take On Tokyo’ Eventing Tour, including Cathal Daniels, Sarah Ennis, Sam Watson, Brian Morrison, Austin O’Connor, Camilla Speirs, Joseph Murphy, Elizabeth Power, Aoife Clark, Clare Abbott, Mike and Trish Ryan.
Each of the three Tokyo 2020 Eventing Tours will focus on arena familiarisation, young and advanced horse dressage and show jumping training, meet and greet opportunities and a question and answer session.
In addition, an auction will take place at each of the Tokyo 2020 Eventing Tour venues for unique behind the scenes experiences with Ireland's leading eventing riders.
Irish eventing team manager Sally Corscadden said: "We received such great support on the way to winning the Team Silver Medal at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, so this is an opportunity to personally thank people and at the same time, provide a fun and educational evening for all levels from Pony Club upwards. Training for Tokyo will definitely be on the agenda, with lots of expert tips from our coaches and riders."
The Tokyo 2020 Eventing Tour will begin at Maryville in Co Cork on February 7th (start time 6pm), followed by Ravensdale in Co Louth on February 8th (start time 2pm) and Spruce Lodge in Co Wicklow on February 9th (start time 2pm).
Tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Eventing Tour cost €30 for adults and €20 for under 16s, while tickets for groups of 10 or more cost €25 and are available to purchase through the Eventing Ireland website (www.eventingireland.com)
Source: Horse Sport Ireland press release