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Squads announced for the European Championships
on 19 June 2018
Eventing and show jumping squads were announced by Horse Sport Ireland today for the upcoming European Championships in Fontainebleau

HORSE Sport Ireland today (Tuesday) announced the squads that will compete at this year’s European Championships which will take place in Fontainebleau, France, from July 8th to 15th.

The GAIN Young Rider Squad in alphabetical order is as follows:

  • Nessa Briody - Tom Boy (ISH)
  • Eva Melly - Annaghmore Ardeo Beach (ISH)
  • Christine O’Donnell - Blessington Prince Royal
  • Toni Quail - Ringfort Rua (ISH)
  • Stephanie Stammschroer- Master Swatch (ISH)
  • Speaking about the announcement, Debbie Byrne, Horse Sport Ireland Young Rider Eventing team manager said: “I am very excited to be announcing my squad of five riders. We have a depth of experience at championship level, having inherited riders from past junior and young rider teams. We anticipate Fontainebleau to be a challenging and technical track, so experienced combinations will be hugely beneficial.

    "It will be a fabulous week of competition with junior and young rider show jumping and dressage championships all sharing the venue. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my riders, parents and owners, who have truly shown such commitment to the young rider high performance programme, and also to our very valued sponsors. We promise to do our very best to achieve medal success.”

    The GAIN Junior Squad in alphabetical order is as follows:

    Anna Kelly – Something Special VI

    Romy McCarthy – Miracle

    Robyn McCluskey – Rum Jumbie (ISH)

    Lucy McIlroy – Major Black (ISH)

    Katie Riley – Versace Biscuit (ISH)

    Maresa Ronan – Superjumbo

    1st Reserve – Megan Telford Kelly – Mr Chocolate (ISH)

    2nd Reserve – Megan O’Leary – Silver Brog (ISH)

    Horse Sport Ireland Junior Eventing team manager Tom Doherty said: “I would like to congratulate the riders who have been selected to represent Ireland at the forthcoming Junior European Eventing Championships in Fontainebleau, France. I am excited about my selection, I have selected riders and horses who have shown good form and confidence as we approach the championships. We have a mixture of experienced championship riders and some new exciting combinations travelling. I would like to thank the riders, parents, owners and sponsors for all of their support.”


    The GAIN Children On Horses Showjumping Squad in alphabetical order is as follows:

    Sarah Fitzgerald – Master Holiday (ISH)

    Ciaran Foley- Ballylynch Wizard

    Isobel Hughes Kennedy - ESI Carvalho (ISH)

    Lucy Morton – Delton 3 (ISH)

    Rhys Williams – CES Cruson (ISH)

    The GAIN Junior Showjumping Squad in alphabetical order is as follows:

    Harry Allen & Dis Moi Tout De Clairbois

    Kate Derwin - AHG Whiterock Cruise Down (ISH)

    Jason Foley – Castlefield Vegas (ISH)

    Cian Harrison –Tabby (ISH)

    Jack Ryan – Cavalier Teaca (ISH)

    The GAIN Young Rider Squad in abhabetical order is as follows:

    Susan Fitzpatrick – Fellow Castlefield

    Chris Megahey – Viking D’Eole

    Michael Pender – Casanova Van Overis Z

    Lucinda Roche - WCE Falco (ISH)

    Jonathon Smyth – Mulvin Lui (ISH)

    Horse Sport Ireland’s Chiuldren on Horses, Junior and Young Rider Team Manager James Kernan said: “Our three teams look very strong and our recent Nations Cup Form has been very good, we are hopefull of getting medals.”

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