WITH just under three weeks to go until the start of the 2019 FEI European Youth Show Jumping Championships at Zuidwolde in The Netherlands, team manager James Kernan named his Irish squads, which feature plenty of experience and past medal winners.
Ireland will field teams in each of the three age categories – Children On Horses, Juniors and Young Riders - where they will be hoping to continue a superb recent run of medal winning results at underage level, having won two individual gold, a team silver and team bronze medals in 2018.
“This year we have three excellent teams. It will be hard to follow last year’s results but I still think we have three teams who are all capable of winning medals.
“We had many tough decisions on selections with some very talented combinations missing out but I’m sure their chance will come again,” Kernan said.
“I want to thank Horse Sport Ireland for all the support. The High Performance Programme put in place by HSI is working extremely well and is delivering excellent results. Thank you also to our sponsors, owners and the riders’ parents.”
Children On Horses (U14)
Ciaran Foley with Ballylynch Wizard
Lily O’Dea with Seaspray (ISH)
Martha Hughes-Bravo with HHS California (ISH)
Matthew Conlon with Bally Kingdom Clover (ISH)
Sarah Fitzgerald with Norway Venture (ISH)
Ciaran Nallon with Cloe GP Z
Harry Allen with Dancing Queen Z
Jack Ryan with Essenar High Hopes or Moneybroom Dancer (ISH)
Kate Derwin with AHG Whiterock High Dam (ISH)
Seamus Hughes Kennedy with Louidor
Young Rider (U21)
Cian Harrison with Tabby (ISH)(TIH)
Jason Foley with Uncas S
Michael Pender with Casanova Van Overis Z or HHS Burnchurch (ISH)
Nicholas Connors with Abordable Du Talus
Susan Fitzpatrick with Fellow Castlefield