DESPITE the uncertainty over Brexit, a good number of overseas riders will be making their way to Co Cork next week, where Ballindenisk launches the international event season for 2019.

The enduring appeal of Irish eventing has attracted a healthy entry, as riders from nine nations will compete against a strong home contingent. The individual deputation from Britain numbers around 22 at the time of going to press, while other nations represented include Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Italy and Japan.