LEXINGTON was the first stop for Sally Corscadden, Horse Sport Ireland’s Senior High Performance Director, who was assessing possible team contenders for this year’s European championships. It was a busy week for Corscadden who fitted in a logistics meeting at Tryon, the 2018 World Equestrian Games venue, before flying back for Badminton.

“We’ve never had as many Irish riders competing there [Badminton] so hopefully it will be very competitive,” she said.