IRELAND’S para dressage riders enjoyed unprecedented success at the 2012 Olympics, where they secured team bronze along with Helen Kearney’s individual success. While they returned home from last year’s European’s empty-handed, the squad has developed in strength and experience since then.

Ireland will be represented at the Prairie Racecourse in Normandy next week by Kearney, again riding Mr Cool, James Dwyer and Orlando, Breda Bernie with the former international event horse Master Mexico and Kate Kerr Horan with Arlande.