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Equestrian

Introduction to Equestrian


The Equestrian disciplines are unique among Olympic sports, in the sense that men and women compete on the same terms and horse and rider are both declared Olympic medal winners. Rider and horse are considered a team. Years of systematic efforts are required for the team to be able to perform adequately various exercises of skill, speed, endurance, and jumping of obstacles. For contact details of Horse Sport Ireland please click on Full story

Irish Show Jumping Team Claim Olympic Spot

The Irish Show Jumping team have qualified for the Olympic Games for the first time in 15 years, by claiming a magnificent victory in today’s (Sunday) €1.25 Million Longines FEI Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona. A stunning performance from Rodrigo Pessoa’s team of Peter Moloney, Paul O’Shea, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor, saw them […]

Irish Show Jumping team keep Olympic hopes alive

Irish Show Jumping team keep Olympic hopes alive after day of drama at Longines FEI Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona Rodrigo Pessoa’s Irish Show Jumping team of Peter Moloney, Paul O’Shea, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor, have made it though to Sunday’s Longines FEI Nations Cup World Final following a strong performance in today’s […]

Irish Show Jumping Squad Named for Olympic Qualifier

Ireland’s Show Jumping team manager Rodrigo Pessoa has named his squad for the all-important Longines FEI Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona (ESP), which starts in less than a fortnight’s time on Thursday October 3rd, and is the very last chance for Ireland to secure a team qualification place for the 2020 Olympic Games in […]

Daniels claims outstanding bronze medal at European Eventing Championships

Twenty-two-year-old Cathal Daniels from Co Galway and the Irish Sport Horse mare Rioghan Rua (ISH) have produced a magnificent performance at the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships at Luhmühlen in Germany, to claim the individual bronze medal to add to the World Championship team silver medal they won last year. Daniels had been lying in […]

Tony Kennedy called up to Irish Eventing squad for European Championships

Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden has announced that Tony Kennedy and The Irish Sport Horse Westeria Lane have been added to the Irish Eventing squad for the upcoming 2019 European Eventing Championships which take place in Luhmühlen (GER) from August 29th  to September 1st. The news comes after it was confirmed that Clare Abbott will […]

Irish Show Jumping squad named for crucial Olympic qualifier at 2019 European Championships

Rodrigo Pessoa has named the Irish Show Jumping squad for this month’s hugely important Longines FEI European Championships, which take place at Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Ireland will arrive at the Dutch venue as reigning European Champions, having taken the team gold medal in spectacular fashion at Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. Along with having team […]

GAIN Irish U18 (Junior) Show Jumping team win European Championship bronze medal

A fantastic performance from the GAIN Irish U18 (Junior) Show Jumping team has seen them take the bronze medal today (Friday) at the European Youth Championships which are taking place at Zuidwolde in The Netherlands. Less than one fence separated the top three teams at the finish, with the Irish quartet of Wexford’s Harry Allen […]

Ireland’s Kate Derwin crowned European U18 Show Jumping Champion

Flawless performance in The Netherlands Ireland has a new European Champion after Athlone’s Kate Derwin this morning (Sunday) claimed the Gold Medal in the U18 (Junior) competition at the European Youth Show Jumping Championships at Zuidwolde in The Netherlands. An incredible performance from Kate Derwin and The Irish Sport Horse AHG Whiterock Cruise Down, saw […]

Irish ‘Dream Team’ score second Nations Cup win in the space of a week

The Irish Show Jumping team of Jenny Rankin, Aidan Killeen, Susan Fitzpatrick and Ger O’Neill, managed by Taylor Vard, have scored their second Nations Cup win in the space of a week, this time landing the Danish Nations Cup in Uggerhaine. The Irish quartet came out on top last Friday at Drammen in Norway when […]

Ireland come close to ending 93-year wait to win Italian Nations Cup with impressive runner-up finish in Rome

The Irish Show Jumping team of Mark McAuley, Peter Moloney, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor, narrowly missed out on ending a 93-year wait to win the Italian Nations Cup for the very first time this afternoon (Friday), after a excellent performance saw them finish as runners-up. Ireland, managed by Michael Blake, were in a share […]
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