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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

Horse Sport Ireland appoint Kevin Babington as technical advisor to the Senior Jumping Programme

Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to announce that Kevin Babington has been appointed by HSI to the High Performance Jumping Committee, as technical advisor to the Senior Jumping Programme. The Committee acts in an expert advisory capacity in relation to the execution of the HSI Senior Jumping High Performance strategy and to act as a […]

Shane Sweetnam second in Florida Grand Prix and crowned Leading Irish Rider

Cork’s Shane Sweetnam capped an excellent weekend at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, by scoring a runner-up finish in Sunday’s $214,000 Premier Equestrian four-star Grand Prix while he was also crowned leading Irish rider of Nations Cup week at the American venue. Sweetnam was riding his gold medal winning mount from the 2017 European […]

Kate Dwyer becomes first Irish Dressage rider to win a five-star Grand Prix Special

History made in Qatar as Kate Dwyer becomes first Irish Dressage rider to win a five-star Grand Prix Special   Meath-based Irish Dressage rider Kate Dwyer made history this morning (Saturday) at Doha in Qatar, by becoming the first ever Irish rider to win at Grand Prix Special at five-star level. Last to go in the […]

Michael Blake names Irish Show Jumping squad for Nations Cup season opener in Florida

New Irish Show Jumping manager Michael Blake has named his squad for the first Longines FEI Nations Cup of the year, which takes place at Deeridge in Wellington, Florida, USA in just over a week on Sunday February 16th. Ireland have an excellent record in the Wellington Nations Cup having taken victory in 2016 and […]

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 […]
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