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

Cian O’Connor European Bronze Medal

Cian O’Connor has become just the third Irish rider in history to win a European Championship individual medal, after he claimed bronze with a stunning performance at the Longines FEI European Championships. After five intense rounds of jumping which began last Wednesday, O’Connor and the 11-year-old stallion Good Luck, who is owned by Adena Springs […]

Ireland European Champions

Rodrigo Pessoa’s team of Shane Sweetnam, Bertram Allen, Denis Lynch and Cian O’Connor, produced an outstanding performance over three demanding days of jumping, to snatch the coveted gold medal from hosts Sweden who had been leading heading into the final day at the Ullevi arena. Cork’s Shane Sweetnam got his team off to the perfect […]

Ireland Take Fifth in Team Eventing Final

Ireland’s Sarah Ennis and The Irish Sport Horse Horseware Stellor Rebound, scored a hugely impressive seventh place finish at the 2017 European Eventing Championships at Strzegom in Poland, which drew to a close at the weekend. Ennis had climbed into the top 10 after a superb clear round in Saturday’s Cross Country and they lowered […]

Irish Aga Khan Show Jumping squad

Irish Show Jumping team manager Rodrigo Pessoa has revealed his Aga Khan squad. The Dublin Horse Show will host the last qualifying round in the FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1, with the famous Aga Khan trophy (pictured) up for grabs when teams do battle at the RDS in Ballsbridge this Friday August 11th. The […]

Irish Show Jumping squads named

Irish team manager Rodrigo Pessoa has named the Irish Show Jumping squad for their second points-scoring round of the FEI Super League Nations Cup series, which takes place at Rome in Italy on Friday May 26th. Ireland scored a third place finish in their first points-scoring outing at the La Baule Nations Cup last week […]

Pessoa names Nation Cup Series Squad

Irish Show Jumping Team Manager, Rodrigo Pessoa, was in Dublin yesterday speaking for the first time since his appointment, Irish team manager. Pessoa also named his squad for Ireland’s first points-scoring round of the 2017 Super League Nations Cup series, which takes place at La Baule in France on Friday May 12th. The Irish La […]

Pessoa appointed Senior High Performance Director

Horse Sport Ireland, the Governing Body for Equestrian Sport in Ireland, have appointed Brazil’s Rodrigo Pessoa as Senior High Performance Director (incorporating the role of Team Manager/Chef d’Equipe), of the Irish Show Jumping team. A former Olympic, World Cup and World Champion, Rodrigo Pessoa is one of the most successful Show Jumping riders in modern history. […]

Sally Corscadden Senior High Performance Director

Congratulations to Sally Corscadden , appointed Senior High Performance Director Horse of the Irish Eventing team (incorporating the role of Chef d’Equipe). In her role as Eventing Senior High Performance Director, Sally Corscadden  will focus on the delivery of the high performance plan 2017/2020 and on performance targets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games campaign […]

O’Connor and Ireland Star in Florida

For the second time in less than 48 hours, Ireland’s Cian O’Connor and Seringat broke American hearts on their home soil, after they claimed a stunning jump-off win in Sunday night’s $100,000 City of Ocala four-star Grand Prix – adding to another win for Ireland in the Florida Nations Cup on Friday. Cian O’Connor and […]

Top10 Dressage Finish for Judy Reynolds

Irish Dressage star Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K have finished 10th in today’s World Cup Freestyle to Music Grand Prix at Neumuenster in Germany. The Rio Olympian produced a score of 73.275% with the Joe and Kathleen Reynolds-owned gelding, in a competition which saw a tightly-packed final leaderboard where the fifth to tenth place riders […]
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