Equestrian News

Cian O’Connor European Bronze Medal

August 28, 2017
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

August 28, 2017
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

August 21, 2017
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

August 8, 2017
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

May 17, 2017
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

May 4, 2017
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

March 20, 2017
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

February 28, 2017
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

February 20, 2017
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

February 20, 2017
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 […]

Reynolds wins in New York

September 26, 2016
Irish Olympian Judy Reynolds claimed her second win of the weekend on Saturday night at the Rolex Central Park CDI4*, New York, USA. Reynolds riding her Olympic mount, Vancouver K, a 14 year old gelding, owned by Joe and Kathleen Reynolds scored a 77.051% to secure a win in the Open FEI Dressage Freestyle, Reynolds […]

Historic Irish performance in Barcelona five-star Grand Prix

September 26, 2016
In one of the most spectacular results in recent Irish Show Jumping history, Irish riders filled first, second and fourth places in today's €150,000 five-star Longines Grand Prix of Barcelona, which featured a host of the world's top riders who had descended on the Spanish City for the Nations Cup World Final. Offaly's Darragh Kenny scooped […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 11/16

August 16, 2016
Live Blog and Recaps of Team Ireland's Day 11 at Rio 2016 including Annalise Murphy's Medal Race

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 10/16

August 16, 2016
A Recap of Team Ireland's Day 10 at Rio 2016 featuring Athletics, Boxing, Equestrian, Badminton and Diving.

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's 9/16

August 14, 2016
Athletics, Golf, Equestrian and Boxing were the sports to watch on Day 9 of Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 7/16

August 12, 2016
Friday August 12th, 201612:52, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Seamus Power, Round 2: 67 (tied 10th overall on -4)13:36, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Padraig Harrington, Round 2: 71 (tied 22nd overall on -1)14:00, Equestrian Dressage Individual,  Judy Reynolds & Vancouver K, Grand Prix Special: 74.090%* (17th to qualify for Grand Prix Freestyle *PB & NR14:32, Rowing […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 6/16

August 11, 2016
Live Blog, Results and Imagery of Day 6 from Rio 2016 for Team Ireland

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 4/16

August 9, 2016
All the Team Ireland action from Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 3/16

August 8, 2016
The very latest from Team Ireland on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympics

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 2/16

August 7, 2016
Day for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics was about Olympic debuts and a first look at our boxers. Weather played its part in disrupting the schedule, but there were still plenty of memorable moments for #TeamIreland Boxing: Steven Donnelly was delighted to come away with the win in his first Olympic fight #rterio2016 https://t.co/z8gOExe41u […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 1/16

August 6, 2016
A look back on Day One for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Team Ireland at Rio 2016: Day 1/16

August 6, 2016
Rio 2016 Team Ireland Live Blog: Day 1

Rio 2016 - Team Ireland Profile

August 5, 2016
Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Speirs and Just A Jiff top 10 at Badminton

May 9, 2016
Ireland’s Camilla Speirs and her Irish Sport Horse, Portersize Just A Jiff, produced an outstanding final day performance, to record a top 10 finish at the world famous Badminton Horse Trials in the UK today. The Irish pair had started the day in 17th place after a clear Cross Country round on Saturday and they […]

Irish Showjumpers into European Final Day

August 21, 2015
Ireland have made the cut for the European Team Championship Final in Germany  after a nail-biting afternoon at Aachen that shook up the leaderboard. While the Irish quartet of Bertram Allen, Greg Broderick, Cian O’Connor and Denis Lynch dropped one place to hold overnight team ninth position, the afternoon’s action saw Germany unseated as the […]

European Showjumping Championships Aachen

August 19, 2015
The European show jumping championships commence today in Aachen, Germany where Ireland bids to book a place at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio by finishing in the top three of those nations not already qualified. The Irish team which will line out for today’s opening speed round comprises Tipperary native Denis Lynch (39) with Thomas Straumann’s […]

Rio 2016 Test Events Continue

August 14, 2015
Team Ireland Olympic sports continue to gain a performance advantage by familiarizing themselves with the environment they will experience at the Olympics next year by in the Rio Test Events. Following on from recent involvement by Horse Sport Ireland performance staff and Triathlon Ireland athletes and performance staff, Irish Sailing are next up in the Aquece Rio […]

Victory in Aga Khan World Class

August 10, 2015
Congratulations again to Ireland's show jumping team  who emerged triumphant at the RDS in Dublin  with a decisive win in the Aga Khan Trophy competition, registering a team total of four faults and the last man not needing to jump in the final round. Twenty year-old Wexford rider Bertram Allen opened for Ireland on the 17 […]

Cian O'Connor Interview

June 4, 2015
Cian O’Connor talks about life as one of Ireland's world class top show jumping riders. Based at Karlswood Stables in County Meath,  he achieved the pinnacle of his sporting career to date when claiming individual bronze at the London Olympic Games. Cian competes successfully all over Europe, America, the Middle East and China. He is also […]

Aoife Clark International Eventing Rider

May 27, 2015
In a series of new interviews with some of Ireland's top athletes we start with Aoife Clark, an Olympian and Irish International Eventing Rider.Aoife, gives an insight into her sport, her achievements to date and her future goals.Aoife from Kildare is based in Oxfordshire and was a member of the Irish Team at the London Olympics […]



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