Equestrian News

Nation's Cup Squad Announced

February 24, 2015
A squad of six riders has been named by Horse Sport Ireland’s show jumping team manager, Robert Splaine for Friday night’s four-star Nations’ Cup in Wellington, Florida:  Kevin Babington (Shorapur), Richie Moloney (Carrabis Z or Slieveanorra), Daragh Kenny (Imothep), Cian O’Connor (Quidam’s Cherie), Conor Swail (Grafton) and Shane Sweetnam (Chaqui Z). The team of four will […]

Nations’ Cup Victory for Ireland

February 16, 2015
Congratulations to the Irish show jumping team of Darragh Kenny, Lorcan Gallagher, Kevin Babington and Conor Swail who swept to victory in the FEI Furusiyya Nations’ Cup in Ocala, Florida at the weekend, finishing on a total of just four faults. Ireland’s victory was made remarkable by the fact that all four horses had not competed […]

Twomey and Ryan Excel

January 12, 2015
Billy Twomey notched up Ireland’s first win at the  weekend in the prestigious five-star show in Basel, Switzerland, and did so riding an Irish Sport Horse. The 37 year-old, who is now based in England, showed a notable turn of speed at the St Jakobshalle stadium (Friday Jan 9th), when he piloted Joe Flynn’s grey […]

Murphy takes 5th at Pau Four Star Event

October 28, 2014
Congratulations to Joseph Murphy who claimed a career best when finishing in fifth place for Ireland at the four-star event in Pau, France at the weekend. Murphy also took the trophy for best cross country round of the competition. Riding the Irish Sport Horse Sportsfield Othello, had three fences down in the final show jumping […]

Leadership training for Rio 2016

October 3, 2014
Team leaders preparing for Rio 2016 have been engaging with the OCI's partner "The Leadership Trust" for Leadership and Management training. Triona Connors, Horse Sport Ireland Team Leader said "I found it an incredible experience - it will help me practice the leadership development areas that i identified in the 3 day residential course. The leading […]

Ireland miss automatic qualification slot

September 4, 2014
The Irish show jumping team came tantalisingly close to obtaining automatic qualification for the Rio Olympics when finishing seventh at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Ireland’s quartet of Darragh Kenny, Bertram Allen, Denis Lynch and Cameron Hanley moved up one place from their overnight position, but because Olympic host nation Brazil were ahead in […]

Allen claims first place in Caen

September 3, 2014
Beating 152 other competitors, young Wexford rider Bertram Allen set Irish hopes high  when he claimed first place in the opening speed competition of the World Equestrian Games’s show jumping element at Caen in France. Putting up a mature performance aboard the 10-year-old grey mare Molly Malone V, 19 year-old Allen, who won the Grand Prix […]

Show Jumping Team at World Games

September 1, 2014
Ireland's show jumping team will be in action at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Ireland will compete, in alphabetical order, as: Bertram Allen with Ballywalter Farms’s Molly Malone V Cameron Hanley with Eleonore Paschoud and Yves Bouvier’s Antello Z Darragh Kenny with Hyperion Stud’s Imothep Denis Lynch with Thomas Straumann’s All Star 5The travelling reserve […]

Ireland in 7th place overnight

August 29, 2014
Sarah Ennis is in an impressive 10th place on Horseware Stellor Rebound at the Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.The Meath-based eventer was last to go of three Irish riders on day one of dressage and scored an impressive 48.5 penalties.Britain’s William Fox-Pitt on Chilli Morning with 37.5pens, declared it was his stallion’s “best […]

World Equestrian Games

August 28, 2014
Best wishes to Ireland's Eventing High Performance Manager Nick Turner and his team competing at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy: Aoife Clark with Fenya’s Elegance Sarah Ennis with Horseware Stellor Rebound Joseph Murphy with Electric Cruise Sam Watson with Horseware Bushman Camilla Speirs and Portersize Just a Jiff and Clare Abbott with Euro Prince […]

World Equestrian Games in Normandy

August 25, 2014
Ireland will be fielding a 21-strong squad across five disciplines in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which begin in Normandy, France, today and run through to September 7. Dressage will be the first competition in which the Irish are due to take part, both beginning on Monday. In Dressage, the country is represented by James Connor, […]

Duffy back for Individual Show Jumping

August 22, 2014
Team Jumping medallist Michael Duffy is back in action in the men's individual jumping competition on Saturday 23rd August.         Click here for the entry list: http://result.nanjing2014.org/IRS/resYO2014/pdf/YO2014/EQ/YO2014_EQ_C32C_EQX002000.pdf The competition format is as follows: 1. Venue & Dates The equestrian competitions of Nanjing 2014 will be held at the Xinzhuang Equestrian Venue on 19 […]

Minister congratulates Duffy on winning Gold

August 22, 2014
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, extended his congratulations to show jumper, Michael Duffy, who was part of the European Show Jumping team that won Team Gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China this week. Minister Ring said: ‘I would like to congratulate Michael on the key part he […]

Duffy's Team Gold in Nanjing

August 20, 2014
Michael Duffy has jumped a double clear round at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing to lead Europe to the Team Gold Medal.   http://result.nanjing2014.org/IRS/resYO2014/pdf/YO2014/EQ/YO2014_EQ_C92B_EQX402000.pdf Equestrian Date : Aug 19 - Aug 24 Number of athletes : 30 Results - Jumping International Team Round 1 Round 1Round 2 Start List Results Official Xinzhuang Equestrian Venue  19 Aug […]

Show Jumping Squad for World Games

August 13, 2014
Horse Sport Ireland Show Jumping High Performance Manager Robert Splaine has confirmed the five horse and rider combinations that will represent Ireland at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. The Show Jumping phase takes place from September 1st to September 7th. The squad of five riders in alphabetical order is: Bertram Allen with […]

RIP 1964 Olympian Tommy Brennan

July 28, 2014
The Olympic Council of Ireland has learned with great sadness of the death of Tommy Brennan, who passed away at the age of 74. Tommy was an iconic figure in Irish equestrian sport, with an individual fourth place in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics with Kilkenny marking the beginning of an illustrious career. The combination went […]

Splaine names contenders for WEG

June 24, 2014
Irish show jumping team manager Robert Splaine has announced a list of combinations for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France, where the jumping competitions take place from 2 – 7 September 2014. Splaine said: ” At this point these are the main contenders being considered. However my decision will be announced in […]

World Equestrian Games Squad Announced

June 19, 2014
The Irish Eventing Squad for the World Equestrian Games 2014 has been announced by Horse Sport Ireland’s Eventing High Performance Manager Nick Turner.       The selected squad in alphabetical order is: •Clare Abbott riding  Dr Cormac Mackay’s Euro Prince (ISH) •Aoife Clark riding PJ Hegarty’s Fenyas Elegance (ISH) (or Henrietta Duchess of Bedford […]

Irish Nation's Cup Victory

June 17, 2014
Congratulations to Robert Splaine's  Irish team who claimed their second victory in the famous five-star Spruce Meadows Nations' Cup. Though not a point-scoring venue for Ireland in the Furusiyya series, the Irish quartet nevertheless trounced six other competing teams from the US, Canada and Mexico by coming home at the end of two rounds with […]

Allen wins 5 star event

May 6, 2014
Irish showjumping wonderboy Bertram Allen left Olympic medallists in his wake when galloping to victory and collecting the €50,000 winner's purse in the 5-Star Longines Grand Prix at Lummen in Belgium. Riding the brilliant grey mare, Molly Malone, the German-based 18-year-old was one of five to qualify for the third-round jump-off from a field of […]

Splaine Names Nation's Cup Team

May 2, 2014
Irish show jumping manager Robert Splaine  announced his team for the five-star Nations' Cup at Lummen, where Ireland are drawn first to jump of eight teams. Ireland will line out at the Belgian show as follows: Thomas Ryan/Caribo Bertram Allen/Molly Malone V Mark McAuley/Isco De Amoranda Billy Twomey/Diaghilev Splaine said today after announcing his team: "While […]

Camilla Spiers on Eventing

January 22, 2014
London Olympian Camilla Spiers talks about her experiences as one of Ireland's leading Eventing riders and gives a personal insight into her passion for the sport and of course "Just a Jiff".

Ireland's Nation's Cup Final Squad

September 24, 2013
Irish Show Jumping Team Manager Robert Splaine squad for the important Nations' Cup Final to be held at Barcelona in Spain next week is: Bertram Allen Shane Breen Cameron Hanley Denis Lynch Billy Twomey Horses will be announced shortly.   Ireland is one of 18 nations from around the globe to have qualified for the inaugural […]

Clark wins Blenhein CCI3*

September 16, 2013
Olympian Aoife Clark won her first Three Star event at the weekend, after taking the lead in Saturday’s cross-country phase at the Blenhein CCI3* event. With not even a fence in hand when entering show jumping phase, the 32 year-old nevertheless held her nerve, and guided PJ Hegarty’s Irish Sport Horse Fenya’s Elegance to a zero penalty […]

Ireland Has Four Riders in World Top 50

September 6, 2013
In the official Longines World Show Jumping Rankings covering competitions during the month of August, Ireland has four riders in the top 50.   Leading the Irish entries in the monthly table is Tipperary's Denis Lynch in 29th place, while Co. Down's Conor Swail takes 36th place.   Tipperary-born Shane Breen has jumped from 56th […]

Allen wins five star event in Gijon

September 2, 2013
Eighteen year-old Wexford native Bertram Allen yesterday (Sunday)  triumphed in the five-star Príncipe de Asturias jump-off competition in Gijon, Spain, aboard Ballywalter Farms's grey mare Molly Malone V. A huge 18 horse jump-off from a starting field of 56 saw the Irish teenager challenged by some of the world's top riders, but his time of 44.60 […]

Splaine names Nation's Cup Squad

August 19, 2013
Irish show jumping manager Robert Splaine  has announced his squad for the five-star Spanish FEI Nations' Cup competition that will take place in Gijon on Saturday, August 31. Gijon will see ten other nations taking part, with teams from Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Portugal, United States and the host nation […]

Malmo European Eventing Championship

August 13, 2013
Clare Abbott and Euro Prince (Owned by Dr Cormac McKay & Dr John McKay) have been drafted into the squad for the European Eventing Championships in Malmo Sweden from August 29th to Sept 1st. The combination has been called up to replace Aoife Clark and Master Crusoe. Ireland's Eventing High Performance Manager Nick Turner explained: […]

Irish riders excel at Dublin Horse Show

August 12, 2013
Congratulations to Olympic bronze medallist Cian O'Connor who won the Longines Grand Prix at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show with his Olympic mount Blue Loyd, just over a year since they took their medal at London. One of ten through to the jump-off from a starting field of 40, the Meath-based rider led from […]

O'Connor and Allen impress

August 8, 2013
Irish riders took first place in both of today's international feature classes at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, with fast-rising star Bertram Allen capturing the honours in the Sports Council Classic, and Olympic Bronze medallist Cian O'Connor winning the earlier Speed Stakes. Wexford-born Allen, who turned 18 just last week after winning six European […]



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