Horse Sport Ireland Eventing Team Manager Sally Corscadden has announced the Irish Eventing squad and reserves for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games which take place in Tryon, North Carolina, Sept. 11-23.
The Irish Eventing Squad for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games is:
• Padraig McCarthy with Christopher & Sarita Perkins, Huw Lloyd and Lucy Wiegersma’s Mr. Chunky
• Aoife Clark with his and Richard Last’s Fernhill Adventure
• Cathal Daniels with Margaret Kinsella’s Rioghan Rua
• Sarah Ennis with Horseware Products Ltd, Niki Potterton & Orla Ennis’ Horseware Stellor Rebound
• Sam Watson with Belinda Keir’s Horseware Ardagh Highlight
Five reserves have also been named in the following order:
• Tim Bourke with Luckaun Quality
• Patricia Ryan with Dunrath Eclipse
• Joseph Murphy with Sportsfield Othello
• Ciaran Glynn with November Night
• Clare Abbott with Euro Prince
All combinations are required to maintain their current form and soundness to remain on the squad for the championships.
“It is very exciting to be travelling with a squad that has achieved competitive individual performances at four-star and championship level,” said Corscadden. “Our job is to progress this into a competitive team result and a qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Our eventing squads have consistently produced top-class results at a broad range of three and four-star Internationals this spring, including a podium finish in the Nations Cup at Houghton Hall, and three riders finishing in the top 10 at four-star level.
“It has been the most successful start to the year for Team Ireland on the competition front, however the thoughts and prayers of all the team remain with Jonty Evans following his fall,” she continued. “He is always in our thoughts, and we will definitely be “wearing green for Jonty”. We would like to thank our coaches, the squad members, their owners and supporters for all their hard work behind the scenes. We would also like to thank everyone who supported us at our fundraising demo nights and race and also all our Team Ireland equestrian sponsors. It is a huge benefit to be able to send the team with the proper training, support and preparations in place to help them to perform to the best of their ability and make Ireland proud.”