Ireland squad named for FEI Eventing World Championships

  • 30 August 2022, 11:54

Horse Sport Ireland’s acting High Performance Director for Eventing, Dag Albert, has named his squad for the FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni (ITA).

Albert has chosen a strong squad that will bid for qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games with a seventh-place finish in Italy on September 15th-18th.

Albert said: “I am delighted with the squad that are travelling to the World Eventing Championships.

“I have chosen a squad that has a huge amount of experience between them and I believe we can get a great result in Pratoni. Our ultimate goal is to get Olympic qualification for Paris 2024 and I believe this is really achievable.

Horse Sport Ireland’s acting High Performance Director for Eventing, Dag Albert

“I am really looking forward to the team going out there and performing and I would like to give a huge thank you to our owners, for their ongoing support to Team Ireland and giving us the opportunity to compete for medals at such a high level.

“Also, a special mention to the grooms and all of the people who work so hard in the background – we wouldn’t have a team without them.”

The Horse Sport Ireland FEI Eventing World Championship squad in alphabetical order is:

Susie Berry with Monbeg By Design (ISH) [was Eskerhills Elixir] – 2012 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Eskerhills Lexis [ISH] by Puissance (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Fiona Molloy (Offaly). Owner: Helen Caton. Groom: Crisy Salmon

Padraig McCarthy with Fallulah (WESTF) – 2009 brown mare by Fidertanz 2 out of Devona by Di Versace. Bred by: Michael Norris, Owner: Amanda and Nicholas Boyle, Diane Brunsden, Peter Cattel and Padraig McCarthy. Groom: Jess Elliott

Joseph Murphy with Calmaro (BRAND) 2011 grey gelding by Carpalano out of Unknown. Owner: Claire Mayne, Charlie Mayne, Richard Ames and Annette O’Callaghan. Groom: Ryan Hopper

Austin O’Connor with Colorado Blue (SHBGB) – 2009 grey gelding by Jaguar Mail out of Rock Me Baby by Rock Kind. Bred by Mellon Stud, Owner Austin O’Connor and The Salty Syndicate Groom: Francesca Denning

Sam Watson with SAP Talisman (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Ali Row (TB) by All Royal (TB). Breeder: Rosemary Ponsonby. Owner: Hannah Watson and Julia Watson. Groom: Hannah Watson

Non-travelling Reserves:

Felicity Ward with Regal Bounty (ISH) – 2011 black gelding by Orestus VDL (KWPN) out of Edge of Reason (ISH) by Senang Hati (TB). Breeder: Miriam De Feu. Owner: James O’Callaghan

Michael Ryan with Barnahown Corn Hill (ISH) – 2011 brown gelding by Chinook Eclipse (TB) (USA) and out of Mats Lady (UNK). Bred by Michael Lynch Co Cork. Owners: Carol and Tom Henry