Blake selects strong quartet for EEF qualifier in Luxembourg

  • 6 June 2024, 14:31

Max Wachman and Kilkenny will represent Ireland at the EEF Longines CSIO3* Nations Cup in Luxembourg on Friday. Pic: Sportfot

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) High Performance Show Jumping Director Michael Blake has chosen a strong four combinations to represent The Underwiting Exchange Irish Show Jumping Team for the Longines EEF Series second leg in Roeser.

Blake sends Max Wachman with the Irish Sport Horse Kilkenny, Michael Duffy with Clitschko 17, Tom Wachman with Cathalina S and Ireland stalwart Cian O’Connor with Fancy De Kergane into the Luxembourg arena for CSIO3* action on Friday.

A team with a blend of youth and experience, Ireland have been drawn nine of the 13 nations competing and face stiff competition from the likes of Belgium, Switzerland, France, United States and Great Britain on what promises to be a fantastic afternoon of jumping action, which begins at 1:30pm Irish time.

  • Co. Tipperary’s Max Wachman with Kilkenny (ISH)
  • Co. Mayo’s Michael Duffy with Clitschko 17
  • Co. Tipperary’s Tom Wachman with Cathalina S
  • Co. Meath’s Cian O’Connor with Fancy De Kergane


Kilkenny (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Cardento (HOLST) out of MHS Pembrook Lady (ISH) by Guidam (SF). Breeder: Ita Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Susan Magnier. Rider: Max Wachman (IRL).


The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange 

Charles Ancona – Official athlete clothing supplier to HSI’s Senior Olympic programmes

Bucas – official supplier to the Irish High Performance programme

The Irish High Performance Show Jumping Programme is exclusively funded by Sport Ireland