Eventing: Horse Sport Ireland announce Boekelo CCIO3* Nations Cup Team

  • 7 October 2015, 17:01


Horse Sport Ireland has today announced the Irish Team competing at Boekelo CCIO3* (NED) this week.


Boekelo CCI3* Team Selection, in order of running:


  • Padraig McCarthy riding Simon Porloe (PZHK) 2000 bay gelding by Sofix out of Babilonia by Czubaryk. Owner: Christopher & Sarita Perkins


  • Cathal Daniels riding Rioghan Rua (ISH) 2007 chestnut mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Highland Destiny (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID). Owner/Bred by Margaret Kinsella, Co. Galway.


  • Joseph Murphy riding Westwinds Hercules (ISH) – 2005 bay gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Westwinds Clover (ISH) by Porter Rhodes (TB). Breeder: Alice Keogh. Owner: Alison Schmutz & Andrew Tinkler.


  • Jonty Evans riding Cooley Rorkes Drift (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Courage II (HOLST) out of Doon-A-Ree Lass (ISH), by Rachel Comet (TB). Breeder: William McCarrison, Co. Down. Owner: Fiona Elliott.



Speaking after the selection Ireland’s High Performance Manager, Nick Turner said; ‘ This will be Cathal Daniel’s first senior team debut with Rioghan Rua (ISH). Their 3 star form has been very consistent throughout the season and as such merited his selection. The team has a dynamic mix of age and experience, I’m delighted to have a strong representation of 10 combinations from Ireland competing at Boekelo. I would take opportunity to thank all the owners for their continued support’


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