GAIN Equine Nutrition Irish athletes selected for FEI Dressage Youth European Championships

  • 24 June 2024, 13:23


The GAIN Equine Nutrition Irish athlete/horse combinations for the FEI Dressage Youth European Championships have been selected.

Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Dressage Director Anne Marie Dunphy sends a Pony team of three to the championships in Sentower Park, Opglabbeek, Belgium from the 22nd to 28th of July, as well as individual combinations to the Junior and Children championships.

The GAIN Equine Nutrition Ireland team competing in the FEI Dressage European Championship for Ponies, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

  • Laragh Byrne – Steendeiks Dali Gold
  • Kate Murphy – Top Hero 2
  • Aoife Nee – Maracuja AG

Sophia Doheny has been selected to compete in the Dressage European Championship for Juniors with Batiqar, and Millie Cosgrave will compete in the Dressage European Championship for Children with Let’s Dance.

Dunphy said: “I am very pleased to select Ireland’s Pony team, as well as individual combinations in the Junior and Children categories for the upcoming European Championships.

“Our athletes have had significant success at recent competitions in the UK and mainland Europe with CDI wins, top five placings and personal best scores.

“All have performed extremely well during the selection process and I would like to congratulate them, their parents and support teams for their dedication, hard work and commitment to the High Performance Programme.

“Thank you to GAIN Equine Nutrition, Horse Sport Ireland, Sport Ireland and Dressage Ireland for their ongoing support.”

Due to the scheduling of the Championships and the Olympic Games Vida Tansey will act as Chef d’Equipe in Sentower.

The Horse Sport Ireland Youth programme is kindly sponsored by GAIN Equine Nutrition.

The programme would like to also extend its thanks to suppliers Equieire, Dubarry, TRM Nutrition and Berney Bros Saddlery.