GAIN Equine Nutrition Irish Pony Team selected for upcoming FEI European Championship

  • 25 June 2024, 17:38

Horse Sport Ireland Pony Show Jumping High Performance Team Manager Gary Marshall has made his selections

The GAIN Equine Nutrition Irish athlete/horse combinations taking part in the FEI Jumping European Championships for Ponies have been selected.

Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Pony Show Jumping Team Manager Gary Marshall brings his Pony team to the championships in Sentower Park, Opglabbeek, Belgium from the 23rd to 28th of July.

The GAIN Equine Nutrition Ireland team competing the FEI Jumping European Championships for Ponies is listed below, in alphabetical order:

  • James Derwin – Rincoola Babog (ISH)
  • Ruben Foley – Cracher
  • Jack Kent – Double Pleasure
  • Senan Reape – Fernando
  • Lily Tunney – Fireman

Non travelling reserves, in alphabetical order, will be as follows:

  • Lauren Adams – Slieve Bloom Bella Rose (ISH)
  • Annie Boland – Candy Coco (ISH)

Speaking ahead of the announcement, Team Manager Marshall said: “The Team is really looking forward to the European Championships. The squad have had great success so far in the FEI Youth Nations Cup Series and we are looking forward to competing in .

“I would like to thank sponsors GAIN Equine Nutrition, and all of our suppliers, for all the continued support and also the parents for their dedication to the High Performance programme.”


Fireman (UNK): 2010 Gelding, by Unknown, out of Card Trick (ISH) by Aldatus Z (OLD).
Bred by Elaine O’Donnell, Co. Dublin.

Candy Coco (ISH): 2016 Mare, by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH), out Atlantic Dawn (ISH).
Bred by Francis Howley, Co. Sligo.

Rincoola Babog (ISH): 2011 Stallion, by Luidam (KWPN), out of Rincoola Abu (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH].
Bred by Harold McGahern, Co. Longford

Slieve Bloom Bella Rose (ISH): 2013 Mare, by Knockferry Cheeky Boots (CP), out of Foxy Rose (ISH) out of Krafty Clover (ISH).
Bred by Jennifer Hunt, Co. Waterford.

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

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

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

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