GAIN Irish Pony Eventing squad named for European Championships

  • 7 July 2022, 10:21

Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to confirm the GAIN Equine Nutrition Pony Eventing Squad for the 2022 FEI European Championships that take place in Strzegom, Poland from 3rd – 7th August 2022.

The GAIN Irish Pony Eventing Squad in alphabetical order is:

Kildare’s Ben Connors with Cornafest Fred (CP)

Meath’s Matthew Love with Cloughreagh Charlie (ISH) OR Lucky For Some (ISH)

Kildare’s Tom Nestor with Tullaree Ruby Tuesday (CP) OR Freddie

Kildare’s Claire O’Ryan with Carhu Melody (CP) OR Fanta Cross (CP)

Kildare’s Eliza Jane Queally with Kilcoltrim Swift (ISH)

Meath’s Josh Williamson with Ardeo Fireman OR Rockon Pedro (ISH)


Non travelling reserves

Waterford’s Gearóid Bolger with Whitethorn Honeys Rock (CP)

Meath’s Carla Williamson with Galco (ISH)


Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Pony Eventing team manager Jane Kinsella said:

“I am thrilled to announce the squad for the upcoming Pony European Championships in Strzegom, Poland. We have some really exciting combinations in the squad this year, including the 2021 individual silver medallist Ben Connors on Cornafest Fred. The athletes selected have shown great consistency at the viewing trials and I am really excited to see how they rise to the challenge of Strzegom. I am hoping to continue the incredible success of pony squads at European Championship level and will be aiming to bring back medals.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and the support teams for their engagement with the High Performance Pony Eventing Programme. I would also like to thank our sponsors Gain Equine Nutrition, Horseware, TRM Nutrition, Uvex, Dubarry of Ireland and Berney Bros Saddlery.”