GAIN Irish Under 16 Show Jumping squad named for 2018 European Pony Championships in England

  • 28 June 2018, 11:07

The GAIN Irish Pony (U16) Show Jumping squad has been named for the FEI Pony European Championships which will be held at Bishop Burton College in England from August 9th to 12th 2018.


The GAIN Irish squad is as follows:

Westmeath’s Francis Derwin with Cul Ban Mistress (CP)
Waterford’s Katie Power with Ghost Rider
Cork’s Lucy Shanahan with Caliber DE
Tipperary’s Max Wachman with Cuffesgrange Cavalidam (ISH)
Tipperary’s Tom Wachman with Quaprice D’Astree

Non-Travelling Reserves: Ella Quigley, Orla Duffy & Seamus Hughes Kennedy

Irish Pony Show Jumping team manager Gary Marshall said:

“Very excited with the team, a tough selection decision given the high caliber of youth athletes involved. It is a very young team but they have consistently proven themselves in Europe to-date. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and owners for participating in the High Performance Programme and we are hoping to bring back European medals from Bishop Burton.”

Ireland are the reigning champions having won team and individual gold at the 2017 European Pony Show Jumping Championships which were held at Kaposvár in Hungary last July.

Glanbia and GAIN Equine Nutrition are sponsors of Team Ireland Equestrian Youth Show Jumping and Eventing teams.

Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestrian

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