GAIN Irish Young Rider and Junior Teams announced for 2017 European Championships
- 19 July 2017, 17:52
Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to announce the GAIN Irish Young Rider (Under 21) and Junior (Under 18) teams for the 2017 European Eventing Championships, taking place in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork. The first of two days of Dressage will begin tomorrow, Thursday July 20th, and this will be followed by Cross-country on Saturday, before the medals are decided following the final Showjumping phase on Sunday this week.
From a team of four riders the best three scores will be counted for the overall team total. The GAIN Irish Junior team have been drawn last to go of 14 teams and the GAIN Irish Junior team are drawn fourteenth of 15 nations.
The Irish Junior and Young Rider eventing teams have a strong track record at European Championship level bringing home medals from four of the last five championship events.
Speaking after the team announcements Sally Corscadden, Irish Young Rider Team Manager, said:
“The Young Rider management have selected a strong and experienced team for Millstreet Young Rider European Championships. We are in the lucky position of having riders who already know how to win medals and who are really looking forward to the exciting competition ahead. The cross-country course looks fantastic and challenging so we are hoping for a great competition. It is always difficult to choose the four riders out of the squad as everyone has trained and worked so hard to get here.”
GAIN Irish Young Rider Eventing Team
Team Manager: Sally Corscadden
Susie Berry (Down) with Morswood (ISH)
Nessa Briody (Kildare) with Tom Boy
Cathal Daniels (Galway) with Sammy Davis Junior (ISH)
Tessa Harley (Kildare) with Catsky (ISH) (TIH)
GAIN Irish Junior Eventing Team
Team Manager: Debbie Byrne
Correna Bowe (Wexford) with LCC Cooley (ISH)
Anna Kelly (Down) with Something Special VI
Alex Power (Kildare) with Lakantus
Jim Tyrrell (Laois) with Rock Gift (ISH)