Horse Sport Ireland Announce GAIN Equine Nutrition Young Rider and Junior Eventing European Championship Squads

  • 28 July 2021, 13:12

Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Managers Sue Shortt and Dag Albert have today confirmed the GAIN Equine Nutrition Young Rider & Junior Eventing Squads for the 2021 European Championships in Segersjo, Sweden 25th – 29th August 2021

The GAIN Equine Nutrition Young Rider Eventing Squad in alphabetical order is:

  • Alannah Kelly – Cooley Bounce (ISH) – 2012 grey gelding by Grange Bouncer (ID) out of Smart Fair Lady (ISH) by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Thomas Duffin, Dublin. Owner: Caroline Kelly
  • Brian Kuehnle – Tullibards Now or Never (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Capitalist (HOLST) out of Pistolet Park (TB)[IRL] by Pistolet Bleu (TB)[IRL]. Breeder: Austin Quigley (Laois). Owner: Hans Kuehnle
  • Jennifer Kuehnle – Polly Blue Eyes (ZfDP) – 2008 bay mare by Concinales xx out of Pollyanna’s by Strohmann. Bred by HAYESSEN,DAGMAR, EYENDORF (GER), Owner: Hans Kuehnle
  • Zara Nelson – OLS Queen Bee (ISH) – 2013 bay mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of Just Beauty Queen (ISH) by Seamanship (TB). Breeder and Owner Kieran Connors, Kildare.
  • Heather O’Connor – HSH Has It All (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Qeen Alo (ISH) by Aldatus Z (OLD). Bred by Sean Barron, Wexford. Owner: Heather O’Connor
  • Jim Tyrrell – Rock Gift (ISH) – 2008 bay mare by Guidam (SF) out of Rock Cult Lady (ISH) by Cult Hero (TB). Bred by Charles O’ Reilly Hyland, Wicklow. Owner: Barbara O’Reilly Hyland

Non travelling reserves

  • Emily Barrett – BGS Mikado (ISH) – 2012 bay mare by BGS Electric Line (TB) out of Emmas Courage (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Bred by Patrick Byrne, Wexford. Owner: Kate Barrett
  • Zara Nelson – OLS Pixie Hollow (ISH) – 20019 bay mare by Master Imp (TB) out of Just Beauty Queen (ISH) by Seamanship (TB). Breeder: Kieran Connors, Kildare. Owner: Kieran Connors and Michelle Nelson

High Performance Young Rider Eventing Team Manager Sue Shortt said:

“I am delighted to announce my squad for the upcoming Young Rider European Championships in Segersjö, Sweden. Most of these riders are veterans of several Pony and Junior European Championships, and a Children on Horses show jumping Gold medallist.  Eric Winter, cross country course designer at Badminton, has designed the track for the Europeans. Therefore I’ve selected a squad of riders that have shown in training and competition, that they have the skills and experience to cope with a big, technical cross country course.  It has been a difficult 18 months for everyone and I would like to thank Eventing Ireland and the event organisers for enabling the High Performance riders to compete during this period.”

The GAIN Equine Nutrition Junior Eventing Squad in alphabetical order is:

  • Godfrey Gibbons – Milchem Free Spirit (ISH) – 2012 chestnut mare by Contra A (HOLST) out of Milchem Clover Lady (ISH) by Nautilus (KWPN). Bred by Ralph Conroy, Galway. Owner: Marie Dunne
  • Sarah O’Donnell – Blessington Prince Royal (UNK) – 2006 bay gelding. Owner: Miriam O’Donnell.
  • India Rogers – Hollybrook Star (ISH) – 2008 bay gelding by Guidam (SF) out of Millenium Cavalier (WNTR) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Dara Stud, Meath. Owner: Ian Ashman
  • Tom Rowlatt McCormick – Mon Ami Alme (BE/SIES) – 2008 chestnut gelding by Adam IV out of Mile Lass by Mile Hill. Owner/Breeder: Mrs Fran Rowlatt McCormick.
  • Susan Shanahan – Eisfee (HANN) – 2007 grey mare by Embassy I out of Finale by Fox Hunter. Bred by Helmut Eggers. Owner: Linda Shanahan OR Fernhill Whisper (ISH) – 2012 bay mare by Pointillliste (USA) (TB) out of Ballycaple Primrose (ISH) by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Henry J Flemming, Wicklow. Owner Linda Shanahan.
  • Olivia Swan – Silver Brog (ISH) – 2003 grey gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Cambara Lady (ID) by Uibh Fhaili 81 (ID). Bred by John Casey, Kildare. Owner: Wendy O’Leary

Non travelling reserves:

  • Clodie Coen – Ballinglen Susies Master (ISH) – 2008 bay gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Ballinglen Suzie (ISH) by Kildalton King (ID). Bred by Donal Goland, Wexford. Owner: Martin Coen
  • Lucy Cosgrove – Kilcoltrim Swift (UNK) 2008 bay mare. Owner: Siobhan Cosgrove
  • Ellen Creed – Interface (KWPN) – 2013 bay gelding by Montender out of See the Phantom. Breeder: Vera Klumper & Hinko Kuipers. Owner: Fleur Creed.
  • Darragh Hanlon – Marco (UNK) – 2012 piebald gelding. Owner: Elizabth McMilan

Horse Sport Ireland Junior Eventing High Performance Manager, Dag Albert said:

“It is with great pleasure and relief that I can now announce a squad for the Junior Europeans.

Given the uncertain times everyone has been through with the restrictions, it has not been an easy task to have horses up and running and chasing qualifications, but I have to say that we now have a competitive squad that I can take to my home country and be proud of next month.”