Independent Arbitrator Finds in Favour of Horse Sport Ireland

  • 29 June 2021, 20:34

Horse Sport Ireland welcomes the decision of Independent Arbitrator, Dermot Kelly SC. to uphold the decision of Horse Sport Ireland with regard to the Dressage team event at the Tokyo Olympics.  The Independent Arbitrator dismissed the appeal of both Mr Rawlings and Mr. Connor.


The hearing offered all parties the opportunity to outline their positions, ensuring that an independent assessment of the nomination decision could be made.


In his decision, Dermot Kelly SC, referring to the decision of the Dressage High Performance Director (DPHD) stated.


“The DHPD gave very full and careful consideration to all the factors set out in the Nomination Policy”


Horse Sport Ireland will continue to support Irish competitors in the equestrian disciplines as they prepare to compete under unique circumstances at these Olympic Games.


The Olympic Games open on Friday 23rd July 2021.



HSI Nomination Policy & Olympic Appeals Policy Link


SDSI Appeals Policy Link

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