Irish Dressage team set to compete in 2019 FEI Nations Cup at Aachen in Germany
- 24 May 2019, 13:39
Ireland are to send a Dressage team to compete in this years FEI Nations Cup at the world famous Aachen in Germany, as part of the annual World Equestrian Festival which attracts in excess of 350,000 spectators each year from all over the globe.
Three Irish riders – Judy Reynolds, Anna Merveldt and Heike Holstein, have received invitations form the show organisers, following a string of hugely impressive recent results on the world stage.
Gillian Kyle, Chair of the Horse Sport Ireland Dressage High Performance Committee said:
“Obviously we are delighted that we are now becoming a well-recognised nation on the international Dressage scene and to have three riders of this caliber to send to Aachen is a major step forward for the sport of Dressage in Ireland.”
The 2019 FEI Dressage Nations Cup at Aachen takes place from July 17th to 21st, as part of the annual World Equestrian Festival, which also includes top level Show Jumping, Eventing, Driving and Vaulting. In 2018, the Lambertz FEI Dressage Nations Cup in Aachen saw the home team from Germany emerge as winners, with USA finishing second, while Denmark finished third of the six teams that took part.
Meanwhile it has been confirmed that Ireland has a total of six combinations currently qualified for the 2019 FEI European Dressage Championships which take place in Rotterdam (NED) from August 19th to 25th.
The six Irish combinations who have so far achieved the minimum entry requirements for the 2019 FEI European Championships are:
James Connor with Casino Royal
Kate Dwyer with Snowdon Faberge
Heike Holstein with Sambuca
Anna Merveldt with Esporim
Dane Rawlins with Espoire
Judy Reynolds with Vancouver K