Irish Sport Horse’s and GBR’s Olympic Eventing Team 2012
- 19 June 2012, 14:16
The British Eventing team for the London 2012 Olympic Games was recently announced. Of the five riders selected; Tina Cook, William Fox-Pitt, Piggy French, Mary King and Zara Phillips the later two have earned their place riding Irish Sport Horses. British Riders have won a number of Olympic eventing medals to date riding Irish bred horses such as Lt. Col Francis Weldon (GBR) with Kilbarry Bronze in Melbourne 1956 and Major Derek Allhusen (GBR) with Lochinvar Silver in Mexico 1968. Most recently, in 2004, Leslie Law (GBR) and Shear L’eau (ISH), by Stan the Man (TB), won individual gold at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. This year Mary King will be riding Imperial Cavalier (ISH) while Zara Phillips rides High Kingdom (ISH).
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