Irish squad named for FEI Eventing European Championships

  • 18 July 2023, 11:12

Joseph Murphy and Calmaro. Credit: Irish Eventing Times

Dag Albert has named his squad that will travel to Le Pin Au Haras next month for the FEI Senior Eventing European Championships, with a blend of experienced combinations added to some up-and-coming talent representing Ireland.

The squad travelling to France to compete on August 9th-13th, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

  • Susie Berry and Clever Trick (ISH)
  • Ian Cassells and Woodendfarm Jack O D (ISH)
  • Sarah Ennis and Grantstown Jackson (ISH)
  • Jennifer Kuehnle and Polly Blue Eyes
  • Joseph Murphy and Calmaro
  • Felicity Ward and Regal Bounty (ISH)

Reserves, in alphabetical order:

  • Susie Berry and Kilcandra Capitol (ISH) OR Monbeg By Design (ISH)
  • Ian Cassells and Master Point (ISH)
  • Jennifer Kuehnle and Sammy Davis Junior (ISH)
  • Austin O’Connor and Isazsa

Team manager Dag Albert during the Eventing Junior & Young Rider Final Training in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Horse Sport Ireland’s Interim High Performance Director for senior eventing Dag Albert said: “I am delighted with the squad that are travelling to Le Pin au Haras.

“I have selected a very capable squad with some experienced squad members travelling mixed in with new talent, which is very exciting, and I am looking forward to seeing them all perform out there. I believe we can get a great result in Le Pin au Haras.

“I would like to give a huge thank you to our owners and sponsors, for their ongoing support to Team Ireland and giving us the opportunity to compete for medals at such a high level.

“Also, I must give a special mention to the grooms and all of the people who work so hard in the background, we wouldn’t have a team without them.”


Clever Trick (ISH) (aka Kilcandra Bonnie Reward) 2012 mare by Financial Reward (TB), out of Bonnie Dolly (ISH) by Bonnie Prince. Bred by Vincent Cousins. Owned by Sue Wilkinson and Ann Marling.

Woodendfarm Jack O D (ISH) –  2013 gelding by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Woodend Ard Hill (WNTR) by Ardcroney. Owned by Nuala Prendergast

Grantstown Jackson (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Clover Brigade (ISH) out of Winning Lass (TB) by Right Win (TB). Breeder: Caroline Widger, Co Waterford. Owned by Peter Cole and Susanna Frankie

Regal Bounty (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Orestus (KWPN) out of Edge of Reason (ISH)[TIH] by Senang Hati (TB). Breeder: Miriam de Feu. Owned by James O’Callaghan