Olympic focus moves to dressage and showjumping

  • 10 August 2016, 14:33

With the eventing competition at the Rio Olympics now finished, focus shifts to Team Ireland Equestrian’s dressage and showjumping representatives at the Games. In dressage, Judy Reynolds with Vancouver K kicks off her Olympic competition tomorrow on day two of the Individual Qualifier tests. Drawn number 37 to go, Judy will compete in the Individual Grand Prix class at 14.54 GMT.  The second individual qualifier, a Grand Prix Special class, takes place on Friday at 14.00 GMT and the individual final, a Grand Prix Freestyle class, will take place on Monday at 14.00 GMT.

In showjumping, Ireland is represented at the Olympics by Greg Broderick with the Irish Sport Horse, MHS Going Global. Their campaign begins on Sunday at 14.00 GMT with the first individual qualifier class. Tuesday and Wednesday will see the second and third individual qualifier classes taking place, both at 14.00 GMT, with the individual final being held on Friday afternoon over two rounds. Follow the Olympic action as it happens, with live updates on the Team Ireland Equestrian Facebook and Twitter pages.

Elsewhere on the showjumping circuit, Millstreet (IRL) hosts a 3 star home international this weekend. Irish showjumpers will also be in action at Allersehl (GER), St Lo (FRA), Opglabbeek (BEL), Roosendaal (NED), Williamsburg Michigan (USA), Arnas Champburcy (FRA), Pau (FRA) and San Giovanni In Marignano (ITA). In other disciplines, Ireland will be presented in eventing at Hartpury (GBR), in dressage at Nice (FRA) and in endurance and Euston Park (GBR).

This week over 140 entries have been made for Irish riders competing in international competition. This represents 78 riders competing in nine different countries. All Irish international entries for this week’s shows are now available to view by clicking on the individual shows under ‘FEI Entries & Results’. Live links to results from this week’s shows are also available. Follow your Team Ireland Equestrian riders on the HSI website, Facebook (Team Ireland Equestrian) and Twitter (@TeamIRLEq).

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