PRESS RELEASE: Eventing High Performance Manager, Nick Turner, announces the Latest Squad

  • 21 May 2015, 18:16

After some great results at International events at the start of the season some changes have been made to the ‘Rio Squad’. The ‘Rio Squad’ of ten athletes with horses that are aged 8 to 14 years are the main focus for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio d’ Janeiro. These Athletes receive funding towards their training and competition costs and are closely supported by Turner. New additions to the Squad are Jonty Evans with Cooley Rorkes Drift, Patricia Ryan with Dunrath Eclipse and Camilla Speirs with BT Border Bandit.

There are also some very impressive results from the athletes that on the ‘Horizon Squad’. This Squad is formed of athletes that do not meet the current criteria for the ‘Rio Squad’ but are also in consideration for selection for Nations Cups and the forthcoming Championships.

Turner commented “There have already been some very impressive results at the early season Internationals and it is very encouraging that Athletes from both Squads are already qualified for Rio. With more high profile events coming up at Saumur, Tattersalls, Bramham and Luhmuhlen, I am confident that we will have strong, competitive teams for both the European Championships at Blair Castle in September and the Olympic Games next year.”



  1. Clare Abbott & Euro Prince (ISH)

Euro Prince (ISH) – 2003 chestnut gelding by Lougheries Quiet Man (UNK) out of Miss Tullydraw. (UNK). Breeder & Owner: Dr. Cormac McKay.

  1. Aoife Clark & Arco BB & Fernhill Adventure      

Arco BB                (KWPN) – 2005 grey gelding by Tolan R out of Uzabelle BB, by PARCO. Owner: Paul Crompton Fernhill Adventure (ISH) – 2006 bay gelding by Newmarket Venture out of Cloverwood, by Cloverhill. Breeder: Mary Quinlivan. Owner: Richard Last

  1. Fraser Duffy & Fernhill Revelation (ISH)

Fernhill Revelation (ISH) – 2006 bay gelding by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH) out of Hallo Noble Girl (ISH), by Hallo (SF). Breeder: Ronan Tynan. Owner: Carol Gee.

  1. Sarah Ennis & Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH)

Stellor Rebound (ISH) 2004 gelding by VDL Ricochet [was Romke] (KWPN). Owner: Horseware Products LTD, Niki Potterton and the late Orla Ennis

  1. Jonty Evans & Cooley Rorkes Drift (ISH)               

Cooley Rorkes Drift (ISH) 2006 gelding by Courage II out of Doon-A-Ree-Lass, by Rachelle Comet. Breeder: William McCarrison Owner: Fiona Elliot

  1. Mark Kyle & Jemilla

Jemilla, SHBGB, 2006 bay mare by Mill Law out of Jessica XIX by Louella Moschallah. Owner: Shelagh Moorley

  1. Joseph Murphy with Westwinds Hercules, Electric Cruise, Sportsfield Orthello & DHI Topstory
  2. Westwinds Hercules (ISH) – 2005 bay gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Westwinds Clover (ISH) by Porter Rhodes (TB). Breeder: Alice Keogh. Owner: Alison Schmutz & Andrew Tinkler
  3. Electric Cruise (ISH) – 2001 gelding by Cruising (ISH) out of Kilnamac Sally (ISH) by Clover Hill (RID). Breeder: James J Ryan. Owners: Noel Good & Jill Andrews & Annette O’Callaghan & Michelle Nelson
  • Sportsfield Othello (ISH) – 2001 Bay Gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Moy View Lady (ISH) by Ring of Ford (TB). Breeder: John Kenny Owners: Jill Murphy, Alison Schmutz & Andrew Tinkler
  1. DHI Topstory (AES) 2004, Chestnut gelding by Last News, out of Woodfield Rose. Breeder: Jane Russell. Owner: Suzanne Finlay.
  2. Austin O’ Connor with Balham Houdini & Kilpatrick Knight                        
  3. Kilpatrick Knight (ISH) – 2005 bay gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Golden Choice (ISH) by Golden Trump (ID). Breeder: Joan J Dolan. Owner: Mrs W Foster.
  4. Balham Houdini (ISH) – 2004 bay gelding by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH) out of Mimi (ISH) by Hallo (SF). Breeder: Ronan Tynan. Owner: Austin O’Connor and Kate Jarvey.


  1. Patricia Ryan & Dunrath Eclipse

Dunrath Eclipse (ISH) 2006, bay Gelding by Chinook Elipcse out of Aoife Baby, by Rame Z. Breeder: Michael Lynch. Owner: Tom & Carol Henry

  1. Camilla Speirs & BT Border Bandit

BT Border Bandit (ISH) 2005 bay gelding, by Warcraft out of Wanda XVI, by Weltstar. Breeder: Ronnie Kelly. Owner: Bridget Speirs

  1. Sam Watson and Horseware Lukeswell (ISH)

Horseware Lukeswell (ISH) – 2005 bay gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Gentle Servant (ISH) by Kings Servant (ISH). Breeder: Teresa Walsh. Owner: Sam Watson and Horseware Products Ltd.



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