About Team Ireland
About Team Ireland Equestrian
The Team Ireland Equestrian brand was established in 2009 to unify all FEI equestrian sports under the one brand. Team Ireland Equestrian encompasses the eight FEI disciplines of Showjumping, Eventing, Dressage, Para-Equestrian Dressage, Carriage Driving, Endurance, Reining and Vaulting, and includes all senior teams and all underage European Championship teams – Young Riders (U21), Junior Riders (U18), Pony Riders (U16) and Children On Horses (U14). It also includes the Irish Sport Horse Studbook teams competing in Showjumping and Eventing World Young Horse Championships.
The Team Ireland Equestrian brand has helped to create a real Irish presence at events and is important for team morale. Team Ireland Equestrian was also created to attract sponsors to help support Team Ireland Equestrian athletes. Another reason for developing the brand was to increase the profile of Ireland’s equestrian teams, riders and horses. Horse Sport Ireland has a seven-day-a-week press service in place and constantly strives to get more coverage of equestrian sport in the national newspapers, on radio and television. This service, which includes press releases, full coverage of results on the HSI website and text message updates, is coupled with a Twitter and Facebook service. One of the main ways you can demonstrate your support for the Irish teams is by becoming a fan of Team Ireland Equestrian on Facebook and Twitter.