Young Rider and Junior European Championship Eventing squads announced

  • 27 August 2013, 11:02

YOUNG Rider Eventing High Performance Manager, Sally Corscadden, and Junior Eventing High Performance Manager, Debbie Byrne, have named the  combinations who will represent Ireland at the European Junior & Young Rider Championships in Jardy, France from 12th – 15th September.

The Young Rider squad in alphabetical order is:

David Hannigan with Red Baron (ISH) Owned by Deirdre Hannigan
Orlagh Keenan with  Moss Star (ISH) Owned by Christy Keenan
Tony Kennedy with Westeria Lane (ISH) Owned by Con Kennedy
Michelle Kenny with Fernhill M2S (ISH) Owned by Carol Gee
Caroline Marwood with Jazzin Along (ISH) Owned by Gerda Marwood
Melanie Young with Riverstown Express (ISH) Owned by Linda Young
1st reserve Rosie Alcorn with Fiorella. Owned by Gina Johnson
2nd reserve Jessica O’Driscoll with Gorgeous George. Owned by Jessica O’Driscoll

The Junior squad in alphabetical order is:

Susie Berry with Bolero de Ste Hermelle (BWP) owned by Mrs C Berry and Ms S Berry
Maria Byrne with Balllygrangans Dolly (TB) owned by Paddy Byrne
Cathal Daniels with Roighan Rua (ISH) owned by Margaret Kinsella
Elizabeth Hayden with Miracle owned by Joan and Martin Hayden
Harold Megahey with Chuckelberry (SHBGB) owned by Britt Megahey
Josh Pim with The Irish Minstrel (ISH) owned by Jean Pim
1st reserve Cian Weldon with The Minstral Boy owned by Patricia Weldon
2nd reserve Jodie O’Keeffe with Kachemire Le Beau (SF) owned by Joe O’Keeffe

Young Rider High Performance Manager Sally Corscadden said,

“I am very happy with the squad chosen for Young Rider Europeans this year. We have had a difficult season already, with the loss of Ian Cassells’ horse and injuries to Shane Power and Angela Dennehy’s horses. However, we have strength and depth in numbers and a mixture of experienced and new combinations. There is a great team spirit and all are working hard with the management team of Will Lalor, Heike Holstein and Ian Fearon to bring back another team medal for Ireland,” she said.

Junior High Performance Manger Debbie Byrne said,

“I’m looking forward to the challenges of this year’s Europeans. We have potentially an extremely strong squad travelling, who have shown great commitment throughout the year both in competition and training. The standard of competition within our junior ranks is extremely high which bodes well. The league table which allocates 3 of the final 6 squad places builds up nicely to its climax at Camphire, and gives the junior athletes the experience of added pressure at competition. Parents, owners and personal trainers show huge commitment with their time and resources to make this all possible, and for that I am extremely grateful,” she said.


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