Equestrian

Introduction to Equestrian


The Equestrian disciplines are unique among Olympic sports, in the sense that men and women compete on the same terms and horse and rider are both declared Olympic medal winners. Rider and horse are considered a team. Years of systematic efforts are required for the team to be able to perform adequately various exercises of skill, speed, endurance, and jumping of obstacles. For contact details of Horse Sport Ireland please click on Full story

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 1/16

A look back on Day One for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Team Ireland at Rio 2016: Day 1/16

Rio 2016 Team Ireland Live Blog: Day 1

Rio 2016 – Team Ireland Profile

Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Speirs and Just A Jiff top 10 at Badminton

Ireland’s Camilla Speirs and her Irish Sport Horse, Portersize Just A Jiff, produced an outstanding final day performance, to record a top 10 finish at the world famous Badminton Horse Trials in the UK today. The Irish pair had started the day in 17th place after a clear Cross Country round on Saturday and they […]

Irish Showjumpers into European Final Day

Ireland have made the cut for the European Team Championship Final in Germany  after a nail-biting afternoon at Aachen that shook up the leaderboard. While the Irish quartet of Bertram Allen, Greg Broderick, Cian O’Connor and Denis Lynch dropped one place to hold overnight team ninth position, the afternoon’s action saw Germany unseated as the […]

European Showjumping Championships Aachen

The European show jumping championships commence today in Aachen, Germany where Ireland bids to book a place at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio by finishing in the top three of those nations not already qualified. The Irish team which will line out for today’s opening speed round comprises Tipperary native Denis Lynch (39) with Thomas Straumann’s […]

Rio 2016 Test Events Continue

Team Ireland Olympic sports continue to gain a performance advantage by familiarizing themselves with the environment they will experience at the Olympics next year by in the Rio Test Events. Following on from recent involvement by Horse Sport Ireland performance staff and Triathlon Ireland athletes and performance staff, Irish Sailing are next up in the Aquece Rio […]

Victory in Aga Khan World Class

Congratulations again to Ireland’s show jumping team  who emerged triumphant at the RDS in Dublin  with a decisive win in the Aga Khan Trophy competition, registering a team total of four faults and the last man not needing to jump in the final round. Twenty year-old Wexford rider Bertram Allen opened for Ireland on the 17 […]

Cian O’Connor Interview

Cian O’Connor talks about life as one of Ireland’s world class top show jumping riders. Based at Karlswood Stables in County Meath,  he achieved the pinnacle of his sporting career to date when claiming individual bronze at the London Olympic Games. Cian competes successfully all over Europe, America, the Middle East and China. He is also […]

Aoife Clark International Eventing Rider

In a series of new interviews with some of Ireland’s top athletes we start with Aoife Clark, an Olympian and Irish International Eventing Rider. Aoife, gives an insight into her sport, her achievements to date and her future goals. Aoife from Kildare is based in Oxfordshire and was a member of the Irish Team at the […]
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