High Performance Director Ginny Elliot and the Irish eventing team held an assessment day yesterday and riders were given expert feedback in each of the three disciplines. Elliot had the support of some of the world’s top judges and coaches in Kildare, including Gene Mitchell (Dressage Judge) and coach John Ledingham.
Stephen Martin and Martin Burke from the Oympic Council of Ireland took the opportunity to observe the sessions, discuss London test event plans and other issues, as the riders prepare for the European Championships in Germany in August 2011, an Olympic qualifier.
Main Picture; At the Coilog Riding Centre with Beijing Olympian-Louise Lyons, Jane Doherty, and Sam Watson , OCI Olympic scholarship rider.
John Ledingham and Sam Watson debrief following the showjumping assessment
Ireland’s Elizabeth Power at the showjumping section of the Coilog Riding Centre