Ginny Elliot, Team Ireland Equestrian’s eventing high performance manager, yesterday named the Irish squad for the European championships which will determine Olympic qualification, reports Margie McLoone.
Four of the six selected combinations will make up the team in Luhmuhlen, Germany, from August 25th to 29th, with the other two riders competing as individuals.
Elizabeth Power has been named as reserve with Kilpatrick River. Elliot said that the selection was a good mix of experienced and new combinations, with two riders, Jayne Doherty and Joseph Murphy, making their debuts.
The Irish team must finish in the top two amongst those European countries not already qualified to start at the Olympics.
IRELAND SQUAD: Captain Geoff Curran (The Jump Jet), Jayne Doherty (The Only One or Ravenstar), Mark Kyle (Coolio), Joseph Murphy (Electric Cruise), Camilla Speirs (Portersize Just a Jiff), Sam Watson (Horseware Bushman).