Nick Turner will be the new High Performance Manager for Irish Eventing.
Turner is a Fellow of the British Horse Society (FBHS) and was an accomplished eventer who completed in 13 four star events. He stopped competing in 2008.
In recent times he has been a member of the British Senior International Selection Committee and he was the Team Manager and Coach of the Brazilian National Eventing Team from 2009.
He has acted as Chef d’Equipe for the Brazilian team at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Previously he was a professional show jumper and a part-time lecturer in equine studies. He is qualified in Nuero Linguistic Programming (NLP), a technique used in sports psychology.
Turner said he was very pleased to be appointed.
“I am delighted to be appointed to this important position. I am looking forward to working with the riders to build on their performances to date and on the work done over the past four years,” he said.
Horse Sport Ireland Chairman Joe Walsh said that he was delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Turner.
“There were many excellent candidates for this role. Nick’s experience and his plans for the Irish Eventing Team really made a big impression on the panel and I have no doubt but that he will do an excellent job,” he said.
Eventing Ireland Chairperson Georgia Stubington also welcomed the appointment.
“Nick has a wealth of experience in eventing at all levels. Since he gave up riding he has worked hard to develop his coaching and management skills and I am sure that he will put these to good use in his new role,” she said.