Meet Ireland’s Eventing team for London 2012

Updated: July 5, 2012

Horse Sport Ireland has nominated the following  combinations to represent Ireland in eventing at the London Olympic Games to the Olympic Council of Ireland.

The combinations, in alphabetical order, are:

Aoife Clarke – Master Crusoe (Owner Lily White Syndicate)

Mark Kyle – Coolio (Owners Ronnie Bartlett & Mark Kyle)

Joseph Murphy – Electric Cruise (Owners Noel Good, Jill Andrews & A O’Callaghan)

Michael Ryan – Ballylynch Adventure (Owners: Carol & Tom Henry & Sheila Foley)

Camilla Speirs – Portersize Just a Jiff (Owners Bridget & Camilla Speirs)

1st Reserve Capt Geoff Curran – Shanaclough Crecora (Owner Minister for Defence)

2nd Reserve Sam Watson – Horseware Bushman (Owners John & Julia Watson & Tom MacGuinness)

The combinations were selected by Ginny Elliot, Horse Sport Ireland’s Eventing High Performance Manager.

The seven selected horses are all Irish Sport Horses.

The nominations were forwarded to the OCI on Wednesday  following the expiry of the date for lodging appeals under HSI Olympic selection appeals procedure.

The eventing competition at the Games takes place from 27 July to 31 July.

Ireland has also qualified two show jumpers, one dressage rider and one Modern Pentathlete (Natalya Coyle)  for the Games, along with a ParaEquestrian team of four riders.

The Games of the XXXth Olympiad, from an Equestrian perspective, will take place in  Greenwich Park  -   London’s oldest Royal Park, dating back to 1433, and part of the Greenwich World Heritage site and home to the Prime Meridian Line.

Here , with thanks to DoneganRyan Eventing, are video interviews with all the Riders, and High Performance Manager, Ginny Elliot, who will make up the Irish Eventing Team going to the London Games.

Team video:

Team video:

*      Michael Ryan :

*      Aoife Clarke:

*      Mark Kyle:

*      Ginny Elliot:

*      Camilla Speirs:

*      Joseph Murphy :

… and finally, the Equestrian schedule for the Olympic Games.

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