Irish Nations Cup Teams Named for Ocala CSIO4* & Al Ain CSIO5*


Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Senior Show jumping Manager Robert Splaine today announced the Nations Cup teams for Ocala Nations Cup, Florida CSIO4*, and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates CSIO5*.

Ocala CSIO4* Nations Cup Squad:
Richie Moloney & Ypaja Yando, owned by Equinimity LLC
Shane Sweetnam & Eregast V’ant Kieselhoft, owned by Spy Coast Farm LLC
David Blake & Binkie owned by Pine Hollow Farm
Cian O’Connor & Sam Du Challois owned by Ronnoco Jump Ltd & Jean-Claude Jobin
Kevin Babington & Mark Q (ISH) owned by Kevin Babington and Deirdre Bourns

The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* will be held at HITS Ocala, Florida on Friday, February 19th. 

Al Ain CSIO5* Nations Cup Team:
Marion Hughes & Can Ya Makan Laith owned by Team Z7
Dermot Lennon & Loughview Lou Lou (ISH) owned by Judith Sossick or Fleur- owned by Rebecca McGoldrick
Capt Brian Cournane & Javas  Keltic Mist (ISH) owned by Brian Cournane & Headley Stud
Anthony Condon & Aristio owned by John Hales,
or Anthony Condon & Balzac owned by Anthony Condon & Kat Taylor

The Al Ain FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* will be held at Al Ain, United Arab Emirates between February 17 – 20th.

Speaking about the events Robert Splaine said, “Abu Dhabi and Ocala present an excellent opportunity at this level for some new combinations and some relatively unexposed horses to gain valuable experience. This is a very important part of Horse Sport Ireland’s strategy to create strength and depth to the Irish team which has served us well over the years.”