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Following an on-course incident in which a member of the arena fence crew ran across the track as Irish rider Cian O’Connor was turning towards the 11th fence during the Team Final at the FEI European Jumping Championships 2015 in Aachen (GER), the Irish chef d’equipe Robert Splaine and athlete Cian O’Connor lodged a protest. […]
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Three additional countries qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil following their classification in yesterday’s team final of the European Championships in Aachen, Germany. The three best countries, that had not already qualified for the Games, were Switzerland, Great Britain and Spain. Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Qualified nations Brazil, as […]
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A dramatic turn of events at the Team Final of the European Championships could be blamed for the loss of Olympic 2016 qualification for Team Ireland due to possible ring party interference during Cian O’Connor’s round with Good Luck. O’Connor was riding the 9-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion owned by Adena Springs in the Team Final, and […]
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The pressure is on this week at the 2015 European Championships, which begin on Wednesday, August 18th in Aachen, Germany. With 23 countries sending teams, and six countries sending individual riders, a podium finish will be coveted more than any other international show jumping result this year. The reason, of course, are the impending 2016 […]
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