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Brazil’s living legend, Rodrigo Pessoa, and up-and-coming Irish phenom, Richard Howley, had little in common before Horse Sport Ireland appointed Pessoa as the Senior High Performance Director of the Irish Show Jumping team. After failing to qualify for a team spot at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Ireland reevaluated their strategy moving forward. […]
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Horse Sport Ireland Show Jumping Team Manager Robert Splaine has recommended Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global (ISH) be nominated by Horse Sport Ireland to the Olympic Council of Ireland to represent Ireland at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Speaking after the announcement Robert Splaine said: “This has been a very difficult decision to make […]
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Tinka’s Serenade, the brilliant showjumping mare ridden by Irish star Billy Twomey and owned by Sue Davies, has been retired at the age of 19. Billy hailed the horse as “unbelievable” following a success-laden career that was highlighted by a stunning victory at the 2011 Rolex Top 10 final in Paris, while multiple five-star grand […]
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Walking the Sunday course at Aachen in his street clothes was not how Cian O’Connor envisioned ending his week at the 2015 FEI European Championships. While he would have much preferred to have been dressed to compete, the sequence of events that began during Friday’s Round 2 Team Final changed the outcome not only of O’Connor’s […]
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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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