Patricia Ryan Called Up to Irish WEG Squad

The 2018 Irish WEG squad, from left: Sam Watson, Sally Corscadden (team manager), Cathal Daniels, Sarah Ennis, Padraig McCarthy and Patricia Ryan pictured at the final training camp. Photo by Paul Harding/Sportsfile.

Patricia Ryan and Dunrath Eclipse have been called up to the Irish squad for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games after unfortunate withdrawals for both Aoife Clark and Tim Bourke.

Aoife Clark, who was named as an individual on the squad with Fernhill Adventure, suffered an injury when she fell with Master Rory in the CCI3* at Millstreet on Saturday and will be spending time out of the saddle to recuperate.

Tim Bourke was named first reserve with Luckaun Quality, but the horse has picked up a viral infection and will be unable to compete at Tryon.

Patricia and Dunrath Eclipse, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Chinook Eclipse X Aoife Baby, by Rame Z) owned by Tom and Carol Henry, finished 12th at Luhmühlen CCI4* in June.

Joseph Murphy and Sportsfield Othello are the next reserve combination for the Irish squad, followed by Ciaran Glynn and November Night, and Clare Abbott and Euro Prince.

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