Austin O’Connor tweeted earlier today that he had to withdraw Ringwood Mississippi from Ireland’s Word Equestrian Games squad due to a minor injury, and Camilla Spiers has just confirmed via Twitter that she has been called up to the team from the alternate list with Portersize Just A Jiff.
Camilla and Jiff represented Ireland at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, as well as the 2012 London Olympic Games. Ireland’s WEG squad is now made up of:
- Clare Abbott riding Cormac Mackay’s Euro Prince (ISH)
- Aoife Clark riding PJ Hegarty’s Fenyas Elegance (ISH) (or Henrietta Duchess of Bedford & Jacqueline Norris’s Vaguely North as a direct reserve horse)
- Sarah Ennis riding Tom McGuinness, Nicky Potterton and the late Orla Ennis’s Stellor Rebound (ISH)
- Joseph Murphy riding Noel Good, Jill Andrews, A. O’Callaghan and Michelle Nelson’sElectric Cruise (ISH)
- Camilla Spiers riding Bridget Speirs and her own Portersize Just A Jiff (ISH)
- Sam Watson riding Tom MacGuinness, John and Julia Watson’s Horseware Bushman(ISH).
Congrats to Camilla and Jiff on making the team, and we wish the best of luck to Austin as he works through the injury with Ringwood Mississippi.