Horse Sport Ireland Announces Rio Eventing Squad

Clare Abbott and Euro Prince at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Photo by Jenni Autry. Clare Abbott and Euro Prince at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Horse Sport Ireland announced this week the short list of horses and riders from which the 2016 Rio Olympics Irish Eventing Team will be selected.

The current Rio Eventing Squad is:

1. Austin O’ Connor with Balham Houdini and Kilpatrick Knight

Kilpatrick Knight is a 2005 ISH gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Golden Choice (ISH) by Golden Trump (ID). Breeder: Joan J Dolan. Owner: Mrs W Foster.

Balham Houdini is a 2004 ISH gelding by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH) out of Mimi (ISH) by Hallo (SF). Breeder: Ronan Tynan. Owners: Austin O’Connor and Kate Jarvey.

2. Joseph Murphy with Westwinds Hercules and Sportsfield Othello

Westwinds Hercules is a 2005 ISH gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Westwinds Clover (ISH) by Porter Rhodes (TB). Breeder: Alice Keogh. Owners: Alison Schmutz and Andrew Tinkler

Sportsfield Othello is a 2001 ISH Gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Moy View Lady (ISH) by Ring of Ford (TB). Breeder: John Kenny. Owners: Jill Murphy, Alison Schmutz and Andrew Tinkler

3. Aoife Clark with Fernhill Adventure and Wasting Light

Fernhill Adventure is a 2006 ISH gelding by Newmarket Venture out of Cloverwood, by Cloverhill. Breeder: Mary Quinlivan. Owner: Richard Last.

Wasting Light is a 2007 ISH gelding by Ghareeb (TB) out of Barnview Diamond (ISH) by Furisto’s Diamond (ISH) Breeder: Patrick Jones (Wexford). Owners: John Forde and Cressida Legge

4. Clare Abbott with Euro Prince

Euro Prince is a 2003 ISH gelding by Lougheries Quiet Man (UNK) out of Miss Tullydraw. (UNK). Breeder & Owner: Dr. Cormac McKay.

5. Sam Watson with Horseware Lukeswell

Horseware Lukeswell is a 2005 ISH gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Gentle Servant (ISH) by Kings Servant (ISH). Breeder: Teresa Walsh. Owners: Sam Watson and Horseware Products Ltd.

6. Jonty Evans with Cooley Rorkes Drift

Cooley Rorkes Drift is a 2006 ISH gelding by Courage II out of Doon-A-Ree-Lass, by Rachelle Comet. Breeder: William McCarrison. Owner: Fiona Elliot.

7. Mark Kyle with Jemilla

Jemilla is a 2006 SHBGB mare by Mill Law out of Jessica XIX by Louella Moschallah. Breeder: Mrs S Morley. Owner: Shelagh Moorley.

8. Cathal Daniels with Rioghan Rua

Rioghan Rua is a 2007 ISH mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Highland Destiny (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder & Owner: Margaret Kinsella, Co. Galway.

9. Padraig McCarthy with Simon Porloe

Simon Porloe is a 2000 PZHK gelding by Sofix out of Babilonia by Czubaryk. Breeder: SK Nowa Wioska. Owners: Christopher & Sarita Perkins

10. Michael Ryan with Ballylynch Adventure and Dunlough Striker

Ballylynch Adventure is a 2000 ISH gelding by Don Juan De La Bouverie (SBS) out of Stanman Girl (TB), by Standaan (TB). Breeder: John B Hughes, Co. Meath. Owners: Carol and Tom Henry and Sheila Foley.

Dun Lough Striker is a 2005 ISH gelding by Maltstriker (KWPN out of Beau Rud (ISH) by Beau Royal (TB). Breeder: Kevin Nolan. Owner: Carol Henry.

[Current Rio Eventing Squad]