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Horse Sport Ireland Announces Irish Showjumping Team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo

Dublin, Ireland – June 22, 2021 – Horse Sport Ireland’s Show Jumping High Performance Director Michael Blake has nominated their Athlete/Horse combinations, P Alternate Athlete and Reserves that are to be considered for selection by the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the Show Jumping discipline.

The official selection of the Athlete/Horse combinations for both the Show Jumping and Eventing disciplines at the Tokyo Olympics will be made by the Olympic Federation of Ireland in the coming days.

The nominated Athlete/Horse Combinations for the IRL Jumping Olympic Team, in alphabetical order are as follows:

Bertram Allen (IRL) & Pacino Amiro (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Carnone Dancing Queen (ISH) by NC Amiro (AES). Breeder: Simon Scott, Co. Donegal. Owner: Aiden McGrory.

Darragh Kenny (IRL) & VDL Cartello (HOLST) – 2007 stallion by Cartani 4 (HOLST) out of B-Estelle (HOLST) by Lord (HOLST). Breeder: Witt Pferdezucht. Owner Lorcan Gallagher & Heathman Farm LLC

Cian O’Connor (IRL) & Kilkenny (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Cardento (HOLST) out of MHS Pembrook Lady (ISH) by Guidam (SF) Breeder Sinead Brennan, Co Kilkenny. Owner Susan Magnier.

P Alternate Athlete/Horse – Shane Sweetnam (IRL) & Karlin Van’t Vennehof (BWP) – 2010 Mare by Fantomas De Muze (BWP) out of Fantomas De Muze (BWP) by Quasimodo Vd Molendreef D’08 (BWP). Breeder: Jos Voeten. Owner: Seabrook LLC & Shane Sweetnam

Reserve Athlete/Horse – Michael Duffy (IRL) & Zilton SL Z (ZANG)  2011 gelding by Zirocco Blue VDL (SF) out of Utopie (KWPN) by Indoctro (HOLST) Breeder: Peter Schollaert. Owner: Katherine Duffy & HMF Equestrian

Source: Press Release from Horse Sport Ireland

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