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Ireland move up to fourth place during day two of Olympic Eventing Dressage

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Press release: Horse Sport Ireland

The  Irish Eventing team are now in fourth position after three riders from each team have competed their Dressage tests, in the Olympic Eventing competition in Rio de Janeiro. (more…)

Team Ireland announce full Irish squad – Eventing

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Cathal Daniels is the youngest rider on the Irish squad for Rio. The 19-years-old Galway rider rode a double clear round in cross-country on ‘Rioghan Rua’ at the Boekelo CCIO3* Nations Cup and helped the Irish team claim their first ever Eventing Nations Cup team win.  (more…)

Allison Springer and Arthur Start with Early Dressage Lead in $75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase

Allison Springer (USA) and her veteran mount Arthur secured an early lead in the dressage phase of the $75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty. Competition will continue with the show jumping phase beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Global International Ring at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) Saturday morning, February 6, with the cross-country phase starting with the first rider on course at 1 p.m.

Springer and Arthur took the lead with a score of 29.1. Buck Davidson (USA) and Ballynoecastle RM will move into the show jumping phase in second place, receiving a 30.1, while Boyd Martin (USA), winner of last year’s event, sits in third place aboard new mount Blackfoot Mystery with a 30.6.

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Michael Jung (GER) is number one on the FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings for December 2015. With a grand total of 643 points he is only 23 points shy of having the maximum possible points an athlete could have earned this calendar year (six CCI4* wins equals 666 points).

In April, Michael climbed to the top of the rankings for the first time in his career after placing 1st and 3rd at the Rolex CCI4* on Fischerrocana FST and La Biosthetique Sam FBW, respectively.

Micheal  finished 3rd at Luhmuhlen and 1st at Burghley on La Biosthetique Sam, 2nd at Pau on Fischerrocana FST and the winner of the European Championships at Blair Castle on Fischertakinou.

 

Cathal Daniels shortlisted for Rio

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Galways Cathal Daniels and ‘Rioghan Rua’ have been shortlisted for the Olympic Games in Rio next summer.  (more…)

Fox Pitt goes home

William has made good progress with his recovery and has now been discharged from hospital to continue his rehab at home. (more…)

Clark runner-up at Ravenna, McCarthy fourth in France

DUBLIN-born Aoife Clark held on to her second place at the three-star three-day event at Ravenna in Italy.going clear in the show jumping phase to finish on a score of 56.50, just over half a point adrift of Italy’s Vittoria Panizzon with Borough Penny Z, who also left all the poles standing on the final day.

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William Fox Pitt recovery update

The British Equestrian Federation has issued a statement on William Fox Pitt this morning.  (more…)

William Fox Pitt is on the mend

By Niamh D’ O Gorman

William Fox-Pitt is conscious. The top British rider was in an induced coma for nearly ten days.

In a statement released by British Eventing, it read ‘Today, William is conscious, breathing on his own and communicating with his family and doctors, however he is still very ill,”

On October 17 , William Fox-Pitt had suffered a heavy fall on the cross country course with ‘Reinstated’ at Mondial du Lion. ‘Reinstated’ was uninjured in the fall.

The 46-year-old, who is based in Dorset, won Britain’s top event – the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials earlier this year.

During his shining career, he has collected 20 major championship medals, including three Olympic team podium finishes and six European team gold medals as a lynchpin of Great Britain’s eventing team.

Fox-Pitt is currently ranked third in the world behind German pair Michael Jung and Ingrid Klimke.

Equestrian News & Sports Media wish William a very speedy recovery.

Clare Abbott finishes in the top-ten in Pau

Ireland’s Clare Abbott achieved a top-ten finish at the prestigious four-star event in Pau, France, riding Cormac McKay’s chestnut Irish Sport Horse gelding Euro Prince.
Abbott started at Pau in 22nd place after dressage, but climbed to 16th after incurring just 1.6 time penalties in the cross country phase on Saturday. (more…)