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Irish Young Rider and Junior European Championship Squads Announced
Dublin, Ireland

The European Championship qualification process for the HSI/Eventing Ireland Young Rider & Junior Teams was completed last weekend.

The management team of the Young Rider and Junior Eventing High Performance Programme have now announced the following combinations to represent Ireland at the FEI European Championships at Waregem in Belgium from September 10-14 this year.

YOUNG RIDER SQUAD (In alphabetical order)
Peter Hannigan; First Mate
Kate Harrington; Jantar
Michael Meade; Mr Cool
Brian Morrison; Dances with Wolves
Ruth Robinson; Tamino 202
Camilla Speirs; Portersize Just a Jiff

JUNIOR SQUAD (In alphabetical order)
Daisy Grehan; Whitefort PhantoM
Lucy Hanna; Sunny Dun
David Hannigan; Red Baron
Michelle Kenny; Golden Orphan
Laura Persse; Darragh Promise
Rachel Power; TLB Interactive

Reserve: Melanie Young; Riverstown Express

Horse Sport Ireland's High Performance Coach Brian MacSweeney said that he was pleased to be in a position to send two full squads to the Championships this year.

"The riders selected have all been abroad to compete internationally already this year and have demonstrated their ability to compete at the required level, and this will stand them in good stead for the Championships," he explained.


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