Ireland names eventing team for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Austin O'Connor rides Colorado Blue at Bramham International Horse Trials 2024 | An Eventful Life
Austin O'Connor and Colorado Blue

Horse Sport Ireland has nominated the athlete/horse combinations for consideration by the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) to represent Team Ireland in Eventing at the Paris Olympic Games.

Susie Berry riding Wellfields Lincoln, Sarah Ennis riding Action Lady M and Austin O’Connor riding Colorado Blue are the team of three nominated for Paris 2024 with Aoife Clark riding Sportsfield Freelance nominated as the P Alternate Athlete/Horse combination.

Reserve combinations also nominated are listed below.

Ian Cassells (Co. Dublin) with Millridge Atlantis (ISH), owned by Fiona and Gerry Leahy.

Robbie Kearns (Co. Limerick) with Ballyvillane OBOS (ISH), owned by Richard Ames.

Jennifer Kuehnle (Co. Laois) with Polly Blue Eyes, owned by Hans Kuehnle.

Lucy Latta (Co. Wexford) with RCA Patron Saint, owned by Lesley, David and Alison Crampton.

Padraig McCarthy (Co. Tipperary) with Pomp N Circumstance, owned by Rachel and Sarah Gough.

Joseph Murphy (Co. Westmeath) with Calmaro, owned by Richard and Tanya Ames, Claire and Charlie Mayne, and Annette O’Callaghan.

Austin O’Connor (Co. Cork) with Isazsa, owned by Lesley Rose.

Sam Watson (Co. Carlow) with Ballyneety Rocketman (ISH), owned by Hannah and Sam Watson.

“It is an honour and privilege to be leading the Irish team into the Paris Olympic Games this summer and I’m absolutely delighted with the athletes and their horses, who have been raising their performances week-on-week as we have gotten to this point in the selection process” said Eventing High Performance Manager, Dag Albert