Ireland’s Show Jumping team manager Michael Blake has chosen an experienced squad of Offaly’s Darragh Kenny, Derry’s Daniel Coyle, Meath’s Cian O’Connor, Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and Wexford’s Bertram Allen, for the 2022 ECCO FEI World Championships that take place in Herning, Denmark from August 10th-14th 2022.
The World Championships in Herning will also be a qualifier for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, with the top five teams (excluding Olympic hosts France) from the World Championships in Herning gaining a place at the Paris Olympics.
The Irish squad for the 2022 FEI ECCO World Championships is as follows:
Daniel Coyle with Legacy – owned by Ariel Grange & Daniel Coyle; Groom: Greg Debie
Cian O’Connor with C Vier 2 – owned by Susan Magnier; Groom: Mie Ostersen
Darragh Kenny with VDL Cartello – owned by Heathman Farm LLC; Groom: Nickki O’Donovan
Denis Lynch with Brooklyn Heights – owned by Molly Ohrstrom; Groom: Gwendoline Bellamy
Bertram Allen with Pacino Amiro (ISH) – owned by Aidan McGrory; Groom: Lovisa Munter
Non-travelling reserve – Trevor Breen with Highland President – owned by Heather Black; Groom: Katie King
Hopes will be high for the Irish after a successful season so far which has included four Nations Cup wins in Langley (CAN), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Florida (USA) and Lisbon (POR).