World of Showjumping
Menu

This week

Coming weeks

CSI5* Geneva
Switzerland

CSI5*-W La Coruna
Spain

CSI4*/CSI2* Salzburg
Austria

CSI2* Lichtenvoorde
Netherlands

CSI2* Opglabbeek
Belgium

CSI2* Roosendaal
Netherlands

Horse Sport Ireland examining a potential appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Saturday, 22 August 2015
European Championships Aachen 2015

Cian O'Connor and Robert Splaine. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Cian O'Connor and Robert Splaine. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Following the rejection of the Irish appeal on the decision made by the Ground Jury in Aachen last night, Horse Sport Ireland are examining their options after the incident that cost them qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio. A protest was made to the Ground Jury by the Irish Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine and athlete Cian O’Connor following an on-course incident in which a member of the arena fence crew ran across the track as O’Connor was turning towards the 11th fence during the team final with the horse Good Luck hitting the fence to complete the course on four faults. The Ground Jury ruled that the result would stand, and the Irish appeal to the Appeal Committee did not alter the result either. 

Speaking after the competition Damian McDonald, Horse Sport Ireland CEO said: "We are very proud of the Irish team's performance at the European Championships in Aachen. As regards the incident where an arena official crossed Cian O'Connor and his horse Good Luck's tracks causing interference, we will be examining all of our options provided for within the rules of the International Governing Body the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) including a potential appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)”.

 

Source: Press releases from Horse Sport Ireland and FEI
 

This photo has been added to your cart !

Your shopping cart »