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Horse Sport Ireland announces nominations for the Irish Olympic jumping team

Monday, 10 June 2024

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ Heading for the Olympics: Shane Sweetnam and James Kann Cruz. Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.

Horse Sport Ireland has announced the horse-and-rider combinations that have been nominated for consideration by the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI), to represent the Irish team in jumping at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. 

The combinations nominated for consideration for selection are:

  • Daniel Coyle and Legacy (Chippendale Z x Bon Ami, bred by Romain Rotty, owned by Ariel Grange and Daniel Coyle)
  • Cian O’Connor and Maurice (Thunder vd Zuuthoeve x Eros Platiere, bred by Johan Juwet, owned by Keira Stoute, Sarah Stoute and Cian O’Connor)
  • Shane Sweetnam and James Kann Cruz (Kannan x Cruising, bred by Patrick Connolly, owned by Gizmo Partners LLC and Shane Sweetnam)

The following combination has been selected as P Alternate:

  • Bertram Allen and Pacino Amiro (Pacino x  NC Amiro, bred by Simon Scott, owned by Ballywalter Stables)

Show Jumping High Performance Director Michael Blake said: “It is the greatest honour for an athlete to be chosen to represent their country at an Olympic Games and I’m delighted to have chosen these athletes for consideration for Paris."

“We are enjoying an excellent period of Irish jumping at the moment and it is testament to the riders and all of their teams who look after the horses at home, and when they compete, that they have all reached such a high level."

“The athletes and horses I have chosen have been performing brilliantly, week-in-week-out, on the international stage and we’ll give it everything we have to achieve what we’re setting out to do."

“I would like to thank the Olympic Federation of Ireland, Sport Ireland, Horse Sport Ireland and everyone involved in show jumping in Ireland for their support and I hope we’ll do everyone proud.”

For the full list of non-travelling reserves and alternates, click here. 

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