Waterford rider named in GAIN Irish Pony (U16) Show Jumping squad for FEI Pony European Championships

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A Waterford rider has been named in the GAIN Irish Pony (U16) Show Jumping squad for the FEI Pony European Championships at Bishop Burton College in England from August 9-12.

Waterford's Katie Power with Ghost Rider joins fellow GAIN Irish squad members Francis Derwin with Cul Ban Mistress (CP) from Westmeath, Cork's Lucy Shanahan with Caliber DE, and Tipperary's Max Wachman with Cuffesgrange Cavalidam (ISH) and Tom Wachman with Quaprice D’Astree for the championships.

Irish Pony Show Jumping team manager Gary Marshall is ‘very excited’ with the team, admitting that it was a ‘tough selection decision given the high caliber of youth athletes’ to choose from. “It is a very young team but they have consistently proven themselves in Europe to date. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and owners for participating in the High Performance Programme and we are hoping to bring back European medals from Bishop Burton.”

Ireland are the reigning champions having won team and individual gold at the 2017 European Pony Show Jumping Championships, which were held at Kaposvár in Hungary last July.

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