Ireland’s next generation of equestrian athletes made history on Sunday at the FEI European Championships for ponies (U16) in Strzegom, Poland, winning the Eventing team gold medal and an individual silver.
The GAIN Irish Eventing team are Meath’s Josh Williamson and Matthew Love and Kildare’s Ben Connors and Claire O’Ryan, managed by Jane Kinsella.
In show jumping, Ireland filled all three spots on the podium in the FEI Pony Show Jumping European final after a phenomenal display.
Westmeath’s James Derwin with Rincoola Babog (ISH) are the new European Champions, taking the gold medal after a jump-off against Kilkenny’s James Brennan who took the silver medal with MHS Glow (ISH).
The bronze medal also went to Ireland’s Coen Williams from Co Clare, while Eoin Brennan made it four Irish riders in the top five, finishing fifth. This haul adds to the team gold medal they won last Friday.