IRISH Show Jumping team manager Michael Blake has announced his Aga Khan squad for the Longines FEI Nations Cup of Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show.
This will be Ireland’s fourth and final points-scoring round of the 2022 season in Europe Division 1 and will be shown live as part of RTE TV’s coverage of the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS, which runs from August 17 to 21.
The Aga Khan takes place on Friday, August 19 and the Irish squad, sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange, is as follows:
Wexford’s Bertram Allen;
Meath’s Cian O’Connor;
Down’s Conor Swail;
Cork’s Shane Sweetnam;
Tipperary’s Max Wachman.
Speaking ahead of the Aga Khan, team manager Michael Blake said: “We are very much looking forward to the Aga Khan, it is always a very important and special Nations Cup for us, even more so this year, as we have missed Dublin Horse Show due to Covid for the last two years. It is always a huge privilege to compete on home soil and I’m very optimistic of a good result with what I believe is a very strong squad.”
Following the Longines FEI Nations Cup of Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show, the top seven teams on the league table will qualify for the Nations Cup final in Barcelona. The teams who finish in eighth, ninth and 10th places on the table will be relegated to the EEF Series for 2023. Five teams (France, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland) will compete for Nations Cup points in Dublin, while USA and Brazil will also field teams in Dublin but will not be eligible for points.
Current Longines FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 league standings are available at https:// inside.fei.org/ NationsCup/ Nations_Cup_Standings_D1.pdf
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