IRISH show jumping manager Robert Splaine today (Wednesday) announced his squad for the first Nations’ Cup of 2015, which takes place in Ocala, Florida on Friday night.
Ireland’s squad of five, from which Splaine will select a team of four on Thursday, is as follows:
Darragh Kerins/D Elia Van Het Molenhof
Lorcan Gallagher/Diktator Van De Boslandhoeve
Splaine said today: “This is not a Furusiyya qualifier for us, as it’s outside our region, however it is for the other teams and the USA and Canada have named their top guns.
“All five horses on our squad have never competed in a Nations’ Cup so in the bigger scheme and looking to build for the future there should be a lot to learn from Friday’s competition.”
It is also the first time Lorcan Gallagher’s name has appeared on a senior squad. He is US-based with Cork’s Shane Sweetnam, he is 23, and from County Down.
Gallagher has had some good results in Kentucky and Wellington with the stallion Diktator Van De Boslandhoeve.