I'm delighted to be named on the Irish Team for the Europeans at Blair Castle in Scotland in September. It is Vaguely North's (Jimmy's) first time to be on the team, while it is my 4th consecutive year to be selected. It is always such a huge honour to represent Ireland at Championship level - it really is the ultimate aim for me as a rider, and a huge thank you to his owner Henrietta for making him available for the Championsips. He has had his best year yet, with an 8th place finish at Badminton, and has come back from there feeling super with a 28 dressage and double clear at Aston at the weekend. He will now go to Burgham this weekend for the CIC***. With qualification for Rio already secured, and the pressure off, I think Ireland have a real medal chance this year.
After Charlotte being selected for the British Junior Team on Monday, and my selection for the Irish Senior Team, it has been a good week here at Sycamore Farm!!