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Bertram Allen is part of the Ireland Nations’ Cup team in Poland. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland has been drawn first of the eight teams competing in Sunday’s Longines FEI Nations’ Cup at Sopot in Poland. The quartet selected by Horse Spo(...)

The victorious Irish team of Ger O’Neill, Susan Fitzpatrick, Shane Carey (ehef d’equipe), Jenny Rankin and Aidan Killeen stand on the podium following the Drammen Nations’ Cup in Norway. Photograph: Margie McLoone

There were mixed results on the Nations’ Cup scene for Ireland’s show jumpers on Friday with a win for a relatively young team in Drammen, Norway in t(...)

Peter Moloney and Ornellaia. Photograph: Sunshine Tour

Ireland’s best result on the international show jumping scene on Sunday came on the Sunshine Tour at Vejer de la Frontera in southern Spain where Co W(...)

Rodrigo Pessoa (Irish show jumping team manager), Daniel Coyle, Lorcan Gallagher, Shane Sweetnam, Paul O’Shea and Michael Blake (Irish development team manager). Photograph: Simon Stafford/StartingGate

Ireland’s show jumping riders are competing at five international venues this weekend with most interest focused on Wellington, Florida where a four-s(...)

Shane Sweetnam and Ireland finished fourth in Florida. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

At the end of a successful weekend for Irish equestrianism, there was disappointment on Sunday when Team Ireland could only finish fourth in the first(...)

The national dressage championship took place at Cavan Equestrian Centre over the weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kildare’s Heike Holstein was crowned national dressage champion for the 12th time on Saturday at Cavan Equestrian Centre where nine-year-old Oscar O’C(...)

Cian O’Connor and Good Luck delivered a vital clear round to help Ireland make it into the World Equestrian Games team final. Photograph: Erin Gilmore)

Ireland has qualified for Friday’s final team round of the show jumping competition at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina. At luncht(...)

Shane Sweetnam was victorious in New York. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland’s best result on the international stage on Friday came at Bridgehampton, New York, where Shane Sweetnam won the 1.60m jump-off class, a quali(...)

The Irish team made a very positive start to the season in Slovakia on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland finished second in the Longines FEI Nations’ Cup at Samorin in Slovakia on Sunday which was the first opportunity this season to score points (...)

A picture from the  Global Champions Tour of Mexico at Campo de Marte. Photograph: Manuel Queimadelos/Oxer Sport

Tipperary native Denis Lynch and Galway-born Michael Duffy won the first leg of the Longines Global Champions League in Mexico on Saturday where they (...)

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