Anthony Condon is selected for Ireland at Al Ain Nations Cup


British-based Irishman Anthony Condon has been selected to represent Ireland in the Al Ain, Abu Dhabi Nations Cup on John, Pat and Lisa Hales' homebred Aristio (pictured) a stallion son of their wonderful stallion Arko, or Kat Taylor's Balzac. Here are the full Irish teams for Al Ain and Ocala.

Splaine names Nations Cup Teams for Ocala and Al Ain

Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Senior Show jumping Manager Robert Splaine today announced the Nations Cup teams for Ocala Nations Cup, Florida CSIO4*, and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates CSIO5*.

Al Ain CSIO5*Nations Cup Team: Marion Hughes riding Can Ya Makan Laith owned by Team Z7 Dermot Lennon riding Loughview Lou Lou (ISH) owned by Judith Sossick or Fleur- owned by Rebecca McGoldrick Capt Brian Cournane riding Javas Keltic Mist (ISH) owned by Brian Cournane & Headley Stud Anthony Condon riding Aristio owned by John Hales and Anthony Condon or Balzac owned by Anthony Condon & Kat Taylor

Al Ain CSIO 5* Nations Cup will take place Thursday 18th Feb at 10.00 GMT

Ocala CSIO4* Nations Cup Squad: Richie Moloney riding Ypaja Yando owned by Equinimity LLC

Shane Sweetnam riding Eregast V’ant Kieselhoft owned by Spy Coast Farm LLC David Blake riding Binkie owned by Pine Hollow Farm Cian O’Connor riding Sam Du Challois owned by Ronnoco Jump Ltd & Jean-Claude Jobin Kevin Babington riding Mark Q (ISH) owned by Kevin Babington and Deirdre Bourns

Ocala CSIO 4* Nations Cup will take place Friday 19th Feb at 19.30 GMT

Speaking about the events Robert Splaine said; “Abu Dhabi and Ocala present an excellent opportunity at this level for some new combinations and some relatively unexposed horses to gain valuable experience. This is a very important part of Horse Sport Ireland’s strategy to create strength and depth to the Irish team which has served us well over the years.”

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