Last minute change to Ireland's WEG eventing team

September 10, 2010

Injuries to both a team horse and the first reserve means Geoff Curran and The Jump Jet will join Ireland's eventing team for the World Equestrian Games.

Bandon-based Michael Ryan and Ballylynch Adventure have withdrawn from the Irish eventing squad due to an injury to the horse First reserve Jayne Doherty and The Only One have also had to withdraw due a horse injury, HSI's Eventing High Performance Manager Ginny Elliot said.

"This is gutting for Mike Ryan and his owners and it is a great pity as the combination had been going very well. However, Geoff and The Jump Jet put up a very strong performance in Burghley last week and we are fortunate to able to call on such an experienced combination at four star level," she said.

"The horse has come out of Burghley really well and there are four weeks between the competitions. Both the Army Equitation School vet and our team vet have examined the horse and he is in great form."