Mark Kyle and Coolio. © Mike Bain
"We will start with two weekends of pure dressage with Ferdi Eilberg and then a number of weekends of dressage with Ferdi and show jumping with Ian Fearon," Elliot said.
Training is to take place at the Army Equitation School, and the squad would also be using the South Leinster region combined training competitions in Coilog in February.
"The squad is very much open ended and there are other combinations who could come into contention if they perform well early in the season," she said.
As regards Olympic qualification Ireland currently has four riders well placed in the rankings but several new events have been added to the FEI Calendar in February before the cut off of March 1 and this has made things more uncertain.
"The reality is that our riders will have to compete in Ballindenisk in February to try to secure places. It is not ideal but I think it's manageable and we need all the riders to put their shoulder to the wheel in order to give us the best chance of qualifying a full team," Elliot said.
Aoife Clark: Master Crusoe (ISH) and Vaguely North
Capt Geoff Curran: Shanaclough Crecora (ISH)
Capt Brian Curran- Cournane: Ballintogher (ISH)
Jayne Doherty: The Only One (ISH) and Ravenstar.
Ciaran Glynn: Don't Tell Punch (ISH)
Mark Kyle: Coolio (ISH)
Joseph Murphy: Electric Cruise (ISH)
Liz Power: September Bliss
Michael Ryan: Ballylynch Adventure (ISH)
Sue Shortt: Imperative (ISH)
Camilla Speirs: Portersize Just a Jiff (ISH)
Sam Watson: Ballybolger Bushman (ISH).