AIRC squad confirmed for 2017 World Club Tournament in France

The International Affairs Committee of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC) has confirmed that Ross House Riding Club will represent the Association at the World Club Tournament Open de France Generali in July.

The Cavan based club will travel to the French Federation Parc for the four-day tournament which is a friendly international competition for riding clubs and schools from all over the world.

The Irish team includes Stephanie Fitzpatrick, Mary Govern, Lorraine McCannon and Lisa Noble while the non-travelling reserves are Paula Briody and Jimmy Griffith. They will be riding hired horses at the tournament.

The Chef d’Equipe will be confirmed at a later date.Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club narrowly missed out on a podium finish last year when the Association attended the tournament for the first time.

Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club narrowly missed out on a podium finish last year when the Association attended the tournament for the first time.

A.I.R.C. chairman Tony Ennis said,

We received a significant uptake in interest from clubs who wished to compete at the tournament this year and this is something I very much welcome

“It’s a magnificent opportunity for Ross House to compete in friendly tournament on a world stage and I know they will be wonderful ambassadors and I wish them the very best on their travels,” he added.

This tournament takes place every summer during the Generali Open of France at the Parc Equestre Federal, 41600 Lamotte Beuvron, France from 25th to 27th July 2017. Lamotte Beuvron is in the Loire Valley, about 140kms south of Paris.

Each team of 3 or 4 riders compete in two show jumping rounds and a final. The final is reserved for the five best teams after the first two rounds. Each rider must compete on the same horse throughout the competition.

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