Massive congratulations to Ulster Region athletes John McEntee and Niamh McEvoy who are part of the 5 strong Team representing Ireland at the forthcoming Pony European Championships In Strzegom, Poland from 15th-18th August. Niamh and John will compete alongside Francis Derwin and brothers Max and Tom Wachman under Chef d’Equipe Gary Marshall where a total of 11 Nations will battle for the honours.
John will ride Sandra Duffy’s Little Smithe and Niamh will partner Claire Crawford’s Ardfry Skye. John and Niamh have had another exceptional season to date having already made Irish Team appearances in Fontainebleau France, Wierden Holland and Hagan Germany.
Commenting on behalf of the Ulster Region Pony Committee Aldyth Roulston said “Niamh and John are both exceptionally talented riders who have been at the forefront of pony showjumping for many years. Since they started out in 128s they have competed with great success at Premier level and have recorded numerous wins and placings at the RDS, the National Championships and on HPI Teams. It is a fantastic achievement for them to have been selected to compete at the Europeans and I have no doubt they will do Ireland and the Ulster Region proud.”
Niamh will fly the flag for TRI Equestrian whilst John will jump under the Horse First banner. We wish them both the very best of luck.