Mike Ryan and Ballylynch adventure have been name as one of six riders represent Ireland at the Senior European Championships at Blair Castle 10-13 September. Trish and and Dunrath Eclipse are also named as reserves. Ballylynch Adventure (ISH) is a 15-year-old chestnut gelding by Don Juan De La Bouverie (SBS) out of Stanman Girl (TB), by Standaan (TB). Bred by John B Hughes, Co. Meath. Owner: Carol & Tom Henry & Sheila Foley.
The squad of six riders have a wealth of experience between them. Five riders who have represented Ireland at Senior Championship level previously will be joined by first timer Padraig McCarthy. A team of four will be selected from amongst the six named riders after the first horse inspection at Blair with the other two riders then competing as individuals. Other team members include Aoife Clarke, Austin O’ Connor, Camilla Speirs, Sam Watson