Former manager of the Irish junior three-day event team and young rider squad Commandant Brian MacSweeney will run the Army Equitation School in Dublin.

Cmdt MacSweeney was previously second in command at the school to Lt Col Gerry O’Gorman, who retired in 2011. He takes up his new role on 20 February.

He was elected team manager for the Irish young rider squad in 2008, when the team won a silver medal at the Junior Championships in Scotland.

Cmdt MacSweeney rode internationally in the 1980s and represented Ireland in showjumping Nations Cups in Rome and Paris in 1983.

His most notable success was in eventing, when he and Inis Meain won individual bronze at the European Championships at Horsens in Denmark in 1981.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (16 February 2012)