Irish showjumper Cameron Hanley is back in action after being off the circuit for nearly two years due to injury.

Cameron, who was 2009 Irish showjumper of the year, spent four months in hospital and had 17operations, after rupturing his patella tendon.

He damaged his knee in a freak accident in the summer of 2011 while playing with his children at home in Germany.

Cameron set off to Oliva for the Spanish Sunshine Tour earlier this week.

He has five new horses, owned by Yves Bouvier and Eleonore Paschoud.

The horses he will be competing are 12-year-old Newton Du Haut Bois, 10-year-old Player Du Quesnoy, 10-year-old Dundee vd Dwerse Hagen, eight-year-old Amira and seven -year-old California 73.

“They are good mix of experienced and younger horses and I am very lucky and thankful to be able to start back straight away with such nice rides,” Cameron told H&H.