Dermott Lennon and Hallmark Elite have been confirmed as the fourth combination on Ireland’s showjumping team for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
Dermott joins Denis Lynch (Lantinus or Nabab’s Son), Cian O’ Connor (K Club Lady) and Billy Twomey (Tinka’s Serenade or Je T’aime Flamenco), who were named previously.
The same four riders demonstrated their ability to be successful as a team when winning the Nations’ Cup of Germany in Aachen earlier this year.
Team Ireland Equestrian show jumping manager Robert Splaine explains: “Dermott and Hallmark Elite had a very good result in the Madrid Grand Prix on Saturday, which indicates a return to form for the combination.
“It means we will be fielding the same team as we had in Aachen and if we can replicate that performance we will be extremely competitive at the World Championships.”
The main objective for the team in Kentucky is to qualify for the London Olympic Games by finishing in the top five (excluding Olympic hosts Great Britain).
“Olympic qualification is the main goal but if we perform on the day we can beat anyone,” said Robert.
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