Ginny Elliot and Robert Splaine’s Irish team jobs up for grabs

Two of the top jobs in Irish horse sport are up for grabs.

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) has announced that the positions of team manager for Ireland’s senior showjumping and eventing teams will be advertised shortly.

Robert Splaine has been showjumping manager since 2005 and Ginny Elliot has been eventing coach since 2008.

Chairman of HSI, Joe Walsh, said: “Showjumping manager Robert Splaine and eventing manager Ginny Elliot have both achieved excellent results for Irish equestrian sport.

“However, in the interest of transparency and fairness the board is of the view that an open recruitment competition should be held for these important positions.”

Ginny told H&H: “A huge amount of progress has been made in the last four years and I am very grateful for all the support and commitment given by the riders and owners to achieve the improvements to date.

“The team finished fifth at the London Games with three riders in the individual final, a fantastic result exceeding all targets that were set.

“I have no doubt further progress can be made and I look forward to setting out my plans for the future.”

Both coaches’ contracts expire on 31 December.