An investigation into why Ireland’s showjumping team failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics will be headed by the director of the SIA Group, a learning and development consultancy.

Jane Williams will review the factors that contributed to the non-qualification and make recommendations for changes to the senior showjumping high performance programme.

A draft report will be presented to the Horse Sport Ireland board in late January.

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