Robert Splaine reappointed as Irish showjumping manager

  • Robert Splaine has been reappointed as the high performance manager for Ireland’s showjumping team.

    Mr Splaine had previously held the position for seven years running up to the 2012 Olympics. The role was advertised in December and after two rounds of interviews Mr Splaine was reappointed.

    The news was confirmed after a Horse Sport Ireland board meeting last night (Tuesday 12 February).

    “Robert demonstrated great desire for the role and he had a very clear plan for the team,” said Horse Sport Ireland chairman Pat Wall.

    “There were other very strong candidates who were very impressive through the process.”

    Mr Splaine added: “It is a huge honour to be reappointed to this position. Great success has been achieved by the team in recent years and I was proud to play my part in bringing home the first Olympic showjumping medal to Ireland [Cian O’Connor’s bronze in Greenwich].

    “I look forward to working closely with Horse Sport Ireland, the riders and the owners to achieve our shared goals.”

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