Olympic Paperwork Deadline Looms for Equestrian Sports Sports Insurance
WITH just five hours to go before the FEI deadline of 12 midnight, Horse Sport Ireland officials are working on documentation for its Olympic-nominated team.
Top of the horse list will be MHS Going Global, owned by Caledonia Stables.
It is at the centre of allegations that he may not be eligible to represent Ireland in the Olympic Games, which is being denied by Horse Sport Ireland.
“HSI's selection criteria for the Olympic Games included a clause on eligibility and provides for an appeal to Just Sport Ireland. No appeals were submitted before or subsequent to the appeal deadline. “If any party has evidence that any horses selected for the Olympic Games in dressage, eventing or show jumping are ineligible to compete they are welcome to submit it to Horse Sport Ireland. However, as it stands, we are satisfied that all horses nominated in all three disciplines are eligible to compete.”
Under FEI Olympic rules up to three horses per individual can be named for a qualifying spot.
So the nominated pairing of MHS Going Global and Greg Broderick and two reserves from three Bertram Allen and Molly Malone V, Denis Lynch and All Star 5 and Cian O’Connor and Good Luck.
The final deadline for the Rio 2016 Organising Committee to receive the definite list of teams, individuals and horses is July 18th next.
According to the FEI:
“Horses entered for the equestrian events at the Olympic Games must have been registered with the FEI as property of owners of the same nationality as the athlete by 15th January 2016.