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North Munster Dressage Pony Rider Competes in Europe

Published 23/06/2016

Robyn O’Neill, who has just turned fourteen, recently returned home having competed at two CDIs in Europe (see photo gallery). Robyn, together with fellow High Performance Squad members Laura Dennehy (Ella), Tara Hayes (Bantiss Holy Joe) and Emily Kate Robinson (Crown Imagine and Tizrara Hill), started in Roosendaal, Holland, at the beginning of June, where all four girls easily achieved qualifying scores for the Pony European Championships being held in Denmark later this year.

In addition, Robyn achieved a personal best at International Competition on day one in Roosendaal and beat it on day two. As soon as this competition was finished the girls set off on a road trip to Hagen, Germany for the next CDI P the following week, where Robyn again bettered her previous PB with a super score of 65.885%

Competition at these CDIs is very strong with up to forty riders in each FEI class. This results in restrictions on when and where you can train prior to competition, with very early mornings and late evenings ensuing. The girls took it all in their stride, achieving excellent scores and improving all the time. In addition, they managed a small bit of down time and enjoyed themselves off the ponies, as well as on!

North Munster Dressage is very proud of Robyn, and indeed all her fellow Pony riders, who rode with such aplomb against far more seasoned competitors.

—Judy Devine

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