A launch took place today to mark the beginning of the Team Ireland Equestrian 2014 campaign.
Horse Sport Ireland invited riders and sponsors to attend an afternoon of discussions and demonstrations to mark the beginning of the Team Ireland Equestrian 2014 campaign. The launch took place in the purpose built National Horse Sport Arena, Abbotstown Co Dublin, which was officially opened in October 2013.
In attendance on the day were Ireland’s High Performance Showjumping Team Manager Robert Splaine, Olympic Bronze Medallist Cian O’Connor and Eventers Aoife Clarke and Joseph Murphy. Also in attendance were Young Riders Melaine Young and Susan Fitzpatrick and riders from the Irish Equitation Army David Power and Geoff Curran.
It was a great opportunity for the riders and sponsors of Team Ireland Equestrian to come together and acknowledge the highlights of 2013, whilst also looking forward to the 2014 season with events such as the World Equestrian Games in Normandy on everyones lips.
Raoul Masterson, Managing Director of TRM said: “It is an honour for TRM to be selected as the Official Nutritional Horse Supplement provider for Team Ireland Equestrian.
“The association with Horse Sport Ireland, which is in place until 2016, mirrors TRM’s ethos of supporting Irish talent and cements TRM as one of the best nutritional supplements manufacturers in Europe.
“TRM is a premier brand, with distribution globally to over 60 markets, and so it is a great opportunity for our company to align ourselves beside dedicated, successful athletes in all areas of equine sport.
“Horse Sport Ireland are doing a fantastic job bringing the Irish Sport Horse to global prominence, and so far the riders have provided us with some thrilling displays of horsemanship, a trend we hope will continue. We look forward to working with the riders and addressing any particular nutritional concerns they may have about their horses.”
Horse Sport Ireland CEO Damian McDonald commented: “When Horse Sport Ireland established the Team Ireland Equestrian brand our vision was to get successful Irish companies and brands to support Irish riders.
“TRM is an Irish company which is successful on the global stage and we are delighted that they have come on board again. The products they will be providing to our riders would have a retail value of over €25,000 per annum.”