Sunday 26 February 2017

Broderick horse facing Rio probe


Louise Parkes

Greg Broderick. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
Greg Broderick. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) confirmed that it is looking into the Olympic eligibility of Greg Broderick's showjumping horse MHS Going Global.

Ireland has earned a single individual showjumping slot in Rio, and Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) announced Broderick and the 10-year-old gelding as the choice of Chef d'Equipe Robert Splaine on 8 June.

A press release confirmed the horse is owned by Caledonia Stables, which is headed up by Canada's Lee and Paul Kruger.

FEI regulations state that horses entered for the Games "must have been registered with FEI as property of owners of the same nationality as the athlete by January" and that national federations should not submit entries for horses that "do not meet ownership requirements. . ."

On 8 June, HSI listed Bertram Allen, Cian O'Connor and Denis Lynch as reserves. But the list of nominated entries submitted before last Monday's deadline included only Broderick, Allen and O'Connor. The final selection deadline is July 18.

Irish Independent

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