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Ireland will now have a full team of five riders in three day eventing at London 2012

Updated: Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 15:01 | Comments

Ireland has been handed two reserve spots for the three-day eventing in London
Ireland has been handed two reserve spots for the three-day eventing in London

Equestrian sport's International Governing Body the FEI have today confirmed that Ireland will now have a full team of five riders in three day eventing at the Olympic Games in London.

Ireland had originally secured three places but following the failure of some riders from other qualified countries to meet the minimum eligibility requirements Ireland has now been allocated two reserve places.

Horse Sport Ireland Chairman Joe Walsh said he was delighted that Ireland could now send a full team.

Eventing high-performance manager Ginny Elliot will nominate the five combinations for the places to the Olympic Council of Ireland on 2 July.

Ireland has also secured two places in show jumping, one in dressage, one in modern pentathlon, as well as four places in the Paralympics.

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