Thank You

Note from Nat Champs Committee


Author: Alison Packman/11 September 2017/Categories: General News, National Championships

The National Championships Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported our event at Tattersalls at the weekend.

Eventing Ireland could not run without the support of the unsung, and usually unseen, people who make our events run like clockwork.  

Volunteers were at Tattersalls from Thursday, putting up the 8 dressage arenas - which will be taken down today. 

Work on the cross country tracks started months ago - thank you Eugene O'Neill for asking the questions on five tracks and giving the competitors the thrill of their lives riding at Tattersalls.

The commentators worked serious overtime during the weekend.  We hope your vocal chords are still intact after two days 10 hour days.  You kept the spectators informed and entertained without a break.

Thank you to our Sector Heads and their teams - Linda Christie for organising dressage, Catherine Dunne for organising Show Jumping, Raymond Jess for his wonderful show jumping tracks and David Lee and Gervaise Maher for keeping you safe cross country.

Cross country on Sunday was particularly long.  The office was open from 7am with the fence judges briefing starting at 7.30am.  Cross country started at 8.30am on the dot and the last horse crossed the finish at 6.30pm.  Thank you to our cross country Stewards, our team in control, the starters and the finishers, and the fence judges, many of whom were out all day.  Thank you to the team who drove around with flasks and biscuits, making sure those who were in-situ were fed and watered!

We could not run anything on that scale without the support from the Eventing Ireland regions, in particular the North Leinster region.

The National Championships Committee wants to thank everyone who was involved and for making this event the best yet!


Paul Coady, Gillian Kyle and Alison Packman

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