JAMES Kernan today (Thursday) named his Gain Equine Nutrition squads for the FEI European Youth Show Jumping Championships for U21 (Young Rider), U18 (Juniors), and U14 (Children), which take place at Oliva, Spain from July 11th to 17th next.

The Gain Equine Nutrition U21 (Young Rider) squad is:

Harry Allen with Francis 146 or Over Lux

Jason Foley with Clyde VA or Cnoc Rua Chinook

Max Wachman with Dorette or Quintini

Seamus Hughes-Kennedy with Cuffesgrange Cavadora

Ciaran Nallon with Dolce Vita Des Ouches

The Gain Equine Nutrition U18 (Junior) squad is:

Francis Derwin with Whiterock Cruise Down

Niamh McEvoy with Templepatrick Welcome Limmeric

Tom Wachman with HH Fireball or Urvoso Du Roch

Conor McLaughlin with Kilbarron Rue

Rhys Williams with Cowboy Balou

The Gain Equine Nutrition U14 (Children) squad is:

Annie Boland with The Hurricane

Jamie Clarke with Coumroe Special

Alanna Fagan with Bella M

Cian McMunn with Captain Marko

Robert Russel with Ballyrobin Nimmerdor

Non travelling reserves

u14/COH – Alice Moloney with Cosima and Brid Ryan with Drombane Foxy Lady

u18/Juniors – Alex Finney with Absolutely Kingmar Z

u21/Young Riders – Orla Queally with Gentleman Time

Speaking after his squad selection, James Kernan said: “We have three very talented squads that will be travelling to the Championships this year. Our Children on Horses riders were very impressive recently at the Future Champions in Hagen and jumped some very big courses. Our Junior squad is very talented and they have all performed very well recently. Likewise we are very lucky to have a really impressive Young Rider squad, many of whom have performed brilliantly in big classes over the last few months in Europe and in the USA.

“All-in-all we have three very strong squads to choose from. We had some excellent riders who were very close to being selected and my message to them is to keep working hard and their day will come. I want to thank our sponsors Gain Equine Nutrition, all of the trainers, parents, backroom team and all at Horse Sport Ireland for their help so far this year and hopefully we will have a very successful Championships and bring home some medals.”