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Tina Cook Has Her Eye on Rio 2016

The eventer said that she has rediscovered her determination to compete at the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 43 years old, a member of Great Britain’s ‘team silver’ and winner of a bronze medal at Beijing, she stated that “After London I wasn’t so sure” – it was very mentally and physically taxing for her. Pleased by her horses performance and with a drive to become an Olympic champion she is eager to represent Great Britain in three years”, however she knows how hard the selection for this will be.

She says that getting to the Olympics is a competition in itself, let alone the actual games themselves! Disappointed at narrowly missing out on a team gold, Cook has a new drive and more ambition than ever. If she makes it to Rio then she’ll be going it for sure. Tina Cook, 43, British, Driven – it may be too early to start backing her, but let’s keep our fingers crossed for now.

Tina Cook famous horses

The Irish Eight – Longines World Show Jumping Rankings

In the highly competitive equine sporting world being among the best is the ambition of many. The official Longines World Show Jumping Rankings were published last Tuesday and Ireland has eight riders in the top 100, an improvement from last month’s list!

No 23

Denis Lynch has climbed up the rankings by one and still remains the highest placed Irishman.

No 33

Conor Swail has jumped up one place too!

No 38

Shane Breen has done extraordinarily well and is now up five places!

No 49

Cian O’Conner (the Olympic Bronze Medallist) has risen by three places!

No 54

Shane Sweetnam is still sitting comfortably in his position.

No 69

Bertram Allen is doing well for an 18 year old!

No 74

Cameron Hanley has leaped forward ten places!

No 93

Finally, Richie Moloney has improved by seventeen places to be included in this month’s top 100.

Britain’s Ben Maher is still at the top for three months, closely followed by the USA’s Beezie madden and Germany’s Marcus Ehning.

Longines World Show Jumping Rankings

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