Top Showjumping Expert For Kingdom County Fair

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Robert Splaine.

Robert Splaine.

THE world famous showjumper and current High Performance Manager for the Irish Show Jumping team, Robert Splaine, will attend the 65th Kingdom County Fair this Sunday.

He will meet riders and exhibitors and present rosettes at the event which begins at 10am at Ballybeggan Racecourse.

Mr Splaine has represented Ireland on many winning Nation Cup teams andhas helped many riders achieve regional, national and international success. He is also very familiar with the taste of national and international success himself. His most significant achievements as an international competitor include winning the Millstreet Derby, the Canadian Airlines Challenge, Calgary, Canada and numerous Nations’ Cups in Europe and North America.

He has been an Aga Khan team member and the National Show Jumping Champion on three occasions, the most recent being in 2007, while he was also fulfilling his duties as the Chef d’Equipe of the senior Irish Show Jumping Team.
In his capacity as Chef d’Equipe, Robert has guided Ireland to many Nations’ Cup successes, including the dramatic reclaiming of the Aga Khan Cup at the RDS in August 2012.

His greatest achievement as Chef d’Equipe, however, is undoubtedly securing Cian O’Connor’s Bronze Medal at the 2012 London Olympics.


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