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EFI Statement On Cancellation Of Blarney Castle Event

THE EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION OF IRELAND has learned from Sir Charles Colthurst that, following the recent death of his father, Sir Richard Colthurst, the Blarney Castle CCI*/**Three Day Event will not now take place this year as scheduled. The Event was due to run during the weekend of May 29 to June 1, inclusive.

EFI President Avril Doyle said today (Wednesday): <We have received this news with great regret, as it not only leaves a large gap in Ireland's annual Eventing calendar, but also marks the passing of one of the most exciting and colourful spectacles of the sporting year. We were extremely saddened to hear of Sir Richard's death, and on behalf of all the EFI Directors I would like to pay tribute to him, his wife Lady Janet, and their daughter Georgina for the decade of work,
enthusiasm, and organisation which they put into making Blarney Castle an event of truly international status. We are sorry to hear that Sir Charles will not find it possible to carry on the wonderful tradition of the Blarney Three-Day Event.>


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