Local vet qualifies for World Championships

A local woman will represent Ireland at the Carriage Driving World Championships, in France, this summer

A local woman will represent Ireland at the Carriage Driving World Championships, in France, this summer

South Tipperary vet Annika Rohrssen, from Cahir and Clonmel Veterinary Clinic recently, competed in a World Championship Qualifier at Sandringham Castle (England) in the Advanced Horse Pair Carriage Driving class.

She had the previous weekend competed in the Driving Trials in Cahir, where she won the same class.

Since then she also competed at the National Championships in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow, where she also won the Pair Driving class comfortably with two black Gelderlander horses.

The Pair driving World Championships are held every two years and this year they will take place from August 24 to 28 in Conty, France, where the best 75 drivers in the world compete against the clock and each other.

The Irish team looks like comprising of two drivers: Annika Rohrssen from Cahir, and Barry Capstick who is based in Gloucestershire, and last year won the British National Championships.

As a further test of horses and driver, Annika is travelling to Haras in France this week to compete at the CAI event there.

We wish Annika the best of luck in France now and in August!