Mairead to represent Ireland at China event
Cork woman Mairead Ní Mhuimhneacháin represents Ireland in China at this week’s Weifang Equestrian Festival.
The international equestrian culture festival, in China’s eastern Shandong province, is a three-day event hosted by the Chinese Horse Culture, Sports, Tourism Planning Institute and the Weifang Binhai Economic and Technological Development Zone. It features horse orienteering, horseback archery, cross-country, and endurance contests, following the standards of the International Federation of Equestrian Tourism (FITE).
FITE issued an invitation to its member countries to send two riders and their presidents to participate in the Weifang festival, and the Irish team in China consists of vicechair Niamh Ó hUid and riders Judi Pheysey of Kerry and Ms Ní Mhuimhneacháin.
Mairead, from Cúil Aodha, will participate tomorrow in a three-phase competition involving orienteering, crosscountry, and a dressage section.
Mairead, who has spent her life involved with horses, is the international liaison officer for Tourism Related Equestrian Competitions Ireland (TREC).
Mairead Ní Mhuimhneacháin: Chinese equestrian event.