Pentathlon Ireland are delighted and honoured to welcome Comdt John Ledingham as the new President of the association.
John has competed successfully at the highest level of show jumping in the 1988 Olympic Games, and in six World & European Championships. Since retiring as a rider he has continued his involvement in coaching and management as Team Manager in the Athens Olympics and Senior Chef d’Equipe at Aachen 5* CSIO, Barcelona Superleague Final and European Championships. He has also been extensively involved in the mentoring and coaching of Junior teams to gold medals at European Championships. John has been involved with Pentathlon Ireland for many years, acting as Equestrian coach in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
“I have been involved with Pentathlon Ireland for a number of years as equestrian coach for Championships and Olympic Games. I am honoured to have been elected President of Pentathlon Ireland and I am enthusiastic about the role. The excellent performances by Irish pentathletes at the Olympics in London and at the European Championships in Bath fill me with optimism for the Rio Games next year. We have a pool of talented young athletes in Ireland who with the correct support can step up to and achieve at the highest level”
John takes over the presidency from Robert Downes who was the initial founder of the association. Pentathlon Ireland would like to thank Robert for all his hard work over the years and warmly welcome John to his new role.
Image courtesy of Sportsfile: Comdt. John Ledingham and Professor Pat Wall, Chairman, Horse Sport Ireland at the Horse Sport Ireland National Coaching Conference 2014.