GAIN Irish Junior Eventing team and Young Rider Cathal Daniels both finish one place off medals at European Eventing Championships in Millstreet

  • 23 July 2017, 17:38

The GAIN Irish Junior (U18) Eventing team have finished just one place outside the medals in fourth at the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships in Millstreet, Co Cork.

The Debbie Byrne managed Irish quartet of Correna Bowe (LCC Cooley (ISH), Anna Kelly (Something Special VI), Alex Power (Lakantus) and Jim Tyrrell (Rock Gift (ISH), finished on a combined score of 149.80 after today’s (Sunday) final Show Jumping phase.

Germany claimed the Gold medal after they finished on their Dressage score of 95.20. Britain took the Silver medal on a score of 106.70, while France took home the Bronze on a score of 140.00. Alex Power and Lakantus finished as the highest-placed Irish Junior combination individually in 10th place. Britain’s Isabelle Upton won the individual Gold medal with Eros DHI. Germany’s Gesa Stass took the Silver medal with Bronze going to another German rider, Emma Brussau.

In the Young Rider (U21) European Championships in Millstreet, Galway’s Cathal Daniels finished just one place off the medals in fourth overall. A clear final Show Jumping round by the GAIN team member aboard The Irish Sport Horse Sammy Davis Junior, saw them rise up the leaderboard from their ninth place after Cross Country. They finished less than one penalty point behind Dutch rider Janou Bleekman who took the Bronze medal with Granntevka Prince.

Germany’s Hanna Knuppel and Carismo are the new European Young Rider Gold medalists while Britain’s Alex Kennedy and The Irish Sport Horse Lissangle Cavaletto claimed the Silver medal.
Germany won the team Gold medal with Netherlands taking Silver and Britain the Bronze. Ireland’s chances of challenging for a team medal were ended when they were reduced to just two team members after the morning trot-up.

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