Irish Show Jumping team drawn fourth to jump in tomorrow’s Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona

  • 4 October 2018, 22:55

The Irish Show Jumping team have been drawn fourth to jump of 15 teams in tomorrow’s (Friday) Longines FEI Nations Cup World Final, which carries a prize fund of €1.7 Million and takes place at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain.

They all want to get their hands on it! The Chefs d’Equipe of the 15 nations that will compete for the 2018 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ title when the action gets underway at tomorrow evening at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona (ESP). (FEI/Jim Hollander)

The top eight teams after tomorrow’s first round of competition will qualify for Sunday’s grand final, with the other seven teams going forward to the Challenge Cup final on Saturday.

The Devenish & The Underwriting Exchange-sponsored Irish team qualified for the World Final back in August, after finishing second on the Europe Division 1 Nations Cup league table. The full draw for the first round of competition in Barcelona is as follows:

1, Germany; 2, Spain; 3, Austria; 4, Ireland; 5, Great Britain; 6, Italy; 7, Sweden; 8, Belgium; 9, Brazil; 10, USA; 11, Canada; 12, Netherlands; 13, France; 14, Switzerland; 15, UAE.

Irish team manager Rodrigo Pessoa has named his team for the Barcelona showdown and they will line out as follows:

Cork’s Billy Twomey with Kimba Flamenco

Waterford’s Anthony Condon with SFS Aristio

Tipperary’s Shane Breen with Ipswich Van De Wolfsakker

Offaly’s Darragh Kenny with Balou Du Reventon

Mayo’s Michael G Duffy is Ireland’s fifth man with The Irish Sport Horse Lapuccino 2 and can be called upon to jump in the second competition over the weekend.

Friday’s competition gets underway at 7pm Irish time and is live on FEITV

The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange and Devenish
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