Turner names Boekelo Nations Cup Team

  • 8 October 2014, 16:17

The final leg of the 2014 FEI Eventing Nations Cup takes place at Boekelo, the Netherlands, this weekend. Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Eventing Manager, Nick Turner, has confirmed the four combinations that will represent Ireland in the team competition. The combinations who have been selected for the Irish team, in order of go, are:

  • Padraig McCarthy with Simon Porloe
  • Austin O’Connor with Kilpatrick Knight (ISH)
  • Jonty Evans with Double Dutch V
  • Joseph Murphy with Westwinds Hercules (ISH)

Ten nations will compete in the final leg of the 2014 Series, which has run at nine events this year. Germany currently top the leaderboard, 10 points ahead of Great Britain. Ireland, who have competed in just three legs to date, currently lie in joint fourth after finishing third at Ballindenisk and again at Waregem and fifth at Aachen.

Action kicks off with dressage on Thursday and Friday. Cross-country takes place on Saturday, with the final showjumping phase being held on Sunday when the winners will be decided. Team Ireland High Performance Eventing Manager, Nick Turner, will be joined in Boekelo by Dressage Coach, Terry Boon, and Showjumping Coach, Ian Fearon.

Michael Ryan with Tomgar Rembrandt (ISH) and Dunlough Striker (ISH) and Patricia Ryan with Dunrath Eclipse (ISH) will compete as individuals with their promising young horses at the Dutch event.

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