Irish Young Rider Eventing Team take Bronze at European Championships
- 15 September 2013, 10:38
The Irish GAIN Young Rider (Under 21) team clinched Bronze medal position at the European Championships in Jardy, France.
In the Young Rider section of the championships, Michelle Kenny and Fernhill M25, Melanie Young and Riverstown Express with David Hannigan on Red Baron were left without a discard score today after fourth member Caroline Marwood and Jazzin Along were eliminated during the cross country phase.
However, the trio held their third place during today’s show jumping and finished on a tally of 230.0, enough for a Bronze medal, with France taking Gold and Great Britain the Silver medal.
The Irish Young Rider team is managed by Sally Corscadden with dressage coach Heike Holstien, Show Jumping Coach Ian Fearon and Team Vet Will Lalor.
After today’s exceptional performances, the Irish Eventing High Performance Manager Nick Turner said: “”I am absolutely delighted with the Irish eventing successes this weekend. Team Gold and individual
Silver from the Juniors, Team Bronze from the Young Riders and a win for Aoife Clark with PJ Hegartys’ Fenya’s Elegance at the Blenhein CCI3*made this a very exciting weekend.
“Congratulations to everyone involved and thanks to all of the owners, sponsors, support staff and team managers for all of their hard work anddedication that helped to make this possible.
“The young horses in the 8/9 year old classes also put in some very goodperformances which makes the future of Irish Eventing very exciting.”