Kate Kerr Horan and Michael Murphy complete individual tests in Paralympic Games Dressage competition

  • 27 August 2021, 15:24

The remaining two members of the Irish Paralympic Dressage team were in action today in Tokyo on the second day of the individual competition.

Kate Kerr Horan with Serafina T scored 66.470% in their Grade III individual competition to finish in 18th place overall. The gold medal was won by Denmark’s  Tobias Thorning Jorgensen with Jolene Hill with a score of 78.971%.

In the earlier Grade I competition, Michael Murphy and Cleverboy scored 61.464% to also finish in 18th place overall. The gold medal went to American rider Roxanne Trunnell with Dolton on a score of 81.464%.

On Thursday, Ireland’s Tamsin Addison and Fahrenheit finished 12th overall in their Grade V individual competition with a score of 66.405%, while Rosemary Gaffney and Werona scored 65.390% on their way to a 15th place finish in the Grade IV competition.

Horse Sport Ireland Para Dressage High Performance Director Debora Pijpers will now select the three athletes from the Irish quartet for the team competition which takes place on Saturday and Sunday.