Michael Blake names Irish team for first Nations Cup of the season in Florida

  • 4 March 2021, 20:15

Irish Show Jumping team manager Michael Blake (pictured) has named his team for tomorrow’s (Friday) four-star FEI Nations Cup at Wellington in Florida, USA, which will be Ireland’s first team action of the 2021 season.

Ireland have been drawn fourth to jump of the eight teams that take part and line out as follows:

Cork’s Shane Sweetnam with Karlin Van’t Vennehof – owned by Seabrook LLC & Shane Sweetnam
Wexford’s Bertram Allen with Castlefield Vegas (ISH)  – owned by Martin Egan
Galway’s Michael Duffy with Zilton SL Z – owned by Katherine Duffy & HMF Equestrian
Meath’s Cian O’Connor with Cadiz  – owned by Ronnoco Jump Ltd

Ireland will be up against teams from Israel, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Britain, Brazil and Canada with the competition getting underway on Friday at 9.30pm Irish time.



The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by Devenish & The Underwriting Exchange
Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Horse Sport Ireland



Castlefield Vegas (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Cassino (SWWB) out of Clarkes Quiet Optimistic (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: John Clarke, Co. Cavan. Owner: Martin Egan.