Michael Blake names Irish team for Friday’s Nations Cup in Norway

  • 10 May 2018, 19:07

Irish Show Jumping Development Team Manager Michael Blake has named his team for tomorrow’s (Friday) three-star Nations Cup at Drammen in Norway.

Ireland have been drawn last to jump of nine teams and will line out as follows:

Sligo’s Richard Howley with Dolores  – owned by Morgan Kent
Kildare’s Michael Pender with Casanova Van Overis Z  – owned by Studfarm Overis & Bravo Hughes
Meath’s Alexander Butler with Theoreme Du Desir – owned by Wrenwood Stables & Jim Papp
Louth’s Mark McAuley with Jasco VD Bisschop –  owned by Eva Lundin

The victorious Irish team on the podium at Drammen Nations Cup in 2017 (l-r)  Alexander Butler, Mark McCauley,  Michael Blake (Chef d’Equipe), Captain Geoff Curran and Cameron Hanley. Photo FEI/Hannah Strkebye

Ireland are the defending champions having won the Drammen Nations Cup in 2017 with a team that included Alexander Butler, Mark McAuley, Cameron Hanley and Capt.Geoff Curran. Drammen is a Division 2 Nations Cup and as Ireland are a Division 1 team they will not be eligible for points.

The Drammen Nations Cup gets underway at 4pm Irish time.

The Irish Show Jumping Team is sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange and Devenish.

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