Podium finish for Irish Show Jumping team in Madrid Nations Cup
- 4 June 2022, 20:44
The Irish Show Jumping team have scored an excellent third place finish in today’s (Saturday) three-star Longines EEF Nations Cup at Madrid in Spain.
Irish Chef d’Equipe Taylor Vard named the same team who had took victory in the Portuguese Nations Cup in Lisbon last weekend. The quartet of Richard Howley (Consulent de Prelet Z), Jessica Burke (Namamia), Kevin Gallagher (Ballypatrick Flamenco (ISH) and Jenny Rankin (Carmela Z) were in sixth place at the halfway stage in Madrid and produced a flawless second round with four clears to finish on their first round score of 8 faults. The Irish performance included a double clear round from Jessica Burke with Namamia.
Spain claimed victory in their home Nations Cup on a zero score while Belgium finished second on 4 faults.
Ireland are in five-star FEI Nations Cup action on Sunday evening in Canada where team manager Michael Blake has selected Daniel Coyle, Andrew Bourns, Shane Sweetnam and Conor Swail to face off against teams from Canada, Australia, Mexico, Israel and USA.