Pony Show Jumping – Irish third at German Nations’ Cup
- 14 June 2013, 14:06
IRELAND’S pony riders finished third at Hagen in Germany this morning (Friday), collecting just six faults in a tightly-fought Nations’ Cup that involved ten teams.
Under Team Manager Tom Slattery, Ireland were in joint third place at the halfway stage on just two time faults, thanks to jumping clears from Killian Norris with Javas Alun and Tim MacDonagh on Imagine If One, but with only Shane Dalton aboard Woodfield Breeze coming home without any faults on his card. Michael Pender and Blackwoodland Rock were the discard score.
Battling against very strong British and German teams, Norris and McDonagh produced zero faults in the second round, with Pender rallying to have just one pole down, but Dalton this time was unable to produce a clear, and his nine faults became the discard.
At the final bell, Britain’s winning tally was just one fault, with Germany on two and third-placed Ireland on six.
There were three Irish Sport Horses on the team – Javas Alun, Imagine If One and Woodfield Breeze – while Blackwoodland Rock is a Connemara Pony.