Red letter day for Irish Show Jumping as Gain Horse feeds Junior and Young Rider team win Silver and Bronze medals at European Championships

  • 14 August 2015, 23:39

IRELAND’S Junior and Young rider teams today (Friday) took silver and bronze medals at their European Championships in Austria.

The Junior team of Philip Carey, Susan Fitzpatrick, Anna Carway and Cormac Hanley took the Team Silver medal following a jump off with Great Britain who had make do with Bronze. The Gold medal went to Germany. Twenty one nations took part.

Earlier the Young Rider team took the Bronze medal following a three way jump off for the Silver medal with Germany and Great Britain. Germany took the Silver with Ireland taking Bronze and Belgium the Gold. Fourteen nations competed for medals.

The team consisted of Eoin Mc Mahon, Michael G. Duffy, Michael Duffy and Jonathon Gordon.

The Chef d’Equipe for both team was Comdt John Ledingham. The Children, Junior and Young Rider HSI High Performance committee consists of Comdt. Ledingham, James Kernan (chair), Michael Blake and Sally Ann Tobin. The team vet was Will Lawlor.

The new medals come after a massive week for Irish show jumping which saw the Investec Senior Show Jumping team win the Aga Khan Trophy in Dublin and the Gain pony team win team Silver at the European Championships in Malmo, Sweden.


Gold – Belgium 0 faults
Silver – Germany 8 faults JO: 0.00 / 110.83
Bronze – Ireland 8 faults JO: 0.00 / 112.99

Eoin McMahon with Prophan 4/16/0
Michael G Duffy with Felix XXVIII 0/8/0
Michael Duffy with Miss Untouchable 0/0/0
Jonathan Gordon with Fellini 0/0/4


Gold – Germany 8 faults
Silver – Ireland 12 faults JO: 0.00 / 115.02

Bronze – Great Britain 12 faults JO: 8.00 / 115.14 (Total 20 faults)
Philip Carey with Belle Rock (ISH) 4/16/0
Susan Fitzpatrick with Cavalino 0/4/0
Anna Carway with Ajaccio 0/0/0
Cormac Hanley with Caracter 0/8/0
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