Showjumping: Ireland finish third in San Marino, Arezzo CSIO 3* Nations Cup
- 19 September 2014, 19:37
SHOWJUMPING: IRELAND FINISH THIRD IN SAN MARINO, AREZZO CSIO3* NATIONS CUP
Irelands team of Mark McAuley riding Valenzo Giuseppe’s Isco De Amoranda, Alexander Butler riding Michael Leddy’s Monastery Stud More Pleasure, Capt. Geoff Curran riding the Minister for Defence’s Mullaghbane (ISH) and Greg Broderick riding Caledonia Stable’s 8 year old MHS Going Global finished joint third with Denmark on 24 faults. Italy finished in 1st on 16 faults, Sweden in 2nd on 20 Faults. Thirteen Nation’s took part in today’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup
Ireland’s High Performance Show jumping Team Manager Robert Splaine said; “This was a developmental Nations Cup for Ireland giving new combinations Nations Cup experience towards the end of the season, which is crucial with the future in mind. At this show we had three horses and two riders making their Nations Cup debut. All combinations contributed to today’s success, Greg Broderick and the 8 year old MHS Going Global (ISH) lived up to expectations and produced the best result for us and the best result in the competition for an 8 year old. Capt. Geoff Curran riding the Minister for Defences Mullaghbane (ISH) was impressive, Alexander Butler showed significant improvement in the second round and Mark McAuley also gave us a score that counted towards todays result. I would like to thank the owners for making these horses available to jump for Ireland”.