Splaine introduces two new horses for Lisbon Nations’ Cup

  • 28 May 2015, 22:34

IRISH show jumping team manager Robert Splaine has introduced two horses new to Nations’ Cup jumping in his team announcement for Lisbon made tonight (Thursday).

The Irish quartet that will line out on Friday for the three-star Portuguese competition is:

Trevor Breen with Oldtown KC (ISH)(TIH)
Anthony Condon with Balzac
Michael Duffy with Cortina 200
Michael G Duffy with Felix XXVIII

Splaine said: “Competitions in the Second Division are the ideal way to test out new combinations, for although we are not competing to score points it gives me a great opportunity to see riders and horses perform at a high team level.

“For tomorrow Trevor Breen’s Oldtown KC and Anthony Condon’s Balzac both look exciting prospects and will be making their Nations’ Cup debut.

“Michael G Duffy with Felix and Michael Duffy with Cortina 200 are having their second outing for Ireland in a Nations’ Cup. Tomorrow will be a very interesting day.”

Nine nations are taking part in the Lisbon Nations’ Cup, and Ireland is drawn seventh to jump.

Show jumping manager Robert Splaine

Show jumping manager Robert Splaine