Triple bill of Nations Cup Show Jumping action for Ireland this weekend

  • 30 May 2017, 16:42

(l-r) Taylor Vard, Rodrigo Pessoa, and Michael Blake will take charge of Irish teams this weekend in Denmark, Switzerland and Canada

A hectic few days of Show Jumping action will see Ireland field Nations Cup teams at no less than three different venues this weekend, in Switzerland, Denmark and in Canada.

St Gallen in Switzerland will host the fourth round of the FEI Super League Nations Cup series on Friday and although it is part of Europe Division 1, St Gallen is not one of Ireland’s six selected points-scoring rounds. Team Manager Rodrigo Pessoa has named his Irish squad sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange and Devenish ahead of the five-star event, with his team of four due to be named on Thursday.

Irish Development Team Manager Michael Blake will be in Canada as Ireland field a team in Friday night’s four-star Nations Cup at Langley in British Colombia. On Saturday, Ireland will also field a team at the three-star Danish Nations Cup in Uggerhalne, where Taylor Vard will be Chef d’Equipe.


The three Irish Show Jumping squads are as follows:

St Gallen CSIO5* Switzerland (Nations Cup Friday 1.30pm Irish time)

Bertram Allen with Hector Van D’Abdijhoeve

Mark McAuley with Utchan De Belheme

Anthony Condon with Balzac

Richard Howley with Chinook

Dermott Lennon with Loughview Lou-Lou (ISH)


CSIO4* Langley British Colombia, Canada (Nations Cup Friday night 12 midnight)

Robert Blanchette with Coupis

Andrew Bourns with CHS Inception (ISH)

Daniel Coyle with Cita or Simba De La Roque

Jennifer Crooks with Tornado

Conor Swail with Flower


CSIO3* Uggerhalne, Denmark (Nations Cup Saturday 2.30pm)

Shane Carey with Quantum KS

Anna Carway with Ajaccio

Michael G Duffy with Lapuccino 2 (ISH)

Matt Garrigan with MHS La Scala (ISH);

Max O’Reilly Hyland with Ahmed Du Calvaire

  • Tags: