Ireland’s Pony team victorious at FEI Youth Nations Cup Finals – Irish Juniors finish second

The Irish Pony Show Jumping team claimed a brilliant win in today’s FEI Youth Nations Cup Finals at Opglabbeek in Belgium.
The Irish team of Kian Dore (Sparkling Lackaghmore Joey), Emily Moloney (Lady Crown), Paddy Reape (Fernando) and James Derwin (Rincoola Babog), managed by Gary Marshall, came into the final round in second place behind Belgium. Ireland added no penalties in the final round to their first round score of four faults to take victory ahead of The Netherlands who finished second on 10 faults while Britain finished third on 12 faults.

The Irish Junior (U18) team of Eoin Brennan (Eskola M), Stephen Gibbons (Cassius Z), James Brennan (MHS Im The One), and Coen Williams (Conthanja), managed by James Kernan, also scored a podium finish at the finals, taking second place overall after a jump-off against The Netherlands.