Dublin, Ireland – August 20, 2020 – Following a break of over five months due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Irish Show Jumping team managed by Michael Blake, make their long-awaited return to FEI Jumping Nations Cup action today (Friday) at Prague’s Chuchle arena in the Czech Republic.
Ireland’s last Nations Cup outing was at the end of February in The United States where, for the third year in-a-row, Ireland finished as runners-up at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida. Individual equestrian action resumed behind closed doors in June however this will be the first opportunity to once again experience the thrill of top level international team competition.
The Irish Show Jumping team for Friday’s three-star Czech Nations Cup is:
Louth’s Mark McAuley (IRL) with Jasco VD Bisschop – owned by Scea La Tuilere & Mark McAuley
Wexford’s Bertram Allen (IRL) with Gun Powder – owned by Onyx Consulting
Galway’s Michael Duffy (IRL) with Jeff Ten Halven – owned by HMF Equestrian & Michael Duffy
Waterford’s Anthony Condon (IRL) with SFS Aristio – owned by John Hales & Anthony Condon
Ireland have been drawn eighth to jump of the 13 teams that will line out in Friday’s competition which gets underway at 1pm Irish time.
The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by Devenish & The Underwriting Exchange
Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestrian
Source: Press release by Brian Hennessy for Horse Sport Ireland
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