Irish Team Named for Nations Cup CSIO 3* next Week at the Sunshine Tour

Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – November 21, 2020 – Irish Show Jumping Team manager Michael Blake (IRL) has named his five squad members for the three-star FEI Nations Cup CSIO 3* at Vejer de La Frontera in Southern Spain, which takes place this coming Friday November 27th.

Ireland finished in a share of third place in the Portuguese Nations Cup in Vilamoura earlier this week and Michael Blake has selected an entirely new squad, which includes two Irish Sport Horses, for the Spanish fixture in Vejer.

The Irish squad, sponsored by Devenish and The Underwriting Exchange, is as follows:

Mark McAuley (IRL) & Jasco VD Bisschop – owned by Scea la Tuiliere & Mark McAuley

Michael G Duffy (IRL) & Lapuccino 2 (ISH) or Chappo Chey  – both owned by Carl Hanley Sporthorses

Denis Lynch (IRL) & Cristello – owned by Onyx Consulting Ltd

Cameron Hanley (IRL) & ESI Toulouse (ISH)  – owned by Cameron Hanley

Conor Swail (IRL) & Koss Van Heiste – owned by Dalco LTD


ESI Toulouse (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by SIEC Livello (HOLST) out of Catina (BWP), by Quasimodo VD Molendreef (BWP). Bred by Cian O’Connor, Co Meath. Owner/rider: Cameron Hanley (IRL)

Lapuccino 2 (ISH) – 2008 stallion by SIEC Livelllo (HOLST) out of Cabaret III (BHD). Breeder: Sven Kapp, Co. Galway. Owner: Carl Hanley Sporthorses GmbH. Rider: Michael G Duffy (IRL)

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

Photo: © Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia