SALLY Corscadden’s Irish Eventing team of Padraig McCarthy (‘MGH Tokyo Phil’), Susie Berry (‘Ringwood LB’ (ISH)), Felicity Ward (‘Regal Bounty’ (ISH)) and Brian Morrison (‘Global DHI’) finished in fifth place overall of nine teams, following the final jumping phase of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup of The Netherlands at Boekelo.
Ireland were in sixth place after Dressage and moved up one place to fifth after Saturday’s Cross-Country and remained in fifth after the Show Jumping phase on a final score of 162.7. Britain claimed victory on 90.4, with USA second on 102.7, while third place went to Germany on 127.7.
Padraig McCarthy and ‘MGH Tokyo Phil’ finished best of the Irish individually in ninth place with a score of 34.5, with Felicity Ward next best of the Irish in 29th with ‘Regal Bounty’ (ISH) on a score of 59.5.
The following quartet were selected to represent Ireland at Boekelo:
Susannah Berry with ‘Ringwood LB’ (ISH) – owned by Susannah Berry, Helen Caton & Gwen Purce;
Padraig McCarthy with ‘MGH Tokyo Phil’ – owned by Karia Pugh;
Felicity Ward with ‘Regal Bounty’ (ISH) – owned by James O’Callaghan;
Brian Morrison with ‘Global DHI’ – owned by Global Event Horses Ltd.
Ireland was also represented by three additional individual riders – Declan Cullen, Alex Donohoe and Michael Ryan.
Each year, the competition in Boekelo attracts more than 60,000 visitors and is one of the largest outdoor sporting events in the Netherlands.