Irish Eventing riders have claimed victory in the two biggest competitions on offer at this weekend’s Camphire International Horse Trials in Co Waterford.
Galway’s Cathal Daniels climbed from overnight second to win the Sema Lease CCI3* with Sammy Davis Junior (ISH). Daniels finished with 4 penalties in the final Show Jumping phase and when leader, New Zealand’s Tim Price, had two fences down with Ascona M, Daniels would take the winners trophy while James O’Haire also filled fifth place for Ireland with China Doll.
Irish riders dominated the final standings in the Cahervillahow CIC3*, with Tipperary’s Padraig McCarthy leading from start to finish to claim victory. McCarthy and the 13-year-old gelding Mr Chunky, finished on a final score of 27.2 after adding just 0.4 time penalties Cross Country to their Dressage score of 26.8.
Irish riders filled all of the top three places on the podium with Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH) finishing second on 27.4, while Ciaran Glynn took third place with November Light (ISH) (TIH). Aidan Keogh also finished strongly, taking fifth with Master Tredstep and sixth with Pride of Tredstep.
Horse Sport Ireland Eventing Team Manager Sally Corscadden (pictured) said:
“This was a great weekend and brilliant for Team Ireland to win both three-star classes at Camphire against top international competition. Our riders produced very professional performances which gives us great confidence in our preparations for the World Equestrian Games. I have to thank the organisers for producing such good courses with great ground conditions in both the Cross Country and Show Jumping and the landowners and sponsors for putting on such a high class competition.”
HSI CEO Ronan Murphy added,
“This was another great result for our Eventing riders to win the two biggest competitions on offer at Camphire and another boost for all involved in our High Performance Programme as we get closer to the World Equestrian Games.”
The Castleacre CCI2* saw Emily Corbett finish best of the Irish in third with Leapfrog, while Cameron Kiernan Jnr finished fifth in the Eventing Ireland CCI1*.
The GAIN Equine Nutrition CIC2* saw victory going to New Zealand’s Kevin McNab with Willunga, just ahead of Galway’s Cathal Daniels and LEB Lias Jewel in second.
Irish riders filled the top two places in the Waterford County Council CIC1*, with victory going to Michael Ryan and TR Kaygraff ahead of Sarah Ennis in second with Grantstown Jackson.
The Horse Sport Ireland CICYH1* for 6-year-old’s was won by Britain’s Jodie Amos with Carsonstown Do It Tomorrow. The HSI Masterclass for 5-year-old’s was won by Emma Jackson with Drumnaconnell Opium Lux, while she also claimed the HSI Masterclass for 4-year-old’s with A Pennyforluck.
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