IRELAND fielded a strong Children on Horses team at the five-star Nations Cup show in Ocala, Florida, last week, when they finished in second place after a three-way jump-off with the two American teams.

Pony riders Francis Derwin, Jack Geaney and Rhys Williams travelled to Florida and were joined on the team by American-based Daniel Kerins, son of Sligo senior rider Darragh. Kerins got Ireland off to a great start in Thursday’s 1.15m Welcome Classic when taking the top spot with Glenbeigh Farm LLC’s Elwood.