FOR the third time this season, Gary Marshall’s Irish pony team came out on top in a Nations Cup, this time at the Hagen Future Champions show in Germany.

Marshall’s team of Francis Derwin, brothers Max and Tom Wachman, and Seamus Hughes Kennedy rose from second place after the first round to stand top of the podium. Derwin was the star performer with Clive Swindel’s wonderful Connemara mare Cul Ban Mistress.