THE Irish pony show jumping team took third place on the podium in today’s Nations Cup at Hagen in Germany.
The result means three Irish underage teams have finished on the podium in Nations Cup competitions this weekend in Hagen after both the Young Rider (U21) and Junior (U18) teams finished second at the German venue on Friday.
Irish pony team manager Gary Marshall saw his side finish on a two round total of 12 faults. Home team Germany took the winner's trophy on seven faults, with Denmark second of six teams on eight faults.
Harry Allen had one fence down for Ireland in each round with Cassandra Van Het Roelhof, while Charlotte Houston produced an outstanding double clear with Lea Du Genier.
Lucy Shanahan riding Cinderella Girl had a fence down in each round. Ciaran Nallon knocked a single fence in the first round before finishing with a clear round second time out to leave Ireland in third place overall.
Also in Hagen, Cormac Foley scored a runner-up finish in the Junior Grand Prix with Ballylynch Wizard. They finished just two-hundredths of a second behind German winner Max Haunhorst, riding Charis.
Irish team scores – Pony Nations Cup Hagen, Germany
Harry Allen/Cassandra Van Het Roelhof 4/(4)
Charlotte Houston/Lea Du Genier 0/0
Lucy Shanahan/Cinderella Girl (ISH) (4)/4
Ciaran Nallon/Dibidoe 4/0
Team total 12 faults