The Irish Pony (U16) Show Jumping team completed a hat-trick of Nations Cup victories yesterday when winning a tight contest at Hagen Future Champions show in Germany.
Gary Marshall’s team were in second place at the halfway stage and overtook leaders France to take the winner’s trophy at the finish.
Francis Derwin and the Connemara Pony Cúl Bán Mistress were the star performers jumping a double clear round.
Max Wachman jumped clear first time out with the Irish Sport Horse Cuffesgrange Cavalidam (ISH), and lowered a single fence in the second round.
His brother Tom Wachman and Quaprice D’Astree picked up 7 faults in the first round before a faultless effort second time of asking.
Séamus Hughes Kennedy and Rock Dee Jay picked up 8 faults in round one and had a single fence down when last to go.
This left Ireland on a two round total of 11 faults – a single fault ahead of France who finished second on 12 faults.
Sweden and Germany finished joint third on 16 faults apiece, while Netherlands finished fifth and Italy sixth.
The Ireland team had already won the Nations Cup in both Belgium and The Netherlands earlier this year.
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