Team Gears Up For Aachen Nations Cup Battle
SHOW JUMPING team this afternoon (Friday June 28) faces one of its
most daunting competitions in the current Samsung Nations Cup series.
in Germany is a four-star Nations Cup event, and traditionally attracts
the cream of European riders and horses. Ireland is currently battling
its way up from Sixth position in the Samsung Nations Cup League,
and badly needs the 10 points that a victory at Aachen today would
against the Irish squad of Cian O'Connor, Dermott Lennon, Peter
Charles and Kevin Babington, will be crack teams from France, Germany,
Gt. Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy
Ireland also needs a good position in the Samsung League to ensure
qualification for the World Equestrian Games in Spain this September.
order of jumping for Ireland this afternoon will be
1) Kevin Babington (Carling King)
2) Cian O'Connor (Waterford Crystal)
3) Peter Charles (Corrada)
4) Dermott Lennon (Liscalgot)
d¹Equipe for the team is Tommy Wade. Final results are expected
before 6 p.m. Irish time.
has won two Nations Cup competitions in the current 2001/2002 series
(Washington, Toronto), was Third at Wellington, USA, and Poznan,
Poland, and Fourth at Linz, Austria.
Ireland's Cian O'Connor is presently ranked No.1 in the Nations
Cup Leading Rider Rankings, and Kevin Babington No.3. O'Connor's
horse <Waterford Crystal>is joint No. 1 in the Leading Horse
Rankings with Babington's <Carling King>.
Aachen Nations Cup website address is http://www.chioaachen.de/
WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON THE EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION OF IRELAND