Jumping - Ireland Tie With France At Hickstead
WHAT always promised to be a needle match between France and Ireland,
with only half a point separating the two nations at the top of
the Samsung Super League, Hickstead did not disappoint today (Friday).
team Britain (fourth in the Super League) led the competition at
the halfway mark on a zero score, with Ireland and France tying
for Second, each with four faults.
O'Connor and Waterford Crystal racked up Ireland's only double clear
to keep the team in contention in the second round, while Billy
Twomey and Kevin Babington incurred four faults apiece. Peter Charles
improved on his first round total of eight faults by having only
one pole down in the second round.
final result saw Gt. Britain return a total of eight faults, while
Ireland and Britain tied for second place on 12 faults apiece. The
Netherlands took Fourth with 16 faults.
was eliminated as a team, as they had two riders eliminated in the
first round, and under FEI Super League rules, they could not proceed
to the second round.
from resolving the battle between France and Ireland, Hickstead
left both teams still in equal position on the Super League table,
with France ahead of Ireland by half a point.
Hickstead, the next Samsung Super League clash will be at the Dublin
Horse Show on August 8, where a battle of truly historic proportions
is likely to take place between the two teams at the top of the
SHOW JUMPING RESULTS: CSIO HICKSTEAD GREAT BRITAIN 23-27 JULY
NATIONS CUP (Samsung Super League)
Friday, July 25, 2003
GT. BRITAIN 8 Faults
IRELAND 12 Faults
Kevin Babington: Carling King 0/4
Cian O'Connor: Waterford Crystal 0/0
Billy Twomey: Luidam 4/4
Peter Charles: Corrada 8/4
FRANCE 12 Faults
4) NETHERLANDS 16 Faults
=5) GERMANY 32 Faults
=5) SWEDEN 32 Faults
7) ITALY 36 Faults
SUPER LEAGUE LEADERBOARD AFTER HICKSTEAD
France - 37 points
2. Ireland - 36.5 points
3. Great Britain- 26 points
4. Germany - 21 points
5. Belgium - 13.5 points
6. Netherlands - 10.5 points
6. Sweden - 10 points
7. Italy - 8 points