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Ireland's emerging stars go for Athens Grand Prix glory

Six Irish show jumpers will take part in today's (Sunday) Athens Grand Prix - the first Grand Prix to be held at the new Olympic Equestrian Center, which will be the setting for next year's equestrian events at the Olympic Games.

The Irish contingent consists largely of a new breed of international competitors, who have carried the flag admirably since being called on for international duty while Ireland's premier squad takes a much-needed break after a demanding season of Super League Nations Cups.

The 'young guns' are joined by the current World Individual Champion Dermott Lennon, who has already taken two events at this meeting (Friday and Saturday). Lennon rides Picobello Pleasure in today's Grand Prix.

This morning (Sunday) David Quigley finished 4th in the Kentavros Cup on Ashdale Spirit. He rides Ashdale Futuro this afternoon.

Irish participants in today's Athens Grand Prix (commences 1pm Irish time):

Ryan Crumley with Baltimore
Michael Kerins with Polanski
Glen Leddy with Gold Fingers
Dermott Lennon with Picobello Pleasure
Paul O'Shea with Mahon Point
David Quigley with Ashdale Futuro

Chef d'Equipe: Lt. Col. Gerry Mullins


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