IRISH JUNIORS AND YOUNG RIDERS MAKE THEIR MARK AT WELLINGTON

Under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Comdt. John Ledingham, Irish Junior and Young Riders made their mark at the international show in Wellington, Florida during the weekend.

The Junior team of Conor McMahon, Philip Carey, Matt Garrigan and Cormac Hanley claimed the Silver Medal in the Junior Nations’ Cup, finishing on 13 faults behind an in-form USA team, who maintained a zero score to take the Gold Medal. The Bronze went to Brazil on 16 faults.

Ireland took the Bronze Medal in the Young Rider Nations’ Cup, with Tom Foley, Jenny Rankin, Oliver Mc Carthy and Cormac Hanley coming home on 28 faults behind Silver Medallists Brazil on 24 and once again a top-performing Gold Medal USA team on just four faults.

In Sunday’s Young Rider Grand Prix at the Florida venue, Ireland’s Jenny Rankin took second place with a double clear round on Eddie Maserati, just over a second behind the USA’s Spencer Smith and IV Ever.