Fourth In Linz Nations Cup
water jump caused many riders a problem in today's Nations Cup competition
at Linz, Austria, but none more so than Ireland's Lt. David O'Brien,
whose Boherdeal Clover had two refusals at the jump, and was eliminated.
the first round, 24 out of 50 horses had a foot in the water jump,
and in the second round it also caught Cian O'Connor's Waterford
Crystal, whose heel touched the tape, spoiling what was otherwise
a perfect round.
d'Equipe Lt. Gerry Mullins saud : << I have never seen Waterford
Crystal jump better in his career, and it was a shame that the water
spoiled what would have been a classic double clear for Cian. Lt.
David O'Brien was most unfortunate, having won the speed class this
morning, and then picking up two refusals in the Nations Cup. I
also think that Denis Coakley and Obos Quality deserve praise for
their performance. As relative newcomers to the pressure of Nations
Cups, they did very well indeed.>>
ended up Fourth in the Linz Nations Cup, with a total of 32 faults.
This adds four points to their Nations Cup tally this season, bringing
them up to 20 points. The British team did not make it into the
second round. Thirteen nations competed.
Linz, Irish teams will be hoping to improve their team ranking at
AACHEN, Germany (June 25-30), FALSTERBO, Sweden (July 11-14), LUMMEN,
Belgium (July 11-14), HICKSTEAD, England (July 24-28), and DUBLIN
SHOW JUMPING RESULTS: CSIO LINZ AUSTRIA 13-16 JUNE 2002
Friday, June 14, 2002
ITALY Faults 13.00
GERMANY; Faults 20.00
3) BELGIUM; Faults 24.00
IRELAND; Faults 32.00
Obos Quality 004; Denis Coakley 4.00/4.00
Lismakin; Lt. Shane Carey 4.00/16.00
Boherdeal Clover; Lt. David O'Brien (EL. EL.)
Waterford Crystal; Cian O'Connor 0.00/4.00
FRANCE Faults 41.00
JAPAN Faults 47.00