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2002 Kerrygold Horse Show
Kerrygold Nations Cup Teams And Rider Update

7-11 August 2002

There has been a change of rider in the British team and a change of horses in the French & Belgium teams for the 2002 Kerrygold Nations' Cup which will take place 3:00pm on Friday 9 August 2002.

Kerrygold Nations' Cup Teams

Great Britain - William Funnell will be coming to the Show with horses, Cortaflex Amber du Montois, and Cortaflex Machiavelli. He replaces Scott Smith and his two horses.

France - Christian Herman's horse, Galop de Beaumont, will not be travelling to the Show, he will have only one horse, Ephebe For Ever while Patrice Delaveau will be bringing three horses: Envoye Special; Frascator Mail; and Lotus.

Belgium - Phillipe Lejeune will now be bringing horse Maike instead of Prins Ramiro.

Seven teams will compete in this year's Kerrygold Nations' Cup - Great Britain, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Ireland.

Great Britain has had the most number of Nations' Cup wins in Ireland since the competition started - 22 in all. They last won the competition in 1996, and won the trophy out twice, having won three years consecutively (1953 and 1975). Ireland has won the competition 20 times, winning the trophy out in 1937 & 1979 with their last win in 2000.

Individual Riders

Ricardo Jurado from Spain, who competes as an individual rider, brings horses Falcon Internet Gysmo and Falcon Internet Piz Palau while Mexican, Jaime Guerra, has withdrawn due to an injury to his Grand Prix horse. On the home front, Darragh Kerins from County Sligo will compete as an Irish Individual. A son of a former international Francie Kerins, Daragh now competes on the USA circuit. His horse is called Notre Dame.

A current list of Kerrygold Nations' Cup team members and Individual riders and horses can be found on the RDS website


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