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Eventing - CCI*** Boekelo, Netherlands, 9 - 12 October 2003

Irish Recover To Take Top Spot

Ireland recovered from a difficult start to clinch a splendid victory in the Team competition at Boekelo today (Sunday).

Having trailed in 8th place following the completion of the opening Dressage event on Friday, the Irish team of Jonty Evans, Jayne Harrison, Susan Shortt and Louisa Clarke held their nerve as they watched their opponents fall away during the Cross Country and Show Jumping events.

Final team standings after Show Jumping today (12 October):

1) Ireland total penalties 260.60
Marsden Muscat; Jonty Evans 65.20
The Irish One; Jayne Harrison 82.40
Star Dance; Susan Shortt 113.00
Glencara; Louisa Clarke 113.20
2) Italy total penalties 266.80
3) Germany total penalties 275.80
4) Sweden total penalties 276.00
5) New Zealand total penalties 345.60
6) Great Britain total penalties 1123.40
7) France total penalties 1151.00
8) USA total penalties 1191.80
9) Netherlands total penalties 2104.40


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