Tattersalls International Horse Trials to Host FEI Nations Cup

 

The Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair 2017 has been awarded the Irish leg of the FEI Nations Cup™. Taking place from the 31st May – 4th June, Tatts 2017 will once again host 8 competitions including the George Mernagh Memorial CIC03* - NC Class.

2017 will be the 6th running of the FEI Nations Cup™.  Teams compete in 10 events across 10 countries. 2016 saw Germany take the title with the UK in second. Ireland has yet to win the series.

Roger Casey, Managing Director, Tattersalls Ireland said “We are honoured to have been awarded the Irish leg of the FEI Nations Cup ™.  In 2016 53% of Tattersalls competitors were from overseas and 127 countries watched the competition on our live streaming. We hope hosting the FEI Nations Cup ™ will encourage more overseas entries making it an exciting spectacle for visitors while boosting the profile of the event internationally.”

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Editors Notes

 

2017 Nations Cup Schedule

 

Venue

NF

date_start

date_end

event_code

Fontainebleau

FRA

22.03.2017

26.03.2017

CICO3*-NC

Montelibretti

ITA

20.04.2017

23.04.2017

CICO3*-NC

Strzegom

POL

17.05.2017

21.05.2017

CICO3*-NC

Houghton Hall

GBR

25.05.2017

28.05.2017

CICO3*-NC

Ratoath, Tattersalls

IRL

31.05.2017

04.06.2017

CICO3*-NC

Wiener Neustadt, Milak

AUT

30.06.2017

02.07.2017

CICO3*-NC

The Plains VA

USA

07.07.2017

09.07.2017

CICO3*-NC

Aachen

GER

18.07.2017

23.07.2017

CICO3*-NC

Waregem

BEL

21.09.2017

24.09.2017

CICO3*-NC

Boekelo

NED

05.10.2017

08.10.2017

CCIO3*-NC

 

 

 

EVENTING IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS LOOMS!

The second Eventing Ireland National Championships kicks off at the home of the Tattersalls International Horse Trials, Tattersalls Ireland next Friday 12 August at 12 noon with the first of the dressage phases.

The Provisional Timetable for the weekend is as follows:

Class

Dressage

Show Jumping

Cross Country

CNC3*

Friday pm

Sunday

Saturday

Connolly’s Red Mills SuperLeague A/CNC2*

Friday pm

Sunday

Saturday

Waterboy CNC2*

Friday pm

Sunday

Saturday

Berney’s Saddlery CNC1*

Friday pm

Sunday

Saturday

Tredstep Ireland CNCJ1*

Friday pm

Sunday

Saturday

CNCP2*

Friday pm

Sunday

Saturday

TopSpec CNC1* Amateur

Friday pm

Sunday

Saturday

Hydeequine.com EI100P

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

EI100J

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

EI100

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

Leonie Sutton EI190A

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

Kilguilkey House EI90

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

EI90P

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

Over 300 of our top combinations will be competing during the weekend, all battling for the coveted title of being an Eventing Ireland National Champion and to get a share of the €20,000 in prize money along with additional prizes given by our very generous sponsors. 

Cross Country Course Walks will be taking place on Friday and Saturday evening. International riders Luke Drea will be walking the CNC1*, Sam Watson will be taking you round the EI90 and Sarah Ennis guiding you through the EI100 tracks.  More details will be available at the Secretary’s Office from Friday. This is a great opportunity for all riders to get advice and tips on to how to ride the course, regardless of experience!

Huge amounts of work have been undertaken by FEI International Course Designer Eugene O’Neill to make the Eventing Ireland National Championships cross country track as inviting as possible, and this includes black flag options.  Ground is also a priority and currently, the ground is in excellent order.

International multi-talented musician Liam O’Connor will be providing the entertainment on Saturday evening in the Tattersalls function room.  This will be a great opportunity to chat to fellow competitors about the day and to discuss plans for the final phase on Sunday.

The Tredstep Ireland Best Groom and Runner Up Groom awards will also be presented that evening.  All nominations are to be sent to Head Office by Wednesday 10 August – full details can be found on the Eventing Ireland website. 

There will be an array of trade stands selling a variety of goods so spectators can take time to browse between watching the action. 

Eventing Ireland would like to thank the entire team at Tattersalls Ireland for the time and work they have given to make the National Championships a success.

Wishing all the competitors the best of luck!

CHEERS FOR PAUL TAPNER AND PRINCE MAYO AS THEY WIN THE IRISH FIELD CCI3* AT TATTERSALLS

Popular Aussie Paul Tapner and Prince Mayo win The Irish Field CCI3* at Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in association with Horse Sport Ireland

The crowds roared as Australia’s Paul Tapner riding Fred and Penny Barker’s Irish Bred Prince Mayo produced a clear round of jumping to win The Irish Field CCI3* at Tattersalls International Horse Trials. Tapner and Prince Mayo, who were initially in third place after dressage, moved up to second after cross-country when going clear and by giving an exhibition of jumping in the main arena, moved up to first to win the class on his original score of 44.80.

 

In second place was Great Britain’s Flora Harris riding Cooley Lord Lux who moved up from eleventh place after their dressage to finish on 60.90 and in third place was yet another Great British representative, Michael Owen and the Highland Prince who finished the competition with a score of 62.90. 

IRELAND CLAIM TOP THREE PLACES IN THE GEORGE MERNAGH MEMORIAL CIC3* AT TATTERSALLS INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS

Ireland’s Padraig McCarthy riding Simon Porloe win the George Mernagh Memorial CIC3* at Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in association with Horse Sport Ireland 

It was a nail-biting finish in the George Mernagh Memorial CIC3*;  Ireland’s Austin O’Connor and Kilpatrick Knight led going into the cross-country phase. Although producing a clear round of jumping over designer Ian Stark’s challenging course, the lead changed hands into fellow Irish-man Padraig McCarthy riding his own Simon Porloe who produced a faster round and took the title on a score of 49.60 leaving O’Connor in second place on a score of 51.90.

 

In third place was another Irish-man, Jonty Evans who finished on a score of 54.90 riding Cooley Rorkes Drift. 

DUSTY RIDDEN BY TOM JACKSON WINS THE CONNOLLY’S RED MILLS CCI2*U24

Great Britain’s Tom Jackson and Dusty wins the Connolly’s RED MILLS CCI2*U24 at Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in association with Horse Sport Ireland

The under 24’s took to the main stage to contest the Connolly’s RED MILLS CCI2*and it was Great Britain’s Tom Jackson and Susan Jenkins’ Dusty who took top honours finishing all three phases on his dressage score of 43.70.

 

Great Britain took second and third places also as David Doel and Kiltubrid Rhapsody finished in second on 49.40 and Hector Payne and Dynasty finishing in third on 50.90.