Ireland take gold in Europeans
Ireland won team gold at the European show jumping championships in Gothenburg, Sweden following last night’s second team competition. Cork-born Shane Sweetnam was first of the trio to jump and, for much of the competition, he was in the lead individually with his own and Spy Coast Farm’s 11-year-old Chacco stallion Chaqui Z. It was only in the later stages that he was overtaken. Meanwhile, clear rounds by both Tipperary-born Denis Lynch on Thomas Straumann’s 14-year-old stallion All Star 5 and Co Meath’s Cian O’Connor on Good Luck, the 11-year-old Canturo stallion owned by Adena Springs and Ronnoco Jump, saw Ireland, under team manager Rodrigo Pessoa, claim gold on a team total of 12.11 points.