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Speirs and Dempsey compete in Germany

Updated: Saturday, 27 Sep 2008 15:48

Speirs and Dempsey compete in Germany

Ireland's Camilla Speirs jumped five places in the Young Rider
European Eventing Championships on Saturday after a clear cross-country phase and is now in 14th spot overall.

Riding the eight year-old Irish-bred bay gelding 'Portersize Just a Jiff', the 19 year-old Kildare student maintained her overnight score of 52.10 penalties.

Meanwhile Sam Dempsey, Ireland's other contender at the Championships in Kreuth, Germany, jumped a massive 16 places with another eight year-old Irish-bred gelding, 'Teldon'. Dempsey, who is 20-years-old and from Wicklow, was placed 40th after the dressage test on Friday, but a zero penalty outing on the cross country course today sent him soaring up the rankings to 24th on a score of 59.40.

The lead in the European Championships is still held by Germany's
Julia Krajewski on 43.50, while Britain's Emily Llewellyn holds the
runner-up position.

Show jumping, the final phase of the Championships, will be held on Sunday.

FEI European Eventing Championship
CH-EU-CY 2* - Kreuth 2008
Results After Dressage and Cross Country
Saturday 27 September 2008

1) Lost Prophecy; Julia Krajewski (GER) 43.50 penalties
2) Pardon Me II; Emily Llewellyn (GBR) 43.80 penalties
3) Skylight 12; Georgie Spence (GBR) 46.10 penalties

14) Portersize Just a Jiff (ISH); Camilla Speirs (IRL) 52.10 penalties
24) Teldon (ISH); Sam Dempsey (IRL) 59.40 penalties