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
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