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Ireland third at Nations' Cup in Netherlands

Updated: Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 16:33 | Comments

Camilla Speirs and Portersize Just a Jif were reunited in Boekelo
Camilla Speirs and Portersize Just a Jif were reunited in Boekelo

The Ireland team of Camilla Speirs, Sarah Ennis, Austin O' Connor and Katie O'Sullivan have taken third place in the final Eventing Nations' Cup of 2013 in the Netherlands.

Best of the Irish was Speirs on Portersize Just a Jif, who added just four faults in today's show jumping phase to finish seventh.

The competition represented a successful return to top international competition for Speirs's diminutive gelding, following a fall at last year's Olympic Games.

Next best for Ireland was Ennis, with her 10-year-old gelding Stellor Rebound, who left all the fences up in today's show jumping phase but added just one time penalty to finish individual 14th.

Austin O'Connor and Balham Houdini added four faults today.

Katie O'Sullivan and Cooley Blue Flame were eliminated in yesterday's cross-country phase.

The Nations' Cup was won by Germany, while Great Britain finished in second place.

The individual title went to New Zealand's Lizzie Brown and Henton Attorney General.

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