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European Championships for Ponies: Team gold for Ireland and Harry Allen individual champion

Sunday, 30 July 2017
European Championships Ponies 2017

Photo (c) Horse Sport Ireland. Kate Derwin, Harry Allen and Cora Hirn share the podium at the European Championships in Hungary. Photo (c) Horse Sport Ireland.

Harry Allen (IRL) on the 15-year-old mare Cassandra van het Roelhof (Orlando x Godwin Van Ten Bosch) was crowned European Champion for Ponies in Kaposvár, Hungary, on Sunday. After not touching a single pole during the weekend and ending second in the final competition, Allen took the gold medal with one single penalty.

Silver went to his fellow team member Kate Derwin (IRL) who rode the 9-year-old mare Cul Ban Mistress (Silver Shadow x Dunloughan Lad), ending the weekend with a total of four penalties. Cora Hirn (SWE) on the 10-year-old gelding Miskaun Harvey took the bronze medal after picking up a total of six penalties during the weekend.

The team gold went to Ireland, after Ciaran Nallon on the 12-year-old stallion Rexter d'Or (Dexter Leam Pondi x Elf d'Or), Harry Allen on Cassandra van het Roelhof, Abbie Sweetnam on the 11-year-old gelding Dynamite Spartacus and Kate Derwin on Cup Ban Mistress gathered a team total of four penalties.

Team Great Britain, represented by Lily Freeman-Attwood on the 8-year-old mare Valmy de Treille (Kantje's Ronaldo x Opal), Eleanor Hall McAteer on the 19-year-old mare Tixylix, Fraser Reed on the 14-year-old stallion Harry and Allana Clutterbuck on the 11-year-old gelding Sultan du Bary, took home the silver medal with a team total of 8 penalties.

The bronze medal went to the Netherlands and their team consisting of Charlotte Kuijpers on the 13-year-old gelding Kosmo Van Orchid's (Kanshebber x Kantje's Carlando), Julia Engelsman on the 14-year-old stallion Blackwoodland Rock (I Love You Melody x Derrigragh Robin), Pay Nieuwenhuis on the 10-year-old stallion Zeppe van de Ijsseldijk (Zodiak x Boyco) and Elize van de Mheen on the 13-year-old gelding Quaprice d'Astree (Baboutchyn Vendee x Baboutchyn Vendee), gathered a team total of 10 penalties.

Text (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping / Photo (c) Horse Sport Ireland

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