Cork club face tough challenge to retain Horseware Team Championship on Sunday

Highland Lodge, will be aiming to win the Horseware Team Show Jumping Championship for the second year running at the Dublin Horse Show on Sunday but they’ll face tough opposition from three previous winners of the coveted championship.

Over 130 teams throughout the country took part in eight regional qualifiers earlier this year with just nine teams going forward to the final including the winners of each qualifier and also the best of the runners up.

This years final includes teams from Carne, Greenhills, Greenvalley, Highland Lodge, Mill Road, Ross House and Springmount who each won their respective qualifier while Corrib secured the final place at the wild card qualifier at the Riding Clubs Festival.Highland Lodge Riding Club will be seeking to retain the cup which they won last year and before that in 2013. Only Tara O’Brien returns from last years winning team but this year rides a ten-year-old chestnut mare, Cailin Leathsli.

Highland Lodge Riding Club will be seeking to retain the cup which they won last year and before that in 2013. Only Tara O’Brien returns from last years winning team but this year rides a ten-year-old chestnut mare, Cailin Leathsli.Killossery Riding Club

Killossery Riding Club are also fancied for this years title after the North County Dublin club won the title back in 2015 for the first time. They’ll be hoping to improve on their fourth-place last year.The Kildare based club, Greenhills, has a strong track record in this championship having won it on three occasions since 2003. Their most recent win came in 2014 and the club will be hoping to improve significantly on their fifth placing at last years final.

The Kildare based club, Greenhills, has a strong track record in this championship having won it on three occasions since 2003. Their most recent win came in 2014 and the club will be hoping to improve significantly on their fifth placing at last years final.Carne Riding Club will be hoping to bridge an eight-year gap on Sunday as the Wexford club won the title in 2009. The club last appeared in the final in 2014 where they finished in fifth place.

Carne Riding Club will be hoping to bridge an eight-year gap on Sunday as the Wexford club won the title in 2009. The club last appeared in the final in 2014 where they finished in fifth place.The Greenvalley club in Wicklow has made it into the final on four occasions since 2004. Their best performance was in 2016 and also 2004 where they claimed a podium finish in third place on both occasions.

The Greenvalley club in Wicklow has made it into the final on four occasions since 2004. Their best performance was in 2016 and also 2004 where they claimed a podium finish in third place on both occasions.Mill Road Riding Club had its best result in 2012 when the Tipperary based club claimed the runners up spot behind Mullingar but they will be hoping to go one better on Sunday. They’ve been in the final on three occasions in recent times.

Mill Road Riding Club had its best result in 2012 when the Tipperary based club claimed the runners up spot behind Mullingar but they will be hoping to go one better on Sunday. They’ve been in the final on three occasions in recent times.

Springmount is returning to the Simmonscourt arena for the second year in a row but they’ll be hoping to improve on their seventh-place last year.

Newcomers, Ross House Riding Club, will be making their first appearance at the Dublin Horse Show on Sunday but the club will be on a high after its recent performance at the World Club Tournament in France where it finished in eighth place.

It is ten years since Corrib Riding Club last appeared in the final where they finished in eighth place but their performance in dismal conditions at the Riding Clubs Festival in June ensures they will put up a good performance.The championship final is due to start with the parade of

The championship final is due to start with the parade of team at approximately 3:20pm with the first competitor into the arena at 3:45pm on Sunday afternoon.We will have live scoring of the competition on our website at

We will have live scoring of the competition on our website. If you cannot make it to the arena, make sure to visit our website.

 

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