Springmount Riding Club is through to the Horseware Team Show Jumping Championship final after a thrilling a six-way jump-off last Sunday.
24 teams congregated at the Tubberbride Stables in Sligo for the West region qualifier where three teams were out in front after the opening round including teams from Benbulben, Letterkenny and Springmount.
The leading pack grew to six teams after the second round forcing a six-way jump-off where Benbulben and Donegal Gaeltacht returned with 4 penalties.
Springmount captain Norman Tierney (Enzo De Reve) was fastest of the remaining riders to secure the Galway-based clubs place at the final at the Dublin Horse Show in July. Tierney was accompanied by Orla O’Brien (Fairfield Ruby Shoes), Janna Duane (Fairlady) and Joanna Hyland (Starr Amir).
Castle Carraig claimed the runners-up rosettes and will go forward to next months wildcard qualifier.
Horseware Team Show Jumping Championship Qualifiers 2017
|Date||Region||Organiser||Venue||County||Winner||Wild Card Qualifier|
|30th April 2017||Midlands||Mullingar Riding Club||Mullingar Equestrian Centre||Westmeath||Ross House Riding Club||Mosstown Riding Club|
|7th May 2017||West Leinster||West Leinster||Coilog Equestrian Centre||Kildare||Greenhills Riding Club||Moyglare Riding Club|
|14th May 2017||North East||North East||Kernan's Equestrian Centre||Armagh||Killossery Riding Club||Ard Lu Riding Club|
|14th May 2017||South West||Highland Lodge Riding Club||Hitchmoughs Riding School||Cork||Highland Lodge Riding Club||Earl's Well Riding Club|
|14th May 2017||West Midlands||Slieve Bloom Riding Club||Birr Equestrian Centre||Offaly||Mill Road Riding Club||Clonshire Riding Club|
|20th May 2017||South Leinster||South Leinster||Boswell Equestrian||Wicklow||Greenvalley Riding Club||Enniskerry Riding Club|
|21st May 2017||South East||Three Rocks Riding Club||Wexford Equestrian Centre||Wexford||Carne Riding Club||Coolbell Riding Club|
|21st May 2017||West||Benbulben Riding Club||Tubberbride Stables||Sligo||Springmount Riding Club||Corrib Riding Club|