Team Ireland finished in joint 3rd place in the Aga Khan Trophy at the RDS, sharing the honour with the US Team after some great performances from Dermott Lennon, Shane Breen, Conor Swail and Cian O'Connor. A super second round of jumping meant that the final positions were decided only after the last jump which secured second place for the Netherlands and a well earned win for Great Britain. The result ensures Ireland's participation in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup final, which takes place in Barcelona next month.
Great atmosphere today at the R.D.S - the public were fantastic as always and equally supporting of all countries - well perhaps a louder cheer for us! The Irish Team finished third in the Aga Khan cup but all the horses and riders performed well. Great Britain were two fences better than us at the end. As usual a fantastic enjoyable day - and for me personally it's without doubt the most thrilling competition of the year! Blue Loyd was fantastic as usual and I'm thrilled to have been able to have him for the team today.