Camphire International Horse Trials 2015

Camphire International Horse Trials 2015

Cathal Daniels jumping the GAIN fence

Eighteen year-old Cathal Daniels scored a notable second place in the GAIN/Alltech CIC 3* at Camphire International Horse Trials on Sunday July 26th.

Daniels, who has already been selected for the GAIN Horse Feeds Young Rider Eventing Squad that will compete for Ireland in the 2015 European Championships in Strzegom, Poland next month, finished on his dressage score of 49.00 after going clear through the show jumping and cross country phases.

Riding Margaret Kinsella’s Irish Sport Horse mare Rioghan Rua, Daniels finished less than two penalty points off the winning score of Australia’s Christopher Burton and Nobilis 18, and moved up three places from his overnight fifth position.

Irish combinations accounted for seven of the top ten places in the 42-strong international field at Camphire’s three-star competition, with Austin O’Connor and Kilpatrick Knight (ISH)(TIH) finishing in third and Sarah Ennis with the Irish Sport Horse BLM Diamond Delux in fourth.

Fifth place went to Sam Watson and Horseware Lukeswell (ISH)(TIH), while Austin O’Connor took seventh on the Irish Sport Horse Morning Venture and also eighth with another Irish Sport Horse, Balham Houdini.

Well done to all the competitiors who competed at Camphire and everyone that supported this fantastic event!