Irish Eventing Team Qualify For The Rio Olympics

Irish Eventing Team Qualify For The Rio Olympics

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THE Irish Eventing team has qualified for the Rio Olympics after finishing sixth at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Lying sixth overnight after dressage and cross country, the four-strong team had a promising start in the final show jumping phase this afternoon, with first rider Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound collecting just five faults, and Joseph Murphy with Electric Cruise going clear. Aoife Clark and Fenya’s Elegance later had four faults, and while last man in Sam Watson and Horseware Bushman collected 21 faults after a refusal, the team score of 319.3 after dressage, cross country and show jumping was enough to keep them in the Olympic qualification zone, which sees the top six teams qualify for Rio.