There couldn’t have been more pressure on Team Ireland at the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping
Nations Cup™ Final in Barcelona (ESP). Heading into the final round of competition, the squad
of Paul O’Shea, Peter Moloney, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor was competing not just for a
championship victory, but also Olympic qualification.
The team delivered, finishing on just a single time fault to claim the title and punch their ticket
The Palm Beach Masters Series® congratulates Team Ireland, along with Chef d’Equipe Rodrigo
Pessoa and development team manager Michael Blake. Ireland finished fourth in the 2019
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA at the Palm Beach Masters Series®. Kenny and O’Shea
both jumped at Deeridge Farms last season. O’Shea was a part of both Nations Cup squads and
won the Palm Beach Masters Series®’ CSIO5* Longines Grand Prix.
More Palm Beach Masters Series® riders achieved notable successes in the past few weeks:
Team USA’s Young Rider Jumping Team took home the gold medal in the FEI Jumping
Nations Cup™ Youth Final CSIOY in Opglabbeek (BEL). This squad was also victorious in
the CSIOY Nations Cup at the Palm Beach Masters Series® in 2019.
Alex Granato and Carlchen W earned their second career World Cup victory in
Columbus. The duo’s first came in the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping World
Cup™ Wellington at Deeridge Farms.
The Palm Beach Masters Series® returns for its 2020 season, beginning Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2020.
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