Speirs on course for Olympics after Tattersalls victory

THE Irish eventing quartet of Mark Kyle, Liz Power, Mike Ryan and Kildare’s Camilla Speirs snatched the Dubarry Boyne Trophy from the British team as the young Kildare woman romped home in first place in the final, cross country phase at last week’s Tattersalls International Horse Trials.

THE Irish eventing quartet of Mark Kyle, Liz Power, Mike Ryan and Kildare’s Camilla Speirs snatched the Dubarry Boyne Trophy from the British team as the young Kildare woman romped home in first place in the final, cross country phase at last week’s Tattersalls International Horse Trials.

Ireland narrowed the gap on the British lead in the Boyne team competition with clear rounds in show jumping from Speirs, Mark Kyle and Mike Ryan, but a sizzling zero score performance on the cross country track this afternoon from the 22 year-old Speirs and the Irish Sport Horse Portersize Just a Jiff clinched the trophy.

The George Mernagh Memorial CIC3* class also saw Ireland take a total of eight places in the top ten, with Aoife Clark and the Irish Sport Horse Master Crusoe in second, and Capt. Geoff Curran on yet another Irish Sport Horse, The Jump Jet, in third place.