2017 $150,000 FEI Nations Cup Brings Show Jumping Global and Another Win for Ireland
Photos by Lois Spatz
Team Ireland: Conor Swail, Shane Sweetnam, Paul O’Shea, and Cian O’Connor. 1st Place.
Team USA: Georgina Bloomberg, Chloe Reid, Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, Catherine Tyree, and Ali Wolff. 2nd Place.
Team Brazil: Yuri Mansur, Pedro Muylaert, Luis Francisco De Azevedo, and Eduardo Menezes Third Place.
The world of all things equestrian went global on Friday night at the Wellington Equestrian Festival when seven nations came together to compete at the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup.
The evening began with a showcase of participating riders representing the flags of Ireland, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and El Salvador and Great Britain with performances by Binks Forest Elementary chorus and Palm Beach Central High School Marching band followed by fierce competition and full stands.
Team Ireland ( Cian O’Connor ,Conor Swail, Shane Sweetnam, Paul O’Shea and Chef d’Equipe Michael Blake ) took the top prize for the second year in a row with Team USA (Georgina Bloomberg, Chloe Reid, Catherine Tyree, Ali Wolff Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland) as second place and Team Brazil (Eduardo Menezes, Yuri Mansur, Pedro Muylaert and Luis Francisco De Azevedo) finishing third.
Visit http://pbiec.coth.com to learn more about all the fun and exciting equestrian events being held in Wellington Thursday through Sunday.