Ireland Wins the 1m60 CSIO5* Nations Cup in Aachen

The Irish Show Jumping Team delivered a stunning performance in Aachen last week, clinching the prestigious five-star Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup.

Photo Madeleine Bergsjø 
Published  08.07.2024
Under the expert guidance of Michael Blake, the team—comprising Denis Lynch, Bertram Allen, Shane Sweetnam, and Cian O’Connor—dominated a world-class field to finish on a flawless zero score. Remarkably, anchor rider Cian O’Connor didn't even need to jump in round two.

Bertram Allen and Pacino Amiro demonstrated exceptional skill and confidence, jumping a double clear and finishing in the top three individually - an outstanding performance!

This victory marks Ireland's first Nations Cup win in Aachen in 14 years, a historic achievement and a significant confidence boost ahead of Paris 2024.

Mexico earned a well-deserved second place with 4 faults, while Great Britain secured third, also on 4 faults.

Next stop, Paris!