Ireland’s eventers took third place in the Nations Cup at Aachen today, following the completion of the cross-country phase.

Lying in 5th overnight after a superb zero score in show jumping, the trio of Aoife Clark (Wasting Light), Sarah Ennis (BLM Diamond Delux) and Elizabeth Power (Soladoun) added just 22.80 penalties today, a tally only bettered by winners Australia and second-placed Germany.

Clark finished 13th in the individual standings, with Power 15th and Ennis 20th.

FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series
Standings (after 6 out of 9 events)
1 Great Britain 465 points
2 Germany 360
3 France 295
4 Australia 260
5 Ireland 250
6 USA 205
7 Netherlands 195
8 Sweden 150
9 Italy 140
10 New Zealand 130

CICO 3* - Aachen 2016
Shane Rose and CP Qualified lead the victorious Australian team in the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, and finish individual 2nd, at Aachen (GER) (Photo: FEI/Dirk Caremans)