Team USA Clinches Dubarry of Ireland Nations Team Challenge Win

Boyd Martin and Crackerjack, Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection, and Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Fugitive. Photos by Leslie Threlkeld. Boyd Martin and Crackerjack, Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection, and Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Fugitive. Photos by Leslie Threlkeld.

An unsung storyline of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event this weekend, the Dubarry of Ireland Nations Team Challenge crowned its winning team this afternoon. The Nations Team Challenge is a way for riders to compete in a team environment, and with an additional $20,000 in prize money on the line, there was plenty to compete for.

Teams were selected to represent each nation based on their FEI World Ranking and the top four rankings per country went on to represent their nation in the Team Challenge. Mixed nationality teams were also allowed if a country did not field enough riders for a team.

The results of the Dubarry of Ireland Nations Team Challenge are as follows (the dropped score is in parentheses):

1st Place: Team USA – 179.2

Boyd Martin / Crackerjack
Hannah Sue Burnett / Under Suspection
Phillip Dutton / Fernhill Fugitive
(Lauren Kieffer / Vermiculus)

2nd Place: Team New Zealand/Germany/France – 180.3

Michael Jung / fischerRocana FST
Maxime Livio / Qalao Des Mers
Joe Meyer / Clip Clop
(Tim Price / Ringwood Sky Boy)

3rd Place: Team Canada – 231.5

Selena O’Hanlon / Foxwood High
Hawley Bennett-Awad / Jollybo
Jessica Phoenix / Pavarotti
(Rachel McDonough / Irish Rhythm)

4th Place – Team Australia/Great Britain – 1190.8

Zara Tindall / High Kingdom
Ryan Wood / Fernhill Classic
James Alliston / Parker

5th Place – Team Ireland/Mexico – 1191.2

Tim Bourke / Luckaun Quality
Aidan Keogh / Master Tredstep
Daniela Moguel / Cecelia

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