Local man Patrick Murphy was part of the Gap of the North Riding Club team which won the AIRC Team Show Jumping Championship final at the Dublin Horse Show last Sunday 21st August after they were the only team to complete the competition on a clean sheet.
Building Contractor Patrick Murphy who leads up Coolskeagh Development Ltd., was riding Lismon De Reve Cream, his son’s horse, and was one of seven riders who managed to produce a double clear round. The win was all the more special for the Gap of the North Riding Club team as they came through the wild card qualifier at the AIRC Riding Clubs Festival in June. The other team members were Eamon McGuirk, Kate Kenwright and Tom Hogan (Captain).
Over 100 teams strived for qualification earlier in this year with the top nine teams going forward to the final. The Gap of North have been competing in this competition for many years, but this was their first occasion to take such trophy home.