Twenty year-old Susan Fitzpatrick from Keatingstown House, Kilkenny has been riding since she was four years old. An incredibly successful pony jumping career saw her win the individual Gold Medal at the European Pony Championships in Arezzo, Italy with Rock Dee Jay in 2013. Susan represented Ireland again at the European Championships at Millstreet in 2014 and helped the Irish pony team secure a Silver medal before collecting the Bronze Medal in the Individual competition.
Susan has also made her way to the top of the horse ranks in recent years. She has placed in numerous 2*/3*/4* Grand prix’s. Her most recent and also her best result to date came at last months 2019 Dublin Horse Show where she placed 4th in the 350,000E Grand Prix with Fellow Castlefield.
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Showjumping is an equestrian sport, where a single horse and rider combination compete against other combinations. It allows amateurs, professionals, male and female to compete alongside each other on an equal playing field and is competed across a level of both national and international competitions. Showjumping is the most popular equestrian discipline in Ireland with over 300,000 supporters.
Irish Team showjumping has hit many headlines over the years including the famous Aga Khan Team of Eddie Macken, James Kernan, Capt. Con Power and Paul Darragh, who between 1977 and 1979 won the Nations Cup in the R.D.S. The Irish Team were crowned the Samsung Nations Cup Champions in 2000. Wins in Falsterbo, Hickstead, Aachen, Dublin, St. Gallen and Wellington (USA) between 2011 and 2016 have added to this impressive tally.
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