Irish eventing team well placed ahead of show jumping section

Jonty Evans is the best-placed of the Irish riders individually

Jonty Evans

Ireland's Jonty Evans celebrates with Cooley Rorkes Drift ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Irish Three Day Eventing team are in eighth place overall heading into tomorrow's show-jumping.

Despite the elimination of Padraig McCarthy during today's testing cross-country course, Clare Abbot, Jonty Evans and Mark Kyle all managed to get around safely to steer the team into contention for a possible podium spot.

Australia lead those team rankings ahead of second placed New Zealand.

Evans is the best-placed of the Irish riders in the individual category in 16th overall.