Michael Murphy & Cleverboy win second bronze medal at FEI Para Dressage World

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Days after winning his first World Championship medal, Michael Murphy won a second bronze medal in Denmark.

Murphy and Cleverboy earned a second podium finish this week in the Grade I Freestyle Individual Championships at the ECCO FEI World Para Dressage Championships in Herning, Denmark.

Sunday’s Freestyle to Music Grand Prix saw 15-year-old Cleverboy claim a second bronze medal of the championships with a score of 78.387%.

Italy’s Sara Morganti won the gold medal with a score of 80.653%, and Latvia’s Rihards Snickas won the silver with a score of 78.400%.

Horse Sport Ireland Para Dressage High Performance Director, Deborah Pijpers said:

“I am very proud of how the four Irish Para Dressage combinations presented themselves at the World Championships. The highlights were absolutely Michael Murphy and Cleverboy winning a historic bronze medal in the individual competition and again a bronze medal in the freestyle (Grade I), separating them from their silver medal by 0,013%.

“The goal of the team results was to achieve the top 12 positions, so I am very happy with the 9th position and the promising scores (76,072%, 69,824%, 67,975%) that contributed to this. I think that every rider as an individual but also our team last The year grew from all the valuable experiences in Tokyo. We are now very happy with the results and we are inspired and motivated to improve and improve our team!”

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