The Passing of Tommy Wade
Irish Show Jumping manager Rodrigo Pessoa and team members to pay tribute to late Tommy Wade at this weekend’s Nations Cup in La Baule.
One of Show Jumping’s all time greats, Tipperary’s Tommy Wade won Nations Cup and Grand Prix competitions all over the world and was most famous for his partnership with Dundrum (Connemara Gelding). Later as Irish Chef d’Equipe, Tommy Wade helped Ireland to over 30 Nations Cup victories and was the Chef d’Equipe when Ireland claimed a gold medal at the European Championships in 2001 and at the World Equestrian Games in 2002 when Dermott Lennon won individual gold.
In a mark of respect to Tommy Wade who passed away in the early hours of this morning (Monday) aged 80. the Irish Show Jumping team will wear black armbands in this Sunday’s Longines FEI Nations Cup at La Baule in France.