Aoife Clark holds lead at Millstreet International Horse Trials while Shane Carey wins in Poland
- 27 August 2016, 18:08
Irish riders hold the top two positions on the leaderboard heading into Sunday’s final day of the Noel C Duggan Engineering CCI3* class at Millstreet International Horse Trials in Co Cork.
Aoife Clark (pictured above) and Pink Gin (ISH)(TIH), who were in second place after Dressage on Friday, moved up a place to first after a superb clear Cross Country round today (Saturday). The pair are on a total score of 50.80 heading into the final Show Jumping phase with another Irish pair, Michael Ryan and Dunlough Striker (ISH), lying just under one fence behind in second. New Zealander Jesse Campbell holds third place with Cleveland, while Ireland’s Cathal Daniels is in fourth riding Rioghan Rua (ISH).
The Connolly’s Red Mills CIC3* class at Millstreet saw Sarah Ennis finish as best of the Irish with Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH), taking runner-up spot following the final Show Jumping phase. Aoife Clark and Waisting Light (ISH) came home in fourth place, with Britain’s Izzy Taylor taking the top prize with Be Touchable.
The Eventing Ireland CIC2* class saw Sam Watson finish as runner-up with Tullabeg Flamenco (ISH).
CAREY DOUBLES-UP IN POLAND
Meanwhile in Show Jumping, Limerick-born Shane Carey and Contenance 15 (pictured above) scored their second win of the weekend at Ciekocinko in Poland. Having tasted victory in Friday’s 1m40 class, the pair also landed the bigger 1m45 jump-off competition on Saturday, collecting a winner’s prize of almost €25,000.