Irish duo Allen and Duffy guide Celtics to €1.5M GCL Super Cup win – Ireland third in Portuguese Nations Cup
An outstanding performance from Irish duo Bertram Allen and Michael G Duffy, along with Switzerland’s Edouard Schmitz, has seen them guide Miami Celtics to a massive victory in today’s €1.5M Longines Global Champions League Super Cup Final at Prague in the Czech Republic. The trio finished on a final score of 12 faults, with Wexford’s Allen jumping a stunning double clear round with The Irish Sport Horse Pacino Amiro, while Mayo’s Duffy jumped clear in the first round with Clitschko 17. Miami Celtics finished on exactly the same score as Valkenswaard United, but almost six seconds faster to take the huge win. Meanwhile in Portugal, Michael Blake’s Irish Show Jumping team took third place in today’s three-star Nations Cup at Vilamoura in Portugal. Tipperary’s Trevor Breen and Germaine W, owned by Mandy Hall, jumped clear in the first round and had one fence down in round two. Derry’s David Simpson […]
Irish Show Jumping team manager Michael Blake has named his team for tomorrow’s (Sunday) three-star Nations Cup at Vilamoura in Portugal. Ireland have been drawn tenth to jump of 14 teams and line out as follows: Tipperary’s Trevor Breen with Germaine W – owned by Mandy Hall Derry’s David Simpson with Indian Quality Z – owned by McAlary LLC Meath’s Alexander Butler with Coolivio PS – owned by North Star Sligo’s Richard Howley with Fame – owned by Sarah Borthwick The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange Charles Ancona – Official athlete clothing supplier to HSI’s Senior Olympic programmes
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, has today announced that, in consultation with Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, he is appointing an interim chairman and board following the recent resignation of members of the Board of Horse Sport Ireland. The new Board members will remain in-situ until after the Paris Olympics. Minister McConalogue expressed his gratitude to the former chairman Mr. Joe Reynolds, who had offered to step down but agreed to remain in place until a new chair had been appointed. Minister McConalogue also thanked previous board members for their service. Referring to the appointments, the Minister said: “The sport horse sector is enormously important in Ireland, from a sporting, economic and cultural perspective. Many of the key performance indicators around breeding and sporting performance are […]
Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and the 13-year-old gelding Brooklyn Heights, owned by Molly Ohrstrom, finished in a share of second place in today’s (Sunday) five-star Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Stuttgart in Germany. The Stuttgart German Masters was hosting the fifth leg of the 2023/2023 Longines FEI World Cup in Western Europe and 13 of the 40 starters made it through to the jump-off. Drawn third-last to go, Lynch jumped clear again against the clock in exactly the same time (36.80) as Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat and Dynamix de Belheme to share second place. Victory in Stuttgart went to Germany’s Richard Vogel and United Touch S with the fastest clear of 35.35 seconds. The result moves Denis Lynch up to 13th place on the league table ahead of the next round of action at Madrid in Spain on November 27th.
A brilliant performance from Ireland’s Daniel Coyle and the Ariel Grange-owned mare Legacy saw them claim victory in last night’s (Saturday) Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Toronto in Canada, after they produced the only double clear of the five-star contest. The 100th anniversary of Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair held special meaning for the Irish rider, as he works out of nearby Lothlorien Farm. “That’s maybe why I was trying so hard to get something to happen, and nothing was,” he said. “I couldn’t jump clear in any class, on every different horse.” But things came together for him in the event’s feature competition and the fourth leg of the 2022-2023 North American League season. Coyle and Legacy produced the only double-clear performance to claim victory over a three-horse jump-off in a winning time of 37.02 seconds. Daniel Bluman (ISR) and Gemma W finished second for the second […]