Bertram adds to winning weekend for Wexford’s Allen brothers with victory in German Global Champions League

  • 29 July 2017, 17:49

Bertram Allen’s Valkenswaard United have taken the winners trophy in today’s (Saturday) 11th round of the lucrative Global Champions League at Berlin in Germany.

Allen riding the nine-year-old gelding Izzy By Picobello and Italy’s Alberto Zorzi with Cornetto K, finished on a two round total of four faults, ahead of Hamburg Diamonds in second and London Knights in third. Allen and Izzy By Picobello knocked a fence midway through their final round. However quick-thinking from the Wexford rider saw him up the pace and Valkenswaard United eventually finished over three seconds faster than runners-up Hamburg Diamonds.

The result adds to a superb weekend for the Allen family. Bertram’s 16-year-old younger brother Harry was part of the GAIN Irish Pony team who won the Gold Medal at the European Pony Championships at Kaposvar in Hungary on Friday.

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