Breen and Allen keep up Stuttgart pressure with top five places

  • 21 November 2014, 23:16

IRISH show jumping duo Shane Breen and Bertram Allen kept up an almost relentless pressure at the five-star World Cup show in Stuttgart, Germany today, once again scoring top five places against formidable opposition.

Tipperary-born Breen, who opened the show with a win on Thursday aboard Wembley Farms Inc’s Calido Boy, claimed a third place today (Friday) on the same horse, and added a fourth later in the afternoon on the chestnut stallion Golden Hawk when competing in the big 1m50 competition.

Nineteen year-old Bertram Allen, who won his debut World Cup class at Verona in Italy last week, had a third in the speed class at Stuttgart with Belmonde on Thursday night, and followed it with a fifth in tonight’s German Masters, also on Belmonde, with the competition victory going to local hero Ludger Beerbaum, who collected a Mercedes GLK 350 as his prize.

Allen and Breen are joined at the German show by Cameron Hanley and Jonathan Gordon, and all will be hoping for favourable starting places in Sunday afternoon’s 150,000 euro Longines FEI World Cup competition.

At Neeroeteren in Belgium, meanwhile, Bertram Allen’s 13 year-old brother Harry maintained family form today with a win in the opening international pony class with the Irish-bred Attyrory Clover Lilly.

Shane Breen and Calido Boy. Picture: Xavier Boudon/Pixizone

Shane Breen and Calido Boy. Picture: Xavier Boudon/Pixizone