Curran finishes 5th at Waregem with The Jump Jet
- 29 September 2012, 10:06
ARMY rider Capt. Geoff Curran finished in fifth place at the three-star event at Waregem in Belgium yesterday (Sunday), pulling the Irish Sport Horse The Jump Jet up from overnight 15th.
Though Curran held third place after show jumping with another Irish Sport Horse, Bolabaun, an elimination on the cross country phase dropped the combination off the leaderboard.
The 32 year-old Waterford native had held fourth place after dressage with Dublin-bred The Jump Jet, but four fences down in show jumping on Saturday afternoon dropped the combination to 15th overall.
However, a remarkable cross country comeback with The Jump Jet – jointly owned by Maurice Cassidy and the Minister for Defence – hoisted the pair to their final fith placing, just over five points behind German victor Kai-Steffen Meier and TSF Karascada M.
Bolabaun (ISH) – 2003 bay gelding by Lucky Valier (ISH) out of Budlet (ISH), by Never Slip (TB). Owner: Minister for Defence. Rider: Capt. Geoff Curran (IRL)
The Jump Jet (ISH) – 1998 brown gelding by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) out of Sea Water (ISH), by Triggerero (TB). Bred by Andrew Thornton, Cruagh Lodge Stud, Killakee, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Owner: Maurice Cassidy & Minister for Defence. Rider: Capt. Geoff Curran (IRL)