Denis Lynch takes fifth in Belgian World Cup while Katie Power wins FEI Pony Jumping Trophy Final
- 30 December 2018, 19:23
Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and the Zach Lukas & Onyx Consulting-owned gelding The Sinner, recorded a fifth place finish in today’s (Sunday) Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Mechelen in Belgium where clear rounds were at a premium.
Just four combinations managed to jump clear in the first round with Lynch taking fifth place and €11,100 after completing the first round with just a time fault. Germany’s Christian Ahlmann and Clintrexo Z captured the top prize of a new BMW car and €26,000 with a fantastic clear when last to go in the jump-off. French rider Kevin Staut finished as runner-up with Edesa’s Cannary ahead of Harrie Smolders (NED) in third with Don VHP Z N.O.P. while Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum finished fourth with Casello.
Lynch’s fifth place finish moves him up to 22nd place on the World Cup league table where Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat continues to hold the lead.
Meanwhile at the same venue, Waterford’s Katie Power and The Irish Sport Horse pony Ghost Rider claimed the winners prize in FEI Pony Jumping Trophy Final. Power collected the winners trophy on the back of impressive results at Herning in Denmark and Stuttgart in Germany along with a brilliant win in Mechelen which was holding the 2018 season finale. Charlotte Houston also took fifth place overall for Ireland with Toscane Davnir while Caragh Charlton finished ninth with Kosmo van Orchid’s.
Katie Power’s win comes 12 months after another Irish rider, Seamus Hughes Kennedy, claimed the inaugural FEI Pony Jumping Trophy in 2017.