Dublin Horse Show Day 2 – Irish riders continue to shine on home soil

  • 10 August 2023, 20:09

Bertram Allen and Carrera Denfer – winners of the Speed Derby at the 2023 Dublin Horse Show Photo: Laurence Dunne / jumpinaction.net

Allen and Howley come out on top on the second day of the show

As Ireland’s only CSIO5*, the Dublin Horse Show gives many Irish riders based internationally a chance to come home and compete in front of a home crowd. The 2023 show is certainly seeing Irish riders rise to this occasion.

Bertram Allen won the first ranking class of the day – the 1.45m Speed Derby in a dazzling time of 81.95 seconds. Riding the nine-year-old bay mare Carrera Denfer, owned by Ballywalter Stables.

Shane Breen finished second in a time of 83.67 seconds with Team Z7 Ipswich, owned in partnership between Z7 and Breen. Jack Ryan was hot Breen’s heels, coming home in 85.30 seconds with Marguerite Ryan’s Irish Sport Horse Cavalier Teaca.

Ahead of his Aga Khan debut on Friday, Michael Pender claimed fourth place with HHS Vancouver. The 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse is owned by Bravo Hughes Ltd.

Switzerland’s Marcus Fuchs and Portugals Duarte Seabra prevented it from being an all-Irish top ten. Fuchs was fifth with Viper Z and Seabra was eighth with the Irish Sport Horse HHS Washington, owned by Isabel José De Mello.

Sixth and seventh went to Jordan Coyle and Alexander Butler respectively. Coyle was on board Eristov, owned in partnership between the rider and Elan Farm, and Bulter was riding the 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse stallion Pico, owned by Timaskea Stud.

Completing the top ten was Jessica Burke and Inpulss, owned by Louisa Church, in ninth and Trevor Breen riding Don Juan 111 Z, owned by Christiana Brechtbühl, in tenth.

Cashel Palace Hotel Stakes

Richard Howley and Consulent De Prelet Z – winners of the Cashel Palace Hotel Stakes.
Photo: Laurence Dunne / jumpinaction.net

Irish riders dominated once again in the 1.60m Cashel Palace Hotel Stakes. With over 40 combinations lining out the stage was set for an excellent afternoon of top sport. Just eight riders jumped clear to progress to the jump-off. Of these eight only three combinations jumped clear in the timed phase. Greece’s Ioli Mytillineou and Ireland’s Harry Allen and Richard Howley.

Allen partnered his Nations Cup mount Calculatus, owned by Qin Yu Pang. Howley was riding Consulent De Prelet Z, owned by HK Horses.

Allen set the time to beat of 36.85 seconds in the jump-off. An impressive round from Howley saw him knock almost two seconds off Allen’s time, stopping the clock in 34.52 seconds. Mytillineou completed the podium in a time of 38.00 seconds.

Denis Lynch was fourth with Vistogrand, owned by Parco Sport Horses EST.

Following his victory on the opening day of the show Shane Sweetnam finished fifth with Spy Coast Farm LLC’s Out of the Blue SCF. Jack Ryan featured once again, this time riding the Irish Sport Horse BBS McGregor, owned and bred by Marguerite Ryan.

Despite having one fence down in the opening round, quick rounds from Shane Breen and Bertram Allen saw them complete the top ten. Breen was ninth with Haya, owned in partnership between Breen Equestrian Ltd and Old Lodge.



HHS Washington (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Tinaranas Inspector (WESTF) out of Cadiz (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Miguel Bravo, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Isabel José De Mello. Rider: Duarte Seabra (POR).

Cavalier Teaca (ISH) – 2007 mare by Glidawn Diamond (ID) out of Teaca (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Barry Kiernan. Owner: Marguerite Ryan. Rider: Jack Ryan (IRL).

HHS Vancouver (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Indoctro (HOLST) out of La Juanita (ISH) by Don Juan De La Bouverie (SBS). Breeder: Marion Hughes. Owner: Bravo Hughes Ltd. Rider: Michael Pender (IRL).

Pico (ISH) – 2011 stallion by Chekhov PZK (OLD) out of Da Soffer (AES) by Carrolls Flight (AES). Breeder: Norman Allen, Co. Westmeath. Owner: Timaskea Stud. Rider: Alexander Butler (IRL).

BBS McGregor (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Cardento (HOLST) out of Random Chance (ISH) by Mark Twain (TB). Breeder and Owner: Marguerite Ryan, Co. Kilkenny. Rider: Jack Ryan (IRL).

Pacino Amiro (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Carnone Dancing Queen (ISH) by NC Amiro (AES). Breeder: Simon Scott, Co. Donegal. Owner: Aiden McGrory. Rider: Bertram Allen (IRL).