Greg Broderick crowned 2018 TRM/HSI New Heights Champions Series winner while Curran wins final leg at Barnadown
- 2 September 2018, 22:26
For the second year in-a-row, Tipperary’s Greg Broderick has been crowned TRM/HSI New Heights Champions Series winner, after he topped the table following today’s (Sunday) final round at Barnadown in Co Wexford. A third place finish in the final was enough to see Broderick come out on top with the Mary Ellen De Ruschi-owned Duco, while fellow Ballypatrick Stables rider Darragh Ryan finished as series runner-up.
The leading breeder prize went to Harold McGahen (Rincoola Rua), with Hugh Fitzpatrick (Erne LadyGoldilocks) in second and John McCann (Gelvins Touch) in third. The overall leading groom prize went to Ballypatrick’s Ashleigh Skillen.
The final Grand Prix of the series at Barnadown saw Waterford army rider Capt Geoff Curran take victory with the Minister of Defence-owned Ringwood Glen. They jumped clear against the clock in 43.93 to finish just ahead of fellow Waterford rider Francis Connors who took second with Erne LadyGoldilocks (45.45). Greg Broderick finished third with Duco (48.68), while Kilkenny’s Susan Fitzpatrick had the fastest four fault round of the jump-off to take fourth place and leading young rider with Fellow Castlefield.
The TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series is Ireland’s most lucrative competition on the National Show Jumping circuit, with a prize fund of over €105,000. The series is sponsored by TRM, who are Europe’s leading manufacturer and distributor of nutritional feed supplements and general healthcare products for horses, and by Horse Sport Ireland, the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport in Ireland.