Irish Dressage duo Kate Dwyer and Dane Rawlins shine in Doha Grand Prix

  • 28 February 2020, 15:32

Irish Dressage riders Kate Dwyer and Dane Rawlins have both recorded impressive results in today’s five-star Commercial Bank Grand Prix presented by Longines at the Al Shaqab arena in Doha, Qatar.

Meath-based Kate Dwyer recorded an impressive score of 68.326% with the 14-year-old gelding Snowdon Faberge to finish in 10th place overall.

Kate Dwyer and Snowdon Faberge

Speaking afterwards Kate Dwyer outlined how Snowdon Faberge is not a typically-bred Dressage horse:

“He really tried his best and he really just depended on me to tell him that it was okay and we can do this.” Dwyer said. “I have had Fabio [Snowdon Faberge] since he was four and we have gone up through the ranks together. He is an amazing horse, he always shows great harmony and willingness to go. It’s really exciting because he is actually part Shire. We thought originally that he was part Welsh Cob but he is part Shire so he is not your typical Dressage horse.”

Dane Rawlins and Espoire

Drawn third to go of the 17 starters, Ireland’s Dane Rawlins and Espoire were also in excellent form and posted a personal best score of 67.348% to finish just outside the top 10 in 12th place. Victory in today’s competition went to Sweden’s Patrik Kittel and Delaunay Old on a score of 74.413%.

Al Shaqab will host a Grand Prix Special and a Grand Prix Freestyle To Music on Saturday.


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