Irish off to flier as Greg Broderick and Zuidam win opening competition at 2017 Dublin Horse Show
- 9 August 2017, 14:20
Irish riders have made an excellent start in the opening international competition at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS, with Tipperary’s Greg Broderick and Zuidam taking the winners prize in the Speed Stakes.
Greg Broderick and Zuidam
Broderick and the Paul Carr-owned 13-year-old stallion crossed the line clear in 58.94 seconds, almost a second faster than American runner-up Lillie Keenan with Be Gentle (59.68).
Offaly’s Darragh Kenny made it two Irish riders in the top three, finishing third with Chakito when clear in 59.79. The Irish Sport Horse HHS Hercules finished fifth with America’s Bezzie Madden.
Meanwhile Irish team manager Rodrigo Pessoa will tomorrow (Thursday) name his team, sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange and Devenish, for Friday’s Aga Khan Nations Cup. Ireland will be up against Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Britain and USA.