Irish trounce opposition in French Pony Grand Prix

  • 4 October 2015, 21:01

IRISH riders took the top four places in this evening’s (Sunday) Pony
Grand Prix at Barbizon in France, with 16 year-old Mikey Pender claiming
the winner’s trophy with a double clear round on Clive Swindell’s Cul
Ban Mistress.

The quartet of Irish riders were the only competitors from a starting
field of 23 to make it through to the jump-off, with Grace O’Donnell and
Orchid’s Vienna also going double clear to take the runner-up spot
behind Pender.

Third place went to Patrick Hickey and Wischin Chin M, while fourth was
taken by Cormac Foley on the Irish Sport Horse pony Another Destiny,
both riders recording four faults second time out.

Ireland’s Harry Allen on Acapella Z had five faults in the first round
to finish in eighth place.

Grand Prix winner Mikey Pender

Grand Prix winner Mikey Pender