Lynch does the double with second win at Braunschweig

  • 21 March 2015, 18:01

IRELAND’S Denis Lynch and Abbervail van het Dingeshof scored a remarkable double at the four-star German show in Braunschweig today (Saturday) when they racked up their second major victory in 24 hours.

The Tipperary-born rider, currently ranked 23rd in the world, took first place with Thomas Straumann’s gelding in Friday night’s Grand Prix Qualifier, and then brought the 15 year-old horse out again for this afternoon’s big two round class.

Battling his way through a 44-strong international field, Lynch piloted Abbervail to a zero score in both rounds, and in the final round saw off a strong challenge from three German riders at the top of the table, finishing with a more than comfortable two seconds in hand over the fastest of the trio, Gerrit Schepers with Czerny N.

The Irish rider now adds a further 7,500 in prize money to the 8,750 euro he picked up for his first win at the show last night.

The Braunschweig Grand Prix takes place on Sunday afternoon.

Denis Lynch

Denis Lynch