Mark McAuley wins Drammen Grand Prix while Irish Eventing riders Ennis and Daniels record impressive results at Chatsworth
- 13 May 2018, 18:45
Co Louth’s Mark McAuley scored a comprehensive victory in today’s (Sunday) three-star Grand Prix at Drammen in Norway, producing the only double clear round of the competition with Jasco Vd Bisschop to collect the top prize.
Five combinations jumped clear in the opening round but McAuley and the nine-year-old gelding, who is owned by Eva Lundin, came out on top with a clear jump-off round in 56.30 seconds. French rider Titouan Schumacher and Atome Z finished as runners-up, while home favourite Geir Gulliksen took third place on the podium with VDL Groep Quatro.
Meanwhile in Eventing, Meath’s Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH) claimed an impressive runner-up finish in the CIC3* Event Rider Masters at Chatsworth in the UK. Fantastic rounds in Show Jumping and Cross Country saw them add just 3 time penalties to their Dressage score as they finished on 32.1.
Victory went to Britain’s Piggy French with The Irish Sport Horse Quarrycrest Echo scoring 27.3, while Izzy Taylor and Call Me Maggie May finished third on 34.8
Earlier at the same venue, Galway’s Cathal Daniels recorded a double of victories. He partnered Rioghan Rua (ISH) to top spot in the CIC3* Section B after finishing on a score of 37.3 and also came out on top in CIC3* Section C with Sammy Davis Junior (ISH) on a score of 38.2