Podium finish for Bertram Allen and Pacino Amiro (ISH)

  • 2 April 2023, 09:35
Wexford’s Bertram Allen and the Irish Sport Horse Pacino Amiro finish third in the CSI5* Grand Prix in Wellington

Bertram Allen pictured riding the Irish Sport Horse Pacino Amiro during the FEI World Championships Herning 2022. Credit: Helen Cruden

Bertram Allen ended what has been a brilliant 12 weeks at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida with another success.

He partnered his World Championship and Olympic Games mount Pacino Amiro (ISH) to finish third in the 1.60m $500,000 Grand Prix on Saturday evening local time.

Allen was one of seven riders to jump clear and progress to the jump off. Of these seven riders only two jumped a clear round in the jump off. Victory went to Germany’s Richard Vogel who stopped the clock in 40.53 seconds. Roberto Teran Tafur was second in a time of 49.15 seconds.

Allen was the fastest of three riders who picked up four faults in the jump off, he completed the podium finishing in a time of of 40.60 seconds.

Owned by Aiden McGrory, Pacino Amiro (ISH) and Allen have recorded some excellent results this year, including winning two 1.55m ranking classes in the CSI5* in February and in the CSI5* in March at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

The 12 week show jumping festival has been a happy hunting ground for many Irish riders who decided to base themselves stateside for the duration. Allen has won an impressive tally of 6 international wins over the course of the festival. The final day of jumping takes place today, Sunday 2nd of April.


The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange

Charles Ancona – Official athlete clothing supplier to HSI’s Senior Olympic programmes

Pacino Amiro (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Carnone Dancing Queen (ISH) by NC Amiro (AES). Breeder: Simon Scott, Co. Donegal. Owner: Aiden McGrory. Rider: Bertram Allen (IRL).