Second place finish for Breen in Stockholm Grand Prix

  • 18 June 2023, 16:05

Shane Breen finished as the runner-up in the 1.60m Swedish Grand Prix 

Tipperary native Shane Breen finished second in the 1.60m Longines Global Champions Tour of Stockholm this afternoon, Sunday 18th June 2023. Riding the 11-year-old mare Haya, owned by Breen Equestrian Ltd, and Old Lodge, Breen narrowly missed out on the top spot. Victory went to World Number One Henrik von Eckermann with a jump-off time of 46.17, Breen stopped the clock in 46.23.

Completing the podium was German rider Marcus Ehning in 46.33. Irish rider Mark McAuley was one of nine riders to jump clear in the opening round and progress to the jump-off. McAuley settled for sixth place with Django Ste Hermelle, owned by S.N.C McAuley, in a time of 48.62 seconds.

This is the third five-star podium finish for Breen and Haya. They got 2023 off to a flying start winning and placing second at the CSI5* show in Doha, and went on to finish second in the Global Champions Tour in Mexico in April.

Earlier today, in the CSIO5* FEI Longines Nations Cup in Sopot, Poland, Michael Blake’s team of Michael Pender and HHS Calais (ISH), owned by Bravo Hughes Ltd, Jack Ryan with BBS McGregor (ISH), owned by Marguerite Ryan, Alexander Butler with Ti Amo B Z, owned by Milestone Farm and Michael G Duffy and Clitschko 17, owned by Carl Hanley Sporthorses Gmbh and Niall Talbot, finished fifth on a team score of 13. Victory in the 1.60m Nations Cup went to Belgium on a team score of 8.


HHS Calais (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) out of MHS OBOS Cruise (ISH) by OBOS Quality (OLD). Breeder: Ita Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Bravo Hughes Ltd. Rider: Michael Pender (IRL).

BBS McGregor (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Cardento (HOLST) out of Random Chance (ISH) by Mark Twain (TB). Breeder and Owner: Marguerite Ryan, Co. Kilkenny. Rider: Jack Ryan (IRL).

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