Twomey takes two top five places at Horse of the Year Show

  • 8 October 2015, 23:55

CORK-born Billy Twomey chalked up two top five places in today’s (Thursday) first international classes at the 2015 Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham, England.

Riding Terry Payne’s gelding Diaghilev in tonight’s big three-star feature class, Cheshire-based Twomey collected 4,500 euro for a third place, a tight finish seeing him just under two seconds off the pace of French winner Julien Epaillard with Pigmalion du Rozel, and a mere six hundredths of a second behind Colombian runner-up Daiel Bluman and Conconcreto Apardi.

Ireland’s Anthony Condon claimed eighth in the class aboard the bay stallion Aristio.

Earlier, 38 year-old Twomey was runner-up in the opening international class at Birmingham, this time with Sue Davies’s grey gelding Tin Tin, failing to catch Swedish winner Angelie von Essen and the bay mare West Falica by just over a tenth of a second.

Condon took fourth in the competition with Kat Taylor’s Balzac, while Shane Breen came home in seventh place on the gelding Undicco, and his brother Trevor one place behind in eighth with the stallion Classic.

Birmingham’s signature competition, the Leading Show Jumper of the Year, takes place on Sunday night in the city’s National Exhibition Centre.

Billy Twomey

Billy Twomey