Waterford’s Capt. Geoff Curran wins TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series at Ballinasloe
- 27 May 2018, 20:56
Co Waterford Army rider Capt. Geoff Curran and the Caroline Byrne & Minister for Defence-owned Hallowberry Cruz (ISH (TIH) came out on top in today’s (Sunday) third round of the TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series at Ballinasloe.
One of 16 combinations who made it through to the jump-off, Curran and The Irish Sport Horse Hallowberry Cruz went clear again against the clock and crossed the line in what proved to be the winning time of 41.63 seconds. It was an excellent afternoon for former Olympian Curran, as he also filled runner-up spot with Shannondale Rahona when clear in 41.84. Nicholas Butler slotted into third place with Vimminka (43.71) ahead of Liam O’Meara and Russel Style (45.46) in fourth, while Francis Connors also jumped double clear to finish fifth with Erne Ladygoldilocks (47.62). Darragh Ryan produced the fastest time of the day (41.62) with Deep Pockets but one fence down saw them finish sixth.
Tipperary’s Greg Broderick and Duco stay at the top of the table after wins in the opening two rounds at the Meadows and Portmore. The TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series moves to Galway County show for the next round on June 17th.