Waterford’s Capt Geoff Curran wins TRM/HSI New Heights Champions Series at Mullingar
- 5 August 2018, 17:48
Waterford army rider Capt Geoff Curran has claimed victory in today’s (Sunday) seventh round of the TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series at Mullingar Equestrian Centre in Co Westmeath.
Curran and The Minister For Defence-owned Ringwood Glen (pictured above) were among 12 combinations who made it into the second round. They jumped clear again in the jump-off and crossed the line in 43.42 seconds to take the winners prize. Tipperary’s Liam O’Meara and Russel Style were just over half a second slower to take runner-up spot (44.03), while Nicholas Butler and Vimminka finished third in 44.76.
All of the top five finishers jumped double clear rounds, including Francis Connors who finished fourth with Erne Ladygoldilocks (48.26) and Peter Smyth in fifth with Roscrib de Ross (50.66). Alexander Butler had posted what would have been a winning time with Eldorado (42.53), but one fence down saw them finish sixth. The highest-placed Young Rider prize went to Tim McDonagh.
The TRM/HSI New Heights Champions Series final will take place in Barnadown, Co Wexford at the Irish Breeders Classic on September 3rd.