Wexford native Bertram Allen wins at Wellington 5*
- 8 March 2023, 22:01
Allen claimed the top spot with fellow Irish riders Jordan Coyle and Darragh Kenny finishing in the top five
Once again the Florida venue proved to be a happy hunting ground for Bertram Allen. Riding the 9-year-old bay gelding Edison De Hus, Allen was one of the last riders into the ring in the 1.45m ranking in the CSI5* show at Wellington International.
Allen was set a time of 27.80 seconds set by American rider Cathleen Driscoll and Flotylla. Allen, who represented Ireland at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 World Show Jumping Championships in Herning, helping Ireland to secure all important team qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, certainly delivered the goods under pressure. He stopped the clock in an impressive time of 27.70 seconds.
This was the first international win for this combination. Owned by Ballywalter Stables and Maximillan Lill, Edison De Hus is a relatively new ride to Allen who has only been competing this gelding since December 2022.
German rider Richard Vogel and Accoton PS finished in third place in a time of 28.26 seconds, closely followed by Irish riders Coyle and Kenny. Jordan Coyle finished in fourth with Centriko Volo. The 11-year-old gelding is owned by Celtic Park LLC. Darragh Kenny filled fifth place with Vancouver Dreams, a 13-year-old mare owned by Max Kühner.
Today, Wednesday 8th of March, is the opening day of competition for the ninth week of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. We look forward to an exciting week of show jumping ahead, including the 1.60m Grand Prix on Saturday. Be sure to follow Horse Sport Ireland across all social media channels to keep to up to date with the latest results from Irish riders and horses around the world.
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