Mikey Pender and The Irish Sport Horse HHS Calais claimed victory in yesterday’s two-star Grand Prix at Peelbergen
It was Pender’s first ever visit to Peelbergen and he took full advantage of being drawn last to go in the jump-off.
“It is quite a successful first show here,” commented the Castledermot man afterwards. “We are currently based nearby for a few weeks to attend a series of shows. One of which is a Nations Cup in a few weeks and the preparation with HHS Calais could not have been better. In the jump-off we could take out a few strides here and there and I think that made us just a little faster than the rest.”
Meanwhile in the five-star Rolex Grand Prix of Rome there was another hugely impressive performance from an Irish horse and rider.
Bertram Allen and The Irish Sport Horse Pacino Amiro were one of just five combinations to jump clear in a challenging first round. They lowered a single fence in the jump-off to finish fourth and collect €40,000. The €100,000 winners prize went to Gernany’s David Will with C Vier 2, while Darragh Kenny finished 13th with Idalville D’Esprit.
The Irish Eventing team were in FEI Nations Cup action over the weekend at Houghton Hall in
The Irish trio of Joseph Murphy (Cesar V) Susie Berry (Ringwood LB) and Austin O’Connor (Colorado Blue) finished on a score of 115 while