A brilliant performance from 15-year-old Alex Finney from Co. Down and ‘Still Got Me’ saw them take victory in the first qualifier in the FEI Jumping Ponies Trophy on Sunday at Herning in Denmark.
First to go in the 14-way jump-off, they set a target that proved unbeatable to take the winners prize. Fifth place also went to Ireland’s Rhys Williams with ‘K-Little Hero d’18’, while Ryan Sweetnam finished sixth with ‘Kilcummin Cruise.
Speaking afterwards, Alex Finney said: “It has been amazing to ride at this show, it is a great opportunity for us, to get the possibilities to ride at this type of show. I am so happy with my pony, he was doing such a great job today.”
The next leg of the FEI Jumping Ponies Trophy will take place at Lyon in France from October 30 to November 3.