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Close finish at Kernan’s

KERNAN Equestrian Centre, Crossmaglen, ran a leg of the Gain/ Alltech 1.40m National Grand Prix Series on Saturday, July 3. The main event of the day, the 1.40m Grand Prix class, was very kindly sponsored by Tyr Capital. An excellent day’s jumping was enjoyed by all. All classes were run as two-phase, except the 1.40m, which was a jump-off class.

Robert McKee and ‘Dark Art’ emerged victorious to take the red rosette in the 1.10m class, finishing in an excellent time of 33.04 seconds.

The 1.20m class was won by Sean Foley riding Sheikh Mirdad’s ‘Mirdads Zamzaaam’ finishing on the fastest time of 35.47 seconds.

Ninth to go in the McCaughey’s Ice cream sponsored 1.30m class, Eddie Moloney and ‘Ardkyle B’, set up a cracking pace of 41.79 seconds, which proved unbeatable – even though, close on their heels was Niamh McEvoy on her father’s ‘Haifa OL’, whose time of 43.04 seconds saw her just missing out on the first place, which went to Eddie.

Niamh had a great show, also winning the Leading Young Rider title.

Tyr Capital sponsored the main event of the day, the Gain/ Alltech National 1.40m Grand Prix class – the prize money in this class was €4,000.

Out of 31 starters, the first of 10 into the jump-off was Robert Harrison on ‘Landlystes Rubina’. His very fast time of 34.91 seconds and clear round could not be beaten, even though Victoria Clarke on Cavan Equestrian Centre’s ‘Chinatown’ did her very best, causing great excitement but with one-tenth of a second between them, Victoria seemed happy with second place. John Floody, a regular at Kernan Equestrian Centre, claimed the third place with his time of 38.78 seconds.

The 90cm class was divided between three competitors: Shane Treanor (‘Diarado Times’); Hannah Patterson (‘Last Wish’) and Caoimhe Treanor (‘Dicksons Rose’). The 1m class was won by Hannah Patterson and ‘Last Wish’.

Kernan Equestrian Centre wish to extend their sincere thanks to Nick Norris of Tyr Capital and to Aedi McCaughey of McCaughey’s Ice cream and to all those who supported the show. Also thanks to the course designer, Raphael Suarez for his excellent courses, which produced an super day of show jumping at its best. Thanks also to Gain/Alltech for sponsoring the National Grand Prix series.


Saturday, July 3

Gain/Alltech National Grand Prix Horse Show

Class 1 – 1.10m: 1) R McKee’s Dark Art, Robert McKee; 2) K Lumilla’s Cruising Casey, Kadri Lumilla; 3) J Kernan’s Call Me Tommy, Hannah Patterson; 4) J Russell’s Loberon, Robert Russell; 5) N Smyth’s Mulvin Springball, Jonathan Smyth; 6) D Rice’s Premier Sparkle, Shane Treanor.

Class 2 – 1.20m: 1) Sheikh S Mirdad’s Mirdads Zamzaaam, Sean Foley; 2) J Downey’s Away Again, John Floody; 3) L Lowry’s Cecil Bready, Katie McEntee; 4) J Maneely’s Calcourt Corona, Ryan O’Neill; 5) R McEvoy’s Lisboy Louie, Niamh McEvoy; 6) J Kernan’s Touch of Paris, Hannah Patterson.

Class 3 – 1.30m, sponsored by McCaughey’s Ice cream: 1) P O’Toole’s Ardkyle B, Eddie Moloney; 2) R McEvoy’s Haifa OL, Niamh McEvoy; 3) J Russell’s Dstud Peter, Robert Russell; 4) D Campbell’s Derryinver Premier Sarah, Luke Campbell; 5) G Douglas’s JJ Machino, Jonathan Smyth; 6)

S Marshall’s Flambeau, Savannah Marshall.

Class 4 – 1.40m Gain/ Alltech Grand Prix, sponsored by Tyr Capital: 1) D Harrison’s Landlystes Rubina, Robert Harrison; 2) Cavan EC’s Chinatown, Victoria Clarke; 3) K Magennis’s Accidental Diamond, John Floody; 4) R McEvoy’s Haifa OL, Niamh McEvoy; 5) H Crawford’s HSC Sunny Jim, Edward Little; 6) P&C Sutton’s Lupins Lux Z, Gerard Clarke Jnr; 7) S Marshall’s Flambeau, Savannah Marshall; 8) Bravo Hughes Ltd MHS Cardenta, John McEntee.

Class 5 – 90cm: =1) S Treanor’s Diarado Times, Shane Treanor; L Fahey’s Last Wish, Hannah Patterson; P Treanor’s Dickson’s Rose, Caoimhe Treanor.

Class 6 – 1m: 1) L Fahey’s Last Wish, Hannah Patterson.

Bree Rutledge

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