OFFALY’S Darragh Kenny scored Ireland’s first five-star win of what was a busy weekend of equestrian action, after he came out on top in last Thursday’s 1.55m competition at the Longines Global Champions League in St Tropez, France.
Riding ‘Bablou 41’, owned by Jack Snyder, Kenny jumped clear in 73.37 seconds to take the top prize of over €20,000. Tipperary’s Shane Breen also finished among the prizes, finishing eighth with ‘Ipswich van de Wolfsakker’. Breen paired up with America’s Jessica Springsteen for Miami Celtics in the Global Champions League and the pair lie in second place heading into Saturday’s second round.
Along with Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Mullingar International taking place in Ireland at the weekend, an action-packed four days of Equestrian Sport also included three five-star fixtures around the globe, in France, Switzerland and at Langley in Canada, where Ireland were in Nations Cup action on Sunday.