Dermott Lennon on top form at Tattersalls Show

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PRIZE GIVING: Dermott Lennon and ‘Gelvins Touch’ won the TRM/ Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series at Tattersalls Show and are pictured receiving their prize. (FW30-526NN)

COUNTY Down’s Dermott Lennon won Sunday’s fifth round of the TRM/ Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series at Tattersalls Show in Co. Meath.

Riding Victoria Loane’s 12-year-old gelding ‘Gelvins Touch’, Lennon produced the only double clear round of the competition to take the winners prize.

NATIONAL GRAND PRIX: Dermot Lennon on ‘MJM Pursuit’ won the National Grand Prix at Tattersalls. (FW30-525NN)

League leader Greg Broderick finished as runner-up aboard ‘BP Hybernia’ with the fastest four fault round of the jump-off (44.61), while Peter Smyth came home in third with ‘CHS Krooze’ (46.41). Fourth place went to Gemma Phelan (‘GRC Acapella’), ahead of Darragh Ryan (‘Rincoola Ryan’) in fifth and Capt. Geoff Curran (‘Dollanstown’) in sixth. The Leading Young Rider prize went to Tim McDonagh.

The next round of the TRM/ Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series takes place at Maryville in Co. Cork on Sunday, July 29.

Lennon had a fantastic show, as he also claimed the National Grand Prix class riding ‘MJM Pursuit’.


Tattersalls Show

TRM/ HSI New Heights Champions Series.

Numbers declared: 42; Number of starters: 35; Through to the second round: 9; Double Clears: 1.

Highest Placed Young Rider: Tim McDonagh

Winning Owner: Victoria Loane

Winning Groom: Dermot Lennon’s Groom, Michael.

1) Dermot Lennon, Gelvin’s Touch 0/0 43.19; 2) Greg Broderick, BP Hybernia 0/4 44.61; 3) Peter Smyth, CHS Krooze 0/4 46.41; 4) Gemma Phelan, GRC Acapella 0/4 46.66; 5) Darragh Ryan, Rincoola Ryan 0/4 48.60; 6) Cpt. Geoff Curran, Dollanstown 0/4 51.00; 7) Jessica Burke, Express Trend 0/4 55.34; 8) Peter Smyth, Templepatrick Welcome Limerick 4/4 55.01; 9) Clem McMahon, Hilton Pacino (4); 10) Tim McDonagh, Tick Tock Tina (4).

National Grand Prix.

Numbers declared: 83; Number of starters: 75; Through to the second round: 8; Double Clears: 6.

Highest Placed Young Rider: Michael Pender.

1) Dermot Lennon, MJM Pursuit 0/0 36.41; 2) Michael Pender, HHS Brunchchurch 0/0 37.02; 3) Cpt. Geoff Curran, Carnlea 0/0 38.52; 4) Peter Smyth, Roscrib de Ross 0/0 39.88; 5) Greg Broderick, Dabelle 0/0 40.14; 6) Kenneth Graham, Democrat 0/0 40.51; 7) Matt Garrigan, MHS La Scala 0/4 34.76; 8) Harriet Ella Cooper, Annaghmore Small Hero 0/8 44.72; 9) Geoff Curran, Ringwood Glen 1- 82.01; 10) Darragh Ryan, MHS Carlos 1- 84.11.


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