CARLOW’S Sam Watson and ‘Im-perial Sky’ (ISH)(TIH) came from
behind on the
final day to take victory in the feature CCI 4*-L at Ballindenisk International Horse Tr-ials in Co Cork.
Galway’s Cathal Dan-iels and ‘Barrichello’ had held the lead after Dressage and Cross-Country, but two fences down in the final Show Jumping phase saw them drop to seventh. Watson and ‘Imperial Sky’ (ISH)(TIH) finished on a winning score of 30.5, just ahead of runner-up Sarah Ennis with ‘Horseware Woodcourt Garrison’ (ISH) on 32.1, while Camilla Speirs finished third with ‘Lukas’ on 34.0.
The CCI 4*-S saw victory going to Meath’s Sarah Ennis and ‘Horseware Stellor Rebound’ (ISH) with a score of 28.6. Cathal Daniels and ‘LEB Lias Jewel’ (ISH) finished second (35.6), while Louise Bloomer and ‘Hollybrook High in the Sky’ (ISH)(TIH) finished third (37.0).
Britain’s Daniel Alder-son and ‘Ballyvillane OBOS’ came out on top in the CCI 3*-L, while Stephen Smith was best of the Irish in second with ‘HHF Elegance’ (ISH).
The CCI 3*-S was won by Brian Morrison with ‘Global DHI’, ahead of Jennifer Kuehnle in second with ‘Polly Blue Eyes’.
Ian Cassells dominated the CCI 2*-L when taking victory with ‘Master Po-int’ (ISH)(TIH) and he also filled second place with ‘Kellys Quality’ (ISH), while the CCI 2*-S was won by Cathal Daniels with ‘LEB Empress’ (ISH).