Irish claim impressive results on both sides of the Atlantic

Irish Show Jumping riders have been in impressive form in Europe and the USA, scoring a number of victories and podium finishes.

Sligo’s Richard Howley and the 15-year-old gelding Mansini Ltd stormed to victory in today’s (Saturday) 1m50 speed class at Basel World Cup show in Switzerland. Howley crossed the line clear in 55.02 seconds to finish a second-and-a-half ahead of Swiss runner-up Barbara Schnieper with Judy KM. Howley and Mansini Ltd had finished as runners-up in Thursday’s 1m45 speed class in Basel behind French winner Roger Yves Bost and Ever de Turan.

Richard Howley and Mansini Ltd

On Friday evening in Basel, Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and the 15-year-old stallion Cordial were one of just four combinations to make it into the jump-off in the Longines Grand Prix and would finish in share of third place. Richard Howley and Consulent de Prelet Z finished sixth with the fastest four fault score from the first round in a competition which was won by Kevin Staut (FRA) and Visconti du Telman.

Photo: Darragh Kenny and Serendepety

Meanwhile at the opening week of competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, Darragh Kenny notched up two wins in the space of 24 hours.
The Offaly rider piloted Serendepety to win Friday’s $32,000 Dodd Technologies CSI3* 1.45m speed class. On Thursday, Kenny came out on top in the $32,000 Adequan CSI3* WEF Challenge Cup Round 1. Kenny stopped the clock in 36.16 seconds with the 11-year-old stallion Irwin, while runner-up spot went to Charlotte Jacobs (USA) on the 11-year-old Irish-bred gelding Rincoola Milsean (ISH) bred by Harold McGahern, just ahead of Cian O’Connor in third with Fancy de Kergane.

Photo: Charlotte Jacobs (USA) and the 11-year-old Irish-bred gelding Rincoola Milsean (ISH)

Rincoola Milsean (ISH)
– 2013 gelding by Aldatus Z (OLD) out of Rincoola Abu (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Harold McGahern, Co. Longford Rider: Charlotte Jacobs (USA).