Irish rider, Max O’ Reilly has his first International Grand Prix win

Irish rider, Max O’ Reilly has his first International Grand Prix win! There was a great atmosphere in the stands on the last day of this week’s CSI2*, October Tour here at Dehesa Montenmedio.  Max O’Reilly (IRL) took the top of the podium in the GP, 1.45m, Longines Ranking class, with his 10yr old gelding, Babar de Bussy who has been his partner since January 2019. This is their first international GP victory and was very well earned as they beat 11 top class horses and riders in a very exciting jump off from a class that started with 52 entries. Marcos Nuñez was…

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Spencer Smith Scores In Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix

Podium finish for Spencer smith with Chrisitan Ahlmann 2nd and Jur Vrieling Photo: Longines Global Champions Tour

Spencer Smith Scores In Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Šamorín While Championship Battle Will Go Down To The Wire At Next Week’s Finals In one of the most competitive jump-off’s of the 2021 season, it was Spencer Smith and Theodore Manciais who defied gravity and soared into first place claiming his first-ever Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix win under the lights in the spectacular arena of Šamorín. Smith denied Chrisitan Ahlmann of the win by 0.02s and of the penultimate prestigious golden ticket for the Longines Global…

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Irish bred horses shine at the Sunshine Tour

Sean Monaghan and 8yr old mare, EMS Adelaide ©Moises Basallote / Ahmed Photography

Irish bred horses shine at the Sunshine Tour It’s an Irish victory in the Pavo Trophy Small Grand Prix class at the Sunshine Tour with a first and second placed horses bred from the Emerald Isle. Sean Monaghan (21) may be young but this very experienced Irish rider has a great track record, which includes such events as back in 2016, he was a winning team member of the under 21 Pony Nations cup in Denmark, in May this year he won the Gain National GP in Cavan and he…

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Oliver Townend rides fault free cross-country at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class currently sit in first place in the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. © Shannon Brinkman

Oliver Townend rides fault free cross-country at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Oliver Townend Poised for Victory at the Inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Only 11 horse-rider combinations finished the cross country course clear Kurt Martin Maintains Lead in the CCI3*-L World #1 ranked rider Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class remain at the top of the leaderboard at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill following a fault-free round during Saturday’s Cross Country Driven by Land Rover. Over 10,000 spectators came out to watch the…

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