Irish feature in five-star Grand Prix prizes in Europe and Canada – Sian Coleman takes victory at Millstreet Horse Trials

Ireland’s Showjumpers continued their great run of form on Sunday with two impressive results in five-star Grand Prix competitions on both sides of the Atlantic. At Ottawa in Canada, Co Down’s Conor Swail and Vital Chance De La Roque scored a runner-up finish in the $215,000 five-star Grand Prix, coming just a week after Swail also finished second in the Longines Grand Prix of Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show. Just four of the 28 starters jumped clear in the first round, with Swail jumping clear again against the clock in a time of 36.42 seconds. The winners prize went to Kent Farrington (USA) and Orafina who stopped the clock clear in 35.75. Meanwhile at the Stephex Masters in Belgium, Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and the 13-year-old gelding Brooklyn Heights finished fourth in the five-star Rolex Grand Prix. One of seven combinations to make it into the jump-off, Lynch went clear […]

Irish feature in five-star Grand Prix prizes in Europe and Canada – Sian Coleman takes victory at Millstreet Horse Trials
Ireland’s Showjumpers continued their great run of form on Sunday with two impressive results in five-star Grand Prix competitions on both sides of the Atlantic. At Ottawa in Canada, Co Down’s Conor Swail and Vital Chance De La Roque scored a runner-up finish in the $215,000 five-star Grand Prix, coming just a week after Swail also finished second in the Longines Grand Prix of Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show. Just four of the 28 starters jumped clear in the first round, with Swail jumping clear again against the clock in a time of 36.42 seconds. The winners prize went to Kent Farrington (USA) and Orafina who stopped the clock clear in 35.75. Meanwhile at the Stephex Masters in Belgium, Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and the 13-year-old gelding Brooklyn Heights finished fourth in the five-star Rolex Grand Prix. One of seven combinations to make it into the jump-off, Lynch went clear […]