Seán Walsh and Kimberlite took part in their first International 1.50m Grand Prix at Cavan CSI* this week. They jumped impressively to come home with just the second part of the large double on the floor to finish on 4 faults. They competed in the three major classes in Cavan and incurred just 4 faults in each - a more than acceptable result for their first international show.
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Seán Walsh and KImberlite jumped another lovely round at Cava CSI8 last night but had just the penultimate fence down. it was s close once again for the pair who had knocked the last fence in the previous night's main class. " The track was strong but I believed Kimberlite could handle it. We were so unlucky not to have gone clear, but he was a star again tonight. Together we have made a lot of progress this season. I will enter him for the 1.50m Grand Prix tomorrow night and make a decision about it when I see the course.
Seán Walsh and KImberlite jumped a fabulous round in their first 1.40/1.45m CSI class at Cavan tonight. They had the last fence, an oxer, down. Seán admitted that the horse jumped brilliantly but he himself did not sit up in time for the five strides to the last oxer.
"The horse has come on so much this season. His stride has lengthened. We made a lot of ground coming out of the penultimate double and I was on top of the final oxer before I knew it. I am thrilled with the horse but disappointed with knocking the last."
Seán Walsh got Cavan CSI off to a great start on Wednesday 4th with a win in the 1.00m class on the novice mare Millstreet Touch. 24 horses jumped double-clear but none was faster than Millstreet Touch. The pair also jumped clear in both rounds on Thursday where they settled for a steady performance. The mare then jumped her first 1.10m class in Cavan with a single pole on the ground.
Twenty-one year old Darragh Kenny produced an Irish victory in the Budweiser World Cup competition at Syracuse in New York State tonight (Saturday), with Co. Down's Dermott Lennon finishing in fourth.
Announcement by The Duggan Family
25th October, 2009
CSI3* BIRMINGHAM GREAT BRITAIN OCTOBER 7 - 11 2009
Oslo World Cup Show 2009
It looks like we will be able to present the strongest startlist ever in October this year. The moving of arena and the level raising to a 5* with ditto higher prizemoney seems to draw the very top riders in the world to Oslo Horse Show!