Pádraig McCarthy and Fiveberry win at Millstreet International Horse Trials

Pádraig McCarthy and Fiveberry jump the first fence in the cross-country at Drishane Castle. Credit: Breandán Ó hUallacháin.

Pádraig McCarthy and Fiveberry gave Ireland a victory in Section B of the Gallivan Murphy Hooper Dolan CCI2*-S at Drishane Castle, Millstreet, on Friday.

The combination, who were clear in both showjumping and cross-country phases, finished the competition on 30.3 penalties. John Paul Sheffield of Britain with Hikita took the runner-up spot on 32.2 penalties, with Ireland’s Jessica McIntyre with Sergeant Kiki (34.6 penalties) claiming the third spot after their clear cross-country round.

Pádraig McCarthy and Fiveberry had a clear round in the cross-country phase. Credit: Breandán Ó hUallacháin.

Section A of the competition saw Britain claim a 1-2 with Izzy Hall, riding Greenvale Altered Image (31.4 penalties), finishing ahead of Daisy Proctor and Carsonstown Athena (32.0 penalties). Pádraig Flanagan with An Dullahan (32.4 penalties), along with the two British combinations, were clear in the cross country phase.

Norway’s Nathalie Olsson Sanderson and Inchello DHI Yasmin (28.3 penalties) won the Irish Sport Horse Studbook CCIYH2*S 6yo class, finishing ahead of Australia’s Kevin McNab with Vidalgo (29.9 penalties), with Ireland’s Ian Cassells with Woodendfarm Jack O D (30.3 penalties) claiming third place. The winner and runner-up were both clear and inside the time in Friday’s corss-country stage at Drishane Castle.

The Equine Warehouse CCI2*-S for Ponies saw a British clean-sweep of the first three places, with Jaymee Savill taking both first and second places. Savill won on Knockmullen Flyer (35.4 penalties) as the combination were clear in the cross-country. She partnered Independent Johnny into the runner-up spot (38.4 penalties), ahead of her compatriot Daisy Amin with Mr Blueskies (42.5 penalties) in third. Holly Love was best of the Irish with Cloughreagh Charlie (43.3 penalties), taking fourth place.

Britain’s Jaymee Savill and Independent Johnny jump into the water at Drishane Castle. Credit: Breandán Ó hUallacháin.

Swede Ludwig Svennerstal leads the Donagh Hickey Motors CCI2*-L with Penny Grans after the Dressage and cross-country phases, from Ella Boyle of Ireland with WKD Cooley, while Briton Charlotte Agnew is back in third with Cooley Carnival Lady.

The Connolly’s Red Mills CCI4*-S leader is Gemma Tattersall with Jalapeno following completion of the dressage and cross-country. American Elisabeth Halliday-Sharpe and Carpe Diem IV lie second, ahead of Flora Harris of Britain with Amazing.

Kevin McNab from Australia leads the Eventing Ireland CCI3*-S with Fernhill Tabasco, with only the showjumping phase to come. In a very international leaderboard Millie Dumas of Britain is second with Universal Cooley, while French rider Arthur Duffort and Brando de Cherel are currently third.

Joseph Murphy with Caesar is best of the Irish in the Noel C. Duggan Engineering CCI4*-L, lying in 7th spot after the dressage, while Clare Abbott is best of the home riders in 3rd position in the Horse Sport Ireland CCI3*-L with her horse Jewelent.

In the Event Rider Masters Britain’s Ollie Townend, riding Ballaghmor Class, is the overnight leader after the dressage on day one.  Sarah Ennis of Ireland with Horseware Stellor Rebound is next best, while Sarah Cohen and Treason are third for Britain.

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