The Speed Championship at the RDS won by Sweden’s Angelie von Essen

Credit: Dublin Horse Show 2019.

The visitors claimed a 1-2 in the Speed Championship in the Main Arena at the RDS early this afternoon, as Engelie von Essen of Sweden beat Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat.

Vos Essen, riding the 15-year-old gelding Tiger went clear in a time of 70.83 seconds, as World No. 1 Guerdat and the 10-year-old Victorio Des Frotards finished just 0.13 of a second behind the winner.

Best of the Irish competitors was Waterford’s Anthony Condon on the John Hales-owned grey mare Zira V. Kapelhof Z, finishing third in 71.05 seconds to claim €3,750.

Anthony Condon and Zira V. Kapelhof Z were best of the Irish in third place. Credit: Breandán Ó hUallacháin.

Greg Broderick with Westbrook came next, as they were clear in 71.36 seconds, ahead of yesterday’s winners Mark McAuley and Miebello, who despite having four seconds added to their time for knocking a pole, still stopped the clock in 73.47 seconds.

The main class of the final day of the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show is the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland worth €350,000. The competition gets underway in the Main Arena at the RDS at 3pm.


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