Wins for Richard Howley and Denis Lynch in Spain and Germany

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Richard Howley and Arlo de Blondel won the two-star Grand Prix at Oliva in Spain. Credit: Horse Sport Ireland (HSI).

Richard Howley and Denis Lynch achieved wins in Spain and Germany respectively on Sunday.

Sligo’s Howley scored another major international win in the two-star Grand Prix at Oliva in Spain, riding Arlo de Blondel.

From a list of 83 starters, 10 made it into the jump-off. At the end, Howley had almost two seconds to spare over British runner-up John Whitaker with Unick du Francport. Howley had also taken victory in Friday’s World Ranking class in Oliva with Chinook.

Denis Lynch and GC Chopin’s Bushi win in Germany

At Riesenbeck in Germany, Denis Lynch and GC Chopin’s Bushi took an impressive win in the feature 1m55 speed competition.

Drawn 11th to go of 53 competitors, Lynch set what proved an unbeatable clear in 64.02 seconds, winning almost €20,000.

Denis Lynch and GC Chopin’s Bushi were victorious at Riesenbeck in Germany. Credit: Horse Sport Ireland.

Lynch had almost a second and a half to spare over German runner-up Maurice Tebbel with Don Diarado. Another German, Christian Kukuk, finished third with Quintino. Clare’s Eoin McMahon was also in the prizes and finished eighth with Chacon 2.

Cathal Daniels is runner-up in Portugal

In Eventing, Cathal Daniels and The Irish Sport Horse Shannondale Mari finished in runner-up spot in the CCI3*L at the Portugal Winter tour in Barroca d’Alva.

The pair finished on their Dressage score of 34.2 just 0.6 of a penalty behind the French winner Regis Prud Hon with Bennix de Bory.

Ireland’s Brian Kuehnle took fifth place with Tullybards Now Or Never on a score of 37.5.

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