Sam Watson claims victory in feature at Ballindenisk International

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Carlow’s Sam Watson and Imperial Sky (ISH)(TIH) have come from behind on the final day to take victory in the feature CCI 4*-L at Ballindenisk International Horse Trials in Co Cork.

Sam Watson and Imperial Sky (ISH)(TIH) (Photo: Irish Eventing Times)

Galway’s Cathal Daniels and Barrichello had held the lead after Dressage and Cross Country but two fences down in the final Show Jumping phase saw them drop to seventh. Watson and Imperial Sky (ISH)(TIH) finished on a winning score of 30.5, just ahead of runner-up Sarah Ennis with Horseware Woodcourt Garrison (ISH) on 32.1, while Camilla Speirs finished third with Lukas on 34.0.

Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH) (Photo: Irish Eventing Times)

The CCI 4*-S saw victory going to Meath’s Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH) with a score of 28.6. Cathal Daniels and LEB Lias Jewel (ISH) finished second (35.6) while Louise Bloomer and Hollybrook High in the Sky (ISH)(TIH) finished third (37.0).

Brian Morrison Global DHI (Photo: Irish Eventing Times)

Britain’s Daniel Alderson and Ballyvillane OBOS came out on top in the CCI 3*-L while Stephen Smith was best of the Irish in second with HHF Elegance (ISH). The CCI 3*-S was won by  Brian Morrison with Global DHI ahead of Jennifer Kuehnle in second with Polly Blue Eyes.

Ian Cassells and Kellys Quality (ISH) (Photo: Irish Eventing Times)

Ian Cassells dominated the CCI 2*-L when taking victory with Master Point (ISH)(TIH) and he also filled second place with Kellys Quality (ISH), while the CCI 2*-S was won by Cathal Daniels with LEB Empress (ISH).

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