2016 Rio Olympian Greg Broderick began his national season with a win when claiming the inaugural TRM/Horseware sponsored New Heights Champion Series at the Horseware Louth County Show. Riding Charmeur, the Tipperary rider posted a clear round in a winning time of 44.99 seconds.
Charmeur (KWPN), a 10-year-old gelding by Calvaro Z out of the Heartbreaker sired mare Wirkeness, is new to the Ballypartick Stables having previously been campaigned by English riders Jodie Hall Mcateer and Kayleigh Watts. Broderick took over the ride in February and competed in Vejer de la Frontera CSI3* and later in Cagnes-sur-Mer CSI3*.
International course designer Tom Holden set the challenge for the 28 starters, with nine of those proceeding to the raised jump-off track. Of those nine, only four delivered double clears to share the spoils in the €10,000 Prize Fund.
Taking the runner-up position was Sophie Dalm and Remake Lande when clear in 47.78 seconds, ahead of Max O’Reilly Hyland and Ahmed Du Calvaire who posted a clear round in 48.31 seconds
1. Greg Broderick, Charmeur 44.99 seconds.
2. Sophie Dalm, Remake Lande 47.78 seconds.
3. Max O’Reilly Hyland, Ahmed Du Calvarie seconds.
4. Damien Griffin, Tabby (ISH), 48.31 seconds.
5. Nicholas Butler, Vimminka, 44.09 seconds (4 faults).
6. Alexander Butler, Hallowberry Cruz (ISH) 45.43 seconds (4 faults).
7. Neal Fernon, Cohiba VDL 46.32 seconds (4 faults).
8. Darryl Walker, Cushions (ISH), 46.55 seconds (4 faults).
9. Kenneth Graham, George (ISH), 47.56 seconds (4 faults).
10. Elizabeth Power, Doonaveeragh O One (ISH), 79.12 seconds (4 faults).