GREG BRODERICK SHINES IN SENIOR NATIONS’ CUP DEBUT AT LUMMEN
Team Ireland’s first 2015 Nations’ Cup at Lummen in Belgium on Friday saw a new star emerge in the shape of GAIN Customer 29 year-old Greg Broderick with the Irish Sport Horse MHS Going Global.
Making their five-star debut in the top level of the Furusiyya league, the Thurles-based rider and the nine year-old bay gelding lowered just one fence in the first round and then delivered Ireland’s only zero penalty score in the second.
MHS Going Global, owned by Caledonia Stables in Tipperary, and bred by Ita Brennan in Kilkenny, was one of the youngest horses at the eight-nation competition, but will now be a likely contender for future selection in major Irish team contests.
Ireland finished eighth at Lummen on 33 penalties, with Italy overtaking France to claim victory in the second round on just six faults.
Ireland’s show jumping manager Robert Splaine said from Lummen this evening: “As it was allocated to Ireland as our first Nations’ Cup of the season, Lummen was always going to be a challenge, as my options for the team proved limited at this point. However, every cloud has a silver lining for, with major challenges ahead, it was great to see a new star emerging in the shape of Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global.”
Well done to Greg and all the team at Ballypatrick Stables!