Team Ireland win Aga Khan Trophy at Dublin Horse Show
Ireland emerge triumphant at the RDS in Dublin on Friday with a decisive win in the Aga Khan Trophy competition registering a team total of four faults with the last rider Darragh Kenny not needing to jump in the final round.
GAIN customers Cian O’ Connor and Greg Broderick were key members on the winning team. Cian who was celebrating his 100th Nations’ Cup cap for Ireland came into the arena with his new horse Good Luck and had a fantastic total of only four faults while Tipperary’s Greg Broderick making his Aga Khan debut on MHS Going Global recorded one of only two double clear rounds achieved in the whole competition.
Twenty year-old Wexford rider Bertram Allen opened for Ireland on the 17 year-old Romanov, but with the added difficulty of also being the first competitor of the eight nations tackling the course. Allen came home with just one fence down to put four faults on the board for his team. Bertram is now number 7 in the world and has been making headlines all over the world following his incredible world rankings at such a young age.
The decisive victory in front of a delighted RDS crowd also ensured that the Investec Irish team will stay in Division One of the Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup league for 2016, while also qualifying for inclusion in the Nations’ Cup Final at Barcelona in September.
Heartfelt congratulations to all the members of the Irish showjumping team from all at GAIN Horse Feeds!