Connaught region showjumpers are flying high in France at the moment. Galway man Sven Hadley rode his young rider RDS championship winner. ‘Cassana’ by ‘OBOS Quality’ to 6th place in the ride and drive on Friday and 4th in the 125 speed on Saturday.
Sven and Hadley Sport Horses ‘Quanbel’ were also in the winners enclosure over the weekend with a 3rd in the 130 speed, and 9th 140 jump off.
The talented 7 year old mare ‘Carla’ proved to be very competitive with Sven over the weekend with a 5th place finish in the 130 speed and 6th in the very fast 140 speed.
Mayo man, Daren Hopkins and Leo Carey’s 10 year old Cruising X Clover Hill gelding ‘Mister Cruise’, were also in great form in Dunkerque, placing 6th in the 140 jump off, 2nd in the 140 speed on Saturday and 11th in the Grand prix.
Also competing at the 2* show was Gerald Clarke from Co Meath. Gerald and Kieran King’s horse ”Kings Best” won the ”Prix Leroy Parcs etJardins”.