Barnadown Equestrian Connolly's Red Mills Spring Tour
Amazing day at the Park for the team of young riders who competed in the Ballywater Farm Stallion's Connolly's RED MILLS Spring Tour yesterday at Barnadown Equestrian. (2/4/17)
In the blazing sun, 51 combinations took to the task of competing over a challenging course of fences built by resident senior course designer, John Doyle at Barnadown with 10 winning combinations gaining their place in the jump off round.
Local young rider, Patrick Hickey, on his mother Lucy's " Martini Van Overis Z" with a clear round in a time of 43.75, went into the lead with just Tour leader, Sven Hadley to jump. The crowd were silent while Sven jumped, wishing the local Wexford lad a home win, but enthralled by Sven's pitch perfect round on Hadley's Sporthorses Sumas Taloubet beating Patrick by just over 1 second.
Three young riders were placed in the line up, Patrick Hickey, Darragh Ryan and Jake Hunter and many more of our young riders just out of the jump off with 4 faults.
All looks well for our talented team of Young riders competing at Barnadown over the week end
Connolly's RED MILLS Spring Tour @Barnadown Equestrian(2/4/17)
sponsors by Ballywater Farm Stallions & supported by Showjumper's Club
Pro am award sponsored by Botanica Int.
1)Hadley's Sport Horse/Sumas Taloubet/Sven Hadley 00 42.76
2)Lucy Hickey/Martini Van Overis Z/Patrick Hickey 00 46.75
3)The Stallion Company/Canturado/Jakke Hunter 00 45.72
4)Karen McKenzie/Dyolito/Shannon Mc Kenzie 00 47.34
5)Ladycastle Syndicate/Vimminka/Nicolas Butler 04 42.12
6)GBBS Int.& D Ryan/Aerosmith(FEI)/Darragh Ryan 04 42.70
7)Hadley Sport Horses/Victoria Z/Sven Hadley 04 43.23
8)Hadley Sporthorse/Quanbell/Sven Hadley 04 43.23
10 into the Jump Off
Tour Leader- Sven Hadley
Connolly's RED MILLS Top Young Rider- Patrick Hickey
Botanica Int Top Pro am - Vickie Anderson
Best Turned Out - Mr Rockefeller.
In photo Sven Hadley(left) winner, Vickie Anderson(middle) Pro am winner, Patrick Hickey(right) 2nd in Barnadown leg of Connolly's RED MILLS Spring Tour & Top Young Rider.
Anna Carway. Junior Rider winner of three open classes(1.40) including Grand Prix @ GPA Festival for Under 25 years.