Sarah Carless reports …
Joseph Murphy took a one-two at the recent Kilguilkey House (1) Horse Trials in Ireland in the Connollys Red Mills SuperLeague CNC3*.
The Irish team rider won with Gorsehill Pearl, three penalties ahead of his second placed mount Fernhill Frankie. With double points available at this event Murphy now heads the Connollys Red Mills SuperLeague.
Michelle Kenny took the win in the O/CNC2* class with Aspe, a new rider for her this year. The pairing have had fine competitive form with their new partnership having achieved three top six placings in their three outings in 2017.
Another pairing on fine form in 2017 took victory in the CNC2*. Ian Walsh and Elm Rainbow were the winners – their third top ten placing this season. The O/CNC* was won by Brianne Stanley riding But of Business whilst the CNC* went to Sian Hawkes and Lady Baton Rouge. The CNCJ1* went to Maresa Ronan and Super Jumbo – their fourth victory of 2017.
Charlotte Teehan took her first victory with Knockenpower Minnie – a new ride for her this year – in the CNCP2* with Kitty Sheehan and Duiske Abbey taking their second win of the year in the TopSpec CNC1* Amateur class.
Eventing Ireland classes went to Michael Patrick & Ashraw High Flyer (EI105), MiMi Falb & Ballyward (EI100 Amateur), Caoimhe Conroy & My Deerpark Lulu (EI100P), Eamon Morrisey & Red Winston (EI100J), Brian Morrison & Twiggy Pop (EI100), Katie Frazer & Keylogues Clover Lady (TopSpec EI90 Amateur), Luke Drea & Boley Emporer (EI90) and Laura Archdeacon & Greybrook Miller (EI90P).
Photographs courtesy of Radka Preislerova