30 Sep Cruiserath Flexianna in top form at Wexford
Report autumn Grand Prix
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Wexford equestrian hosted the southeast leg of the Autumn Grand Prix league Sunday 29 th Sept which also offered the opportunity to national riders to ride in the New large sand outdoor arena recently opened. “ We are delighted with the surface and how it rode at the weekend “ obviously any new arena needs time to settle and the recent heavy rains have helped this along nicely. It is now riding perfectly and we look forward to utilizing it in the future , especially in the spring of 2020 for show jumping shows and of course our Stepping Stones to success eventing league “ said Orla & Pat Peare , owners of Wexford Ec .
The introduction of Equipe online start lists and real time proved hugely successful for the efficient running of the show , according to many riders the ability to check progress of the show en route to compete in later classes , the ability to continuously monitor results to be ready for mounted presentations , the timing of arena breaks and course walks and of course the instant publication of results worldwide that could be shared on social media was a huge step forward in many riders opinions.
We look forward to see how this will be embraced further in the future.
The highlight of the day was the Autumn Grand Prix 1.35 class.
Eddie Moloney & Cruicerath Flexianna won Sunday’s leg of Showjumping Ireland’s Autumn Grand Prix Series which was sponsored by Balcombes Claims Management & DPL Group.
Seven combinations, from a start list of twenty-eight, made it through to the jump-off, victory went to the Kilkenny rider, he had over two seconds in hand on Edward Doyle, and Liam O’Meara took the other podium finish. Full results as follows
1st Eddie Moloney – Cruicerath Flexianna 0/0 34.03
2nd Edward Jnr Doyle – Cruise Mor 0/0 36.43
3rd Liam O’Meara – Russel Style 0/0 36.49
4th Derek Mc Connell – Longfield Quinlui 0/0 37.84
5th Thomas Foley – Kingsborough Verdiva 0/4 34.58
6th Eddie Moloney – Andiamix Hero Z 0/4 37.07
In the opening competition of the day, David Lawlor bagged himself a free entry by arriving in the arena by 9.30 am as the first rider on the start list in the 1.10m which was sponsored by Sids Garlic Seaweed. an incentive that worked well as other riders followed suit to continue an efficient running class. Jim Donohoe & Hallowberry Coco, won the class.
1 Jim Donohoe & Hallowberry Coco 0/0 21.58
2 Paddy O’Donnell & Kilfarissey Evita 0/0 22.31
3 Fiona Mullins & Blaencwn Jester 0/0 22.80
4 Taylor Peare & WEC Imperial Master
5 David Raeburn & Garryard Electrolux
6 Denise Hanrahan & Comeragh Cruiser
Leading Young Rider in the 1.10, Loreto Wexford student, Taylor Peare (14) placing 4 th overall . leading Amateur rider was Denise Hanrahan placing 6 th overall .
Both picked up €100 bonus prize
1.20m, sponsored by Paddy O’Donnell started promptly as published at 11.45 am with the following results ensuring the Sponsor Paddy O Donnell picking up the lions share of his own money winning the class .
1 Paddy O’Donnell & Kilfarissey Evita 0/0 26.02
2 Isabel Fitzpatrick & SHW Candles Diamond
3 Ciara Desmond & Disco Volantee
4 Ciaran Moran & Ahare Olympic Flemmencio
5 Francis Connors & Primo Cino
6 Michelle Kenny & Juicy
The outdoor arenas continued with entries on the day for 80 cm to 1.10m where thankfully the sun shone kindly on riders.
Full results are available on the Equipe app link below