Brendan Murphy takes the win in Ballyfoyle

05 Jul Brendan Murphy takes the win in Ballyfoyle

Adamstown in County Wexford played host to a round of the Mervue Equine Leinster Summer Tour last Saturday. In the 1.35m, Brendan Murphy took the win when he delivered a double clear with PNP Roco to a double clear in 29.13.

Francis Connors also delivered a clear with Claire Mc Donnell owned Rose Marie in 30.30 for second. Bred by her own, the eight-year-old mare is by Diamant De Semily and is out of the Cruising sired dam, Mo Chroi.

Young Rider James Connors Smyth and Heldin came home clear in 31.70 for third. This 11-year-old mare is by Bugatti VDL and is out of Naidin. The mare recently took second in the RDS young rider qualifier in Barnadown with Katie Doyle. 

Slotting into fourth place was Tomas Doyle and Moonbeg Conspiracy, clear in 31.78. Owned by Marti Rudd and bred by Kevin Fawl, the seven-year-old gelding is by OBOS Quality and is out of Caheradoo Donna.

David Lawler also answered all the questions aboard Jm Penelope, clear in 31.96 for fifth place. Owned by John Lawler the 12-year-old mare is by Toulon and is out of Quality Star. Orla Queally completed the top six with Nour Alain, when she put in a faultless round in 32.09. Owned by Orla’s father John,the ten-year-old mare is by Numero Uno and is out of Lady Cruise.


Local young rider Taylor Peare took the win in the Jason Higgins Showjumping sponsored 1.20m, when she partnered Lissyegan Geoffrey to a clear in 28.20. This combination recently claimed the win in the 1.30m SJI Summer Series in Wexford Equestrian. Owned by Pat Peare the 13-year-old Gelding is by Hermes De Reve. Ruairí Aylward also delivered a clear with Clonagoose Sky Bouncer in 30.88 for second, ahead of Vincent Byrne and Cinatra Gold, clear in 33.19. Marti Rudd took fifth when he lodged a clear with his own Monbeg Sapphire in 35.73 for fifth, while in sixth was Daren Hopkins and Elite Della Caccia, clear in 36.04.


In the 1.10m division, amateur riders took the top six placings in the line-up. Marie Hartley (AA) added to her leaderboard tally as she claimed another win in the 1.10m section. Riding Scarthill Vendi, she put in a foot-perfect performance in 29.81. Not content with the win she also took second place with Nikita Van Het Heidenhof when clear in 30.95. Fellow amateur rider Hannah McNiven and Odetta took third when clear in 30.99, while in fourth was Lorraine MacGuinness (A) and Horseware Kinmar Night, clear in 31.45. Audrey Cullen (A) and Grayson took fifth when clear in 31.93, ahead of Gemma Drennan and Cool Finesse, clear in 32.56.