Mervue Equine Leinster Tour in Jag

21 Jun Mervue Equine Leinster Tour in Jag

The Mervue Equine Leinster Tour headed to Jag Equestrian Equestrian as it played host to the fifth round of the popular tour. As in previous rounds, the tour attracted a large number with over 100 combinations taking part within the three divisions.
📌Leading the victory lap in the 1.35m division was Orla Cassidy and Bridgemans Olympic Star when they came home with nothing to add in a time of 43.33. This combination had finished third the week before in Ballivor. Owned by Cassidy the 11-year-old mare is by Harlequin Du Carel and is out of the olympic Lux sired dam Brocka Rose.Ethen Ahearne also put in a foot perfect round with his own eight-year-old Jack Sparrows in a time of 44.22 for second place.Grace McHugh opted for the more cautious lines with Berlios Van De Kapel and it paid off as she delivered a clear 45.45 for third place.Local rider Stephen Murphy came home with nothing to add in 46.63 for eventual fourth place, ahead of junior young rider, Matthew Farrell and the eight-year-old LKD Mini Q, clear in 47.22. Sixth place belonged to Camilla Speirs and her own eight-year-old Ogue BT Special, who was fastest of the four faulters in a time of 44.77.
📌In the 1.10m Marie Harley (AA) added to her leaderboard tally when she took the win. Riding her own Nikita Van Het Heidenhof, she delivered the winning round of clear in 30.40.Fellow amateur rider, Laura Walsh was fractions behind in a time of 31.99 with Ballinaguilkey Heritage to take the runner-up spot. Slotting into third place and claiming the young rider prize of this round was Liaria Ryan and Killycloghan Rising Star, clear in 33.32. Marie Harley took another share of the prize fund, when she piloted Scarthill Vendi to a clear in 33.34 for eventual fourth place.Aidan Loftus was exactly a second behind with CES Sunny Cruise, in 34.33 for fifth place, while amateur rider Michael O’Neill and Hermes De Cavalier slotted into sixth place when clear in 37.40.
📌Placed third in the 1.10m Larisa Ryan improved on her performance to take the win in the 1.20m. Riding the eight-year-old Killycloghan Rising Star, she lodged the winning round of clear in 30.36. No stranger to success in this arena, Aileen McDermott took the runner-up spot with Amber Balou, when clear in 32.81, ahead of Marie Hartley and Scarthill Vendi, who kept all the poles in place in a time of 34.57. A clear from Nicola Fitzgibbon and Faline in 35.47 saw them take fourth place. Winner of the round in Coliog, young rider Wiktoria Starzak was back in the line-up, this time taking fifth with Alfadaeo, clear in 36.50.Junior rider Emily Moloney completed the top six-line-up, when she delivered a clear in 37 seconds with Capitol Cruis.

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