Hartley claims the 1.10m and 1.20m Mervue Equine Leinster Summer Tour, while Daniels takes the 1.35m.

31 May Hartley claims the 1.10m and 1.20m Mervue Equine Leinster Summer Tour, while Daniels takes the 1.35m.

The second round at Mervue Equine Leinster Summer Tour took place last weekend, with Wexford Equestrian playing host to the tour over their two day show. Action in the league kicked off on Saturday, with the 1.10m division . Winner of the Amateur qualifier the week prior, Kilkenny’s Marie Hartley added to her impressive record as she took the win in this division with Nikita Van Het Heidenhof, when double clear in 33.34 seconds. This is the second good result for this pairing as they also finished fourth in the opening round,Hartley also took the runner-up place Scarthill Vendi, when she came home clear in 33.99. Amateur rider Michael O’ Neill (AA) also maintained a clean sheet with Hermes De Cavalier in 36.11 for third place, ahead of amateur rider Jenny Connors (A) and Primo Cino, who crossed the line clear 36.61. Alice Martin Jones (AA), and her seven-year-old Paloma V/D Padenborre, came home clear in 38.52 seconds for fifth, while Francis Connors and Primo Aliboo Blue ABF slotted into sixth, when clear in 39 seconds.Marie Hartley’s added to her haul as she also led the victory lap in 1.20m. Riding Scarthill Vendi, she lodged the round in a time of 36.70 seconds. Taylor Peare followed closely behind aboard Lissyegan Geoffrey, crossing the line clear in 37.68 to claim the runner-up spot. Young rider Jack McKeon slotted into third place, when clear in a time of 40.37 with the seven-year-old, Boleybawn Larina. Fourth place was filled by junior rider Emily Moloney and Capitol Cruis, when she stopped the clock in 40.48. Francis Connors returned to the line-up, this time taking fifth place with the seven-year-old Erne River View when clear in 41.64. Completing the top six line-up was Heidi Hamilton and Dam Easy, who clocked 42.07.On Sunday, eventer Cathal Daniels led the victory lap in the 1.35m division, when he lodged the winning round of clear in 39.61 with his own Haros. This ten-year-old gelding was bred by GFK Zwartjens and is by Sheraton and is out of the Carembar De Muze sired dam Dominka.

Resident rider Taylor Peare took the runner-up spot with Lissyegan Geoffrey, when she came home clear in 41.55. Peare also took the prize of leading young rider of the round. This combination has been in form of late and among their good results was finishing fourth in the Young Rider RDS qualifiers in Barnadown earlier in the month.

Cathal Daniels took another place in the line-up when he delivered another clear with Cappog Tomy in 43.27 for third place.

Local rider Patrick Byrne accounted for the fourth and fifth place. He delivered his best result with Oughterard Diva, clear in 43.63. Riding Anne Kavanagh’s Ballyorney Storm Boy, he had one on the floor in a time of 41.83 for sixth place.

Nicholas Connors’ clear with and Holy Blue, clear in 44.23 saw him take fifth place.