Tipperary’s Greg Broderick riding Hitchcock Van Overis, took the winners prize in Barnadown’s third RDS qualifier for this year’s Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old International class, to be held at The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show.
Owned by Mary Ellen De Ruschi, the seven year old stallion Hitchcock Van Overis is by the stallion Darco out of a Corrado dam and this latest result is Greg Broderick’s second win in this year’s 7 & 8 Year Old RDS qualifiers, having also finished first at the Meadows Equestrian Centre with Javas Keltic Mist.
Barnadown Equestrian Centres 7 & 8 Year Old RDS qualifier was sponsored by George Mullins Transport Carlow and runner up spot went to Westmeath rider Michael Murphy aboard Francis Derwin’s seven year old gelding Curra Quin (by Harlequin Du Carel out of a Clover Hill dam).
Cavan rider Neal Fearon will have a busy week at the 2014 Dublin Horse Show, having already booked a ticket to the Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old International class at the RDS with Camillo VDL at the second qualifier in Coilog, Fearon was in electrifying form at Barnadown taking third place with the FT Showjumpers owned Cessina 4 (by Converter out of a Come On mare), while Fearon also took the fifth and final golden ticket to the RDS on offer at the Wexford venue with another seven year old, KMS Clintland, owned by Ivor Broderick the gelding is by Clinton out of a Corland dam.
Waterford’s Francis Connors also booked a place in the Dublin Horse Show, Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old International class when finishing in fourth place at Barnadown with the only mare in the top five, Hilda Anthony’s Lates Du Carel who as the name suggests is by Harlequin du Carel out of a Calypso dam.
This is the third year that Connolly’s RED MILLS have sponsored the prestigious International 7 & 8 year old competition at the RDS, which features the top twenty combinations from four qualifiers held around Ireland, who are then joined at the Dublin Horse Show by up to twenty-four additional International entries from around the world.
Last year saw German rider Rolf Moormann and Valeska 96 crowned Connolly’s RED MILLS International 7 & 8 Year Old champions at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, with Irish rider Eddie Moloney runner up with MHS Prime while third place went to Tipperary’s Greg Broderick with MHS Going Global.
The fourth and final qualifier for the Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old International class at the RDS will take place on June 25th at Galway Equestrian Centre, Athenry, Galway
Result – Result Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year old – Third RDS Qualifier – Barnadown Wexford 11 June 2014
1. Greg Broderick/Hitchcock Van Overis
2. Michael Murphy/Curra Quin
3. Neal Fearon/Cessina 4
4. Francis Connors/Lates Du Carel
5. Neal Fearon/KMS Clintland
Result Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old – Second RDS Qualifier – Coilog Kildare 21 May 2014
1. Gerard O Neill/Hyakari
2. Neal Fearon/Camillo VDL
3. Seamus Hayes/Chipolini VMZ
4. Darryl Walker/Cushions
5. Kilian Browne/Georgie D’Auvray
Result – Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old – First RDS Qualifier – The Meadows Armagh 7 May 2014
1. Greg Broderick/Javas Keltic Mist
2. Sean Kavanagh/Brookwood Supersonic
3. Alexander Butler/Hallowberry Cruz
4. Declan Egan/Cristobar
5. Shannon Mackenzie/Bens Lady Lux