Neal Fearon and Cavalino Take Top Spot in Final Qualifier

July 3, 2015

The fourth and final RDS qualifier for this year’s Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 year-old international competition at the Dublin Horse Show, took place at The Meadows Equestrian Centre in Armagh on Wednesday, with Cavan’s Neal Fearon taking the winners prize with Cavalino 26.

Fearon and the seven-year-old gelding by Coverter had also jumped clear in the last qualifier at Barnadown but missed out on a qualifying place for the RDS. However they grabbed top spot at the Meadows to book their place at Ireland’s biggest annual equestrian event which is now just over a month away.

Nicola FitzGibbon finished as runner-up with the Lady Georgina Forbes owned Clinton sired mare Castleforbes Tina, while Kevin Mealiff finished third for the same owner with the Cardento mare Castleforbes Talitha.

Peter Smyth and the Gee Apollo gelding Touch Button finished fourth while Kenneth Graham and the Lux Z mare Lenamore Lucy Lou grabbed the final golden ticket on offer for the 2015 Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 year-old international final when they finished fifth

The top 20 qualifiers from the four RDS qualifiers, will now be joined at the Dublin Horse Show by up to twenty- four additional International entries from around the world, for the 2015 Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 year-old international final at the RDS in Ballsbridge, where along with a very lucrative prize-fund, the overall winner will receive a tonne of Horse Care 10, Connolly’s RED MILLS market leading horse feed product.

Result – The Meadows Equestrian Centre Armagh 1 July 2015

Qualifier for the Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year-Old International Final at the 2015 Dublin Horse Show (Faults & times not available)

  1. Neal Fearon/Cavalino 26
  2. Nicola FitzGibbon/Castleforbes Tina
  3. Kevin Mealiff/Talitha
  4. Peter Smyth/Touch Button
  5. Kenneth Graham/Lenamore Lucy Lou

Result – Barnadown Equestrian Centre 24 June 2015

Qualifier for the Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year-Old International Final at the 2015 Dublin Horse Show (Times not available)

  1. Liam O’Meara/Curraghgraigue Jack Take Fligh 0/0
  2. Capt Michael Kelly/Dunganstown Boy  0/0
  3. John Floody/Ballyknock Diamond 0/0
  4. Robert Harrison/Holly Castleforbes  0/0
  5. Nicolas Butler/Rincoola Rua 0/0

Result – Coilog  Equestrian Centre 10 June 2015

Qualifier for the Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year-Old International Final at the 2015 Dublin Horse Show

  1. Robert Harrison/Landlystes Rubina 0/0 41.50
  2. Clem Mcmahon/ Catani Z 0/0 41.53
  3. Francis Connors/Capitol Cruis  0/0 41.55
  4. Tholm Keane/Rocksy Music 0/0 42.11
  5. Alexander Butler/ Dekato 0/4 36.94

Result – Galway Equestrian Centre 20 May 2015

Qualifier for the Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year-Old International Final at the 2015 Dublin Horse Show

  1. Thomas O Brien/Hector Van D’ Abdijhoeve 0/0 37.77
  2. Clem McMahon/Claddagh Iroko 0/0 38.23
  3. Marion Hughes/Laith 0/0 38.28
  4. James Hogg/Almost Persuaded 0/0 38.29
  5. Rebecca McGoldrick/Duco 0/0 39.24