7 Year Old World Championship Finalists, and Cavan 6 & 7 Year Old Champions 2014!September 30th, 2014 | Posted by in Jumping Results
September proved to be a successful month for all the team at Cromwellstown Stables. Nicola & “Shantonagh” took part in the World Breeding Championships in Lanaken, Belgium, where they qualified in 12th position out of 200 horses for the grand final. This was justifiably classed as a World Ranking competition, over a strong 1.45/1.50m track. Despite a strong performance Nicola and “Shantonagh” unfortunately did not make the jump off, however the experience gained paid off just the following week when the pair became the 2014 6 & 7 Year Old Hankook Champions at the Cavan Indoor Championships. “Castleforbes Tina” also finished in 7th position, unlucky to have the very last fence down in the third round, but still producing a super performance overall.
This prestigious class has been won in the past by such combinations as “Rivaal” & Conor Swail, “Pacino” & Clem McMahon, and “Mark Q” & Olive Clarke, all of whom went on to compete successfully at the very highest level all over the world, so a bright future is ahead of these two lovely 7 year olds! See Shantonagh’s winning jump off round below.