New addition Texas M’Aurea, a five-year-old by Air Jordan Z out of a Papillon Rouge dam, looks set for stardom. Having previously had little competition experience, he made light of the strong track in the 5 year old class at the Kilmeague Horse Show- check out his round below!
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The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show- Triomphe Kervec places in the Carling King 5 Year Old ChampionshipSeptember 15th, 2012 | Posted by in Jumping Results - (0 Comments)
Niall Talbot’s French-bred stallion Triomphe Kervec had a successful first Dublin Horse Show. Qualifying in the first of the two qualifiers in the Simmonscourt arena, he then took to the Main Arena like an old hand, jumping two classy rounds to finish in 8th place.
Puissance continued his great form at his second 3* show, finishing in 4th place in the Grand Prix Qualifier, coming over the finish line a mere 0.3 of a second behind winner Brianne Goutal. Drawn third in the Grand Prix, Nicola and Puissance made light of the course until the very last fence where they were unfortunate to rub the last pole to finish on 4 faults and eventual 12th place.
Nicola and super star Puissance made a successful return to international competition at the 3* show in the mountain venue of Ascona, close to the Swiss-Italian border. Qualifying in the first of the 1.50m qualifiers, they then went on to jump one of four first round clears in the 1.55m Grand Prix. First out in the jump off, Nicola posted the first double clear and remained in pole position until ultimate rider Fabio Brotto of Italy knocked her into runner-up position with a slightly faster clear round, claiming the first prize of the Mercedes Benz B-class.
In spite of huge entries in each age division at the CoilÓg RDS qualifier, Nicola managed to qualify both Penny Lane and Triomphe Kervec when placing second with each in the 7 year old and 5 year old classes respectively. Only 12 combinations successfully negotiated round one over Tom Holden’s tough track for the 7/8 year old qualifier, but 9 of those jumped double clear to contest the jump off in round 3. The fences stood at 1.40m in the 7 year old division, where Penny Lane jumped yet another clear in a quick time to finish in second place. In the 5 year old qualifier there was a massive 87 starters jumping for the 9 qualifying places. Many of the greener horses were having difficulties with the spookiness of the ring and the fences, but Triomphe Kervec cruised around like a pro, jumping 3 fantastic clear rounds to finish in second place. A great day all-in-all, and everyone is looking forward to competing in the Dublin Horse show this August!