Belfast Telegraph

Ulster riders in double success

 

By Ruth Loney

Derry showjumper Jordan Coyle and Banbridge rider Dermott Lennon have excelled in Ireland and Canada by winning Grand Prix events.

Tattersalls Ireland national horse show at Fairyhouse saw former world champion Lennon, on MJM Pursuit, win the National Grand Prix from 75 starters. Victoria Bridge based Peter Smyth on Roscrib de Ross was fourth at Fairyhouse.

Jordan Coyle continued his winning form at the three star Ottawa $35,500 Capital Class from 30 starters with Eristov, owned by Elan Farm. Portadown rider Jonathan McCrea, now competing for the US, took third on Aristoteles V, owned by his mother in law Candy Tribble.

Earlier Jordan Coyle won the national Ottawa Horse Show $7,500 Speed Derby on Mojo TSP.

Omagh showjumper Jenny Rankin competed in the Chantilly five star Global Champions Tour Grand Prix with the world's top 50 riders as her first major invite as part of the Rolex selected young riders programme.

She took fourth and seventh with Sea Topblue in the young horse classes and now prepares for more Nations Cup events.

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