Aghalee, Northern Ireland – September 06, 2020 – Waterford-born Army rider Capt Geoff Curran (IRL) and The Minister For Defence-owned Irish Sport Horse Glengarra Wood have been crowned 2020 Irish National Show Jumping Champions following Sunday’s Horse Sport Ireland Premier Series Final at Portmore Equestrian Centre in Northern Ireland.
Capt Curran had been sitting in second place on the league table before Portmore and a fifth place finish in the final saw him overtake leader Ger O’Neill (IRL) and MHS High Hopes.
Kevin Gallagher (IRL) and Ballypatrick Flamenco‘s win in the Grand Prix Portmore saw them finish as league runners-up while Ger O’Neill (IRL) and MHS High Hopes took third place overall.
Speaking after the competition, Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy said:
“On behalf of Horse Sport Ireland, I want to congratulate Capt Geoff Curran on being crowned 2020 Irish National Champion and overall HSI Premier Series winner and also congratulate all of the winners we had during the series. We are delighted with how the Series was supported by our top riders, owners and breeders since it started following the resumption of equestrian competitions in July and we were rewarded with fantastic competitions. The Premier Series is the pinnacle of National Show Jumping in Ireland and Horse Sport Ireland were delighted to give our support once again this year.”
Source: Press release by Brian Hennessy for Horse Sport Ireland
Photo: © Horse Sport Ireland