GARRANMORE Equestrian was the venue for last Sunday’s North Munster Region show where the highest score of the day, 75%, was recorded in the Preliminary BD15 by Fionnan Kiernan O’Brien on the Dutch Warmblood gelding Lohengrin, a five-year-old dun owned by show secretary Tara Dalton.
In the other classes at this level, Virginie Bibes won the DI6 on her Dutch Warmblood gelding Kontador (71.15), a chesnut six-year-old by Googel, with Ethan Boles faring best in the DI18 on Stanley Grange Regal Request (70%).
That 15-year-old British-bred 138cms gelding by Urubla Regal Promise is owned by regional chair Donie McNamara.
Holly Boles was also on the mark on Sunday, winning the Novice BD38 on board McNamara’s 11-year-old ISH mare Commanche Moll (74.52) who is by Waldo van Dungen out of a thoroughbred mare by Commanche Run. In the DI24A, Anthony Quigley topped the final leaderboard with his similarly-aged mare, Miss Murphy (69.33).
At Elementary level, Raynal Cunningham won the DI51 with the eight-year-old ISH gelding Birchill Cassanova (70.56), a bay by Cappa Cassanova, while Gavin Smiddy narrowly failed to hit the 70% mark in the BD43 which he won with his Novice eventer DSH Showtime (69.66), a six-year-old OBOS Quality 007 gelding.