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Ireland wins consolation for 5-year-olds

It was the Irish Kevin Gallagher who took home the victory in 56.59 seconds in the consolation class for 5-year-old horses

Kevin Gallagher.
d. 21-09-2019 - 20:11

In this table A against the clock he could count on Esi La Luna, a son of Carrera VDL bred by Ennisnag Stud.

"She has had a fantastic year in Ireland, she won the Horse Sport League there and jumped a lot of clear rounds", Kevin said about Esi la Luna. "She is really careful. I think we will breed from her. She will be a very useful horse in the years to come, she is real winner. She wants to jump, sometimes too much. The place here is fantastic with beautiful rings, all nice jumps, the whole team here does a great job. I was here last year with three horses, and I had one in the final and was placed in the 6y old consolation. So I've had a rosette each time I came here - maybe next I'll get one in the final."


The English James Billington followed in second place. He finished the course with Jillz (Denzel vh Meulenhof - Breeder: E. Agterhuis) in 58.25 seconds. The third place was a shared one between the Beglian Christof Deraedt and the Estonian Mart-Sander Aarma. Respectively with Obama de la Liniere (Marius Claudius - Breeder: Jeroen Lissens) and Dance Like No One Is Watching (Perigueux - Breeder: Hannelore Berger) they stopped the clock in 58.75 sec. Robin van Thillo closed the top five. The Belgian rider finished with Orleans van de Kruishoeve (Fantomas de Muze - Breeder: Eric Polfliet) in 59.01 seconds.