Tipperary Riders natives Greg Broderick and Thomas Ryan were in full force on the last weekend on the showjumping circuit with both recording notable results.
Thomas Ryan and his strong string of horses were in action at the CSI*** show in Vichy, France, where he finished 2nd in the 1.50m class on Friday on the ever consistent Caribo just missing out on first place by .21 seconds. On Saturday, Thomas recorded a clear on the 7yr stallion Lux Like A King in the Grand Prix , the horse’s first 1.40m event. Whilst in the following class, the 1.50m, The Thurles born rider piloting the bay stallion Quite Zero took second spot on the podium, recording a time of 73.04, just one minute slower than Guy Williams (GBR) 72.04.
With many of the world’s top horses and riders competing at the CSI***** show in Estoril, part of the Global Champions Tour, Greg Broderick, making his debut in the series, made it through to the final jump-off, with the Tipperary rider doing battle with British world number one Scott Brash, as well as Saudi Arabia’s Abdullah Alsharbatly and Germany’s Christian Ahlmann to ultimately claim third spot on the Irish Sport Horse MHS Going Global. An incredible achievement in such a competitive class.