Fiera Cavalli – For the tenth successive year, TRM Ireland exhibited at Fiera Cavalli, Verona this November. The event is a rich showcase of Italy’s involvement in the equestrian industry, and features demonstrations from some of the top horsemen in the industry. A mixture of horse breeds, Arabic, Fresian and horse sports such as barrel racing, reining, show jumping all come together under the one roof to create an eclectic atmosphere and a very enjoyable show.
It was at Fiera Cavalli, Verona that Bertram Allen, in his first-ever appearance at an FEI World Cup show, won the World Cup Grand Prix this afternoon (Sunday) at Verona.
Up against 35 of the world’s best combinations, Allen and the ten year-old mare Molly Malone V were one of the ten through to the jump-off at the five-star show.
Second-last to jump, Allen sensationally shaved three quarters of a second off the time of Dutch leader Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P. to win the 43,750 euro first prize and rack up his first 20 World Cup points.
Speaking afterwards, Wexford-born Allen said of his mare, owned by Ballywalter Farms: “She’s fast and careful. This is a great horse and I’m very lucky to have her.”