In what can be only described as ‘blistering form’, Liam O Meara won his fourth National Grand Prix in a row riding ‘Mr Coolcaum’ while also taking third place with his wife Helens ‘Curraghgraigue Jack Take Flight’ at Galway Equestrian Centre.
Loughreas’ Sven Hadley rode the exuberant ‘Sumas Taloubet’ into 2nd. Darryl Wlaker rode Manuela Martinellis ‘Cushions’ into 4th followed by Loughnatousas Paul Beecher riding ‘Ikona V.T Recht Eind’
Galways Martin Hynes rode his seasoned campaigner ‘Galway Brigade’ into 6th.
1.40 SJI National Grand Prix Galway Eq Centre
1st Mr Coolcaum ridden by Liam O’Meara -Owned by Liam O’Meara C 86.62 C 41.86 1
2nd Sumas Taloubet ridden by Sven Hadley -owned by Hadley Sport Horses C 87.77 C 44.88
3rd Curraghgraigue Jack Take Flight ridden by Liam O’Meara -owned by Helen Sheridan C 83.26 C 47.61
4th Cushions ridden by Darryl Walker -Owned by Manuela Martinelli C 84.14 4 42.86 4 4
5th Ikona V.’T Recht Eind ridden by Paul Beecher -Owned by Seryna Van Kuelen C 89.10 4 45.40 5
6th Galway Brigade ridden by Martin Hynes -Owned by Martin Hynes C 84.25 4 48.53