Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Rolestown Sees
First Courtney Win
COURTNEY has been a consistent performer on the Kerrygold Grand
Prix League circuit this year, but today (Saturday) saw her first
2003 victory, at Rolestown in Co. Dublin.
a substantial field of 34 starters, and beautiful weather, nine
riders and horses made it through to the jump-off, with Linda and
her own <Cavaleve> showing everyone a clean pair of heels
in a second-round time of 35.72, just shading Harry Marshall on
<Splendido>, who came in fractions of a second slower.
were only four double clears in today's competition, and the winner
and runner-up were well ahead of the other double clears on time.
the First and Second places at Rolestown do not bring either Courtney
or Marshall into the Top Six in the Kerrygold Leaderboard, they
are now just a few points behind, with Linda at Seventh and Harry
at Eighth, showing 25 and 23 points respectively.
rider will improve on their score tomorrow (Sunday), for they will
not be competing at the Super League venue of Charleville in Co.
Smyth was the only mover on the Leaderboard after today's Grand
Prix, rising one place to Fifth overall.
ROLESTOWN Horse & Pony Show 4000 Euro Grand Prix, Co. Dublin,
sponsored by Sam Dennigan & Co. Ltd. Saturday 28th June 2003
CAVALEVE (Owner Linda Courtney); Linda Courtney Faults 0/0 Time
2) SPLENDIDO (Owner Harry Marshall); Harry Marshall Faults 0/0 Time
3) CITIZEN LORD (Owner Aileen Crothers); Ronan Corrigan Faults 0/0
4) APPOLONAIRE (Owner Tom Moloney); Richie Moloney Faults 0/0 Time
5) ZARA'S PRIDE (Owner Peter Smyth); Peter Smyth Faults 0/4 Time
6) DRUMAGOLAND'S FLIGHT (Owner Samuel McQuade); Neal Fearon Faults
0/4 Time 35.91
starters, 9 riders through to jump-off
GRAND PRIX Rankings after ROLESTOWN Horse & Pony Show 4000
Euro Grand Prix, Co. Dublin
James Kernan 40 points
2) Andrew Dunlop 36 points
3) Clem McMahon 35 points
4) Lt. David O'Brien 34.5 points
5) Peter Smyth 30 points
6) Lt. Shane Carey 29 points