Jumping - O'Brien Wins At Helsinki
freezing temperatures in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, Ireland's
sole rider, Lt. David O'Brien, took victory tonight (Saturday) in
the 1m40 competition, seeing off strong competition from German
ace Franke Sloothaak and France's Michel Hecart.
the nine yr-old Clover Hill mare <Lismore Clover>, O'Brien
had almost two seconds in hand over Sloothaak, on the eight yr-old
gelding <Sundance K>.
has three horses at Helsinki, and earlier this week took a second
place in the Helsinki 1m40 Trophy competition, also riding <Lismore
Clover>. Later tonight he will ride the Cruising mare, <Cruise
Hill>, in the Helsinki Puissance.
JUMPING RESULTS: CSI (-W) HELSINKI 17 - 19 OCTOBER 2003
International Jumping Competition
no jump-off 1m40
FEI Art. 238.2.1.
Saturday 18. October 2003
LISMORE CLOVER; Lt. David O'BRIEN (IRL) Faults 0.00 Time 52.44
2) SUNDANCE K ; Franke SLOOTHAAK (GER) Faults 0.00 Time 54.31
3) THAT'S LIFE; Michel HECART (FRA) Faults 0.00 Time 55.74