Wexford teenager Bertram Allen is €20,000 this afternoon after claiming fourth place in the elite five-star Grand Prix in Rotterdam with Ballywalter Farms's ten year-old mare Molly Malone V.
The 18-year-old had held second place in the 12 horse jump-off, but in the end was outpaced by France's Patrice Delaveau and Orient Express Hdc, who stopped the clock just over a second faster than the Irish rider to collect the Grand Prix's €50,000 first prize.
Ireland was also represented in the top rankings at Rotterdam with a third place from the acclaimed Irish Sport Horse Castlefield Eclipse, ridden by Switzerland's Paul Estermann. Second place went to Germany's Daniel Deusser and Cornet d'Amour.
In Eventing, the Kilguilkey International in Co Cork saw Joseph Murphy take the CIC two-star trophy aboard Alison Schmutz and Andrew Tinkler's Irish Sport Horse Westwinds Hercules, while in the one-star event 17-year-old Wexford native Lucy Latta took the honours, riding Jessica Harrington's bay gelding Jantar.