IT was a case of déjà vu in Cavan Equestrian Centre last Saturday evening as Co Kildare’s Heike Holstein won the Grand Prix on Sambuca and so was crowned National Champion for the 13th time at Dressage Ireland’s National Championships.

The Grand Prix, like the Championships themselves, was sponsored by the Co Laois-based Slieve Bloom Stud and what a winner they had in Holstein and her home-bred Samarant mare who were members of the team at the European Championships in Rotterdam which secured Ireland a place at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.