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EVENTING: Top win for Watson at Ballindenisk International
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EVENTING: Top win for Watson at Ballindenisk International
on 02 October 2020
Sam Watson and the Irish-bred Imperial Sky won the feature CCI4*-L competition at Ballindenisk International Horse Trials

CARLOW’s Sam Watson and Imperial Sky (ISH)(TIH) came from behind on the final day to take victory in the feature CCI 4*-L at Ballindenisk International Horse Trials in Co Cork on Sunday.

Galway’s Cathal Daniels and Barrichello had held the lead after dressage and cross-country but two fences down in the final show jumping phase saw them drop to seventh. Watson and Imperial Sky (ISH)(TIH) finished on a winning score of 30.5, just ahead of runner-up Sarah Ennis with Horseware Woodcourt Garrison (ISH) on 32.1, while Camilla Speirs finished third with Lukas on 34.0.

Win for Ennis

The CCI 4*-S saw victory going to Meath’s Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH) with a score of 28.6. Cathal Daniels and LEB Lias Jewel (ISH) finished second (35.6) while Louise Bloomer and Hollybrook High in the Sky (ISH)(TIH) finished third (37.0).

Meanwhile, Britain’s Daniel Alderson and Ballyvillane OBOS came out on top in the CCI 3*-L while Stephen Smith was best of the Irish in second with HHF Elegance (ISH). The CCI 3*-S was won by Brian Morrison with Global DHI ahead of Jennifer Kuehnle in second with Polly Blue Eyes.

Ian Cassells dominated the CCI 2*-L when taking victory with Master Point (ISH)(TIH) and he also filled second place with Kellys Quality (ISH), while the CCI 2*-S was won by Cathal Daniels with LEB Empress (ISH).

Source: Horse Sport Ireland press release.

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