Hosted by the O’Brien family at their Galway EC, Paul Duffy Jnr was the appointed course designer for this venue and produced excellent courses throughout the day.

Following tradition, the 148cms HSI 1.30m class kicked off proceedings. From 24 starting combinations, just five riders recorded clear rounds, Sean Monaghan providing three of these. Four competitors completed on zero, with Michal Pender being the fastest of these on Dress To Thrill in a time of 35.35 seconds. This put him ahead of Monaghan, who took second and third places with Quantum Solace on 40.42 and Attyrory Rebel on 40.74. Hannah O’Shea and More Clover finished fourth in 43.16.