KILKENNY’s Adam Carey claimed victory in the feature 1.25m Pony Grand Prix at Sentower Park youth festival in Belgium last Sunday to top a fantastic week for Irish pony riders at the international show. Riding the 18-year-old Hanovarian mare Stakkati, Carey was the fastest double clear in 28.86 seconds.

Some 16 combinations made it through to the jump-off at the Belgian venue, and five of those managed to jump clear second time out. Carey had a second to spare over Britain’s Jodie Hall McAteer with Tixlix (0/0 31.12) and Laura Baaring Kjaergaard of Denmark in third aboard Tonlyn Bobbys Girl (0/0 31.19).