GORTFREE Hero’s good weekend continued when his stallion son Gortfree Lakeside Lad, also owned by Sean Barker, won the open working hunter and supreme ridden champion at the IDHS(GB) annual show at Arena UK.

Ridden there by his usual jockeys, Brian Murphy and his cousin Linda, who had won the Irish Draught performance champion at Dublin with him, the five-year-old received another ‘Hero’s’ welcome home reception in Tourmakeady.