THE Irish-bred five-star show jumping horse Fernhill Curra Quin, by Harlequin du Carel, competed in Bordeaux with Portuguese rider Duarte Seabra for Kilkenny owner Carol Gee.

Just returned to the European circuit after an autumn rest, Harley, as he is known was the only Irish-bred horse in the international classes. His first show of the year was Nante two-star and then onto the five-star Bordeaux where Portuguese selectors were assessing their possible World Championship horses for Tryon.