WEXFORD Olympian Bertram Allen and the Irish Sport Horse Pacino Amiro finished third in the CSI5* Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, Florida, USA.

Bertram Allen ended what has been a brilliant 12 weeks at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida with another success.

He partnered his World Championship and Olympic Games mount Pacino Amiro (ISH) to finish third in the 1.60m $500,000 Grand Prix on Saturday evening local time.

Allen was one of seven riders to jump clear and progress to the jump off. Of these seven riders only two jumped a clear round in the jump off. Victory went to Germany's Richard Vogel who stopped the clock in 40.53 seconds. Roberto Teran Tafur was second in a time of 49.15 seconds.

Allen was the fastest of three riders who picked up four faults in the jump-off, he completed the podium finishing in a time of of 40.60 seconds.

Bred by Donegal's Simon Scott and owned by Donegal's Aiden McGrory, Pacino Amiro (ISH) and Allen recorded some excellent results this year, including winning two 1.55m ranking classes in the CSI5* in February and in the CSI5* in March at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

The 12-week show jumping festival has been a happy hunting ground for many Irish riders who decided to base themselves stateside for the duration. Allen has won an impressive tally of 6 international wins over the course of the festival. The final day of jumping takes place today (Sunday).

Source: Horse Sport Ireland press release