The Breen Team tops the Grand Prix in Al Ain

March 08, 00:00





With an exciting start to the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League in Doha, Qatar, Shane and Z7 Ipswich put in a solid performance, including a fantastic round in the 5* 1.55 Grand Prix Qualifier to have an unfortunate last fence down. The rest of the year looks promising for Shane and the New York Empire’s, with the team standing in 4th position after great rounds from teammates Scott Brash and Denis Lynch.   

Meanwhile, at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club, Jack, Georgia and Trevor all took home top three placings. On Thursday, Trevor piloted 6-year-old stallion Z7 Porsche to a 2nd place finish in the age classes, putting another impressive round under to young talents belt. Georgia saw success on Z7 Caretina, finishing 3rd in the hotly contested 2* Grand Prix Qualifier.   

Friday was Grand Prix day but first was the 2* 1.35 Jump-Off class where Jack finished up 3rd on Gait-L, co-owned with Sovereign Equestrian, and also posted a fantastic clear with Vistogrand. Then came the Grand Prix with some top-class riding, with Jack and Trevor topping the podium with first and second, respectively. Jack was aboard the ever-impressive 9-year-old KBS Major Player, owned by the Kennedy brothers, and just beating Trevor on Highland President by 0.53 seconds.   

We’re also proud to see Georgia Tame sitting 4th in the British rider prize money ranking, having won €47,705 so far in 2021. Breen Equestrian horses have also had an equally impressive start to 2021, with three of them sitting in the top 8 highest earners of Irish-bred showjumpers. Team Z7’s Z7 Ascot in 4th with €26,530, KBS Major Player in 6th with €20,952 and Z7 Caretina in 8th with €16,120.   

As always, thank you to Team Z7 for all the support and opportunities that see us compete here in the Middle East.