Chad and Busto Arsizio
This week saw the Breen Team out in full force, with a team headed to Chard Equestrian in England for the 2* whilst Jack, Ryan and Ellen stayed in Italy with Jack in the 2* at Busto Arsizio.
Friday was a great day for the Breen Team. Shane jumped two clear rounds, one with Vistogrand in the 2* 1.35 and the other with Killbarron Rue in the 2* 1.40. Georgia secured 4th aboard The Old Lodge Studs Quintella and was clear with her own Don Avaya in the 2* 1.35. Katie was clear in the 6-year-olds with BE Constanta and clear in the money in the 1* 1.25 with Latte Macchiato, which also saw Emmie and Sapphire come 4th. Meanwhile in Italy, Jack came 4th with Sjelle in the 2* 1.30 and was again in the top 10 with KBS Major Player coming 8th in the 2* 1.40, where BBS McGregor also posted a clear round. It was great to see homebred BE Noble win the 6-year-olds in Italy. The highlight of the day was back at Chard with Gait L winning the 2* 1.40 with Shane, adding another win to this horse’s resume!
At Chard on Saturday, Z7 Porsche was on the podium, coming 3rd in the 6-year-olds with Shane and Georgia and Don Avaya where clear again in the 2* 1.35. Jack recorded the fastest time in the 2* 1.45 class in Busto Ariszio with the Kennedy brother’s KBS Major Player, but an unfortunate fence costed them the win.
Sunday was Grand Prix day for Jack, who piloted BBS McGregor to 3rd place. Well done to Jack for flying the flag out in Italy.
At Chard, Emmie had a successful day in the 1* 1.25 as she and Sapphire finished 6th. Shane and Vistogrand came 3rd in the 2* 1.35 Medium Tour Grand Prix but the star of the day was Georgia who topped the podium twice – winning the Medium Tour Grand Prix with Team Z7’s Can Ya Makan and then with Quintella in the 2* 1.40. Congratulations to Georgia!
Monday morning was bright and early, as the first class at Chard was the Grand Prix. Both Georgia and Shane jumped foot perfect clear rounds in the first round, aboard Team Z7’s Can Ya Makan and Gait L, respectively. With 20 through to the jump off and in good company, it was a nail biting class to watch. Georgia and Makan had an unfortunate fence, but as second fastest 4-faulter, they still finished in a respectable 12th place. Shane and Gait L were clear again and very fast to finish on the podium in third, with only 0.65 seconds between him and the winner. Congratulations to Eoin Gallagher on the win!
A huge thank you to all the team behind the scenes that make all of this possible and thank you to Chard and Busto Arsizio for hosting such fantastic shows.