Irish Flag Flies in Wellington Equestrian Realty 1.45m
A little Irish luck christened the weekend at Wellington International on Friday during Week 3 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Irish Olympian Bertram Allen won the CHF37,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty CSI4* 1.45m riding Emmylou for owners Ballywalter Stables and Noel Delahunty Connaught Bloodstock.
Course designer Peter Grant’s (CAN) set a one-round speed track that welcomed 50 pairs to test their quickness. The one that couldn’t be caught, however, was Allen and his 2012 Irish-bred mare (Billy Mexico x Lupin Z) clocking in at 61.85 second. They topped second-place finisher and U.S. Olympic team silver medalist Jessica Springsteen riding Naomi van het Keizershof. owned by Stone Hill Farm. They were just two seconds off the pace in 63.36 seconds, while Vanessa Hood (USA) and Cascalretto, owned by Take Two LLC, rounded out the podium in 63.51 seconds.
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Photo © Sportfot – Bertram Allen & Emmylou, winners of the CHF37,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty CSI4* 1.45m.