Wednesday, September 4

Molly Malone again in Gijon

Just like in Millstreet, Allen Bertram almost won the Grand Prix at CSIO Gijon and he did win a qualifier. Again he’s in the saddle of his AES horses. Molly Malone (Kannan) of Ballywalter Farms won the qualifier, the Vodaphone class 1.55m on Sunday. One day later he rode the AES approved stallion Romanov (Heartbreaker) in the Grand Prix. Just like in Millstreet, Allen Bertram was fast enough for victory in the jump-off, but one rail came on the ground. Again he ends up fifth in the GP. Wednesday at the first day of CSIO Gijon Lorenzo de Luca placed seventh on Zoe II (Kannan) in the Big Tour. Thursday  in the 1.50m class John Whitaker rode to fourth place on Argento (Arko III).