Townend puts fall behind him at Tattersalls.

Oliver Townend, made hay while the sun shone at Tattersalls World Cup International CCI*** Event.

Putting his horrific fall at the Rolex Event behind him, he pulled out all the stops and finished ahead of the field with 2 fences in hand on the fabulous Ashdale Cruise Master.

Mary King was second on Apache Sauce, while Michael Ryan was best of the Irish in 3rd Place on Ballylynch Adventure.

Meanwhile in the 2* it wasn’t a great day for the Irish, as Sam Watson had a few down to end up in 4th place having lead overnight, and the win went to New Zealand native Andrew Nicholson on Quimbo.

It was a great weekend all in all for Irish Eventing, the organisational team behind Tattersalls as usual very tight, and everything going to plan! Perhaps with this as the example we can attract more  International Talent here in future.

Tattersalls CCI***

Today at Tattersalls, was one of those days that reminded me of many years at Punchestown of old. The sky was dark and cloudy, it kinda rained, but the course was amazing, and everyone enjoying the day!

Bar a few loose dogs, and a couple of dunks in the water, the day went off without a hitch. Oliver Townend remains in pole position after the cross country in the CCI***W  and Sam Watson had a great round in the CCI** which puts him into 1st place overnight.

Michael Ryan had a bit of a swim at the water jump with Drumgurrihy Blue, after 2 previous good rounds, and there were a few riders who parted company with their mounts on the way round! The course rode well though, and there can’t be too many complaints ahead of the showjumping tomorrow.

All results are available at

Weekend Beckons…

Finally, the kids are off school, I’m finished my working week and the weekend stretches ahead. Looking forward to getting out to a couple of shows, and lots of design work without the phone ringing. Might even get over to the yard to check out how the Youngster is behaving himself. Mary-Lou at the stables@swainstown has assured me he’s not pushing his luck too far.