Moloney scores big in Cavan Festival

Eddie Moloney, Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre, riding Tom McGuirk’s Macushla R, won the 135m class in Cavan September Jumping Festival. The win propelled Eddie up the leading rider board after securing a win in Thursday’s 135m class against over 120 riders.

Eddie Moloney, Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre, riding Tom McGuirk’s Macushla R, won the 135m class in Cavan September Jumping Festival. The win propelled Eddie up the leading rider board after securing a win in Thursday’s 135m class against over 120 riders.

Eddie came home with a truckload of ribbons. He was the leading rider at the show.

Moloney also scooped wins in the 130m classes on Dante Van De Nordhoeval and was highly placed on other mounts, Luxroe, Amelusina 58, DG Hulla Balou, in the highly thought of 5-year-old, 6/7 year old classes.

He was even drafted in to ride another competitors horses - the lady was ill - over the popular Derby class on Friday night.

Ellie Moloney also had a number of promising horses at the show, posting good results in a broad range of classes. She also qualified her own chestnut Everest Flight in the 4-year-old final.

The Warrington team were extremely successfull at the Cavan Show.

Lauren Jean Haire riding her own You Two Kelly, qualified for the Hankook Cavan 6/7 final, which is one of the most prestigious young horse classes in Ireland. Lauren qualified at the second attempt posting one of nine clear rounds to secure her place over a technical track.

They were unlucky to post four faults.

Sarah Lang and her ex-racehorse Kingdom Warrior battled through the 200 plus competitors in the 120m and 130m classes to secure a place in both finals. They were unlucky to fault in both finals, even though it was good to go so far as such a show.

Jenni Lamminan and Lowhill Glenard Lad posted good double clears in the 110m and 120m classes, much to the delight of owners Martin Walsh (Kilkenny) and Tom Jones(Carrick). The chestnut gelding by Carrick Diamond Lad is showing good promise.

Michael Hutchinson (junior) also had an impressive string of horses at this show and posted numerous placings in the 120m, 130m, 135m classes and age classes aboard his own and Marion Hughe’s horses. Michael has had an exceptional year back on the Irish circuit.

He is heading back to Dubai shortly.