Hamburg Derby Win!


Hamburg Derby Win!

10 May 2016

Billy rounded of a brilliant weekend in Hamburg with a win in the World renowned Hamburg Derby!


Billy added his name to the list of winners of the famous Hamburg Derby in Germany, when he lifted the trophy on Sunday after a jump-off riding Diaghilev.

Thousands of spectators packed into the stands in Hamburg for one of the most exciting events on the European circuit. The demanding Derby course saw no combination jump clear in the opening round, and so nine pairings that finished on four faults returned to go against the clock.

Billy and the 13-year-old gelding Diaghilev managed to jump clear second time out and their time of 49.96 seconds proved untouchable to those who followed, leaving Billy to collect a winners prize of €30,000.

The Irish Sport Horse Glovers Hill (by Ricardo Z out of a Clover Hill dam) finished second with Britain’s Nigel Coupe, while another Irish Horse, Glenavadra Brilliant (by Brilliant Lad), came home in seventh with William Whitaker.
Billy comments
" It was great to win one of the World's best jumping classes. I have always loved the show in Hamburg and it was definately a big box ticked to win this class. It's one all of the riders would love to win.
It is great for his owners the Payne family, who have been great owners and love everything about the sport. 
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of my sponsors who support me week in and week out, to allow me to compete at these great shows. My thanks go to Amerigo, Belmondo, Equiline, Connolly's RED MILLS, Cleanround, EuroBale, Equine Matrix, Equiform, easibed, Flexineb, FMBS Therapy Systems, Samshield SyncThermology and Veredus


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