Bertram Allen named senior show jumper of the year

20-year-old Bertram Allen picks up award for the second consecutive year at K Club ceremony.

Bertram Allen interrupted his busy international schedule to attend the Irish Horse World awards’ lunch on Monday at The K Club where he crowned The Irish Field senior show jumper of the year.

According to the 20-year-old, who was winning the award for the second successive season, his highlight of 2015 was partnering the family’s mare Molly Malone V on the Irish team which landed the Aga Khan trophy at the Dublin Horse Show in August.

Among other achievements, Allen won a World Cup class at Bordeaux last February on Romanov, before claiming the bronze medal on Molly Malone V at the Las Vegas Finals in April, and he became the youngest rider to win a Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix when successful on Romanov in Paris last July.

Two other riders claiming awards for the second year running were Judy Reynolds, who set and broke numerous Irish international record scores in dressage throughout 2015 on Vancouver K, and 19-year-old Cathal Daniels(young event rider of the year) who, on board Rioghan Rua, made his senior team debut in October at Boekelo, The Netherlands where Ireland won the Nations’ Cup.

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