Tipperary’s Greg Broderick has been crowned “Irish National Show Jumping Champion” for the very first time, having topped the Premier Series league table following Sunday’s final round at Coilog Equestrian Centre in Co Kildare.
Victories in the eight round, €80,000 series at Cork and Tattersalls, along with runner-up finishes at Balmoral and in the concluding round at Coilog, saw the Thurles native comfortably top the Premiere Series league table, for which the winner is awarded the title of Irish National Champion.
Greg Broderick’s title clinching second place finish at Coilog came aboard the Elizabeth Forte owned eight year old mare Javas Keltic Mist (ISH), while in further boost, another of Broderick’s string of horses, the Irish Sport Horse MHS Going Global who is owned by Caledonia Stables, was named leading horse of the Premier Series following two wins and a second place finish for the eight year-old gelding.
Speaking afterwards Greg Broderick said,
“I am absolutely delighted to be named Irish National Champion and I have to pay tribute to the incredible owners of these wonderful horses that I am lucky enough to ride and also to all the team at Ballypatrick Stables who work so hard behind the scenes to make this possible”.
Broderick was crowned National Grand Prix champion in 2012 and 2013 while he also won the World Championship for 5 year old horses last year with Arraghbeg Clover.
In August, Greg Broderick completed an incredible hat-trick by winning all three Horse Sport Ireland young horse championships at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show.