Riders were out in force this weekend with a double bill of the Connolly’s Red Mills Spring Tour in the Leinster region. The first round took place on Saturday at Wexford Equestrian, where Kilkenny’s Vincent Byrne took victory on Angela Taggart’s Caugherty in the Menapia-sponsored class. By Limmerick and out of Tiffcrum Girl, the 14-year-old Caugherty was formerly successfully campaigned by Edward Butler.

Course designer Tom Holden set the challenge for the 27 listed starters, which saw 12 of those proceed to the timed round.