Galway native, Jessica Burke lodged her first win in the 2018 SJI National Grand Prix series, last Sunday at CoilÓg Equestrian. Riding the Express Trend (ISH), she was one of only two double clears, in a time of 41.18 seconds. Bred and owned by Clare man, Liam Nicholas, the gelding is an eight year-old by Future Trend and out of the Condios sired mare, Condios Express.
The dam has six offspring at present. Nicholas has opted for Future Trend as a choice of stallion on two occasions, Mermus R twice, and Tyson and Nash Me once. Burke has produced the gelding from the beginning and has had much success in the aged class and the ISH Studbook Series. Last year, the combination were part of the Irish Squad that travelled to the Young Horse World Championships at Lanaken. This year the they finished seventh in a Table A in Millstreet CSI 1*.