Co Down’s Conor Swail and the 12-year-old stallion Rubens LS La Silla were the highest-placed Irish finishers in last Saturday’s $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix at Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, taking third place overall.

Just six of the 40 starters managed to jump clear in the opening round, with Swail the sole Irish representative in the decider. Although lowering one fence in the jump-off, a time of 40.17 seconds saw Swail finish as the fastest four faulters to take third spot on the podium.