Tipperary’s Liam O’Meara stamped his authority on the Connolly’s Red Mills, Showjumpers Club Spring Tour, at Ravensdale Lodge last Sunday when he took the honours in the third round of the series. Not content with the win, the reigning league champion also accounted for two other places in the lineup. O’Meara, who normally starts the series with a opening win, is now playing catch up to Galway’s Sven Hadley who won the two opening rounds.
Riding Helen Sheridan’s Curraghgraigue Jack Take Flight, O’Meara posted the fastest clear in the 10-way-jump-off in 30.89 seconds to take the red rosette. Curraghgraigue Jack Take Flight is a nine-year-old by Jacomar out of an Errigal Flight-sired mare, Curraghraigue Errigal. The gelding has proved to be a consistent campaigner for O’Meara with a series of impressive results at regional and national Grand Prix level.The combination got off to a decent start when taking fourth place in the opening round at JAG Equestrian.