A double bill of the Connolly’s Red Mills Spring Tour brought the popular league to a conclusion last weekend. Following a strong performance throughout the tour with Sumas Taloubet, it was Galway native Sven Hadley who took the 2017 title, while Shannon Mackenzie took the runner-up spot and John Floody took third. Taking the overall young rider prize was Mikey Pender, while Vickie Anderson took the leading Botanica pro am title.
The first of the two rounds took place on Saturday at Coilog Equestrian with a strong field of 31 combinations lining out to contest the penultimate round. Although Sven Hadley was unbeatable heading into the final weekend with a 29 point advantage, the runner-up spot prize of €700 was still very much up for grabs. Lying in third place on the leaderboard heading into the round at Coilog, Shannon MacKenzie jumped up to second place when she led the victory lap at the Kildare venue.