A delighted Anne Marie Dunphy and Urbanus recently became the new Irish National Dressage champions – an achievement they have worked long and hard to accomplish.
Said Anne Marie: “This title is very special for me for a couple of reasons. It has always been one of my ambitions but over the years I have narrowly missed out on a few occasions, so I’m delighted to have finally nailed it.
“And secondly, to do it with this horse – I bought him as a four-year-old and trained him up through the levels. The road to Grand Prix with him has been quite the journey so winning both the Intermediare ll and Grand Prix Championships gives me a great sense of achievement.
“Her Highness Willow and Ramazottis Love also did the business at Barnadown winning the Advanced Medium, Advanced Medium Freestyle and Medium championships respectively, bringing our tally to five titles for the weekend.
“A huge thank you as always to TopSpec for your ongoing support, very much appreciated.”