Oliver Townend

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The Ballindenisk international horse trials were held in Watergrasshill, Co Cork over the weekend. Photograph: Inpho

In a sport where women and men compete on equal terms, the former came out on top at the weekend’s Ballindenisk international horse trials in Watergra(...)

Cathal Daniels, was the overnight leader in the CCI2*-L in Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Competition got underway on Thursday at the final international horse trials being held in Ireland this year at Ballindenisk, Watergrasshill, Co Cork.(...)

Darragh Kenny finished  second in the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Shanghai on Saturday, Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny was narrowly beaten into second in the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Shanghai on Saturday. Nine riders were clear o(...)

Captain Brian Cournane finished fifth in the €400,000 Longines Masters of New York Grand Prix on Sunday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Captain Brian Cournane finished fifth in the €400,000 Longines Masters of New York Grand Prix on Sunday. Kerry native Cournane and Co Offaly’s Darrag(...)

Paul O’Shea was victorious in Kentucky. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland’s Paul O’Shea won Saturday’s Grand Prix in Lexington, Kentucky riding the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu. Fro(...)

Michael G. Duffy on Carl Hanley Sporthorses’ Chappo Chey. Photograph: Margie McLoone

Irish riders had an excellent start to the five-star show taking place in Verona this weekend with Co Mayo’s Michael G. Duffy landing Friday afternoon(...)

Shane Sweetnam was victorious in New York. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland’s best result on the international stage on Friday came at Bridgehampton, New York, where Shane Sweetnam won the 1.60m jump-off class, a quali(...)

Paul Kennedy continued Ireland’s strong start in Spain. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Irish have made a great start to the Spanish five-star jumping show in Gijon, with Paul Kennedy’s win in Thursday evening’s speed class following (...)

 Oliver Townend riding Ballaghmor Class before the Dressage test on day three. Photograph: Simon West/Action Plus via Getty Images

Britain’s Oliver Townend could still become just the third winner of the Rolex Grand Prix but, following Saturday’s cross-country phase of the Mitsubi(...)

Oliver Townend riding Cooley Master Class wins the first Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Britain’s Oliver Townend won the weekend’s Land Rover Kentucky three-day event when show jumping clear on Sunday with the Irish Sport Horse gelding Co(...)

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