Two riders shared the top prize for the International Puissance Contest at the Dublin Horse Show, and to the crowd’s delight, both winners were Irish! Jack O’ Donohue and Shane Breen both cleared the Land Rover Puissance Wall at 7 feet 3 inches (2m 20 cm), and we’ve got the footage to prove it.
It took five rounds to get to the final three riders, and Peter Smyth joined Jack and Shane in attempting the final wall, but could not clear it. Take a look at the winning runs from every angle!
The brilliant horses in this contest were Shane’s gelding Cisero, and Jack aboard the stallion Acorad 3. Both horses are specialists in Puissance. I particularly love Cisero’s exceptionally unorthodox and scrappy style over the wall. What heart!
We also suggest checking out the incredible high-def zoom picture courtesy of Land Rover that allows you to see up close detail of the jump and the crowd’s reactions!