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26/09/2021

Offaly showjumper celebrates birthday with huge win in Florida

The 30-year-old was in sparkling form

Offaly showjumper celebrates birthday with huge win in Florida

Offaly showjumper celebrates birthday with huge win in Florida

Offaly man Darragh Kenny gave himself the perfect birthday present as he celebrated his 30th with an incredible tournament win in Florida.

Kenny claimed the $35,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Classic on-board Important de Muze at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Palm Beach Florida on Wednesday.

This tournament sees competing showjumpers go head to head in a two-phased event, championing power and speed on a testing course. 

Darragh achieved the fastest clear round in the second round in a time of 30.98 seconds, just ahead of Canadian Erynn Ballard who completed a clear round in 31.18 seconds. America's Mary Chapot was third on 31.19 seconds.

Kenny enjoyed the testing courses, notably the second phase which saw the jumps coming thick and fast, and is back in action again on Sunday in the $35,000 Hollow Creek Farm 1.50 Classic.

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