A very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all my Karlswood staff, my owners, my sponsors, my supporters - and of course let’s not forget my wonderful horses!
I'm delighted to have won the International Showjumper of the Year award which was presented at the Showjumpers Awards Ball tonight in Kildare.
I feel so fortunate to have a top class team of people behind me and great horses and owners without whom my successes would not be possible.
Unfortunately as I'm jumping in Geneva this weekend I could not attend tonight’s awards.
Below is my summary of key results during 2016 which I think helped to clinch the award:
• Two top placings in 5 star Grands Prix in Wellington, 5th and 8th with Good Luck
• Double clear on winning Irish team Wellington with Sam du Challois
• 2nd in the one million dollar Grand Prix Ocala with Good Luck
• Member of winning team St Gallen with Good Luck
• Double clear 7th St. Gallen Grand Prix with Good Luck
• Double clear 6th Knokke Belgium 5 star Grand Prix Good Luck
• Winner of two international classes at the prestigious Aachen show with Be Gentle
• Won opening international class at RDS with Aramis
• Double clear on the Aga Khan with Good Luck - team finished second
• 4th Dublin Grand Prix with Good Luck
• Winner of a feature jump off class 5 star Spruce Meadows Calgary with Callisto
• Winner of Grand Prix Horse of the Year Show Birmingham with Super Sox
• Winner of International class at Doha Global Tour Final with Callisto
• 3rd in the Stuttgart World Cup with Good Luck
• Member of 110 senior teams to date.