Thursday 31 January - 08h49 | Lucas Tracol
Allen Loses Top Ride to Denis Lynch
Bertram Allen will no longer compete with Hector van d'Abijhoeve. The young Irishman has just announced that the gray with which he won the Grand Prix CSIO 5 * St. Gallen in 2017 had taken the leadership of stables Denis Lynch.
Recognizable on the track thanks to his kicks and his jet opropelled posterior, Hector van d'Abijhoeve will no longer evolve with Bertram Allen. However, Cabrio van de Heffinck's 12-year-old grey will remain in Irish colors as he will be ridden by Denis Lynch, who has acquired him. If he had to say goodbye to his best accomplice The Sinner a few days ago, the latter may however consider 2019 serenely, since in addition to Hector van d'Abijhoeve, he recently added Lukas 1054 to his string of horses.
Previously owned by Noel Delahunty and Ballywater Farms, Bertram Allen's Hector van d'Abijhoeve started out on the international stage with the Irishman Thomas O'Brien, before Bertram Allen took over the reins in October 2015. Soon, the pair reached the highest level, finishing fifth in their first-ever CSI 5 * Grand Prix in February 2016 at the Hong Kong Longines Masters. Their greatest success will be their victory in the Grand Prix CSIO 5 * of St. Gallen in 2016. The duo has many rankings in Grand Prix CSI 5 *, including a second place at the Longines Masters in Paris in 2016 (its dam video below), two third places at stages of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Estoril and Mexico the same year, or a second place at the CSIO 5 * in Rome last year.
In 2017, the Irish team leader Rodrigo Pessoa chose to trust the duo for the Longines European Championships in Gothenburg. The Swedish air, however, had failed at Bertram Allen and the stallion, as the rider had dropped on oxer # 10 in the first leg of the Nations Cup. The Irish prodigy, however, was on the top step of the team podium, his teammates having continued without fault in the second act.
"Hector has been a fantastic horse for me and has made me very successful. I look forward to seeing him soon with Denis, and I would like to thank Noel Delahunty and all the people who participated in his success, "wrote Bertram Allen.
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