19 year old Allen now leads Western European League after victory in Bordeaux…

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Second in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Zurich 2015 was Bertram Allen for Ireland riding “Molly Malone”
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After winning his second World Cup Qualifier of the 2014/15 season, 19 year old Bertram Allen now leads the Western European League with 71 points. Bordeaux, France presented the eleventh and penultimate leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series tonight. The winner was 19-year-old Bertram Allen from Ireland partnering Billy Twomey’s stallion Romanov who, at 17, is just two years younger than Allen and the oldest horse in tonight’s competition; Amazing!!

Allen is the only rider to win two legs of the current series. He previously came out on top with his mare, Molly Malone, at Verona, Italy last November. Allen, who earlier this week moved up one place to No. 14 in the Longines world rankings, now heads the Western European League table with a big total of 71 points.

“There is a super atmosphere here in Bordeaux, it’s one of the best shows on the circuit” said Allen. “I’m delighted. When you are one of the last ones to go at the jump-off and manage to get away with it, it’s a great feeling!”

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League – Standings after Round 11 at Bordeaux (FRA):

1. Bertram Allen IRL – 71
2. Kevin Staut FRA – 63
3. Steve Guerdat SUI – 57
4. Harrie Smolders NED – 56
5. Edwina Tops-Alexander AUS – 54
6. Marcus Ehning GER – 53
7. Daniel Deusser GER – 50
8. Maikel van der Vleuten NED – 45
9. Marco Kutscher GER – 44
10. Hans-Dieter Dreher GER – 44
11. Lucy Davis USA – 42
12. Simon Delestre FRA – 41
13. Douglas Lindelow SWE – 41
14. Martin Fuchs SUI – 40
15. Geir Gulliksen NOR – 38
16. Penelope Leprevost FRA – 38
17. Sergio Alvarez Moya ESP – 37
18. Luca Maria Moneta ITA – 36
19. Jur Vrieling NED – 33
20. Jos Verlooy BEL – 33
21. Reed Kessler USA – 32
22. Roger Yves Bost FRA – 30
23. Patrice Delaveau FRA – 30