19 year old Bertram Allen nominated for Sports Star of the Year Award….

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Bertram Allen has been nominated for Ireland’s Independent Young Sports Star of the Year Award. “Bertram is, unquestionably, the biggest sensation in international showjumping right now. The 19-year-old from Wexford lies 19th in the World rankings following a sensational year during which he won a qualifier for the 2015 World Cup in Las Vegas as well as the Grand Prix in Belgium and Dublin Horse Show before joining the Irish team for the World Equestrian Games in Caen, where he finished seventh in the individual.”

Allen recently won the Longines World Cup Grand Prix of Verona, Italy with his World Games mount Molly Malone V. Verona was also, in fact, Allen’s Longines World Cup debut. Bertram also performed very well at this year’s Alltech World Equestrian Games. At only 19 years old, Allen was the highest performing Irish rider, finishing seventh overall in the Final Classification. The highly-talented young jockey was also the youngest rider in the Final Classification at this year’s World Equestrian Games.

Source: Horse Sport Ireland