Sven Hadley is certainly proving to be one to watch this year. Following a spectacular performance at Balmoral International were Hadley was the only Irish rider to deliver a clear round in the £21,000 Grand Prix he maintained this good form at Mullingar International CSI2* last weekend being placed in all but one International class.

Hadley got the ball rolling on the Friday of the show when first claiming the 1.10m class with Utha. International action began on Saturday and the young rider wasted no time as he claimed second place in the hard fought Gold Tour with Adelegonde Z. Later in the day he was back in the ribbons, this time claiming second place with Cassana in the 1.25m. Once again in the 1.30m International class he took his place in the line-up when taking seventh with Le Bon Classic.

On Sunday Hadley recorded a hat trick slotting into second place in the International accumulator with Cassana. Not content with this result, he also took seventh with Le Bon Classic. Hadley was a one of a handful of riders that cleared the final joker fence which stood at 1.50m.

The Craughwell native finished off his tour, when claiming fifth place with Le Bon Classic in the 1.30m International class and eighth in the final Grand Prix with his top mount Adelegonde Z.

Stable jockey, Neil Maguire was also in the ribbons, claiming fifth place with Cassinitine in the 1.30m on Friday.  On Sunday, Maguire finished one place behind Hadley in the International Accumulator slotting Cassinitine into third place. The following day he was narrowly beaten in the 1.30 with Soviet Louvo when claiming second place.  Maguire also qualified Covers Chip for the final of the HSI Stud book series and went on to take sixth place in the final line-up.

Earlier in the month the team secured their place to the prestigious Dublin Horse Show with both riders qualifying at the first round at the Meadows. Sven has qualified Realt Na Carraig, Le Bon Classic and Adelegonde Z, while Neil will be taking his place with Soviet Louvo.

The Hadley team will now embark on more international travel, taking in Hickstead then moving on to France before heading back to South View

Le Bon classic was 2nd in the 1.30m Young Rider Dublin horse show qualifier last weekend while  Realt Na carrig won the 1.40 qualifier.  Neil Maguire and Solvet lovet was placed second  and  also qualified for the Dublin horse show. RDS here we come!

Sven and Realt Na Carrig were 6th in the big Jump-off Class at Balmoral International. Adelgonde was 4th in the jump off class and Realt na carrig 12th in the speed class on the second. On final day Adelgonde was 8th in the Grand Prix in the RUAS Grand Prix. We were one of only two that jumped a clear round first time out but faulted second time out. Disappointed but that's showjumping.

Kildare rider Neil Maguire has recently joined the team at Hadley Sporthorses. Neil brings a wealth of experience to the team having previously worked for Linda Courtney and Alexander Butler. Already Neil is busy and was in action in the RDS qualifiers in Galway, narrowly missing out on a place when incurring one time fault in the with Cassinitine.

Following his seventh placing in the TRM/ Horseware Premier Series at Louth County show last weekend, Sven maintained this good form across the water at Chepstow CSI.

The young rider got the ball rolling as he delivered a clear round with Le Bon Classic and was placed tenth in the first International class. The good results continued to flow today as Realt Na Carrig claimed eighth place in the International accumulator.  Hadley also featured in the International tour as he slotted into fourth place with Adelgonde, while Utha was fourth in the bronze tour. On Saturday, Le Bon Classic was fifth in the 1.30m and Realt na Carrig was eight in the International Big tour, while Utah was ninth in the Bronze Tour.

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