Galway showjumper Sven Hadley is set to embark on his international tour of duty as he travels to Vilamora in Portugal this month.

The Portuguese show which runs from the 18th of February to the 17th March is a firm favourite with top international riders from across Europe. Hadley, who is based in Craughwell, is considered one of Ireland’s top international young riders having formed part of the young rider squad that claimed the Gold medal in the European Championships in 2012.
Competing in the senior division, Hadley will compete on six horses, Clonross Minstrel, Adelgonde Z, Utha, Covers Chip Cassinitine, Realty and Casana. Although this is the first time for Hadley to travel to this particular show, he is confident that all horses will perform well having notched up a series of good results on the continent in 2012.

Hadley’s most experienced mount Adelgonde, which is owned by international showjumper Billy Twomey is considered one of the hot favourites to take home some valuable prizes, while the younger horses will no doubt prove very consistent in their relevant tours.

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