Chris Megahey’s International Jump

Chris Megahey and Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier winning in the Emerald International Puissance.
Chris Megahey and Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier winning in the Emerald International Puissance.

On Saturday night 16 year old Chris Megahey won the Emerald International Puissance at the End of Year Irish Masters Show, clearing 2.05m at his second ever puissance.

Proudly supported by Barclay Communications, the Co Antrim teen and his gelding, Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier were the only combination to clear the red wall and take home the €3,000 (winner takes all) prize fund.

During the competition’s four rounds Chris kept experienced puissance riders at bay including the international team of Gerard Clarke and Zanzibar V, plus former Dublin Horse Show puissance winner Liam O’Meara and Cicero.

The event was just one week after Chris placed third at his first ever puissance, the Cavan International Kingsland Puissance, with a jump of 1.95m.

Just seven days later at the Emerald International Equestrian Centre in Co Kildare he smashed that personal best by clearing 2.05m, taking the first place title and making his mark on the international puissance circuit.

Now back home in Templepatrick at the Megahey family’s Glenpatrick Competition Yard, Chris is preparing for next year’s showjumping season and training young stock along with his family and brother Harold, the Irish European medal winning eventer.

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