NEWS

QUIET EASY BACK WITH BERTRAM

21.08.2019

We're happy to have the fifteen-year-old chestnut gelding Quiet Easy (Rory) back at Ballywalter Farms stables in Hunxe.
Photo Stefano Grasso / GCT

 

DUBLIN 2019

12.08.2019
Bertram's new horse, the promising 8-year-old BWP gelding Lafayette Van Overis ( Kashmir van Schuttershof / Tauber An het Kapelhof) was superb throughout the whole weekend in Dublin, finishing fourth on a clear in both the 8yo final and the 2nd 8yo qualification class.

Photo Chloe Goggins

Brilliant runner-up position for the Valkenswaard United in London

05.08.2019
Bertram's GCL team, the Valkenswaard United, made it a move up the GCL rankings in London on Saturday, with Bertram, Alberto Zorzi, and Marcus Ehning teaming up for the weekend.

Photo Stefano Grasso

Valkenswaard United 2nd at GCL Chantilly, France.

15.07.2019
A double clear from Bertram and his two grey's; Molly Malone and Harley vd Bisschop helped Valkenswaard United to a runner-up finish in the Global Champions League in Chantilly last weekend, with Allen also finishing as runner-up in the individual competition.

Bertram & Casper third in 3* Grand Prix

08.07.2019
Bertram repeated his success from last weekend with finishing third in Saturday's three-star Grand Prix in Knokke, Belgium, riding GK Casper. Dominique Hendrickx (BEL) took the win, Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) second.

The week before Bertram and Harley took third place in the 5* Rolex Grand Prix, also in Knokke.

Bertram and Harley take third place in 5* Rolex Grand Prix in Knokke.

01.07.2019
Just six riders managed to jump clear in the first round of the €500.000 Rolex Grand Prix presented by Audi in Knokke yesterday, where Bertram and Harley Vd Bisschop made it a super double clear to secure a spot on the podium.

Photo Knokke Hippique

Valkenswaard United 2nd at GCL Cascais, Estoril

22.06.2019
Valkenswaard United, presented by Marcus Ehning and Bertram Allen (riding Molly Malone), finished in 2nd place today at GCL Cascais, Estoril.

Photo Stefano Grasso GCL

Team Ireland with runner-up finish in Sopot

17.06.2019
Bertram, together with The Irish Showjumping Team, claimed an impressive runner-up finish in Sunday's five star Nations Cup in Sopot, Polen.

Christy JNR on his way to the US

12.06.2019
Chandler Meadows will be the new rider of Christy JNR (Indoctro x Clinton). The quick and talented ten-year-old gelding has been with Bertram since 2015, with many top placings at 5-star level, including his latest win in the Hong Kong Speed Challenge.

Bertram & Calafrieda win Ranking class in Lier

21.05.2019
Bertram and Calafrieda (Canto 16 / Lavall 5) jumped to victory in the CSI2* 1m45 ranking class in Lier on Saturday, counting 80 riders.

Two 5* runner-up finishes at Windsor

13.05.2019
Last weekend Bertram and the talented gelding GK Casper finished as runners-up in the 1m45 class at the Royal Windsor 5* show in the UK. 

Bertram and Calafrieda third in St Tropez

29.04.2019
Bertram and Calafrieda made it a third place out of 28 combinations in the 1m50 class at the CSI4* show in St Tropez last Saturday.

Bertram & Izzy finish third in Miami

22.04.2019
Bertram and Izzy by Picobello made it a brilliant third place in the 1m50 class at the five-star LGCT show in Miami Beach last Friday.

Photo Therese Alhaug

Bertram and Molly third in Mexico City

22.04.2019
Besides from being part of the leading team of the first round of the GCL of Mexico City last week, Bertram and Molly Malone showed great form and also made it a third place in the individual 5* 1m50/1m60 class.

Bertram is top ranked U25 rider in the world

14.04.2019
For the third month in a row, Bertram is the top-ranked U25 rider in the world. 
Photo Therese Alhaug

Bertram & Calafrieda jump to victory in Peelbergen.

07.04.2019
Bertram and the talented mare Calafrieda (Canto 16 / Lavall 5) jumped to victory in the CSI2* 1m45 ranking class in Peelbergen on Friday.

Go To Fortuna on top in Peelbergen

01.04.2019
The first week of CSI de Peelbergen Spring Tour 2019 has come to an end, and Bertram and his string of horses can look back at some good results.

Bertram & Fairytale jump to victory in CSI5* of Den Bosch

17.03.2019
Bertram and Fairytale 86 (Verdi TN) jumped to victory in the CSI5* 1,40m class at The Dutch Masters on Friday.

Valkenswaard United finish second in Doha

04.03.2019
Valkenswaard United’s pairing of Bertram Allen and Frank Schuttert finished second in last weekend's opening leg of the 2019 GCL season in Doha.

Photo Lena Saugen

GK Casper steals the show in Doha

02.03.2019
Bertram and GK Casper pulled off a mind-blowing feat of speed in yesterday's 1.55m competition in AL SHAQAB’s in Doha.

Photo Stefano Grasso / LGCT

Bertram & Christy race to victory in the Hong Kong Speed Challenge

17.02.2019
Bertram and the 11 yo gelding Christy JNR (Indoctro / Clinton 1) raced to victory in the Hong Kong Speed Challenge on Saturday night, making it a second victory in what is said to be the ‘fastest competition in the world”.

Bertram and Casper with runner-up finish in the 5* Grand Prix in Bordeaux

11.02.2019
Bertram and GK Casper (by Canto) made it a brilliant five-star GP debut yesterday with a runner-up finish at the World Cup show in Bordeaux, France. The talented gelding also made it a third place in the 1m45 on Saturday. 

Photo Thomas Reiner

Another win for Go To Fortuna

04.02.2019
26 horse and rider combinations came to start in the Youngster Tour during the first day of the CSI5* show at Glock Horse Performance Center in Austria last weekend, but none of them managed to beat the talented 8yo gelding Go To Fortuna ( Eldorado Van De Zeshoek / Vancouver), who recorded the winning time of 60.85 sec. The promising gelding finished 8th in the Youngster final on Sunday. 

Next stop for Bertram will be the CSI5* Bordeaux.

Hector Van D'Abdijhoeve sold to Denis Lynch

29.01.2019
Ireland's Denis Lynch will be the new owner and rider of the 12-year old gelding Hector Van D'abdijhoeve (Cabrio Van De Heffinck/ Utrilllo Van de Heffinck), previously owned by Noel Delahunty Connaught Bloodstock and Ballywalter Farms.

Bertram crowned leading rider at Basel five-star show in Switzerland.

14.01.2019
After a successful first five-star competition of the year, Bertram was crowned leading rider in Basel, Switzerland last weekend, to receive a nice BMW car.

Photo CSI Basel

Bertram and Molly fifth in Basel 5* Grand Prix

14.01.2019
Besides from being crowned leading rider at the 5* show in Switzerland last weekend, Bertram and Molly Malone also made it a strong fifth place in the Grand Prix.

Photo The Irish Field

Second place earns Bertram Allen's team €1.37m in Prague

17.12.2018
Bertram's GCL Team, Valkenswaad United, finished second in the first ever Global Champions Super Cup final at the GC Playoffs on Sunday in Prague.

Bertram and Casper with runner-up finish in Geneva

10.12.2018
The weekend in Geneva is over, and Bertram and GK Casper made it another top placing.

Gin Chin sold to the Gulliksen family

08.12.2018
The Norwegian rider, Victoria Gulliksen, will be the new rider of the 12-year old gelding Gin Chin van het Lindenhof.

Bertram 5th in the Grand Prix in Sweden

03.12.2018
Bertram finished off the weekend at the CSI4* show in Stockholm with a fifth place in the four-star Grand Prix riding Casper, and a 2nd place in the 1m45 Special Masters riding Christy. Just five combinations made it into the jump-off in the 1m55 Grand Prix, where the victory went to Brazil's Marlon Modolo Zanotelli and Sirene de la Motte.

Guinness wins the Young Horse Final in Stockholm

01.12.2018
Bertram continued his excellent form yesterday with a win in the Young Horse Final in Stockholm, riding the 7-year-old Ballywalter stallion Guinness. The day before the duo finished as runner-up.

Bertram wins the Grand Prix of Maastricht

26.11.2018
Yesterday, Bertram rounded off a successful weekend in The Netherlands with winning the CSI4* 1m55 Grand Prix of Maastricht riding the 12yo gelding Gin Chin van het Lindenhof.

Photo 1. Digishots.nl / 2. JIM Maastricht

Izzy on top in Peelbergen

19.11.2018
Bertram and the talented gelding Izzy by Picobello finished in runner-up position in the Small GP at the CSI2* Peelbergen on Saturday, after winning the 1m40 the day before. Victory went to David Will ( GER) WITH Cap 4.

Valkenswaard United finish second in the GCL 2018 Championship

12.11.2018
The GCL team Valkenswaard United (consisting of the four exceptional riders Marcus Ehning, Jur Vrieling, Alberto Zorzi and Maurice Tebbel in addition to Bertram Allen), headed to Doha last weekend for the 2018 GCL Final as the main challengers to the London Knights team all season, but were unable to deliver the result they needed in Doha to take the Championship win.

Bertam and GK Casper with brilliant 3rd place finish in Doha

12.11.2018
Bertram and GK Casper made it a brilliant third place in the CSI5* 1.45m in the opening class at  CSI5* Doha last weekend. 

Bertram and Molly Malone finish 4th in the World Cup in Verona

29.10.2018
2014 Verona winner Molly Malone was in great shape in Verona yesterday. With a double clear  in the World Cup Qualifier, Bertram and Molly recorded Ireland’s best result so far in this year's FEI World Cup, taking fourth place in the third round of the series.

Archive Photo Therese Alhaug

Bertram opens World Cup season in Verona

26.10.2018

Bertram makes his first FEI World Cup appearance of the 2018/2019 season in Verona this weekend. 

Picture: Therese Alhaug / Equipromotion

From Zwolle to Verona

22.10.2018
Bertram kicked off the Indoor Season last weekend with some good rounds at the CSI3* show in Zwolle.

Runner-up finish for Bertram and Hector in Rome

10.09.2018
Hector was in phenomenal form this weekend at the five-star show in Rome. On Sunday, the solid duo of Bertram and Hector made it a runner-up finish in the 1m50 jump-off class, after an exciting jump-off where Niels Bruynseels (BEL) took the win, and Pius Schwizer (SUI) finished third. The duo also made it a third place in the 1m45 on Friday.

Bertram makes it a double win in Lier

20.08.2018
It has been a brilliant weekend in Lier for Bertram and his two youngsters; Guinness and Go To Fortuna.

Photo (headline) Credit EQUNEWS

Bertram and Molly finish fifth in the Grand Prix in Dublin

13.08.2018
It's been a great week in Dublin together with our new sponsor Stena Line UKIE. 

Bertram & Hector with brilliant 3rd place finish in London

06.08.2018
Bertram and Hector van d'Abdijhoeve finished third in the 1m55 jump-off class yesterday at the Global Champions Tour show in London. The talented Ballywalter Farms Stallion jumped a perfect double clear in 42.87, just ahead of Denis Lynch and The Sinner in fourth (43.62). Victory went to Harrie Smolders (NED) with Zinius in a time of 41.96.

ALL RESULTS

Bertram featured on the national postage stamps of Ireland

02.08.2018
Today, the AnPost (Ireland) released four new stamps to celebrate the Royal Dublin Society (RDS),  one of them featuring Bertram Allen riding the Ballywalter Stallion Hector van d'Abdijhoeve.

Bertram Allen signs exciting partnership contract with Europe’s leading ferry company Stena Line.

20.07.2018
We are delighted to announce a new partnership contract with Europe’s leading ferry company Stena Line. Stena Line ie (Irish Sea South) offers ferries to Britain, France and the rest of Europe.

The Irish team finish second in the FEI Nations Cup at Falsterbo

17.07.2018
The Irish senior team of Bertram Allen (Gin Chin van het Lindenhof), Mark McAuley (Utchan de Belheme), Daniel Coyle (Cita) and Paul O’Shea (Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu) finished second in the FEI Nations Cup at Falsterbo, Sweden on Sunday.

Bertram and Molly Malone with runner-up finish in the 1m60 Paris Grand Prix

08.07.2018
Bertram Allen and Molly Malone produced a fantastic performance to finish as runners-up in the 1m60 LGCT Grand Prix of Paris yesterday. Sameh El Dahan (EGY) took the top spot while Harrie Smolders (NED) finished third.

Bertram and Hector with runner-up finish in Rome’s €350,000 Rolex Grand Prix

28.05.2018
Yesterday, Bertram recorded one of his best results of the season, taking the runner-up spot in the five-star Rolex Grand Prix at his first visit to the CSIO5* Piazza Di Siena, Rome.

Photo Letzia Temerario

Runner-up finish for Bertram and Calafrieda in the CSI2* Valkenswaard Grand Prix

24.05.2018
Bertram and the talented Holsteiner mare Calafrieda (Canto 16 - Unke ( Lavall 5) finished in runner-up position in the CSI2* Valkenswaard Grand Prix on Wednesday, on the final day at Tops International Arena. Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet and Sandero speeded to victory on his nine-year-old Holsteiner gelding Sandero. Bertram and Pieter Devos (BEL) took all the risks, to finish second and third.
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Go To Fortuna with 4 top placings in Valkenswaard

23.05.2018
The impressive young stallion Go To Fortuna, who has already won two classes in Valkenswaard during the two weeks of the CSI2* competitions at Tops International Arena, once again proved his capasity this week with two runner-up finishes in today's and yesterday's 7yo classes. Harrie Smolders / Empress EH Z (NED) took the win in today's final. 


Bertram wins the 1m45 ranking class at Tops International Arena

23.05.2018
Bertram Allen earned his third win at the Tops International Arena yesterday with a win in the 1m45 ranking class riding the fresh and talented gelding Christy Jnr.  Jessica Springsteen (USA) finished second and Sanne Thijssen (NED) third.
Earlier this season Christy won the 1m50 pairs competiton in Paris together with Edwina Tops Alexander. 

RESULT

Another win to Go to Fortuna

22.05.2018
Go to Fortuna ( Eldorado Van De Zeshoek) repeated his success from last week in Valkenswaard with another win in the 7yo class at Tops International Arena. On the same day, 8-year-old Calafrieda jumped double clear to take fourth place in the 1m45 ranking class.

ALL RESULTS

Go to Fortuna wins the youngster class in Valkenswaard

16.05.2018
Bertram and the talented stallion Go to Fortuna ( Eldorado Van De Zeshoek) won the 7yo youngster class this week at CSI2* Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard. Markus Renzel / Catenda (GER) finished second.

Earlier this season the duo finished 3rd in the 1m35 class in Oliva , Spain.

Dino W sold to Moroccan show jumping rider, Abdelkebir Ouaddar.

02.05.2018
The Moroccan show jumping rider, Abdelkebir Ouaddar, will be the new rider of the 10-year old stallion Dino W.

A win for Bertram and Quinterna in Oliva

23.04.2018
Two weeks in Oliva has come to an end, and the young horses finished off with some good placings.

Calafrieda (8yo) wins her first Ranking Class

16.04.2018
Bertram and the 8-year-old mare Calafrieda ( Canto / Unke (Lavall)) were unbeatable in the 1m45 class last Friday at the CSI2* Mediterranian Equestrian Tour in Spain.

Bertram with three podium finishes in Miami

11.04.2018
The GCL team Valkensward United, in which Bertram has successfully been a part of since the beginning in 2016, 
have once again made it to the podium in the 2018 Global Champions League series. Last weekend, the team finished second in Miami, just a few weeks after they finished third in the opening leg in Mexico, which put them at the top of the overall rankings as the 16-event season unfolds. The team fielded Alberto Zorzi and Bertram Allen.


Bertram and Casper win the CSI2* Grand Prix of Peelbergen

02.04.2018
Bertram and Casper concluded their weekend at Kronenburg in the Netherlands with a win in the two star Grand Prix, in addition to two top 3 placings earlier in the week; a runner-up finish in the 1m40 and a 3rd place in the 1m45. The 10yo talented gelding finished the Grand Prix with a brilliant double clear. Germany's Marcus Ehning finished as runner-up while Italy's Lorenzo de Luca finished third.








Runner-up finish for Bertram and Gin Chin in Mexico

27.03.2018
Bertram and Gin Chin van het Lindenhof finished in runner-up position in the Grand Prix qualifier (GNP TROPHY) last Saturday in Mexico, stopping the clock at 57.78 seconds. Pius Schwizer won the class, stopping the clock at 57.73 seconds, with only a tiny difference separating the two.


Bertram and the 12yo gelding have made it to the podium five times since Bertram took over the ride of the talented horse last autumn. For sure this is a successful combination.

ALL RESULTS ON GIN CHIN


Pole position for Bertram and his teammates in the GCL of Mexico

27.03.2018
Once again, the 2016 overall winners, Valkenswaard United, made it to the podium at the opening leg of the 2018 GCL season last weekend in Mexico City. Bertram and Gin Chin van het Lindenhof took part in the first round with only one pole down.

PHOTO STEFANO GRASSO / LGCT 

Bertram Allen and Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander win the pairs competition in Paris

18.03.2018
Yesterday, Bertram Allen and Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander combined to win the pairs competition on St. Patrick’s Day at the stunning Grand Palais in Paris, France – sharing the winner's prize of over €53,000.

Photo (c) Saut Hermes


Magic has passed away at the age of 28

15.03.2018
Magic Shadow passed away peacefully in our stable in Hünxe yesterday. He was 28 years of age.

Photo LGCT

Bertram takes a brilliant fourth place finish in the Rolex Grand Prix at the Dutch Masters

12.03.2018
Bertram Allen and Gin Chin van het Lindenhof (Chin Chin /Calido 1) scored an excellent fourth place finish in yesterday’s five-star Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping at the Dutch Masters in s-Hertogenbosch.


Bertram and Casper take their third win in Spain

24.02.2018
GK Casper is really showing off in Spain. Yesterday, he took his third win at Montemedio, continuing on his success from last week where he won two classes. Yesterday's class, the Big Tour C, counted a field of 61 participants.



Bertram Allen & It's Me take runner-up spot in Vejer Grand Prix

19.02.2018
Bertram and the 10yo gelding It's Me (Cicero Z / Poor Boy) finished the first week at the Sunshine Tour in Spain with a brilliant second place in the Big Class Grand Prix from a field of 59 participants. Yesterday's runner-up position was just another good result for the successful duo, who finished 7th in the 1m45 the day before.
(Archive photo)

Howley Richard (IRE) took the top spot, and Sampson Matthew ( GBR) finished third.


Another win for Bertram and GK Casper in Spain

17.02.2018
GK Casper has been jumping exceptionally well lately. On Wednesday the 10-year-old gelding won the 1.35 m class, and yesterday he repeated his excellent form by winning the 1.40m in a field of 57 riders at the Sunshine Tour in Spain. 

Another horse who's doing well is the 10-year-old gelding It's Me who finished 7th yesterday in the 1.45m.

Bertam will stay in Spain for another three weeks.

Victory for Bertram Allen and GK Casper in Spain

16.02.2018
Bertram and the 10-year-ol gelding GK Casper were unbeatable in the 1m35 class yesterday on the opening day of the CSI2* Sunshine Tour in Vejer de la Frontera.

Bertram crossed the line clear at 67.7 sec., followed by Daigneux-Lange Fabienne ( BEL) in second place (72.31 sec.) and O'Neill Gerard (IRE), third (72.5 sec.). The class counted 73 participants. 

On the same day Bertram and the 10-year-old gelding, It's Me, finished a beautiful clear round in the 1m40 class. View video.



All set for the 2018 Sunshine Tour

14.02.2018
For the following three weeks Bertram will be attending the Sunshine Tour in Spain, one of Europe’s most important winter equestrian events located a few kilometers away from the Cádiz district of Vejer de la Frontera.

Bertram and Guinness with two top 7 placings in the Young Sires Masters in Bordeaux

02.02.2018
Bertram and his stallion Guinness(Nabab de Reve / Katell XX) delivered two superb clear rounds in the Bordeaux Young Sires Masters class this weekend at the Jumping International de Bordeaux, proving the young stallion´s great ability in the ring. With a fifth and seventh place in a starting line-up of 19 combinations, Guinness showed himself as a promising horse for the future.

Photo Sportsfot

Bertram and Gin Chin with 3rd place in the CSI5* Grand Prix of Zürich

27.01.2018
Bertram and Gin Chin van het Lindenhof have secured their third podium finish since Gin Chin's arrival in October 2017. Yesterday, the duo finished third in the CSI5* 1.55m Grand Prix of Zürich. 
Photo Thomas Reiner




Ballywalter Farms launches their new website.

10.01.2018
This week Ballywalter Farms, the home yard of Bertram Allen, launched their brand new website, as they have  taken over the global management of their Stallion Collection in which includes Romanov II, Hector van d’Abdijhoeve, Dino W, Guinness and Silvermines Cruising, all owned by Ballywalter Farms and ridden by Bertram and Harry Allen. 

View the website 

 Irish Show Jumping Team named RTE Sport Awards “Team Of The Year”

17.12.2017
The Irish Show Jumping team have beaten off competition from the best teams in Ireland to be crowned 2017 RTE Sport Awards “Team Of The Year” during a show broadcast live on RTE TV last night (Saturday).

Text & photo: Horse Sport Ireland

Another win for Bertram and Gin Chin

17.12.2017
Just two weeks after they won the Grand Prix in Sweden, Bertram and Gin Chin van het Lindenhof win the 1m55 Martin Collins Enterprises Christmas Tree Stakes at the CSI5* Olympia Horse Show in London.

Bertram Allen honoured with two awards at the 2017 Irish Show Jumping Awards Gala.

05.12.2017
Following a superb year for Irish Show Jumping on the international stage at underage and senior level in 2017, a host of Ireland’s top athletes gathered at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas Co Kildare last weekend for the prestigious Irish Show Jumping Awards Gala. Bertram was honoured with two awards: The FEI Silver Badge of Honour and The Horse Sport Ireland Team of the Year Award together with the European Championship winning team.

Victory for Bertram Allen and Gin Chin in yesterday's Stockholm Grand Prix

04.12.2017
For the third year in a row, Bertram Allen has won the 1m55 Sweden Grand Prix at the CSI4* Sweden International Horse Show. Last year he took the win together with Molly Malone, in 2015 he grabbed the glory riding Quiet Easy. 

Photo Roland Thunholm

Victory to Bertram Allen and It's ME in Stockholm

03.12.2017
Bertram was unbeatable in the 1m40 ranking class yesterday at the CSI4* Sweden International Horse Show after producing the fastest clear with the brilliant 9-year-old gelding, It's ME. 


A third and fourth place for Bertram in Samorin

26.11.2017
This weekend Bertram competed at the exclusive indoor event, The CSI4* X- Bionic Sphere Indoor Master in Samorin, western Slovakia.

Photo X- Bionic Sphere

Harry Allen wins the "Rising Star Award" at the FEI AWARD GALA 2017

22.11.2017
Harry Allen (IRL), double gold medallist at the FEI European Pony Championships in Kaposvar (HUN) last August, was recognised for his numerous outstanding performances throughout the year, winning the FEI Rising Star Award at the ninth edition of the FEI Awards Gala 2017 at the KIBON Avanza in Montevideo (URU) last night. This award celebrates youth, talent, determination and the stars of the tomorrow.

Photo FEI

Valkenswaard United wins the GCL of Doha and finish second in the overall Championship.

12.11.2017
Valkenswaard United, who took the title in the inaugural GCL last year, were represented by Bertram Allen (Molly Malone) and Alberto Zorzi (Fair Light van’t Heike) in the GCL final in DOHA this weekend.

Bertram Allen and Gin Chin with 5th place in the Equita Masters in Lyon

06.11.2017
Saturday's highlight at the CSI5* -W EquitaLyon was the 1m60 Equita Masters, where the 20 best riders from Friday's Grand Prix were qualified to compete in a challenging 1m60 course. The ten best pairs over the first round, were then set to continue in the second round over a shortened track. Bertram was riding his new mount, the 11-year-old gelding Gin Chin van het Lindenhof (Chin Chin x Calido I), who set in for a beautiful and fast second round to finish in 5th place.  

Photo Thomas Reiner

Podium finish for Bertram Allen in Lyon

04.11.2017

Bertram and the 8-year-old gelding Christy (Indoctro / Clinton I ), owned by Ballywalter Farms, finished 3rd in today's 1m35 for seven and eight year old horses at the CSI5* -W Lyon. Carlos Lopez (COL) won the class of 51 riders.

 Photo Equipromotion

Victory to Bertram Allen and Dino W in Helsinki

20.10.2017
Bertram was unbeatable in the 1m45 ranking class today at the Helsinki International Horse Show after producing the fastest clear out of 44 starters riding the talented 9-year-old stallion Dino W (Berlin – L’Amour Z.)


Bertram Allen finishes in 6th place in the World Cup in Oslo

15.10.2017
Bertram and Izzy picked up some valuable World Cup points today by finishing 6th in today's opening round of the World Cup series in Oslo.

Gin Chin van het Lindenhof to Bertram Allen

09.10.2017
Bertram will be the new rider of the 11-year old gelding Gin Chin van het Lindenhof (by Gin Chin x Calido I), previously ridden by Marcus Ehning who took over the ride from Belgium's Fabrice Galdini in 2015. Bertram and Gin Chin had their International debut at Sentower park this weekend. 
Photo GCL / Stefano Grasso

Bertram with 3rd place in the CSI2* Grand Prix at Sentower Park

09.10.2017
Bertram and GK Casper finished third in the CSI2* 1m45 Grand Prix at Sentower Park this weekend, where only 9 out of 54 starters managed to jump clear. The Egyptian rider, Abdel Said, snatched the winner's prize, while Kevin Gielen finished 2nd.

This week Bertram will be heading to Oslo Horse Show for the opening round of the 2017/2018 FEI World Cup series. Bertram is bringing Dino, Izzy and It's Me.

Successful weekend in Barcelona!

02.10.2017
Bertram and his two horses, Dino W and Molly Malone have had great success this weekend at the FEI Nations Cup TM Jumping Final CSIO BARCELONA.

Runner-up finish for Ireland in the Barcelona Challenge Cup

30.09.2017
The Irish Show Jumping team finished as runners-up in yesterday's FEI Challenge Cup final in Barcelona, Spain. The reigning European Champions finished with a total of nine faults. The victory went to The United Arab Emirates who finished with only three time faults. Brazil finished third on 11 faults.

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Bertram Allen with five podium finishes in Lier

10.09.2017
It has been a busy, but successful long weekend for Bertram and the young horses at the Horseman Masters in Lier, Belgium.

Photo Equipromotion

Bertram Allen wins Team Gold at the European Championships

26.08.2017
Rodrigo Pessoa’s team of Shane Sweetnam, Bertram Allen, Denis Lynch and Cian O’Connor, produced an outstanding performance over three demanding days of jumping, to snatch the coveted gold medal yesterday from hosts Sweden who had been leading heading into the final day at the Ullevi arena.

Photo Therese Alhaug

Bertram and Molly deliver two good rounds in the Aga Khan trophy.

12.08.2017
The Irish team of Bertram Allen, Cian O'Connor, Mark McAuley and Denis Lynch finished fifth in yesterdays Aga Khan Nations Cup at the Dublin Horse Show. The team were joint leaders after the first round with zero faults, but finished 17th in the second round. Bertram and Molly delivered a solid performance with two great rounds and only one down in the second round.

Bertram Allen makes it a double of wins at Dublin Horse Show

11.08.2017
All the horses have been unbelievable during the first three days of the Dublin Horse Show. On Wednesday, Bertram and the nine-year-old Izzy by Picobello were runners-up in the 1.50 - 1.60m Sport Ireland Classic. Yesterday, they won the 1m55 Anglesea Serpentine Stakes. Today Bertram and the seven-year-old mare Calafrieda won the 1m40 International 7 to 8-year olds (Round 2) by Connolly's Red Mills, after having finished 4th in the first round.

Photo Equipromotion / Therese Alhaug

Bertram with 2nd and 4th place on the opening day of Dublin Horse Show

10.08.2017
Bertram and Izzy by Picobello finished in runner- up position on the opening day of Dublin Horse Show yesterday, stopping the clock at 41. 92 seconds in the second round of the 1m50/1m60 Sport Ireland Classic.

Bertram & Alberto, representing the Valkenswaard United finish second in London

07.08.2017
Both Bertram and his team mate Alberto Zorzi delivered a super clear, representing the Valkenswaard United team in the final round of the Global Champions League of London this weekend.

Bertram and Molly selected for the Irish team for the FEI Nations Cup in Dublin.

04.08.2017
We are happy to announce that Bertram and Molly have been selected to represent the Irish team for the FEI Nations Cup in Dublin. 


Another win to Valkenswaard United

30.07.2017
Valkenswaard United stole the show this weekend, as Allen and his Italian team-mate Alberto Zorzi stormed to a blazing win at the Global Champions League in Berlin. Bertram rode the talented gelding Izzy By Picobello (Cicero – Capriano), who ones again showed himself as a consistent and promising horse, finishing with one clear round and one fast on the four.  

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Individual Gold for Harry Allen at pony Europeans

30.07.2017
Harry Allen finished off a fantastic week for Irish showjumping today, when he added the individual gold medal at the pony European championships in Hungary to the team gold he won two days earlier with team-mates Kate Derwin, Abbie Sweetnam and Ciaran Nallon.


Bertrams younger brother, Harry Allen, wins team gold at the Europeans

29.07.2017
Bertrams younger brother, Harry Allen, was part of the The Irish pony jumping team that won Team Gold at the FEI European Championships for Ponies in Hungary yesterday night.

We are so proud of Harry and his team for what they have achieved together. 

Pictured chef d'equipe Gary Marshall, Harry Allen, Kate Derwin, Abbie Sweetnam and Ciaran Nallon.

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( Photo Helen Revington / The Irish Field)

Bertram and Hector selected for the Irish team for the Europeans in Gothenburg.

28.07.2017
We are happy to announce that Bertram and Hector have been selected to represent the Irish team in the Europeans this summer.


Double third places for Bertram & Molly in Aachen

25.07.2017
Bertram and Molly took two solid podium placing’s with two third place finishes overall in Aachen this weekend: Wednesday, in the Turkish Airlines-Prize of Europe, and Saturday in the Jumping Competition. At the same day, Bertram and Calafrieda finished fourth in the Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup – FINAL, while Bertram and Dino went clear in the SAP-Prize on Sunday, finishing 11th.

RESULTS

Bertram Allen and Christy Jnr come out on top in Falsterbo Derby

15.07.2017
Just four of the 14 starters managed to jump clear in the opening round of the traditional Falsterbo Derby today, where Bertram managed to produce the fastest clear in the jump-off (49.31) with the eight-year-old gelding Christy Jnr. Bertram was followed by Shane Sweetnam in second place and Cian O’Connor on third place. 

Bertram says:
"His only eight - but he's got such a brilliant mind. He doesn't care about anything, and he always tries his best and wants to do the right thing."



Bertram tops the lists in Falsterbo!

14.07.2017
Bertram had a great start the first day of the CSIO5* Falsterbo Horse Show yesterday, topping the list in the 1m50 Grand Prix qualification riding Izzy by Picobello and finishing second with Christy Jnr in the 1m45. Bertram will jump Izzy in the Grand Prix on Sunday (14.00).

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Bertram and Molly with 3rd and 4th place in LGCT Cascais.

11.07.2017
Bertram and the talented mare Molly Malone finished third and fourth in the five-star show in the LGCT of Cascais this weekend.  

Photo Therese Alhaug

Bertram Allen with three top five placings in Paris.

02.07.2017
Bertram and his two nine-year-olds, Casper K and Izzy By Picobello together, did an amazing job this weekend in the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping event.

A good weekend in Treffen

19.06.2017
It's been a good weekend for Bertram and his horses at the CSI2*/CSI5* show in Treffen, Austria.

Photo credit Nini Schäbel Photography

Bertram with runners-up position in Sopot

12.06.2017
Bertram and GK Casper finished as runners-up in yesterday's 1m50 class at the CSIO5* in Sopot, while the Polish rider Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski snatched the winner's prize. Casper was also clear in the 1m50 on Friday. A promising horse. Next show will be Treffen. 

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Bertram topped the lists in St.Gallen

07.06.2017
It's been another successful weekend for Bertram and his string of horses in CSIO5* St. Gallen, claiming two runner-up placings during four days, in addition to Sunday's CSIO5* Grand Prix win with Hector van d'Abdijhoeve.



Bertram Allen & Hector win €200,000 St Gallen five-star Grand Prix.

04.06.2017
Irish riders recorded a remarkable one-two finish in today’s (Sunday) €200,000 five-star Grand Prix at St Gallen in Switzerland, with Bertram taking the winners prize ahead of Sligo’s Richard Howley in second. Out of 50 pairs starting, only 25 % proceeded to the second round.

Bertram's Acapella has passed away.

02.06.2017
Together with Acapella Z (Alcamera La Silla - Renata La Silla / Ramiro Z), Bertram won the European Championships Individual Gold medal and Team Silver medal in Bishop Burton in 2010. The following year the duo won Individual and Team Silver medals. Acapella was exceptional, a real winner.

Five star victory to Bertram and Molly in Hamburg

29.05.2017
It's been a great weekend for Bertram and his string of horses at Hamburg’s five-star Global Champions Tour show in Germany.

Victory to Bertram and Christy in Valkenswaard

19.05.2017
Bertram and Christy was unbeatable in the  2* Big Tour  this week at Tops International Arena. Bertram Allen entered the ring as 20th starter and rode the course in such a fast time that none of the 42 riders after him could better his time. 

Bertram teams up with Mount Juliet for his new Irish base

11.05.2017

Top Irish International Showjumper Bertram Allen is delighted to announce a sponsorship with Mount Juliet Equestrian, making the prestigious estate his Irish training base.

 

 

Bertram and GK Casper claims another 1m45 win

09.05.2017
This week Bertram once again climbed to the top of the podium riding GK Casper in the CSI2* 1,45m at Tops International Arena, which included 150 horses overall to start. With Casper, Bertram has claimed three 1m45 wins this year - a very promising horse. The same day Bertram ended as runner-up in the 1m35 7-year-old class, riding Calafrieda.

Bertram will be competing at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this weekend.

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Bertram ranked as number 15th

05.05.2017
Bertram Allen stays within the top fifteen of the world’s best riders, according to the official Longines FEI Jumping rankings just published for the month of April.

Quiet Easy sold to Norwegian rider, Johan Sebastian Gulliksen.

04.05.2017
The Norwegian rider, Johan Sebastian Gulliksen, will be the new rider of the 13-year old Oldenburger gelding Quiet Easy by Quidam’s Rubin (Quidam de Revel), after the sale of the gelding from Quainton Stud to the Norwegian Gjelsten family.

Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

Bertram Allen’s team leads the Global Champions League

01.05.2017
Valkenswaard United, represented by Bertram Allen, Alberto Zorzi, Marcus Ehning, Janika Sprunger and Sanne Thijssen, currently leads the Global Champions League. This weekend, in Shanghai, Valkenswaard United’s heavyweight squad ensured they held on to their lead for the third leg in a row. Bertram has been respresenting the team in every leg so far.

 ph.Stefano Grasso/GCL

Ballywalter Farms featured in EQUILIFE summer issue.

27.04.2017
This week we had a nice visit from the world-wide equestrian magazine EQUILIFE WORLD, who were writing a feature about Ballywalter Farms for their summer issue. Luckily, during the greenest and freshest time of the year :-) 
EQUILIFE is a sophisticated equestrian lifestyle magazine, featuring equestrian sport profiles and the lifestyle that surrounds them.
Photo Daniela Greis.

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Bertram claims CSI3* Star Grand Prix in Eschweiler

23.04.2017
It's been a successful weekend for Bertram and his youngsters in Eschweiler this weekend, claiming three wins during three days, including today's CSI3* Grand Prix win.

Runner-up finish for Valkenswaard United in Miami

16.04.2017

Bertram and Alberto Zorzi, presenting the Valkenswaard United team, finished as GCL runners-up yesterday, after having eight faults in the second round of the Global Champions League in Miami, while London Knights overtook the leading position.

Photo Stefano Grasso/GCL








Bertram Allen and Alberto Zorzi once again put Valkenswaard United in the lead

14.04.2017
Valkenswaard United made their Championship intentions clear yesterday, with another incredible display of teamwork and skill in the first round of the Global Champions League of Miami Beach. Bertram Allen and his Italian team-mate, Alberto Zorzi, put in a perfect performance to ensure their team would be on pole heading into Saturday’s final, breaking away from the rest of the field as the only combination to jump clear. 

Photo: GCL / Stefano Grasso

 

Runner-up finish for Bertram and Hector in Miami

14.04.2017

Bertram and the grey stallion Hector van d'Abdijhoeve finished as runners-up in yesterday's 1m50/1m55 five star class at the Global Champions Tour show in Miami.

Photo: GCL / Stefano Grasso


Miami next to go!

12.04.2017
Bertram and his GCL Italian team-mate Alberto Zorzi will compete in the GCL Miami Beach this weekend, hoping for a repeat performance which brought Valkenswaard United to a top podium position in Mexico last week. Bertram and Hector van d’Abdijhoeve, who did a fantastic job in the league competition, also ended at fifth place in the Grand Prix in Mexico. We also hope to see Quiet Easy repeating his performance from last weekend, where he won the CSI5* 1.45m class.


Bertram Allen’s Valkenswaard United wins the opening Global Champions League contest.

09.04.2017
The reigning Champions Valkenswaard United stole the show in Mexico City this weekend, as Allen and his Italian team-mate Alberto Zorzi finished the two-round contest on an eight fault total, to take the trophy by a single penalty.

Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

Bertram up to 14th place in the FEI Longines rankings.

05.04.2017
Bertram moved up six places last month at the FEI LONGINES rankings from 20th to 14th, while World Cup champion McLain Ward has reclaimed the top spot, according to the latest FEI rankings released today. This put Allen in a position to be the highest placed Irish rider.

Bertram is currently in Mexico to participate in the first round of the Global Champions League presenting the Valkenswaard team.

Successful weekend with the youngsters in Peelbergen

03.04.2017
All the youngsters were quite successful this weekend at the CSI2* show in Peelbergen, collecting dozens of rosettes.

Bertram and GK Casper wins the CSI2* 1,45m Hansen Dranken Prix in Peelbergen

01.04.2017
Friday, February 31st, Bertram climbed to the top of the podium riding GK Casper in the CSI2* 1,45m Hansen Dranken Prix in Peelbergen, which included 71 horses overall to start. 


GCL team announced: Bertram stays with the reigning champions, Valkenswaard United.

23.03.2017
The Global Champions League has announced the full 2017 team line up. According to their announcement, reigning Champions Valkenswaard United will be looking for a repeat of their debut success after the team made history by taking the inaugural GCL Championship crown. This season will see star striker Bertram Allen return alongside top Italian athlete Alberto Zorzi (ITA). New to the squad will be the legendary Marcus Ehning (GER), Janika Sprunger (SUI) and U25 rider Sanne Thijssen (NED).


Bertram Allen with two top three placings in Saut Hermès.

20.03.2017
Photo credit: © Christophe Bricot / Saut Hermès 

Molly Malone and Izzy By Picobello together, did an amazing job this weekend in Saut Hermès, Paris – both finishing as top three.
- I am really looking forward to a great season with them, Bertram said. 


Another five-star win for Bertram Allen

13.03.2017
Bertram collected another five-star win in the Netherlands on saturday night. Riding the 13-year-old gelding Quiet Easy 4 in the CSI5* 1.55m Audi Prize, at Indoor Brabant, where a highly competitive first round allowed 12 combinations through to the jump-off. From a starting field of 38 riders. Once again the chestnut gelding showed himself off as a real speed specialist.

Another victory to Bertram and Molly Malone

02.03.2017
It has been a great start for Bertram at the stunning Al Shaqab Arena in Qatar, claiming another CSI5* victory with the mare Molly Malone in the 1.50 m class today. From a field of 41 horses, 14 went clear.

It was a clear victory for Bertram who stopped the clock at 57.70 sec., with the French rider, Roger Yves Bost, completing at 58.04 sec. and into second place. The Swiss rider Pius Schwizer claimed third place at 58.06 sec. 

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Bertram announces the retirement of Romanov

02.03.2017
Bertram Allen announces the retirement of the 19-year-old stallion Romanov ( Born on May 3rd 1998, by Heartbreaker – Fedor ), his top horse and partner for several years. An amazing horse that has done the job at the top level, winning many 5* Grand Prix and taking Bertram Allen to the Top 10 in the world rankings.

Another Grand Prix win for Bertram Allen in Spain

27.02.2017
Sunshine Tour has been very successful for Bertram, who yesterday went off with his second Grand Prix victory in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, riding the 9-year-old stallion Dino W. The duo also won the Big Tour Friday. Bertram is really happy with the grey stallion's achievements:

- Dino was amazing, winning on Friday, and again in the yesterday's Grand Prix. He has learned so much in the last two weeks. 

Photo credit: Moises Basalotte / Sunshine Tour/ press photo.

Grand Prix-win for Bertram Allen and High Valley at Sunshine Tour

20.02.2017
This year’s Sunshine Tour has started out well for Bertram Allen. With High Valley winning the Small Grand Prix Saturday,  the 7yr old mare, Fairytale, topping the lists twice, Baila du Loup winning the 6 yr old class and Dino W  finishing third in the 1.50 m Big Tour D.
 
Photo credit: Press photo/Súnshine tour

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Bertram Allen ending up third in the Longines Speed Challenge in Hong Kong

11.02.2017
Last year Bertram and Quiet Easy 4 stole the show in Hong Kong by winning the Longines Speed Challenge, as the two flew around the course as the last rider in. This year, arriving fresh from picking up Ireland’s “showjumper of the year” award for the third straight year, Bertram and his quick and clever 13-year-old chestnut gelding ended up third in the Speed class with a time of 69.69 seconds (with the added 4 seconds on the original time: 65.69, caused by faults).

Bertram crowned senior leading show jumper of 2016

09.02.2017
This week Bertram, who on Sunday finished runner-up in the Grand Prix at Bordeaux, was honoured for the third year in a row by the Irish Field award as the senior leading show jumper of 2016.

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Bertram finishes as runner-up in Bordeaux Grand Prix

06.02.2017
Thirty-two combinations started in the 1.60m class in the Bordeaux €155,000 Land Rover Grand Prix, with seven qualifying for the second round, six of whom recorded a double clear. 


Bertram Allen wins Christmas Masters in Olympia

19.12.2016
Again, Bertram stormed to victory. This time in the Christmas Masters class at London Olympia together with the nine-year-old stallion High Valley.  


Bertram second best in Longines Masters of Paris Grand Prix

05.12.2016
This weekend Bertram and the nine-year-old stallion Hector van d’Abdijhoeve delivered a brilliant performance taking the runner-up spot on the podium in the €360,000 five-star Longines Masters of Paris Grand Prix in France.


Bertram Allen wins three cars within 24 hours

28.11.2016
This weekend Bertram won three cars within 24 hours when competing at the four-star show in Stockholm.
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