Bertram & Empoli de Champloue take 2* Grand Prix win in Knokke

Bertram and his youngsters have been in great form during the first week at the 3*event in Knokke, Belgium, jumping some excellent rounds. 

Bertram Allen and Pacino Amiro win at GCT Stockholm

Bertram Allen closed his brilliant GCT Stockholm weekend yesterday with a win on Pacino Amiro (owned by Aiden McGrory) in a lightning-fast 1.55m jump-off class.With the Olympic Stadium packed to the rafters, Bertram defeated Daniel Deusser on Jasmien vd Bisschop to take the win by just 0.04 seconds. Local hero Peder Fredricson finished the podium to take bronze on Catch Me Not S.

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Emmylou runner-up in Stockholm

Emmylou continues her excellent form to finish as runner-up in the 5* 1m45 opening class in Stockholm City Bertram, after winning the GP Qualifier in CSI3* Geesteren last week.

Henrik von Eckermann took the win with Glamour Girl, Omer Karaevli & Avant Toi (TUR) finished third.

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Karlsson & Bertram best in the Youngster Challenge in Stockholm

No one managed to beat the strong duo of Bertram and 7yo Karlsson (by Carrera VDL), who took the win in the 1m35 Future Challenge Youngster challenge in CSI5* Stockholm city yesterday after finishing as runner-up the day before. Bertram stopped the clock in 66.34 seconds. 

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1m50 win for Bertram & Emmylou

Bertram & Emmylou (Billy Mexico \ Lupin Z) continue their good form to win the 1m50 GP Qualifier in CSI3* Geesteren, counting 53 combinations.

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Ireland best represented in Hippomundo Rider ranking

According to the Hippomundo Rider ranking, Ireland is the country with the most riders in the top 50. Especially in recent years, Ireland has made a name for itself on the international showjumping scene and has repeatedly shone through individual performances and as a team.

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Runner-up finish for Bertram and Emmylou in St Tropez

Yesterday, the Global Champions Tour of St. Tropez kicked off at the French Riviera. Bertram and Emmylou started the weekend well with a 5* runner-up finish in the 1m45 opening class.

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Bertram voted star of the month winner

Bertram won the Gain Equine Nutrition / The Irish Field Star star of the month for March 2022. Bertram had a successful season competing in Wellington and Ocala, US, where he won three major Grand Prix in the space of a few weeks.

Ranking class win for Kurkuma Della Caccia

Bertram guided 8-year-old Kurkuma Della Caccia, owned by Ballywalter Stables, to win the 1m45 ranking class at Sentower Park last weekend. The pair also finished third in the 1m35 the day before. Bertram also won the 6-year-old class riding Look at Me GR and finished 6th in Sunday's Grand Prix aboard Mikias vd Bisschop.

A unique sport horse auction teams up with Sentower Park for a night to remember

In 2021 brothers Bertram and Harry Allen, along with their fellow showjumper Maxi Lill came together to present a unique Sport Horse auction. Following the success of the inaugural Aloga auction, the team welcomes Laurens Meynaerts (CEO of Sentower Park) on board. With Laurens, the team gains a well-experienced event manager and sports director. Laurens will transform the first-class facilities of Sentower Park into a remarkable auction venue.

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The 2022 Aloga Auction coming up!

2021 saw the first edition of the highly successful Aloga Auction at Ballywalter Stables, Hünxe. Now, for 2022, the team are ready to take it to the next level at Sentower Park!

Bertram and Pacino Amiro Cruise to another 5* Top Finish in Florida

Yesterday's qualifying track for the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5* in Florida was sure to be a challenge worthy of the elite combinations contesting it. Still, no one could beat the experienced and speedy duo of Bertram and Pacino Amiro.

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Brilliant 5* result for Bertram and Emmylou in Florida

Two weeks after Bertram and Emmylou made it a brilliant 5* 1m45 runner-up finish at the Winter Equestrian Festival, the 10-year-old mare again jumped amazing to finish 8th in last night's challenging CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Series Final in Florida, counting 48 combinations.  


Bertram and Emmylou with runner-up finish in Florida

Bertram and EMMYLOU have made it a brilliant runner-up finish at the Winter Equestrian Festival in the $37,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.45m CSI5*.

Bertram and Harley take a sensational victory in 4* Grand Prix at Ocala, Florida.

A sensational performance from Bertram and Harley vd Bisschop saw them take victory in yesterday's four-star FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Ocala, which counts as Bertram's third Grand Prix victory; in three weeks!

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Bertram and Pacino Amiro win five-star Florida Grand Prix for second year in-a-row

Bertram made history at the 2022 Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida this morning (Sunday), when he scored back-to-back Grand Prix victories on the same two weeks he had also won in 2021. A two-time winner of WEF three-star Grand Prix in 2021 and 2022, Bertram again rose to the top in the five-star $406,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix with Pacino Amiro (ISH), the same mount he rode to victory in 2021.

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Calisto Blanc to Adrienne Sternlicht (US)

Ballywalter Stables are delighted to announce the sale of the exceptional 8-year-old gelding Calisto Blanc (Cantolar / Cartogran) to American rider Adrienne Sternlicht. 

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Bertram takes another big triumph in Florida

Bertram stormed to victory in Sunday’s $140,000 (€123,000) IDA Development three-star Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida - for the second year in a row.

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Carlo sold to Southern Arches

Ballywalter Stables are delighted to announce the sale of the hugely promising Carlo 454 ( Conthargos / Balou Du Rouet) to Southern Arches to be ridden by the American rider, Callie Schott.

Bertram moves to the Miami Celtics team for the 2022 GCL season

After several years with the Valkenswaaard United team, Miami Celtics have secured Bertram for the 2022 Global Champions League season.

Bertram and Carlo finish 3rd in the $75,000 CaptiveOne Advisors at WEF

Bertram Allen and Carlo 454 (Conthargos / Balou Du Rouet) had a great start to the 2022 WEF circuit, finishing third in Sunday's $75,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI4* at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida. Jordan Coyle took the winning prize.
Bertram will be competing in Wellington in February and March before returning to Europe later this spring. 

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Classified sold to Stransky's Mission Farm

The nine-year-old talent Classified (Je T'aime Flamenco/Libertino), who recently made a great impression in Geneva, winning the 5* 1m50 Prix des Communes Genevoises, has been sold to Stransky's Mission Farm in Wellington to be ridden by the Spanish rider Gonzalo Busca Roca. 

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Classified & Bertram unbeatable at CHI Geneva

Bertram and the 8-year-old gelding, Classified, were unbeatable in today's 1m50 Prix des Communes Genevoises in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Classified takes second place in Geneva

Bertram and Classified have made it an excellent start to the prestigious CHI Geneva, Switzerland, to finish second in the 1m45 Prix Swiss Wine Genève speed class attracting 49 horse-and-rider combinations.

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Guinness to Gudrun Patteet (BEL) and Seacoast Stables

The 10-year-old breeding stallion by Nabab de Reve, owned by Noel Delahunty & Ballywalter Stables, has been sold to Gudrun Patteet (BEL) and Seacoast Stables.

Casiano sold to Chandler Meadows and Lauren Hough

The seven-year-old talent Casiano (Casino Berlin/ Iroko), who recently made a great impression at CHIO Aachen, finishing 4th in the Youngsters-Cup Final with Bertram Allen in the saddle, is now facing a future with Chandler Meadows and Olympic rider Lauren Hough in the United States.


Bertram takes victory in two-star Grand Prix at Sentower Park

Bertram and Madorada DW, owned by Ger O'Neill and Matteo Pelmglio, produced one of just two double clear rounds to take the winners prize of €6,350 in today's 2* Grand Prix in Belgium.

FTS Killossery Konfusion to Jos Verlooy

The eleven-year-old Irish bred gelding FTS Killossery Konfusion (Siec Livello/ Killossery Kruisette), who recently made an outstanding impression at CHIO Aachen winning the  'VBR-Prize'  with Bertram Allen in the saddle, is now facing a future with the Belgian rider Jos Verlooy.

FTS Killossery Konfusion victorious in Aachen

Bertram and the eleven-year-old Irish bred gelding FTS Killossery Konfusion has been a successful match since their first show together in July this year. The pair came under the top three several times over the past weeks before taking their first victory together at CSIO Aachen last weekend.

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Fts Killossery Konfusion finishes 3rd in the 1m50 opening class in Brussels

Success continues as Bertram and Fts Killossery Konfusion kicks off the Brussels Stephex Masters by adding their 3rd 5* podium finish in a week, taking third place in the 1m50 opening class in Brussels. Willem Greve took the win, Lillie Keenan finished second.

Photo @sportfot

Fts Killossery Konfusion finishes on top in Valence

It has been a good weekend for Bertram and his horses at the five-star show in Valence in France 

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Bertram & Harley VD Bisschop to the 2021 FEI European Championships

Horse Sport Ireland has announced the Irish Show Jumping team for the 2021 FEI Jumping European Championships, held at Riesenbeck in Germany from September 1st to 5th.
Photo @sportfot

Impressive Olympic debut for Bertram and Pacino

Bertram and 9-year-old Irish bred Pacino Amiro, owned by Aiden McGrory, just finished 15th in the Individual Jumping Final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with only eight faults and the second-best time of the 30 contenders.

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After finishing in a very strong 6th place with a perfect clear in today's Individual qualifier at Tokyo Olympics, Bertram and nine-year-old Pacino Amiro, owned by Aiden McGrory, have advanced to Wednesday's Individual final. 

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Bertram ranked 22 in the FEI rankings

Another successful month in the ring sees Bertram climbing up seven places in the FEI rankings into 22nd position with 2130 points.

Voltanos and Barcelona sold to American rider Lauren Tyree


Ballywalter Stables announces the sale of the talented 8-year-old gelding Voltanos (Voltaire/Lordanos) and the 9-year-old experienced mare Barcelona (by Catoki / Chello) to the American rider, Lauren Tyree.  



Bertram takes fifth place in Rolex Grand Prix of Chantilly

Last weekend was the debut of the Masters of Chantilly in France, a beautiful show whit the highlight being Sunday's 5* Rolex Grand Prix.

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Bertram & Classified Claim €25,600 Le Figaroscope Prize CSI 5* at Paris

Bertram took the first win of the weekend yesterday, with 8-year-old Classified cruising around the arena to stop the clock in 28.69s, half a second faster than Mike Kawai.  Third place went to Simon Delestre. 

Photo LGCT

Bertram nominated to represent Team Ireland at Tokyo Olympics

Horse Sport Ireland's Show Jumping High Performance Director Michael Blake has nominated the Athlete/Horse combinations that are to be considered for selection by the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the Show Jumping discipline. 

Bertram fourth in La Baule Grand Prix

Bertram, who has moved up eight places in the world ranking in the last four weeks, just finished fourth in today's five-star Grand Prix of La Baule in France riding Harley VD Bisschop.

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Bertram and Pacino Amiro take 4th place in Rolex Grand Prix of Rome

Bertram and Pacino Amiro were one of just five combinations to jump an impressive clear in a very challenging first round of the prestigious  Rolex Grand Prix of Rome yesterday, leading the way going into round 2.

Archiv Photo Kaitlyn Karssen 

Preparing for Nations Cup in Rome

Bertram, together with the The Irish Show Jumping team is currently preparing for this Friday’s Italian Nations Cup at Piazza di Siena in Rome – one of the only venues in world Show Jumping where Ireland has yet to taste a Nations Cup victory.

Harley vd Bisschop back in form in Spain

Harley vd Bisschop showed good form in Saturday's rather challenging five-star Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid to finish in ninth spot.

Photo Therese Alhaug

Classified winner of the Stal Hendrix Prix in Peelbergen

The 8yo gelding Classiefied (Je T’aime Flamenco x Libertino) came out victorious in the 2* 1m40 Stal Hendrix Prix in Peelbergen last weekend. Bertram also guided the 8yo gelding Voltanos (by Voltaire) to a 4th place finish in the same class.

Castlefield Vegas sold to Sergio Nieto del Rio

Castlefield Vegas (Cassino /Lux Z), owned by Ballywalter Stables LTD , Martin Egan and Ger O Neill - Castlefield Sport Horses together, is sold to Mexican rider Sergio Nieto del Rio.

Photo @sporfot

Italy HDH to US rider Chandler Meadows

We're excited to announce the sale of the very promising gelding  Italy HDH  to US rider Chandler Meadows.


Bertram and the 10-year-old gelding White Light Moment, owned by Southfields Farm LLC and trained by John Roche / JR Show Stables, scored an impressive win in the 1m45 $8,000 jump-off class in Florida today.

Theo Duc T&L Z sold

Another talent leaves Ballywalter Stables & Bertram Allen. We're looking forward to following the 10-year-old gelding Theo Duc T&L Z's (Toulon / Nabab De Reve) career in the future. 

Runners-up finish in Florida Nations Cup

A strong performance which included six clear rounds from the Irish Show Jumping team of Shane Sweetnam, Bertram Allen, Michael Duffy and Cian O’Connor, saw them finish as runners-up in the $150,000 four-star Nations Cup at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, which concluded in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

Bertram up 10 places in FEI rankings 

Bertram climbs to No. 36 in the FEI World Rankings after several successful weeks at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida. 
Photo: Kaitlyn Karssen

Bertram & Pacino Amiro win the $401,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSI5*

The highlight class of the seventh week of the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) was the $401,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSI5*. Bertram brought his 9-year-old Pacino Amiro, owned by Aiden McGrory, to his second five-star Grand Prix to finish on top of the podium.

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Castlefield does it again, winning the 3* Grand Prix in Florida

Its been quite a week for the new duo, Bertram and Castlefield Vegas in Florida. Today they made it their 3rd win in a week - topping the podium in the 3* $137,000 FEI IDA Development Grand Prix, counting 45 participants.

Photo @WEF

Big win for Bertram and Castlefield Vegas in Florida


For the second time in the space of a week, Bertram and his new mount Castlefield Vegas have taken victory at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida.

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Pacino Amiro placed 6th in his first 5*Grand Prix

There were 40 entries in the first five-star Grand Prix of the season in Wellington yesterday, with only nine combinations making it to the jump-off.

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Victory for Castlefield Vegas in Florida


Bertram Allen (IRL) and Castlefield Vegas (Cassino / Lux Z) had a successful day this week, winning the $1,000 Bainbridge 1.40m CSI5*. The 11-year-old gelding, which just recently joined Bertram's string of horses is owned by Ballywalter Stables LTD and Ger O Neill - Castlefield Sport Horses together. 



Giolita sold to Emma Sargent

Giolita (C-Ingmar / Padinus), owned by Ballywalter Farms and Stal het Oosterbrook, is sold to Emma Sargent (US) and JR Show Stables.


Giolita finished off the first competition week in Florida successfully with finishing 4th in the big class on Saturday; the $37,000 FEI CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic, which attracted 49 starters.

Burner to Theresa Kamps

We're excited to announce that Burner 3 (Baloubet Du Rouet / Prada 6) has been sold to the German rider, Theresa Kamps.

Pacino Amiro wins the $37,000 FEI Adequan WEF Challenge!

A superb performance from Bertram and Pacino Amiro saw them beat 78 fellow competitors to win yesterday's three-star $37,000 Adequan WEF Challenge at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Photo © Sportfot

Fantastic start for 8yo Italy HDH in Wellington

8yo Italy HDH has been jumping fantastic during his first week at the WEF in Florida.

Getting ready for Wellington


Bertram took off to Miami today, to join his team of horses and grooms in Wellington where he will stay for several weeks to prepare for the outdoor season.



A good start to the 2021 season!

The 2021 season kicked off at Sentower Park last weekend with Giolita (C-Ingmar - Padinus) finishing off the weekend with a 5th place in the 2* Grand Prix. An excellent ending to the weekend and a good start to 2021!

Photo Sentower Park

Sentower and Wellington

First of all, we like to wish you all a Happy New Year! 2020 has been different, but we are hopeful for the 2021 season. A huge thank you to our staff and sponsors for their patience and belief during this challenging year!

Pic. Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

GK Casper to Darragh Kenny

We're excited to announce that GK Casper has been sold to the Irish rider, Darragh Kenny. The 12-year-old gelding by Canto 16 has been a brilliant horse for Bertram over the last years.

Summary from Spain

Our stay in sunny ( and sometimes rainy) Spain has come to an end. The horses have been developing well, with two weeks of jumping at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour (MET) in Oliva Nova, Spain.

Bertram & Voltanos best in CSI1* Grand Prix

Fourteen combinations made it to the jump-off in the CSI1* Grand Prix at Met Oliva, Spain, last Sunday, where Voltanos ( Voltaire / Lordanos) showed to be the fastest. Bertram stopped the clock in 39.03 seconds - only slightly quicker than his younger brother, Harry Allen, who finished in second place.

Giolita and Pacino Amiro proving their capacity

Both Giolita (by C-Ingmar) and Pacino Amiro proved themself capable for the bigger classes at the CSI4* St Lo last weekend. Giolita opened the show with a fabulous 3rd place in the 1m40 and continued jumping clear in the big class on the following day. On Sunday 8-year-old Pacino Amiro showed himself to be a real fighter (video) by giving it all in the 4* star Grand Prix, despite having his first trip at this level. We are really pleased with him! All in all, a good weekend!

Back i France

Bertram finished off last week's competition in St Tropez with some good results. 

A susseccful weekend in Opglabbeek

Bertram brought six horses to the competitions at Sentower Park this weekend: Voltanos, Casper, Curios Vdcq Z, Pacino Amiro, Classified & Dancing Queen.

Runner-up spot in Grimaud

Pacino Amiro continues his success from Aachen last week with finishing as runner-up in today's 1m45 ranking class in Grimaud. The 8-year-old gelding owned by Aiden McGrory jumped a double clear, fast enough to make it a solid second place. Eleven combinations made it to the jumpoff. Home rider Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) took the win. 


Lafayette Van Overis sold to Adrienne Sternlicht (US)

Lafayette Van Overis (Kashmir van Schuttershof / Tauber An het Kapelhof), which Bertram took over the mount in July 2019, is sold to Adrienne Sternlicht (US).

Photo © Sportfot for WEF

Bertram wins the speed class in Aachen

Bertram and the 8-year-old gelding Pacino Amiro scored an impressive win in the 1m45 speed class in CSI3 * Aachen last week. Despite the high speed, the duo managed to keep the zero and finish in 60.23 seconds, with more than a second to spare over German runner-up Richard Vogel. Michael Jung finished third in 63.85 seconds.

Bertram with three runner-up placings in Prague

Besides from a brilliant runner-up finish in the Czech Nations Cup on Friday, Bertram earned himself two more runner-up placings in Prague last weekend.

Runner-up spot in Czech Nations Cup

Together with Mark McAuley, Anthony Condon and Michael Duffy, Bertram and Gun Powder presented the Irish Show Jumping team to record a runner-up finish on their long-awaited return to Nations Cup action on Friday in Prague.

A good weekend in Deauville

Despite the bad weather, it has been a good weekend at the CSI3* show in Deauville, France.

New future prospect to Bertram

The exciting seven-year-old gelding Voltanos (Voltaire & Lordanos), bred by Vanessa Meyer, has been added to Bertram's string of horses. The gelding has previously competed at international level by Victoria Klatte.
" I think he has all the potential," Bertram says.

Dawsons Flex wins the 7 & 8yo Grand Prix in Opglabbeek



It was our 7yo gelding Dawsons Flex's (owned by Ballywalter Stables) turn to steal the spotlight last weekend at the 2* show at Sentower Park. After some good rounds throughout the weekend, he finished up with adding a victory in the 7 & 8-year-old Grand Prix on Sunday, stopping the clock more than a second faster than runner up Abbie Sweetnam and Brown Star Z

Another big win for Lafayette in St Tropez

Lafayette Van Overis repeats his success from last week with a win in the 1m50 speed class at the CSI5* Hubside Jumping in St Tropez, France.

Dancing Queen placed 4th in her first 4* Grand Prix

Dancing Queen Z impressed us all on Sunday, when she was placed 4th in her first ever 4* Grand Prix at the Hubside Jumping in Grimaud, in St.Tropez, France.

Lafayette wins the 1m45 Ranking class in St Tropez

There was plenty of speed when Lafayette Van Overis took the win in the 4* 1m45 ranking class at the Hubside Jumping in Grimaud, St Tropez on Saturday. 

Photo Ljuba Buzzola Hubside Jumping

Bertram returns to International competitions

After a three-months break from international shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bertram is ready for three weeks of competition at the 2/4* Hubside Jumping in Grimaud, France. This week he will be riding Gun Powder, Casper, Lafayette and Dancing Queen.

Photo Hubside Jumping

Meet the team: Marlen Schannwell

Bertram's long time groom Marlen (GER) has been with Bertram since 2011! If she didn't do horses, she would have studied science, or work as an interior designer! Her favourite horse is without doubts, Molly Malone!

Molly Malone V becomes a 'MoM'!

I’m delighted to announce that Molly Malone will join the Mares of Macha project. From now on her genes will be available to breeders all over the world.
Happy to be part of this with my colleague Pieter Devos. 


Meet the team: Nathalie Heusinkveld

Get to know Nathalie Heusinkveld (NED). Nathalie is our stable rider and has been with us for four years already. If she didn't ride, she would be a veterinary assistant or work with dogs. Her favorite horse in the stable is Calafrieda and her favorite memory from working here is from having a water fight!! (Maybe we should do that more often? ....)
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Meet the team: Kate Duffy

Get to know Kate Duffy (IRE). Kate has been grooming for us for two years now and is used to help out with a little bit of everything. If she didn't work with horses, she says she would be a preschool teacher, and her favourite horse in the stable is Calvin (Go To Fortuna). Scroll down to read more!

Meet the team: Richard Skillen

Today you get to know Harry's show groom Richard Skillen (IRE)

Meet the team: Alanna Dunleavy

Now that life is a bit quieter than usual, we came up with the idea of introducing you to our incredible staff! We will try every week to present a new person! Second one out is home groom Alanna Dunleavy (IRE).

Fantastic Wellington debut

After seven successful weeks in Wellington, the recent situation around the world has forced Bertram and his team to return home to Europe a few weeks earlier than planned. Luckily we can look back at some great results and a great first stay at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Photos Ashley Neuhof

Bertram & Lafayette pick up their third win in Wellington

The success story continues as Bertram and Lafayette win the FEI $37,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Classic at the Winter Equestrian Festival counting 70 riders.

Bertram takes runner-up position in Live Oak International CSI3* ranking class.


Bertram and Gun Powder (Econoon van het Lindehof x Caretano Z) finished runners-up in Saturday's Live Oak International CSI3* 1m50 Longines world ranking class. A solid debut for the exciting 10-year-old stallion. 


Bertram and Pacino Amiro victorious in Peelbergen 


Bertram and the 8yo gelding Pacino Amiro (owned by Aiden McGrory), was victorious in Saturday's 1m45 feature class in CSI2* Kronenberg, Netherlands, last weekend. 

Photo Eva Van Den Adel



Bertram Continues Winning Ways During WEF Seven

Bertram continued a successful debut season at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) yesterday, with a victory in the $37,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.45m CSI5* riding Lafayette van Overis.

By: PBIEC Admin. Photo © Sportfot

Bertram & Lafayette with brilliant runner-up finish in Wellington

Bertram keeps dominating the podium in Wellington. 

Bertram with 1st & 3rd place in Wellington


Bertram continues he's success in Wellington. Yesterday he dominated the five-star $37,000 Bainbridge 1m45 speed class at WEF - Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, taking first and third place. 


Bertram makes it another win in Wellington


Bertram continued his winning streak in Wellington yesterday, winning the CSI4* "Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 4"  class of 54 on Ballywalter Stables' GK Casper and making it two wins from two starts in two days on the tour.

Photo ® Sportfot

Bertram & Quiet Easy Makes Spectacular Winning Debut in Wellington


The first week in Wellington started the best way possible for Bertram and his speedy partner Quiet Easy, who yesterday won the CSI4* 1.40 class, counting 80 horse and rider combinations. 

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It's time for Bertam's first ever visit in sunny Wellington. 

Photo WEF

Runner-up finish for Bertram and Go to Fortuna in 2* Grand Prix

Bertram and Go To Fortuna finished as runners-up in yesterday's two-star Grand Prix at Lier in Belgium where only 13 riders made it to the jump-off in a field of 80 horse-and-rider combinations.

Bertram Allen voted Star of the Month

Bertram Allen is voted the Gain / The Irish Field Star of the month of October, following his results in Tryon in October.

Bertram and Go To Fortuna with runner-up finish in Belgian 2* Grand Prix

After winning the 7yo class in Lier with Pacino Amiro, Bertram & Go to Fortuna recorded a runner-up spot in the 2* Grand Prix in Lier this weekend, only beaten by his younger brother Harry by just three-hundredths of a second. Belgium’s Gilles Thomas finished third.

Bertram also made it a 3rd place in the 6yo class riding Italy Hdh, and a fifth place in the 1m35 with Angela De Kreisker.

Three podium placings in Peelbergen

Bertram made it three podium placings in Peelbergen last weekend. On Thursday he finished third with the seven-year-old gelding Pacino Amiro, owned by Aiden McGrory, and the day after the duo made it a win in the seven-year-old class. Ballywalter Farms' Calafrieda showed top form on Thursday to finish third in the 1m40.

This week Bertram will be competing in Lier, Belgium.

Sensational World Cup win for Bertram and GK Casper

Bertram and GK Casper scored a sensational win in the $210,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Toronto (CAN) this weekend, in what was the gelding's World Cup debut!

From Lexington to Toronto

After a very successful show in CSI5* Tryon, Bertram and his horses enjoyed a week off before they headed to CSI4*Lexington, where the 'star' from Tryon, the 8-year-old gelding Lafayette, made it another brilliant 3rd place in the Feature $135,000 International Jumper Class.

This week Bertram is competing at the CSI4* show in Toronto, Canada, which marks the end of Bertram's four-week-long tour overseas.

Updates will follow!

Bertram makes it a double win in CSI5* Tryon

The 8-year-old gelding Lafayette Van Overis (Kashmir van Schuttershof / Tauber An het Kapelhof), which Bertram took over the mount in July this year, was on top of his game in Tryon last weekend, with winning both the $36,000 1m45 Speed Class on Friday and the $72,000 1m50 Sunday Classic.

Photo ©Sportfot / Tryon Eq. 

Molly Malone retires from the sport

Following a hugely successful career, Bertram Allen announces the retirement of his brilliant mare Molly Malone, at the age of 15.

Photo Therese Alhaug

Go to Fortuna finishes 3rd in 2 * Grand Prix

The second week at Sentower Park, turned out well as Bertram and the 8-year-old gelding Go To Fortuna once again delivered a super round to finish 3rd in the 2* Grand Prix in Opglabbeek, Belgium. The future looks bright for this gelding by Eldorado Van De Zeshoek (S) / Vancouver (DS) owned by Ballywalter Farms and Noel Delahunty.

Three podium finishes in Opglabbeek

The first competition-week at Sentower Park, Belgium, started out well for Bertram, who made it a 3rd place with the 10yo mare Vox Dei (1m35) and a second place with the 8yo gelding Lafayette Van Overis (1m45).

Another 5* runner-up finish to Bertram and Casper

Bertram and GK Casper added another top placing to their 5* Merit list last week when they finished as runners-up in the 1m55/60 class at the Athina Onassis Horse Show in Saint Tropez, Franze. Kent Farrington took the win, Darragh Kenny finished third.
Photo Therese Alhaug

Bertram and Casper on the podium in Rome

Once again, Bertram and the talented gelding Casper made it to the podium. This time in Rome where they finished third in the 1m55 class on Saturday.

Go To Fortuna finish third in Brüssel


Bertram and the young and talented gelding Go to Fortuna finished third in the Future Stars 1.45m Grand Prix last weekend at the Stephex Masters in Brüssel, Belgium.

Photo Stephex Masters



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



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

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.

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Valkenswaard United 2nd at GCL Chantilly, France.

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.