Stockholm victory for Bertram and Empoli de Champloue

Bertram repeated his winning mood from previous years in Stockholm last night as he guided the 8-year-old gelding Empoli de Champloue (Arko (de) x Diamant de Semilly) to victory in Saturday's 1m45 speed class at Sweden International Horse Show.
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Runner-up success in Stockholm

Bertram & the 12 yo mare Emmylou kicked off Sweden Horse Show in Stockholm with a brilliant runner-up finish in Thursday's 1m45 opening class. 
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Miami Celtics crowned 2022 GCL Super Cup champions

An outstanding performance from Bertram and Michael G Duffy, along with Switzerland's Edouard Schmitz, guided Miami Celtics to a massive victory in yesterday's €1.5M Global Champions League Super Cup Final at Prague in the Czech Republic.

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Bertram 1st & 2nd in Peelbergen

The 8-year-olds did well in Peelbergen last weekend. Jelvinia was a star, winning the 1m40 class, while Caprisco came 2nd in the 1m45 jump-off class. Next stop Prague for the GCL Super Cup


Bertram partnered the 10-year-old mare Emmylou to victory in Saturday's two-star Grand Prix at Peelbergen in The Netherlands.
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Bertram & 'Champ' with 1m55 runner-up finish in Riyadh

Bertram and the 8-year-old gelding Empoli de Champloue scored a runner-up finish in Friday's Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation Trophy 1.55m jump-off class at the GCT fixture in Riyadh.
Victory went to Germany's Christian Ahlmann and Solid Gold Z. On the show's first day, the duo finished 4th in the 1m45.

Bertram and Pacino Amiro had a great day on Thursday, finishing 5th in the 1m55.

Emmylou 3rd in 1m45 ranking class in Lier

Bertram & the 12 yo mare Emmylou finished 3rd in the 1m45 ranking class in Lier last weekend.

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Caprisco & Qinn in the spotlight at Sentower Park

The Ballywalter youngsters got to shine at the 2* show at Sentower park last weekend.

Remarkable five podium finishes for Bertram in Valkenswaard

Bertram had a great week in Valkenswaard last weekend jumping some fantastic rounds, scoring no less than five podium finishes. 

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Bertram helps Team Ireland claim Olympic qualification for Paris with fourth-place finish at World Championships

On a night of high drama at the ECCO FEI World Show Jumping Championships in Herning, Denmark, an outstanding performance from Michael Blake's Irish Show Jumping team of Denis Lynch, Bertram Allen, Cian O'Connor and Daniel Coyle, saw them take one of the five coveted places on offer for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Triple win for Bertram & Irish bred Newmarket Influence

It was a superb first show for Bertram, and the 9-year-old Irish-bred gelding Newmarket Influence, who made it three 1m40 wins in three days at CSI3* Sentower Park last weekend.

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Remarkable three 5* podium finishes for Bertram in Dinard, including the 1m60 GP

Bertram and Pacino Amiro made it a sensational CSI5* 1m60 Grand Prix podium finish yesterday when flying to third place in a very challenging and prestigious 5* ROLEX Grand Prix at the beautiful grass arena at Jumping International de Dinard.

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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.

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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.
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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 
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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.

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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.

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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!

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