Co Antrim Teenager shows clean pair of socks at Cavan Kingsland Puissance

| November 17, 2015

17 year old Chris Megahey and his incredible Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier cleared 2.15m on Saturday evening at the Cavan International Horse Show to win the Kingsland Puissance.

The Co Antrim teenager successfully completed all five rounds of the puissance with his Irish-bred horse, known as “Socks” because of his four white legs and shared the victory with Peter Smyth.


It is only the fourth time Socks has ever jumped a big wall. He jumped 1.85m with Chris on his first wall and 2.05m the second time to win the Emerald International Puissance in 2014.


Together with Egypt’s Sameh El Dahan, Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier cleared 2.20m and became the winner of the puissance at the Dublin Horse Show in August, after Chris who at 17 was too young to compete in the class at the RDS, responded to a call on social media for a horse.


Now back home in Templepatrick at the Megahey family’s Glenpatrick Competition Yard, there is great excitement about Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier’s next competition which will see him travel to London’s Olympia Horse Show where he will partner Ireland’s top International rider Cian O’Connor.


Socks was evented by Chris’s brother Harold at three-star level and was going to be sold before his younger brother started jumping him.


Chis plans to become an international show jumper and aims to compete Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier in the Dublin puissance next year, when he is 18.


He is currently competing on the Irish national circuit with a small string of young horses and Lenny (Rickamore Royal) his national grand prix partner.



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