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No horsing around for Isabelle and Ted

August 22nd, 2018 1:00 PM

By Jackie Keogh

Isabella Nally who has Baltimore connections was part of the Irish team that won the International Connemara Performace class at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS.

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A TALENTED young rider with Baltimore connections was part of the Irish team that won first prize in an event at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS.

Isabelle Nally, aged 16, represented Ireland on her pony Benny Liath (nicknamed Ted) and was part of the four-person team that took first in the International Connemara Performance category. 

Isabelle and her team mates fought off tough competition from other international teams and beat GB into second place.

Isabelle and her 10-year old grey gelding pony, Benny Liath, also took first place in the Working Hunter 153 category, and took the Reserve Champion title in the highly competitive Connemara Performance category, making it a very successful week for the duo.

Isabelle is the granddaughter of Margaret Gibson from Rath and she spends lots of time in Baltimore with her dad Joe Nally, her mum Margaret Nelson, and her brother Jonathan Nally.  

Although largely London-based, Joe Nally is well known locally as he spent all of his childhood holidays in his grandmother’s house in Rath, as well as some time with his cousins in Drinagh.

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