ON the final day of jumping at the five-star show in Falsterbo, Sweden, it was Offaly’s Darragh Kenny with the ten year-old gelding Go Easy de Muze who came closest to claiming the show’s biggest prize for Ireland.

However, the US-based rider had to settle for third place in the Longines Grand Prix when outpaced in the 12 horse jump-off by local hero Rolf-Goran Bengtsson and the 13 year-old stallion Clarimo ASK, and Brazilian rider Eduardo Menezes with Quintol, who came second.

Ireland’s Anthony Condon, who had produced such an excellent performance in Friday’s Nations’ Cup with Aristio, also made it to the jump-off today, but faulted once in the final round to finish in eighth place.

Consolation for Kenny came in the shape of a third place cheque for 30,000 euro, while winner Bengtsson collected a substantial 66,000 euro.