Katie Frazer and Amy Walsh pictured on board Keylogues Clover Lady and Keylogues Gold ahead of qualifying at the Dublin Horse Show.

There were joyous scenes at the Dublin Horse Show for family and friends of the Keylogues Sport Horse Centre in Galbally after both Amy Walsh and Katie Frazer came through qualification to compete in the main arena at the RDS, where Amy went on to finish 2nd overall.

Speaking after her heroics on Saturday night, a jubilant Amy was quick to thank everyone who helped her perform to such a high standard.

“What a weekend, what a horse. Way back in January when Katie asked me if I’d like to ride Juno and have a go at the amateur qualifiers I never thought in a million years that I would qualify for Dublin, never mind make it into the final 12 and I certainly never dreamed that I could come 2nd …”

It was a very special weekend for Katie who is the manager of Keylogues Sports Stables. Katie also qualified, with mare Keylogues Clover Lady (Izzy), to ride in the main arena after finishing 2nd in her heat, just 0.07 seconds behind the leader.

“I was drawn first, and Amy 4th out of 12. When I went in, Izzy felt great. She was really taking in the atmosphere but my biggest problem was that it was nearly 9pm, and I know Izzy is a bit freaked out about lights and shadows …

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