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Close-Up; Molly Malone V

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
WoSJ Close-Up

Molly Malone V
In this WoSJ Close-Up we zoom in on Bertram Allen’s super mare Molly Malone V. All photos © Jenny Abrahamsson.

Molly Malone V
Molly was born late on the year of 2004, her birthday is the 28th of July.

Molly Malone V
She is registered in the Anglo European Studbook, and is by Kannan out of the Cavalier-mare Janini.

Molly Malone V
Molly Malone V was bred by Keith and Shelly Doyle in Hampshire, England. Shelly competed the mother Janini up to 1.20m level on the British circuit.

Molly Malone V
"Molly Malone" is actually a popular song, which has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin City.

Molly Malone V
Molly Malone V was ridden by two other Irish riders, Billy Twomey and Anthony Condon, before Allen took over the reins.

Molly Malone V
Bertram’s father bought Molly as a five year old at the Sunshine Tour after he was told that she had jumped something like 14 out of 15 clears.

Molly Malone V
“She didn’t look all that special back then I have to say, and she was quite strong,” Bertram told WoSJ one year ago.

Molly Malone V
“I love Molly,” Bertram said to WoSJ when being interviewed in 2014.

Molly Malone V started her outdoor season last year with winning the Longines Grand Prix in Lummen, before she went on to win the Longines Grand Prix in Dublin - and then the opening leg of the 2014 WEG.

Molly Malone V and Bertram Allen finished 7th individually at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

During the autumn of 2014, Molly Malone V also won the Longines FEI World Cup in Verona. This year she went to the top in the opening leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas and finished third overall.

On his relationship with Molly Malone V Bertram has said: "She means a lot for me, and we have great connection – we have known each other for quite a while now. Molly is a very sensitive horse, and I like horses like that. We understand each other and have a great partnership. Molly wants to leave the fences up, she goes one way and that's forward so if you keep her steady she knows her game and what to do. She has a great mind!

Molly Malone V
“Molly is so sweet in the stable, and when you ride her she is a real worker. The more she is worked the better she gets,” Allen revealed to WoSJ.

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