KILDIMO’S Paul Kennedy made a big impression at the Liverpool International Horse Show with the fastest clear in the first round of the 1.60m final.
Kennedy was aboard his mother Jane’s Irish Sport Horse mare, Cartown Danger Mouse at the Grand Prix which took place between December 31 and January 2.
The former Rockwell College student was unable to maintain his excellent first round and finished seventh overall after picking up five faults.
A fellow Irish competitor, Billy Twomey, won the title on board Terry Payne’s 14-year-old home-bred gelding Diaghilev for the second successive year.
Kennedy, who continues to rise up the world rankings after a superb 2016, works in the family business at Cartown House and Stud in Co Limerick.