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Thursday 19 January 2017

The Record-breaking shot

Published 25/10/2011 | 05:00

IRELAND's John Hickey, riding Cactus, won the bareback Puissance at Oslo recently, successfully clearing the wall at a daunting 2.1m, or just under seven feet high.

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John and the bay gelding emerged victorious after the fourth jump off.

The photograph (above) of the pair in full flight has drawn record-breaking interest on Team Ireland Equestrian's Facebook page. By last Wednesday, the photograph had attracted an incredible total of 2,023 'Likes' and 581 'Comments' from admirers all over the world.

These are the highest numbers ever recorded on the Team Ireland Equestrian page for an equestrian picture.

To see the latest figures, go to the Team Ireland Equestrian Facebook page.

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