Born into the world of horses, Richie Moloney began riding at six-years-old and is an accomplished international equestrian in the U.S. and Europe. Richie’s family owns and runs the Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre in Kilkenny, Ireland, and his four siblings have all jumped in the European Championships for Ireland.
Some of Moloney’s top victories include the $210,000 Tryon Grand Prix with Carrabis Z in June of 2015. The pair then went on the clinch the $215,000 Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier at the American Gold Cup. In 2016 Moloney was an integral part of the Irish Team that won the FEI Nations Cup competition, followed by another major victory in the $380,000 Douglas Elliman CSI5* Grand Prix on Carrabis Z.
The Hampton Classic is a highlight event for Moloney. In one of the most exciting jump-off rounds in the Classic’s history, Moloney and Carrabis Z beat athletes from nine nations to win the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix. The victory also gave Moloney the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge as the horse show’s leading open jumper rider. In the five years the award has existed at the Classic, Moloney has won the Rider Challenge four times!
On the European circuit Moloney had several top placings at shows including the Hickstead CSIO5* and Dublin Horse Show CSIO5* where he placed fourth in the JLT Dublin Stakes and Anglesea Serpentine Stakes, both with Carrabis Z.