27 Jun 2022

Longford All Time Greats: Profile #12 Eddie Macken

Longford All Time Greats: Profile #12 Eddie Macken

Longford All Time Greats: Profile #12 Eddie Macken

The names of star show jumper Eddie Macken and his famous horse, Boomerang, will always be synonymous with and revered in Granard, County Longford.

Macken and Boomerang were a key combination in Ireland’s three-in-a-row Aga Khan winning quartet of 1977 to 1979.

Eddie Macken was born on October 20, 1949 and he won a record four consecutive Hickstead Derby wins (1976 to '79), two individual silver medals at the Show Jumping World Championships, 1974 with Pele and 1978 on Boomerang, and an individual silver medal at the 1977 European Championships with Pele.

Macken captured numerous major Grand Prix titles worldwide represented Ireland at the Olympic Games in 1992 Barcelona, in 1996 Atlanta and as trainer in 2004 Athens.

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