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Irish-bred Horses at the Rio Olympic Games 2016

General August 4, 2016

*Update: Tim Price & Ringwood Sky Boy (ISH) replace Jock Paget and Clifton Lush on Team New Zealand due to a cut sustained by Clifton Lush (05.08.2016).

Eventing at the Rio Olympic Games 2016 will see 65 athletes compete, representing 24 nations. A total of 13 teams will compete.

Clark Montgomery (USA) riding Loughan Glen (ISH). Photo Credit: Photo credit: Kate Houghton/FEI

Clark Montgomery (USA) riding Loughan Glen (ISH). Photo Credit: Photo credit: Kate Houghton/FEI

11 Irish-bred horses will compete in Eventing representing Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and the USA.

  • Paulank Brockagh (ISH) & Sam Griffiths (AUS)
  • Summon Up The Blood (IRE)(TB) & Carlos Parro (BRA)
  • Euro Prince (ISH) & Clare Abott (IRL)
  • Cooley Rorkes Drift (ISH) & Jonty Evans (IRL)
  • Castlewoods Jake (ISH) & Luca Roman (ITA)
  • Barraduff (WNTR) & Pietro Roman (ITA)
  • The Duke Of Cavan (ISH) & Yoshiaki Oiwa (JPN)
  • Ringwood Sky Boy (ISH) & Tim Price (NZL) (Originally Travelling Reserve)
  • Castle Larchfield Purdy & Lauren Billys (USA)
  • Mighty Nice (ISH) & Phillip Dutton (USA)
  • Loughan Glen (ISH) & Clark Montgomery (USA)

Greg Broderick (IRL) & MHS Going Global (ISH). Photo credit: Erin Gilmore/NF

In Showjumping 75 athletes, from 27 nations, will line out with a total of 15 teams competing. Ireland’s sole showjumping representative is Greg Broderick, from County Tipperary, riding Irish Sport Horse MHS Going Global.

With Irish Sport Horse Castlefield Eclipse and Paul Estermann named as the Reserve combination for Team Switzerland, the Kilkenny-bred MHS Going Global will be the only Irish Sport Horse to compete in the Showjumping discipline at this’s years Olympic Games.

Start lists and live results will be available HERE throughout the Equestrian disciplines at the Rio Olympic Games.

See below for a full list of Irish-bred horses and their riders nominated for the disciplines of Showjumping and Eventing at Rio 2016.

Nominated Entries for Eventing as per the FEI – 18.07.2016 (Revised list issued on 01.07.2016)


Paulank Brockagh (ISH) – 2003 mare by Touchdown (ISH) out of Calender Girl (ISH), by Triggerero (TB). Breeder: Paula Cullen, Co. Wicklow. Owners: Mr & Mrs S Posford, Mrs J Carter and Sam Griffiths. Rider: Sam Griffiths (AUS)


Summon Up The Blood (IRE)(TB) – 2005 gelding by Red Ransom (TB) out of Diddymu (IRE)(TB), by Revogue (IRE)(TB). Breeders: D. D. and Mrs Jean P. Clee (IRE). Owners: Carlos Paro & Nicola Tootle. Rider: Carlos Parro (BRA)


Harbour Pilot C (ISH)(TIH) – 1999 gelding by Coolcorran Cool Diamond (ISH) out of Beavers Bugsey Malone (ISH), by Hallodri (TB). Breeder: John P Houlihan, Co. Waterford. Owners: Edwina Qu Ye, Sarah Higgins, Mr Qu Jiankui. Rider: Alex Hua Tian (CHN)


DHI Lupison (ISH) – 2004 Stalion by Lupicor (KWPN) out of Sevarine (ISH), by Mon Tresor (TB). Breeder: Noel Ryan, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Ian Woodhead. Rider: Holly Woodhead (GBR)

One Two Many (ISH) – 2002 gelding by Chacoa (HOLST) out of Cul Na Breathar (ISH), by Colin Diamond (ISH). Breeder: John O’Brien, Co. Limerick. Owners: Gerry & Mary Kemp & Janine Shewan. Rider: Nicola Wilson (GBR)

Arctic Soul (IRE) (TB) – 2003 gelding by Luso (TB) out of Dream Cocktail (TB) by Roi Danzi (TB). Breeder: Michael Whitty (IRE). Owners: The Soul Syndicate, Gemma Tattersall. Rider: Gemma Tattersall (GBR)


Euro Prince (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Lougheries Quiet Man (UNK) out of Miss Tullydraw (UNK). Breeder/Owner: Cormac McKay, Co. Armagh. Rider: Clare Abbott (IRL)

Cooley Rorkes Drift (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Courage II (HOLST) out of Doon-A-Ree Lass (ISH), by Rachelle Comet (TB). Breeder: William McCarrison, Co. Down. Owners: Fiona Elliott & Jonty Evans. Rider: Jonty Evans (IRL)

Wasting Light (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Ghareeb (TB) out of Barnview Diamond (ISH), by Furisto’s Diamond (ISH) Breeder: Patrick Jones. Co. Wexford. Owner: John Forde & Cressida Legge. Rider: Aoife Clark (IRL)

Rioghan Rua (ISH) – 2007 mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Highland Destiny (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder/Owner: Margaret Kinsella, Co. Galway. Rider: Cathal Daniels (IRL)

DHI Topstory (AES) – 2004 gelding by Last News (TB) out of Woodfield Rose (ISH). Breeder: Jane Russell, Co. Down. Owners: Suzanne Finlay & Joseph Murphy. Rider: Joseph Murphy (IRL)

Sportsfield Othello (ISH) – 2001 gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Moy View Lady (ISH), by Ring of Ford (TB). Breeder: John Kenny, co. Tipperary. Jill Murphy, Alison Schmutz, Andrew Tinkler. Rider: Joseph Murphy (IRL)

Westwinds Hercules (ISH) – 2005 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Westwinds Clover (ISH), by Porter Rhodes (TB). Breeder: Alice Kehoe, Co. Wexford. Owners: Alison Schmutz, Andrew Tinkler & Jill Andrews. Rider: Joseph Murphy (IRL)

Balham Houdini (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH) out of Mimi (ISH), by Hallo (SF). Breeder: Ronan Tynan, Co. Kilkenny Owners:  Austin O’ Connor & Kate Jarvey. Rider: Austin O’Connor (IRL)

Kilpatrick Knight (ISH)(TIH) – 2005 gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Golden Choice (ISH), by Golden Trump (TB). Breeder: Joan Dolan, Co. Kildare. Owner: Eugene McKenna & Wendie Foster. Rider: Austin O’Connor (IRL)

Ballylynch Adventure (ISH) – 2000 gelding by Don Juan de le Bouverie (SBS) out of Stanman Girl (TB), by Standaan (TB). Breeder: John B Hughes, Co. Meath. Owners:  Carol & Tom Henry, Sheila Foley. Rider: Michael Ryan (IRL)

Horseware Lukeswell (ISH)(TIH) – 2005 gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Gentle Servant (ISH), by Kings Servant (ISH). Breeder: Teresa Walsh, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Horseware Products LTD & Sam Watson. Rider: Sam Watson (IRL)

Portersize Just A Jiff (ISH)(TIH) – 2000 gelding by Crosskeys Rebel (CP) out of Mizen Talent (ISH), by Mizen Melody (TB). Breeder: Philip G L White, Co. Antrim. Owners: Bridget & Camilla Speirs. Rider: Camilla Speirs (IRL)


Viscount George (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Lord Noble (TB) out of Felicity’s Pride (ISH). Breeder: Geraldine Berney, Co. Wexford. Owner/ Rider: Stefano Brecciaroli (ITA)

Castlewoods Jake (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Tara Elegance (ISH), by Senang Hati (TB). Breeder: Seamus Farrell, Co. Longford. Owners: Luca Roman & Giacinta Della Chiesa. Rider: Luca Roman (ITA)

Barraduff (WNTR) – 2002 gelding by Carroll House (TB) out of Crested Vesta VII (ISH), by Sea Crest (ID). Breeder: Sheelagh Hickey, Co. Kildare. Owner: Antonella Ascoli. Rider: Pietro Roman (ITA)


The Duke of Cavan (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Courage II (HOLST) out of Dysert Girl (ISH), by Ricardo Z (ZANG) Breeder: Tommy Fitzpatrick, Co. Clare. Owners:   Yoshiaki Oiwa & Taeko Oiwa. Rider: Yoshiaki Oiwa (JPN)


Boleybawn Ace NOP (ISH) – 2005 gelding by Harlequin de Carol (SF) out of Queen Cee (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Ronan Rothwell, Co. Wicklow. Owners: Top Eventers Syndicate & Andrew Heffernan. Rider: Andrew Heffernan (NED)


Bango (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Garrison Royal (ISH) out of No Sale (ISH), by Don Tristan (TB). Breeder: James Foley, Co. Wexford. Owner: Numero Uno Syndicate. Rider: Tim Price (NZL)

Ringwood Sky Boy (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Courage II (HOLST) out of Sky Lassie (ISH), by Sky Boy (TB). Breeder: Myles Mahon, Co. Wexford. Owners: Mr Robert Taylor, Mrs Varenna Allen, Tim Price and Rider: Tim Price (NZL)


Castle Larchfield Purdy – 2002 gelding out of Hallo Purdy (ISH), by Hallo (SF). Breeder: Patrick Hally, Co. Kilkenny. Owners: Purdy Syndicate,CCC & Lauren Billys. Rider: Lauren Billys (USA)


Bonmahon Wave Dancer (ISH)(THI) – 2006 mare by Sovereign Water (TB) out of Bonmahon Sea Breeze (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder: Francis Fitzgerald, Co. Waterford. Owners: GRACHEVA, Daria & GRACHEV, Alexey. Rider: Miklail Nastenko (RUS)


Bellaney Castle (IRE) (TB) – 2000 gelding by Mohaajir (TB) out of Kil Kil Pin (TB), by Bowling Pin (TB). Breeder: J W Rosbotham (IRE).Owners: Vogg Christian + Vogg Jürgen + Perret Maurice. Rider: Christian Vogg (SUI)


Franzipan (ISH)(TIH) – 2004 mare by Balda Beau (TB) out of Miss Ash (ISH), by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Loftus O’Neil, Co. Carlow. Owner: Svennerstal Eventing AB. Rider: Ludwig Svennerstal (SWE)


Super Socks BCF – 2006 gelding. Owner: Blossom Creek Foundation. Rider: Matthew Brown (USA)

Mighty Nice (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Ard Ohio (KWPN) out of Sarazen (ISH). Breeder: William Kells, Co. Cavan. Owner: HND Group. Rider: Phillip Dutton (USA)

Loughan Glen (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Limmerick (HOLST) out of Tattymacall Mustard, (ISH) by Cut The Mustard (TB) Breeder: Darragh Geraghty, Co. Galway. Owners: Jessica Montgomery, Kathryn Kraft, Holly & William Becker. Rider: Clark Montgomery (USA)

Fernhill Fugitive (ISH) – 2005 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Barnadown Ramiro (ISH), by Ramiro B (BWP). Breeder: Maurice Cousins, Co. Wexford. Owners: Thomas Tierney & Ann Jones. Rider: Phillip Dutton (USA)


Nominated Entries for Showjumping as per the FEI – 18.07.2016 (Revised list issued on 27.06.2016)


MHS Going Global (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of Gowran Lady (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Ita Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. OwnerS: Caledonia Stables & Lee Kruger. Rider: Greg Broderick (IRL)


Castlefield Eclipse (ISH) – 2002 mare by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of Furisto Clover Hill (ISH), by Furisto (HANN). Breeder: Pat Nihill, Co. Clare. Owner: Fasana Jocelyne + Arturo. Rider: Paul Estermann (SUI)

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