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Over 40 Irish-bred horses entered for Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4*

General April 20, 2018

The 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials takes place from Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th May.

42 Irish-bred horses, representing six nations, feature on this year’s accepted entries including 2014 winning combination Sam Griffiths (AUS) and Irish Sport Horse Paulank Brockagh. Since their 2014 victory the pair have notably won a Team Bronze medal, and placed fourth individually, at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

Paulank Brockagh (ISH) & Sam Griffiths (AUS). Photo: Helen Revington

Paulank Brockagh is one of five Irish-bred mares bound for Badminton that include China Doll (James O’Haire), My Royal Touch (Lydia Hannon), November Night (Ciaran Glynn) and Vanir Kamira (Piggy French).

A total of ten riders represent Team Ireland Equestrian at the Gloucestershire event with 80% of those mounted on Irish Sport Horses; Clare Abbott (Euro Prince), Aoife Clark (Master Rory), Jonty Evans (Cooley Rorkes Drift), Ciaran Glynn (Killossery Jupiter Rising & November Night), Josephy Murphy (Sportsfield Othello), James O’Haire (China Doll), Michael Ryan (Dunlough Striker) & Patricia Ryan (Dunrath Eclipse).

Ireland’s Padraig McCarthy partners Mr Chunky while teammate Alan Nolan is on-board Bronze Flight.

Clare Abbott (IRL) & Euro Prince (ISH). Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Six traditionally-bred Irish Sport Horses feature on this year’s entries; Away Cruising (Harry Meade), Chakiris Star (Alexander Whewall), Killossery Jupiter Rising (Ciaran Glynn), November Night (Ciaran Glynn), Spring Panorama (Andrew Daines) and Strike Smartly (Tom McEwen).

Two top-ten Irish-bred finishers from 2017 are making a return this year. Gemma Tattersall (GBR) and Irish-bred Arctic Soul took 7th place at last year’s event and have since gone on to win Gatcombe Park CIC3* and finish 3rd in  Burghley CCI4*. Japan’s Yoshiaki Oiwa rode Irish Sport Horse The Duke Of Cavan to an 8th place finish in 2017, at what was the gelding’s first CCI4*. In 2018 the pair  have already won Barroca d’Alva CIC3* and most recently placed 3rd Strzegom CIC3*.

The Duke of Cavan (ISH) & Yoshiaki Oiwa (JPN) sail through the mirage pond at Badminton CCI4* 2017. Photo: William Carey

New Zealand’s Caroline Powell and Irish Sport Horse Up Up and Away are drawn first to go with Great Britain’s Georgie Spence and Irish Sport Horse Halltown Harley second up. The drawn order can be viewed here.

The Irish Horse Gateway would like to wish all Irish riders and horses the best of luck at the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Looking to buy your next Irish-bred event horse? Then visit the Irish Horse Gateway.

Irish-bred horses entered for Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018 (in alphabetical order & as of April 18th):

Alfies Clover (WNTR) – 2007 gelding by Tajraasi (TB) out of Aoifes Clover (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: James Hickey (Waterford). Rider: Richard Jones (GBR)

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

Away Cruising (ISH)(TIH) – 2007 gelding by Cruise On (ISH) out of Parklands Princess (ISH), by Able Albert (TB). Breeder: Eamon O’Flaherty (Kildare). Rider: Harry Meade (GBR)

Ballaghmor Class (ISH) – 2007 gelding Courage II (HOLST) out of Kilderry Place (ISH). Breeder: Noel Hickey (Limerick). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR)

Bonza King Of Rogues (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Chillout (ISH) out of Stapka (ISH), by Paddy’s Birthday (TB). Breeder: Vincent Maloney (Mayo). Rider: Paul Tapner (AUS)

Chakiris Star (ISH)(TIH) – 2006 gelding by Charkiris (TB) out of Pride of Main St (ID), by Welcome Diamond (ID) Breeder: Donal McCarthy (Cork). Rider: Alexander Whewall (GBR)

Charlton Down Riverdance (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Tulllibards Shakespeare (ISH) out of Shady Queen (ISH), by Captain Clover (ISH). Breeder: Geoffrey Hall (Longford). Rider: Becky Woolven (GBR)

China Doll (ISH) – 2006 mare by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH) out of Warrenstown Betty (ISH), by Furisto (HANN). Breeder: Ronan Tynan (Kilkenny). Rider: James O’Haire (IRL)

Cooley Earl (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Regular Eaton (ISH). Breeder: Michael Earls (Wicklow). Rider: Georgie Strang (GBR)

Cooley Master Class (ISH) – 2005 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of The Swallow (ISH), by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: John Hagan (Wicklow). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR)

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

Cooley SRS (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Ballynattin Pride (ISH), by Kiltealy Spring (ISH). Breeder: John Fitzhenry (Wexford). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR)

Coolys Luxury (ISH) – 2002 gelding by Olympic Lux (KWPN) out of Tell Me Sunshine (ISH), by Glen Bar (ISH). Breeder: Catherine Kenny (Offaly). Rider: Tom D Crisp (GBR)

Cossan Lad – 2002 gelding. Rider: Kirsty Short (GBR)

Dassett Cool Touch (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Van Dantzig (TB) out of Touch of Cavalier (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Eddie J Kelly (Wexford). Rider: Dan Jocelyn (NZL)

Dunrath Eclipse (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Chinook Eclipse (TB) out of Aoife Baby (ISH), by Rame Z (HANN). Breeder: Michael Lynch (Cork). Rider: Patricia Ryan (IRL)

Dromgurrihy Blue (ISH) – 2002 gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Castlemorris Hope (ISH), by Furisto (HANN). Breeder: Teresa Walsh (Kilkenny). Rider: Harry Dzenis (GBR)

Drumbilla Metro (AES) – 2007 gelding by Metroploe (KWPN) out of Colleens Touch (ISH), by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Martin McGuiness (Louth). Rider: Simon Grieve (GBR)

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

Fernhill Now or Never  – 2003 gelding. Rider: Kate Honey (GBR)

Fernhill Pimms (AES) – 2004 gelding by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Celestial Drive (TB), by Dublin Taxi (TB). Breeder: Imelda Creighton (Kildare). Rider: William Fox-Pitt (GBR)

Halltown Harley (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Harlequin du Carel (SF) out of Cummer Beauty (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Michael Ryan (Tipperary). Rider: Georgie Spence (GBR)

Ivar Gooden (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Young Convinced (TB) out of Ballybrohan Diamond (ISH), by Coevers Diamond Boy (ISH). Breeder: Pat Coffey (Tipperary). Rider: Imogen Murray (GBR)

Killossery Jupiter Rising (ISH)(TIH) – 2005 gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Sesheta Flight (ISH), by Laughton’s Flight (ISH). Breeder: June Atkinson (Carlow). Rider: Ciaran Glynn (IRL)

Kiltubrid Rhapsody (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Cascaletto St Ghyvan Z (ZANG) out of Kilubrid Heather (ISH), by Lombardo (KWPN). Breeder: Marian Tighe (Leitrim). Rider: Sir Mark Todd (NZL)

Master Rory (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Aldato (HOLST) out of Seoidin Alainn (ISH), by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Caitriona Mulkere (Clare). Rider: Aoife Clark (IRL)

MHS King Joules. (ISH) – 2005 gelding by Quidam Junior 1 (KWPN) out of Gowran Lady (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Ita Brennan (Kilkenny). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR)

Mulrys Error (ISH) – 2002 gelding. Rider: Ben Hobday (GBR)

My Royal Touch (ISH) – 2004 mare by Touchdown (ISH) out of Rosy Cavalier (ISH), by Cavalier Royal (HOLST). Breeder: Leo Rice (Monaghan). Rider: Lydia Hannon (GBR)

November Night (ISH)(TIH) – 2006 mare by Bonnie Prince (TB) out of Coolnalee Kate (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder: Pat Doherty (Waterford). Rider: Ciaran Glynn (IRL)

OBOS O’Reilly (ISH) – 2003 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Omard Clover Queen (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID).  Breeder: Brian O’Reilly (Cavan). Rider: William Coleman (USA)

On the Brash (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Mise Eire (TB) out of Hollymount Girl (ISH), by Diamond Clover (ID). Breeder: Peter Brady (Roscommon). Rider: Caroline Powell (NZL)

Paulank Brockagh (ISH) – 2003 mare by Touchdown (ISH) out of Calander Girl (ISH), by Triggerero (TB). Breeder: Paula Cullen (Wicklow). Rider: Sam Griffiths (AUS

Ringwood Sky Boy (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Courage II (HOLST) out of Sky Lassie (ISH), by Sky Boy (TB). Breeder: Myles Mahon (Wexford). Rider: Tim Price (NZL)

Smart Time – 2004 gelding. Rider: Dani Evans (GBR)

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

Spring Panorama (ISH)(TIH) – 2004 gelding by Porter Rhodes (TB) out of Ash Flight (ISH), by Errigal Flight (ISH). Breeder: John Minion (Carlow). Rider: Andrew Daines (NZL)

Star Witness (IRE)(TB) – 2005 gelding by Witness Box (TB) out of Drive On Rosie (TB), by Glacial Storm (TB). Breeder: Andy Leahy. Rider: Kristina Cook (GBR)

Strike Smartly (ISH)(TIH) – 2007  gelding by Ghareeb (TB) out of Ramble Way (ISH), by Diamond Lad (ID). Breeder: Patrick Fenlon (Kilkenny). Rider: Tom McEwen (GBR)

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

Up Up And Away (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Coolmore Frolic (ISH), by Paris Lights (SF). Breeder: Marie Creighton (Kildare). Rider: Caroline Powell (NZL)

Vanir Kamira (ISH) – 2005 mare by Camiro De Haar Z (ZANG) out of Fair Caledonian (WNTR), by Dixi (TB). Breeder: Kathryn Jackson (Monaghan). Rider: Piggy French (GBR)

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