It has been an incredible year for the Irish-bred horse at the top level of Eventing, with Irish horses winning the three biggest five-star events consecutively in 2019. The first ever newly categorised five-star event, the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event was won by world-class Cooley Master Class (ISH) with Oliver Townend (GBR) back […]
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Top Eight Grand Prix finish for Irish Bred Sambuca and Ireland’s Heike Holstein at Dortmund CDI4* Grand Prix Special.
Over the weekend, Irish National Dressage Champion Heike Holstein achieved an eighth-place finish in the CDI4* Grand Prix Special at Dortmund, Germany on Sunday, on her own, home bred mare Sambuca. Recently, Heike was crowned Irish National Dressage Champion for the 12th time in October 2018 and she has been competing with Sambuca internationally since July […]
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With only six weekends completed in Eventing in the USA, Irish-bred horses are showing up well. Seven horses have gained a Top-ten place three times already; Around Midnight, Buccaneer, Cooley Cavalier, Duiske Abbey, Fernhill Chaos, SBT Clover Road and Xuanatu. It is unsurprising that Master Imp (TB) leads the list of sires. Seven horses by […]
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This year has been a remarkable one for Irish breeding – horses bred in Ireland have had national and international successes across Show Jumping and Eventing, showcasing the skill, stamina and adaptability of the Irish horse. One of the greatest achievements for an Irish horse in Show Jumping is Suma’s Zorro’s (Douglas X Horos) outstanding […]
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The atmosphere around the Show Jumping phase of the Eventing competition at the World Equestrian Games yesterday (Monday) was electric – the fight for podium positions was contested right down to the last competitor when Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob OLD, who was in gold medal position going into the arena knocked only the […]
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Blog Contributor: Ger Hennessy Over many years Connemara ponies have been driven successfully in combined driving competitions in Ireland. However, internationally they have been out of favour, where Welsh ponies have been the preferred native breed. Combined driving is an official FEI sport. It tests the skill of the driver and the training, temperament and […]
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The Irish Sport Horse team for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2013 was recently announced by Horse Sport Ireland. In addition to the 15 horses selected to represent the Irish Sport horse Studbook there are also a number of additional Irish bred horses heading for the Lanaken event next week. Austria’s […]
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A weekly roundup of great sporting performances by great Irish bred horses on the international circuit . Irish Bred International Showjumping Results Franconville (FRA) CSI 4* 7th to 9th June 2013 1m50 Table A with Jump Off €30,000 4th Cruise On Clover (ISH) – 2000 grey gelding by Cruising (ISH) out of Ballinakill Clover (ID), […]
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