Three Irish Sport Horses recorded top ten placings in this evening’s Eventing individual final at the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
Team & Individual Bronze
The twelve year old Irish Sport Horse Mighty Nice and USA’s Phillip Dutton won individual Bronze on a final score of 51.8. Australia’s Sam Griffiths and the Irish Sport Horse mare Paulank Brockagh followed closely in 4th place while best of the Irish Jonty Evans and Irish Sport Horse Cooley Rorkes Drift took 9th place.
Earlier today Sam Griffith’s and Paulank Brockagh won a Bronze medal with Team Australia which they added to with their top 4 finish.
Two more Irish-bred horses finished within the top 20 during today’s individual final. Native rider Carlos Parro and the Irish Thoroughbred Summon Up The Blood were 18th with Irish Sport Horse The Duke of Cavan finishing 20th under Japanese rider Yoshiaki Oiwa.
Breeding details of the above Irish Sport Horses:
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)
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)
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)
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)
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