For the second consecutive year the Irish Sport Horse Studbook won the overall title at the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Le Lion d’Angers in France. In addition to the studbook title Irish Sport Horses also won three individual medals from a possible six.
Great Britain’s Tom Jackson rode the Irish Sport Horse Capels Hollow Drift (Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan x Lucky Gift) to claim individual Silver in the 7 Year Old Seciton. Capels Hollow Drift was bred in County Clare by Jeanette Glynn.
Irish Sport Horses claimed both Silver and Bronze medals in the Six Year Old section. Silver went to Emerald Jonny and Great Britain’s Piggy French. Bred by Donnach Quinn in Mayo Emerald Jonny is by Waldo Van Dungen (KWPN) out of Z Royalty Van De Heernis (KWPN), by Rubels (OLD).
USA’s Liz Halliday-Sharp and Irish Sport Horse Cooley Moonshine won Bronze ensuring two of the three medal slots were filled by Irish-bred horses. Cooley Moonshine is Cobra (HOLST) out of Kilpatrick Duchess (ISH), by Kings Master (ISH), and was bred in Wexford by MJ Kavanagh.
Of the 25 Irish-bred horses that lined out at the Young Horse Championships eight recorded top ten placings. Well done to all the connections.
Irish Sport Horses that recorded Top Ten placings
7 Year Old Section
2nd Capels Hollow Drift (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BWP) out of Lucky Crest (ISH), by Lucky Gift (TB). Breeder: Jeanette Glynn, Co. Clare. Owner: Patricia Davenport. Rider: Tom Jackson (GBR)
7th Cooley Quicksilver (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Kylemore Crystal (ISH), by Creggan Diamond (ID). Breeder: Alan O’Brien, Co. Galway. Owner/Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA)
9th Carnival March (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Cavalier Carnival (ISH) out of Ryans Cruise (ISH), by Atlantic Cruise (ISH). Breeder: Martin Ryan, Co. Tipperary. Owner: James Midgley. Rider: Piggy French GBR)
10th OLS King Aragon (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Samgemjee (ISH) out of Just Beauty Queen (ISH), by Seamanship (TB). Breeder: Kieran Connors, Co. Kildare. Owner: Michelle Nelson & Kieran Connors. Rider: Cathal Daniels (IRL)
6 Year Old Section
2nd Emerald Jonny (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Waldo Van Dungen (KWPN) out of Z Royalty Van De Heernis (KWPN), by Rubels (OLD). Breeder: Donnacha Quinn, Co. Mayo. Owner: Tom March. Rider: Piggy French (GBR)
3rd Cooley Moonshine (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Kilpatrick Duchess (ISH), by Kings Master (ISH). Breeder: MJ Kavanagh, Co. Wexford. Owner: Deborah Halliday. Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA)
4th Universal Cooley (ISH) – 2012 mare by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Dysart Lilly (ISH), by Maltstriker (KWPN). Breeder: Tommy Gerald O’Gorman, Co. Clare. Owner: Ellie Guy. Rider: Camilla (Millie) Dumas (GBR)
8th Jewelent (ISH) – 2012 grey gelding by Valent (KWPN) and out of Bellaney Jewel (TB) (IRE), by Roselier (TB) (FR). Bred by: J.W Rosbotham Co Armagh. Owner: Lisa Rosbotham. Rider: Clare Abbott (IRL)
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