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TWENTY SIX IRISH SPORT HORSES HEAD TO LE LION D’ANGERS 2013

General October 15, 2013

THE FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses takes place in Le Lion d’Angers, France, this week. Horse Sport Ireland has confirmed the combinations selected to represent Ireland at the Championships. A team of three 6 year old and ten 7 year old horses will travel to Le Lion d’Angers. Janet Murray will act as Chef d’Equipe, with Ian Fearon travelling as Showjumping Coach. The 7 year olds will compete in the CCI 2*, while the 6 year olds will compete in the CCI 1*.

Chef d'Equipe Janet Murray, left, Show Jumping coach Ian Fearon and Dressage coach Heike Holstein. Coilog Equestrian Centre, Kilmeague, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Chef d’Equipe Janet Murray, left, Show Jumping coach Ian Fearon and Dressage coach Heike Holstein. Coilog Equestrian Centre, Kilmeague, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

 

The dressage phase will take place on Thursday and Friday, with the cross-country on Saturday and showjumping on Sunday. The full list of horses and riders selected is shown below. Twelve of the thirteen horses selected to represent Ireland are Irish Sport Horses. Fourteen additional Irish Sport Horses will compete for nine other nations at this year’s Championships.

 

Horses selected to represent Ireland are listed below, including full breeding details.

 

7 Year Olds/CCI 2*:

 

  • Fernhill Adventure (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Newmarket Venture (HANN) out of Cloverwood (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Mary Quinlivan, Co. Cork. Owner: Richard Last. Rider: Aoife Clark (IRL)

 

  • November Night (ISH) – 2006 mare by Bonnie Prince (TB) out of Coolnalee Kate (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder: Pat Doherty, Co. Waterford. Owner: Susanna Franke & Peter Cole. Rider: Ciaran Glynn (IRL)

 

  • HHS Comporta Beach (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Beachball (ISH) out of Elley’s next in Line (ISH), by Coevers Diamond Boy (ISH). Breeder: Norman E Watt, Co. Tyrone. Owner: Ann Marshall. Rider: Elizabeth Power (IRL)

 

  • Day By Day (ISH) – 2006 mare by Jumbo (BSHR) out of Decision Day (ISH), by Lafontaine (TB). Breeder/Owner: Kate Jarvey, Co. Limerick. Rider: Austin O’Connor (IRL)

 

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

 

  • Ferns (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Donnelly Cool Diamond (ISH) out of Shanballa Rebel (ISH), by Rich Rebel (TB). Breeder: Patrick Cantwell, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Minister for Defence. Rider: Capt. Brian Curran Cournane (IRL)

 

  • Hillcrest Harry (ISH) – 2006 by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Ballybeg Miracle (ISH), by Ballinvella (TB). Breeder: David McCormack, Co. Tipperary. Owner/Rider: Rodney O’ Donnell (IRL)

 

  • Greenfort Hermes (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Hermes De Reve (SF) out of Hillvella Suzy (ISH), by Ballinvella (TB). Breeder: Joseph & Geraldine Prendergast, Co. Offaly. Owner/Rider: Michael O’ Toole (IRL)

 

  • Briary Swan (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Tjipke (KWPN) out of City Queen (ISH), by Errigal Flight (ISH). Breeder: Brian McDonnell, Co. Tipperary. Owner/Rider: Nicola Ennis (IRL)

 

  • Mark Kyle & Jemilla (SHBGB) – 2006 mare by Mill Law out of Jessica XIX, by Louella Maschallah. Breeder: S Morely. Owner/Rider: Mark Kyle (IRL)

 

6 Year Olds/CCI 1*:

 

  • Oakley (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Beachball (ISH) out of Broadstone Garnet (BSHR), by Runton. Breeder: Messrs Teague & Mulgrew, Co. Tyrone. Owner: Dr Cormac McKay. Rider: Clare Abbott (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. RIder: Aoife Clark (IRL)

 

  • Bridgemans Cocoa Malt (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Chocoa (HOLST) out of Mollys Diamond Strike (ISH), by Maltstriker (KWPN). Breeder: Brendan O’ Shea, Co. Kerry. Owner: Emer McGrath. Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)

 

Irish Sport Horses selected to represent other nations are listed below, including full breeding details.

 

7 Year Olds/CCI 2*:

 

  • BELGIUM:
    • Airkan Sylvester (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Chakiris (USA) (TB) out of Glendiamond Girl (ID), by Welcome Diamond (ID). Breeder: Messers Tim & Breda Hurley. Owner: Lieven Tsjoen. Rider: Steve Van Winkel (BEL)

 

  • GREAT BRITAIN:
    • OBOS Cooley (ISH) – 2006 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of OBOS Demira (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: O.B.O.S, Co. Cork. Owner: George & Jayne Apter. Rider: Laura Collett (GBR)

 

    • The Precious One (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Dark Touch (ISH). Breeder: Garret Young, Co. Carlow. Owners: Team Ruthledge. Rider: Ruth Edge (GBR)

 

    • Hayestown Clover Quin (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Harlequin du Carel (SF) out of Honey Clover (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Eamon Kenny, Co. Laois. Owner/Rider: Janine Jansen (GBR)

 

    • Cavalier Venture (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Newmarket Venture (HANN) out of Newmarket Rare Cavalier (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Billy Daly, Co. Cork. Owners: Janette Chinn, Edward & Sue Davies. Rider: Mary King (GBR)

 

    • Shearwater Billy (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Laughton’s Flight (ISH) out of Coolgrange Special. Breeder: Thomas F Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Owners: Shearwater Insurance & Mr J Shearwater. Rider: Kylie Roddy (GBR)

 

  • ITALY:
    • Premier Clover Royale (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Gelvin Clover (ID) out of Rosy Cavalier (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Dominic Rice, Co. Armagh. Owner: Az. Agr. Moranzoni Elisabetta. Rider: Gianluca Gardini (GBR)

 

  • NEW ZEALAND:
    • Green Mount Flight (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Errigal Flight (ISH) out of Burns Regular Gal (ISH), by Loughehoe Guy (ISH). Breeder: Hugh Cass, Co. Laois. Owner: Lizzie Brown. Rider: Lizzie Brown (NZL)

 

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

 

  • RUSSIA:
    • Balladeer Land (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Cavalier Land (ISH) out of Killeenmore (ISH), by Diamond Lad (ID). Breeder: Peter Rice, Co. Monaghan. Owner/Rider: Yuri Shumskiy (RUS)

 

  • SWEDEN:
    • Spring Sensation (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Colin Diamond (ISH) out of Good Lady (TB), by Good Thyne (USA) (TB). Breeder: John Martin MCLoughney, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Shonaid Jemmett-Page. Rider: Anna Hamilton (SWE)

 

6 Year Olds/CCI 1*:

 

  • JAPAN:
    • Calzini (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Moshaajir (USA) (TB) out of Ballycanew Beauty (ISH), by Tomgar Power Crest (ISH). Breeder: Bryan Maguire, Co. Wexford. Owner: Takeaki Tsuchiya (JAP)

 

  • NEW ZEALAND:
    • Stellor Seaurchin (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Seashell (ISH), by Sea Crest (ID). Breeder: Claire Gilna, Co. Wicklow. Owner: Richard Ames. Rider: Caroline Powell (NZL)

 

  • USA:
    • Back To Business (ISH) – 2007 mare by Harlequin du Carel (SF) out of Moxella (OLD), by Quick Star (SF). Breeder: Don & Elizabeth Hadden, Co. Wicklow. Owner; Eleanor Hadden. Rider: Brianne Stanley (USA)

 

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