2017 HSI Stallion Selections

  • 13 March 2017, 11:00

The 2017 HSI Stallion Selections took place over two days on the 7th and 8th March in Cavan Equestrian Centre. In total 30 stallions were presented for inspection, 15 for the Irish Sport Horse stallion inspections, 13 Irish Draught stallions and 2 pony stallions.

Four stallions were awarded Approved status having completed a linear profile and meeting the performance requirements for Approval in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook and two stallions met the requirements for Stage 1.

In the Irish Draught stallion selections 13 stallions were presented for inspection and 6 achieved Class 1 status. In addition, 1 pony stallion was Approved in the Irish Sport Pony studbook.

Commenting on the 2017 inspections, Alison Corbally, HSI Director of Breeding and Programmes, stated “with 30 stallions coming forward it was good to see the strong turnout of both Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horse stallions. There was some interesting bloodlines in the Irish Draught stallions that came forward it was also very positive to see overseas visitors making the trip over to the inspections”.

Provisional Irish Sport Horse Studbook Stallion Inspection Results 2017

Stallion Name YOB Sire Dam Sire Owner Classification Star Rating
Colandro (HOLST) 2002 Contendro (HOLST) Calando I (HOLST) Stal Retto APPROVED 4* SJ PP & 4* EV PP
Primary (USA)(TB) 2003 Giants Causeway (USA) (TB) Mr Prospector (TB) Eamon McArdle APPROVED Timeform rating 116
Tyson (KWPN) 2000 Numero Uno (KWPN) Voltaire (HANN) Kylemore Stud APPROVED 5*OP SJ
Vittorio (HOLST) 2002 Calippo (HOLST) Martell  (TB) Paul Hendrix, Stal Hendrix APPROVED 4*SJPP and 4*EVPP
Stallion Name YOB Sire Dam Sire Owner Classification
Captain Pearl (ISH) 2013 Captains Diamond (ISH) Caruso (HOLST) Charles Hanley NOT APPROVED 1 (NA1)
Denzel VDL Z (ZANG) 2014 Douglas (KWPN) Cardento (HOLST) Stephen Clifford NOT APPROVED 1 (NA1)


Provisional Irish Draught Horse Studbook Stallion Inspection Results 2017


Stallion Name YOB Sire Dam Sire Owner Classification
Barnaview Grosvenors Star (ID) 2014 Grosvenor Lad (ID C1) Annaghdown Star (ID C1) James Murphy CLASS 1
Castlegar Cool Mist (ID) 2014 Castlegar Rebel (ID C2) All the Diamonds (ID C1) Tom Burke CLASS 1
Farmhill Highlander (ID) 2012 WRS Sun Rich (ID C2) Coolcronan Wood (ID C1) Glenn Knipe CLASS 1
Grandpas Rebel (ID) 2014 Rebel Mountain (ID C1) Ard Grandpa (ID C1) Donal Goland CLASS 1
Inisfree the Iron Cross (ID) 2014 Inisfree the Holy Grail (ID C1) Annaghdown Star (ID C1) Eddie Murphy CLASS 1
CLASS 1 (Pending performance assessment)
The Bachelor (ID) 2014 Fast Silver (ID C1) Timahoe Heather (ID C1) Daniel Molloy CLASS 1 (met criteria for conformation, type and movement)



Provisional Irish Sport Pony Studbook Stallion Inspection Results 2017

Stallion Name YOB Sire Dam Sire Owner Classification
Jacodi’s Anja’s Admiral (NF) 2006 Woodrow Carisbrooke (NF) Merrie Moscan (NF) Teresa McKenna APPROVED


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