KMR Benzini (ISH) and Cormac Rafferty victorious at Louth

  • 27 April 2015, 15:58

The first leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series 2015 took place at Louth County Show over the weekend (25th & 26th April). Record entries of almost 200 horses across the three young horse classes, were received for Saturday’s qualifiers. In the 5 year old qualifier, 29 combinations produced double clear rounds to qualify for Sunday’s final. In the 6 year old qualifier, 31 double clear rounds were achieved to gain places in the final, while in the 7 year old qualifier the top 25 combinations moved through to Sunday.

The 5 year old final in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series took place on Sunday morning at Louth County. Four combinations produced double clear rounds to share the win. In the 6 year old final, top place was shared by nine Irish Sport Horses. Unlike the 5 and 6 year old finals, which are not run against the clock, the 7 year old final is run as a jump-off class. The 7 year old final saw eleven combinations achieving first round clears to make it through to the jump-off. Aoife Rafferty’s KMR Benzini (ISH) and Cormac Rafferty were the class winners, after jumping double clear in 35.41 seconds.

Full results including breeding details are listed below. The league standings after Louth County can be found under the Breeding section of the Horse Sport Ireland website. The next leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series will take place at Barnadown on 9th and 10th May.


5 Year Old Final:

=1st RVS Lui Fortunus (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Fortunus Lady (ISH), by Heritage Fortunus (HANN). Bred by Dominic Vallely, Co. Armagh. Owner: Noel Ryan. Rider: Gemma Phelan

=1st Hybernia (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Flexible (ISH) out of Ballinakill Clover (ID), by Clover Hill (ID). Owner/Bred by Dr Noel Cawley, Co. Kildare. Rider: Ethen Ahearne

=1st Clooncalagy Knight (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Chacoa (HOLST) out of Derroon Imp (ISH), by Master Imp (TB). Owner/Bred by Patrick Hester, Co. Roscommon. Rider: Cormac Rafferty

=1st European Cruise (ISH) – 2010 stallion by Cruising (ISH) out of Hortensia De Litrange LXXXIX (BWP), by Quel Hero De Muze (BWP). Bred by Clement Stapleton, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Edgar Hogg. Rider: James Hogg

6 Year Old Final:

=1st Hill Top Beach (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Beach Ball (ISH) out of Hill Top Porsch (ISH), by Porsch (BWP). Bred by Trevor McCabe, Co. Down. Owner: Elaine Whiteside. Rider: Yvonne Whiteside

=1st Shalamar Cassino (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Cassino (SWWB) out of Ploverfields Lastnews (AES), by Last News (TB). Bred by Frank O’Connor, Co. Cork. Owner: Jim & Tony Magennis. Rider: Edward Butler

=1st Garadice Maximus (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Waldo Van Dungen (KWPN) out of Moon Trip (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Andrew Lyons, Co. Dublin. Owner/Rider: Declan McEvoy

=1st Hilton Pacifico (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Aldat (ISH), by Aldatus Z (OLD). Bred by BG Campbell, Co. Armagh. Owner: Hilton Farm. Rider: Clem McMahon

=1st Deep Pockets (ISH) – 2009 gelding by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of Simply Chic (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Charles Pidgeon, Co. Westmeath. Owner/Rider: Jim Derwin

=1st AHG Whiterock Cruise Down (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Cruisings Micky Finn (ISH) out of Whiterock Touch (ISH), by Touchdown (ISH). Bred by Anne Clancy, Co. Longford. Owner: Francis Derwin. Rider: Michael Murphy

=1st Hallsmill Lux Quick (ISH) – 2009 mare by Lux Z (HANN) out of Quibelle De La Vie Z (ZANG), by Quick Star (SF). Bred by Claire Percy, Co. Armagh. Owner/Rider: Angela Percy

=1st LCC Puss N Boots (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Spring Pride (WNTR), by Spring Elegance (WNTR). Bred by Andrew Kirwan, Co. Waterford. Owner: Linda Courtney. Rider: Paul Devlin

=1st Craigmanus Hold Up Diamond (ISH) – 2009 mare by Hold Up Premier (SF) out of Jonesboro Lass (ISH), by Moyan Ginger Diamond (ID). Bred by Joe McCamley, Co. Down. Owner: Clare Craig. Rider: John Floody

7 Year Old Final:

1st KMR Benzini (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Morgangold Major (ZWEI) out of Benzini Belle (TB), by Colonel Godfrey (TB). Bred by Carol A McLaughlin, Co. Donegal. Owner: Aoife Rafferty. Rider: Cormac Rafferty

2nd Touch Button (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Gee Apollo (WNTR) out of Touched (ISH), by Touchdown (ISH). Owner/Bred by Dorothea Wilson, Co. Antrim. Rider: Peter Smyth

3rd Aldaluck (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Aldato (KWPN) out of My Mystic River (UNK), by Rassan Boy (ISH). Bred by RP Kelly, Co. Tyrone. Owner: Charlotte Gibson. Rider: Clem McMahon

4th Ard Leaderman (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Essenar Lou La (ISH), by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN). Bred by Richard & Heather Wright, Co. Meath. Owner: Pat McCormack. Rider: Robert Harrison

5th Quontum (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Amiro M (ZWEI) out of Skinners Luck (UNK). Bred by Peter Murdock, Co. Down. Owner/Rider: Melanie Davidson

6th Lismeen Ludam (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Ricos Lady (ISH), by VDL Ricochet (KWPN). Bred by Luke Smith, Co. Cavan. Owner/Rider: JP McGranaghan

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