(06 Sep 2013)

HORSE Sport Ireland has announced the 15-strong team that has been selected to represent the Irish Sport Horse Studbook at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2013. The Championships will take place in Lanaken, Belgium, from the 18th to 22nd September this year.

Fifteen Irish Sport Horses will represent the Studbook at these prestigious World Championships, five horses in each of the three age categories. Comdt. John Ledingham, who will travel to the Championships in September as Chef d’Equipe, said: "The Irish Sport Horse Studbook Team has had significant success at these World Championships in recent years. Competition will be fierce as is always the case at Lanaken, but we have a good group of horses and riders travelling this year. I am hopeful that our team can perform well and be real contenders for medals again this year. I wish to thank all of the breeders, owners and riders and I would like to wish everyone the very best of luck in the Young Horse World Championships Lanaken, Belgium 19th-22nd September".

Speaking on the announcement Alison Corbally, Horse Sport Ireland Director of Breeding & Programmes, said: “The quality of our young horses attending this year’s World Championships is a true reflection of our national herd. We are continuing to breed horses of world class ability.  In the last 4 years we have had huge success at these Championships, with Clem McMahon and NLS Coole Al Clover (ISH) taking gold, Capt David O'Brien and Drumiller Lough (ISH) winning Silver and Greg Broderick and Ballypatrick Mystique (ISH) winning Bronze. I wish to congratulate all the breeders and owners of these magnificent horses on their selection and wish everyone involved the very best of luck at Lanaken".  

Irish Sport Horse Studbook Team – Lanaken 2013

5 Year Olds:

·       Arraghbeg Clover (ISH) & Greg Broderick (IRL)
·       Mini Cruzano (ISH) & Thomas O'Brien (IRL)
·       Talks Cheap (ISH) & Alexander Butler (IRL)
·       Killuppaun Magic (ISH) & Damien Griffin (IRL)
·       Sumas Duiske (ISH) & Billie Jean O'Neill (IRL)

6 Year Olds:

·       Codarco (ISH) & Thomas O'Brien (IRL)
·       Sportsfield Eterina (ISH) & Thomas O'Brien (IRL)
·       Bens Lady Lux (ISH) & Shannon MacKenzie (IRL)
·       MHS Shamrock (ISH) & Greg Broderick (IRL)
·       Capitol Cruis (ISH) & Peter Leonard (IRL)

7 Year Olds:

·       Clinton Jack (ISH) & Shane McFadden (IRL)
·       MHS Prime Time (ISH) & Eddie Moloney (IRL)
·       MHS Going Global (ISH) & Greg Broderick (IRL)
·       Limestone Grey (ISH) & Francis Connors (IRL)
·       GRC Tadmus (ISH) & Gemma Phelan (IRL)

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses:
·       Arraghbeg Clover (ISH) – 2008 bay mare by Captain Clover (ISH) out of Blidworths Lion Queen (ISH) by Bonnie Prince (TB). Bred by Agata Leonard, Carrig, Co. Offaly. Owner: Declan Orpen & Greg Broderick. Rider: Greg Broderick (IRL)
·       Mini Cruzano (ISH) – 2008 chestnut mare by Silvano (KWPN) out of Hyundai Santa Fe (ISH) by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Oliver Walsh, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway. Owner: Leona Walsh. Rider: Thomas O'Brien (IRL)
·       Talks Cheap (ISH) – 2008 brown mare by Tinaranas Inspector (WESF) out of Dreaming (ISH) by Colin Diamond (ISH). Bred by Ronnie Kelly, Askeaton, Co. Limerick. Owner: Hannah Joyce. Rider: Alexander Butler (IRL)
·       Killuppaun Magic (ISH) – 2008 bay mare by Hermes De Reve (SF) out of Cavalier Arch (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Peter Rice, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan. Owner: James Griffin. Rider: Damien Griffin (IRL)
·       Sumas Duiske (ISH) – 2008 bay mare by Puissance (ISH) out of Torite (KWPN) by Marlon (TB). Bred by Miss Marliy Power, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Owner/Rider: Billie Jean O'Neill (IRL)
·       Codarco (ISH) – 2007 bay stallion by Darco (BEWB) out of Vereedom G (KWPN), by Orame (KWPN). Bred by Thomas O’Brien, River Villa, Peakroe, Athenry, Co. Galway. Owner/Rider: Thomas O’Brien (IRL)
·       Sportsfield Eterina (ISH) – 2007 bay mare by C Indoctro II (HOLST) out of Skylea Chin (ISH) by Diamond Chin (ISH). Bred by Trevor James Frances Morrow, Lilsnaskea, Co. Fermanagh. Owner: Noel Delahunty. Rider: Thomas O'Brien (IRL)
·       Bens Lady Lux (ISH) – 2007 brown mare by Lux Z (HANN) out of Leading Edge (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Ann Marie Blessington, Granard, Co. Longford. Owner: Karen MacKenzie. Rider: Shannon MacKenzie (IRL)
·       MHS Shamrock (ISH) – 2007 bay stallion by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of Mill Royale (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Ita Brennan, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Austin Broderick. Rider: Greg Broderick (IRL)
·       Capitol Cruis (ISH) – 2007 grey mare by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Forest Mistral (ISH) by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Diana Warrington, Naas, Co. Kildare. Owner: Ian Smyth. Rider: Peter Leonard (IRL)
·       Clinton Jack (ISH) – 2006 bay stallion by Clinton (HOLST) out of ISHD First Chance (ISH) by Concorde (KWPN). Bred by Gerard Corry, Trillick, Co. Tyrone. Owner: Desmond & Shane McFadden. Rider: Shane McFadden (IRL)
·       MHS Prime Time (ISH) – 2006 brown mare by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of Cavalier Kells Lady (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Thomas Brennan, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Sinead Byrne. Rider: Eddie Moloney (IRL)
·       MHS Going Global (ISH) – 2006 bay gelding by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of Gowran Lady (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Ita Brennan, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Caledonia Stables. Rider: Greg Broderick (IRL)
·       Limestone Grey (ISH) – 2006 grey gelding by Try- Time (KWPN) out of Millparks Courageous Lady (ISH). Bred by David Moran, Askeaton, Co. Limerick. Owner: Limestone Paddocks, c/o James Roberts.  Rider: Francis Connors (IRL)
·       GRC Tadmus (ISH) – 2006 chestnut gelding by Tadmus (KWPN) out of Loughnavatta Heather (ISH) by Clover Brigade (ISH). Bred & owned by Rory Costigan, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. Rider: Gemma Phelan (IRL)


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