2020 HSI Stallion Selections

  • 11 March 2020, 20:34

The 2020 HSI Stallion Selections took place in Cavan Equestrian Centre on the 10th and 11th of March. A total of thirty stallions were presented for inspection, eight Irish Sport Horse stallions, nineteen Irish Draught stallions, two Thoroughbreds and one pony stallion.
Irish Draught stallions were initially presented to the Irish Draught studbook Inspectors in-hand on the triangle, where their conformation, walk and trot were assessed. They were then shown loose to further assess their movement and athleticism. Of the Irish draught stallions presented seven achieved Class 1 status.

Of the eleven stallions presented for Stage 1 for the Irish Sport Horse and Irish Sport Pony Studbook, four met the Stage 1 requirements on the first day. This entails an in-hand conformation assessment using Linear profiling and movements is assessed on the triangle then hard surface followed a loose or ridden athleticism assessment. Three Irish Sport Horse Stallions met the Stage 1 requirements and presented for Stage 2 assessment on Wednesday where they were ridden by their own rider and subsequently ridden by Capt. Geoff Curran the test rider for the Irish Sport Horse Stage 2 assessments. The four-year-old Lithium V.S. and the five-year-old Kaiden Leva WD both met the criteria and were classified as Preliminary Approved.

Commenting on the 2020 inspections, Alison Corbally, HSI Director of Breeding and Programmes, stated “There was strong representation of nineteen Irish Draught Stallions who came forward for inspection this year, eight Irish Sport Horses, two Thoroughbred’s and one pony. The preparation and turnout of all stallions was excellent and commented on by both inspection panels. I would like to acknowledge the effort put in by the stallion owners and their support staff in producing these young horses so well. I hope that breeders, will consider using these newly classified stallions and give them an opportunity to start their breeding careers with good mares. While imported semen is very useful for out crosses, as an industry we need to consider and support Irish based stallions to ensure the investment made by Stallion owners in Ireland continues to thrive the future. We wish them all the best of luck in their breeding careers”.
Provisional Irish Sport Horse Studbook Stallion Inspection Results 2020

KAIDEN LEVA WD 2015, by KANNAN (KWPN) out of BEA-LEVA (KWPN) by NUMERO UNO (KWPN) Bred by W. Dekker. Owned by Sandra Duffy. Status:  Preliminary Approved
LITHIUM V.S. 2016 by ETOULON VDL (KWPN) out of ZUIDAM LANA V.S. (KWPN) by GUIDAM (SF) bred by H.H de Vries. Owned by Ennisnag Stud. Status: Preliminary Approved

CARNEYHAUGH TROJAN 2016 by FOR PLEASURE (HANN) out of CARNEYHAUGH ALLEGRO (ISH) by DON JUAN DE LA BOUVERIE (SBS). Bred and owned by Paddy Breen. Status: Not Approved 1
KENTUCKY LVP 2016 by ROTCHILD DU BOSQUETIAU (SBS) out of ORLANDA I (HOLST) by CAROLUS-I (HOLST) bred by LVP Stables. Owned by Gary Frew. Status: Not Approved 1

Stallion Name YOB Sire Dam Sire Owner Classification
CAPPA CAPONE 2017 by CAPPA CASSANOVA (IDC1) out of CAPPA JEWEL (RID) by COOLCRONAN WOOD (IDC1) bred and owned by James Quinn. Status: Class 1
DERRYNASAGURT SILVER 2017 by FAST SILVER (IDC1) out of TANAS QUEEN (IDC1) BY CASTANA (IDC1) bred by Michael Healy. owned by Sean Scannell. Status: Class 1
GWEEBARRAS DREAMTIME STAR 2016 by MILLHOLLOW REAL MAC COY (ID C1) out of DREAMTIME MAYFIE (RID) BY BLUE RAJAH (ID C1) bred and owned by Enda Hamill. Status: Class 1
LIOSDERG SILVER PRIDE 2012 by HEIGH HO SILVER (ID C1) out of CLOGHEEN CAVEHILL PRIDE (RID) BY CORK ARTHUR (ID C1) Bred by Dennis Bracken. Owned by Gabriel Fox. Status: Class 1
MOYLOUGH SUPREMACY 2017 by CARRABAWN CROSS (IDC1) out of ARDCARNE VILAMEAR (RID) by CASTANA (IDC1) bred by John Gilboy. Owned by Patrick Hoare. Status: Class 1
WRS SUN SHINE 2014 by WRS SUN RICH (IDC2) out of CLONALASSAN NANCY (ID) BY HUNTINGFIELD HEATHCLIFF (IDC1)bred by Martin Burke. owned by Donal Shine. Status: Class 1

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