3 Year Old Futurity Class at Ballina Show
- 10 July 2016, 12:21
The futurity class for three year old horses was held at Ballina Show, County Mayo, on the 10th of July as part of the Department of Agriculture Sport Horse Industry Innovation Scheme. The competition consisted of four elements; conformation, movement, temperament/willing character and athleticism over obstacles.
The winner of the class was Riverview Candyman (ISH) by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Fiacras Choice (ISH). He is bred by Patrick Walsh and owned by Padraic Corcoran. Padraic was presented with the Tiernan Gill Snr. Sheild and €300 in prize money.
Second place was jointly awarded to Carra Candy Boy (ISH) by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Town Land Pride (ISH) and Emme (ISH) by Voss (KWPN) out of Zama (KWPN). Carra Candy Boy was bred by Pat McLean and owned by Edward Walsh and Emme was bred by John McDonnell and owned by Des McDonnell.
Third place was claimed by an unnamed Irish Sport Horse also by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Kilfian Annie (ISH), bred and owned by Tony Foody.
In fourth place was another unnamed Irish Sport Horse, this time by Voss (KWPN) out of Diamond Kiss (AID). The horse was bred by John McDonnell and currently owned by Des McDonnell, picking up their second placing of the class.
Picking up fifth place was Deelside Paris (ISH) by Mermus R (KWPN) out of Walterstown Lux (ISH). The filly is bred and owned by Brian Finan.
Sixth place was awarded to an unnamed Irish Sport Horse by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Sandyhill Rose (RID), bred by Vera Scally and owned by Michael & Danielle Egan.
Awarded seventh place was Castlerichmond Grace (ISH) by Lancelot (KWPN) out of Castlerichmond Mags (ISH). This filly is bred an owned by Barry Heffernan.
This 3 year old futurity class was sponsored by Horse Sport under the 2016 Breeding Grant, which supports horses bred and produced in Ireland as well as recognising breeder efforts with prizes. The Ballina Agricultural Show was one of 24 applicants awarded funding following an evaluation by the Breeding Grant Evaluation Committee.