Arraghbeg Clover – Breeding Information
- 4 October 2013, 13:25
Tipperary native Greg Broderick and the Irish Sport Horse mare Arraghbeg Clover had a historical win at the 2013 FEI / WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses taking first place in the 5 Year Old final on the 22nd September in Lanaken, Belgium.
Arraghbeg Clover (ISH), who is by the Approved Irish Sport Horse stallion Captain Clover, was one of 242 horses that started in the 5 Year Old Championship. Sixty-three combinations successfully qualified for the chance to take on the challenging course in the final with 25 making it through to the jump off. Eighteenth into the ring, Broderick delivered a faultless round in an exceptional time of 39.72.
Arraghbeg Clover (ISH) has had an outstanding year and has performed very consistently, topping the Irish Sport Horse (ISH) Studbook Series 5 Year Old League, coming 3rd at the 5 Year Old Final at the RDS Dublin Horse Show and winning the 5 / 6 Year Old Breeders Classic.
Arraghbeg Clover’s sire Captain Clover (ISH) is a traditionally bred stallion by Clover Hill (ID) out of a Thoroughbred mare by Falcon (TB). Captain Clover and Gabriel Slattery Jnr were a well-known combination on the national jumping circuit until the stallion was retired from competition in 2003. Captain Clover has almost 600 foals registered in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook and is the sire of a number of international showjumpers including Billiebob, Captain Forever, Captain’s Magic Touch, The Captains Gift and Wotsamillion. He has also sired numerous international eventers such as Ballydunne Captain, Cashelane Captain, Cavalier Captain, Clovisto, Dunrath Muldoon, Faolan, Quick Clover, Rosses Captain and Sarges Bay.
Arraghbeg Clover is out of a mare called Blidworths Lion Queen (ISH) who is by the Thoroughbred sire Bonnie Prince and out of a Dutch mare, Golden Dynasty, by the 5 Star stallion Animo (KWPN). Blidworths Lion Queen (ISH) competed on the national showjumping circuit for a year as a 6 Year Old with Amelia Beaumont and went on to have two foals, Arraghbeg Clover in 2008 andBeachwood Princess (ISH), by Ballynoe Nightcruise (ISH), in 2011.
Golden Dynasty (Arraghbeg Clover’s grand dam) had 13 foals registered in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook, including Windgates Paragon (ISH) who competed at international level in showjumping and Prozac (ISH) and Fanny Farckle (ISH) who jumped to 1.40M level on the national showjumping circuit.