Of the top ten finishers in the Junior European Eventing Championship final, five were riding Irish-bred horses, including 3rd place which went to Italy’s Guilia Margherita Wilma Pavesi, riding Traditional Irish Horse Greenhall Derry River, a 2009 gelding by Crosstown Dancer (ID) out of a Shernazar (TB) mare. Greenhall Derry River (ISH)[TIH] was bred by Mary Rothwell in Co. Wicklow. See below for the full list of Irish-bred Eventing results: UK. Junior and Young Riders European Eventing Championships, Hartbury, Gloucestershire (July 25th – 31st). Young Riders CCI*** Long. 7 Call Me Cooley (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Passion (WEWB) out of Shalara (ISH). Breeder: Eva Hutchinson (Kilkenny). Rider: Molly Faulkner (GBR) 32.5, 4, 0.0 = 36.4. Other Irish bred finishers: 11 Cooley Bounce (ISH)[TIH] – 2010 gelding by Grange Bouncer (ID) out of Smart Fair Lady (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Thomas Duffin. Rider: Alannah Kelly (IRL) 39.1 15 […]
Irish Sport Horse Pacino Amiro finished in an impressive 3rd place in the €500,000 five-star Grand Prix in Dinard, France last week with Ireland’s Bertram Allen. Pacino Amiro (ISH) was bred by Simon Scott in Co. Donegal, and is by Pacino (BWP) out of an NC Amiro (AES) mare. See below for the full list of Irish-bred Show Jumping results: Courlans (FRA) CSI3* 27th – 31st July 4,000 EUR Two Phases – 1m40 1st Merlins Victoire (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP) out of The Messiah (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Stephanie Forde, Co. Galway. Owner: Savannah Price. Rider: Laura Johnson (GBR). Hickstead (GBR) CSIO5*-NC 27th – 31st July 4,360 EUR The Royal International Vase – 1m45 5th Rincoola Milsean (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Aldatus Z (OLD) out of Rincoola Abu (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Harold McGahern, Co. Longford. Owner: Jason Higgins. Rider: Charlotte […]
Clonmany Agricultural Show County Donegal – kindly supported by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
The Clonmany Agricultural Show was held yesterday in County Donegal, and Avalon Everett of HSI travelled to present the winners of the following sponsored classes: Best Irish Draught Yearling Colt Registered Irish Draught Brood Mare with foal at foot Best Foal as a colt or filly progeny of mares in class It was indeed a family affair for Enda Hamill and Chermaine Kee, (husband and wife team) who took first place in each of the HSI sponsored classes. Both Enda and Chermaine are from Killylastin Heights, Letterkenny, County Donegal. Pictured, Best Irish Draught Yearling Colt, Gweebarra Creed by Milllhollow Real McCoy (ID), Class 1 out of a Dreamtime Mayfie (ID) with owner and breeder, Enda Hamill Pictured, Registered Irish Draught Brood Mare with foal at Foot, Gweebarra Genesis (ID), Class 1, by Crosstown Dancer (ID) out of Gweebarra Gen (ID). The foal at foot is by Gweebarras Dreamtime (ID) out […]
Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to announce their new association with Uvex helmets, through Helen Dempsey and Zebra Products Ltd. to provide Uvex helmets to the GAIN Irish Pony (U16) athletes as they travel to the European Jumping, Eventing & Dressage Championships for Ponies 2022, taking place next week in Strzegom, Poland. Helen Dempsey said, “Uvex Equestrian are delighted to support the youth athletes ahead of the 2022 FEI European Championships in all three disciplines, we wish them all the best of luck”. Horse Sport Ireland is grateful to Uvex and to Helen Dempsey and Zebra Products Ltd. for their generous support for our young athletes as they aim to bring their best performances forward at the Championships. Horse Sport Ireland’s team athletes are also kindly supported by title sponsors GAIN Equine Nutrition, and suppliers TRM Nutrition, Dubarry of Ireland, Berney Bros Saddlery and Horseware Ireland.
Researchers at University College Dublin conduct survey into perceptions of veterinary genetic testing
Researchers at University College Dublin’s School of Veterinary Medicine, led by Professor Vivienne Duggan, are conducting a survey into stakeholder perceptions of veterinary genetic testing for equine health and disease. Each individual horse has unique DNA containing biological building blocks that determine physical attributes. Genetic testing can detect differences in the DNA (variants) that may be associated with health or disease states. Knowledge of DNA variants may assist in management and breeding decisions that maximise health, fertility and performance. The thoughts and opinions of the equine community are important to consider in the rapidly developing field of veterinary genetic testing. The information generated in this project will help to understand the perceptions of, and preferences for, veterinary genetic testing in the Sport and Thoroughbred horse industries to direct future research and clinical endeavours. Please click on the link here to complete the survey: https://healthandagriscience.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bkj5lMt8NtcgOLs Participating in the survey should take approximately […]