Cathal Daniels and Clare Abbott score top 10 finishes as Irish Sport Horses win three medals at Eventing Young Horse World Championships in France

  • 21 October 2018, 16:58

Galway’s Cathal Daniels has guided two horses inside the top 10 in the 7-year-old final at the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Le Lion D’Angers in France today (Sunday).

Daniels partnered Galant DHI to a score of 32.1 to finish in eighth, while he also filled 10th place with OLS King Aragon (ISH) (34.3). Christine O’Donnell and Shanagore Jenga (ISH) finished 13th, while Brian Morrison and Global Mentor (ISH) came home in 16th. Aoife Clark and Celus D’Ermac Z also finished inside the top 20 when filling 18th place.

Germany’s Ingrid Klimke claimed the gold medal with Asha P on a score of 25.3. The Irish Sport Horse Capels Hollow Drift (ISH) took the silver medal with Britain’s Tom Jackson (27.8), while French rider Astier Nicolas and Babylon De Gamma finished with bronze on 29.4.

The six-year-old final saw Ireland’s Clare Abbott and Jewelent (ISH) finish in eighth place overall. An excellent clear round in the final Show Jumping phase saw them rise up from 16th after Cross Country, to finish on their Dressage score of 30.5. Suzanne Hagan with OBOS Take One (ISH) finished 21st with a score of 41.7, while Aoife Clark with Homme D’Hotot M finished in 31st on 59.7.
The gold medal was won by Britain’s Kitty King with Cristal Fontaine with a score of 25.4. The Irish Sport Horse Emerald Jonny (ISH) collected the silver medal with Piggy French (GBR) on 25.8, while another Irish Sport Horse, Cooley Moonshine took bronze with Elisabeth Halliday (USA).

7-year-old final – ISH Top 10

2nd – Capels Hollow Drift (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BWP) out of Lucky Crest (ISH), by Lucky Gift (TB). Breeder: Jeanette Glynn, Co. Clare. Owner: Patricia Davenport. Rider: Tom Jackson (GBR)

7th Cooley Quicksilver (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Kylemore Crystal (ISH), by Creggan Diamond (ID). Breeder: Alan O’Brien, Co. Galway. Owner/Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA)

9th Carnival March (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Cavalier Carnival (ISH) out of Ryans Cruise (ISH), by Atlantic Cruise (ISH). Breeder: Martin Ryan, Co. Tipperary. Owner: James Midgley. Rider: Piggy French GBR)

10th OLS King Aragon (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Samgemjee (ISH) out of Just Beauty Queen (ISH), by Seamanship (TB). Breeder: Kieran Connors, Co. Kildare. Owner: Michelle Nelson & Kieran Connors. Rider: Cathal Daniels (IRL)

6-year-old final – ISH top 10

2nd Emerald Jonny (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Waldo Van Dungen (KWPN) out of Z Royalty Van De Heernis (KWPN), by Rubels (OLD). Breeder: Donnacha Quinn, Co. Mayo. Owner: Tom March. Rider: Piggy French (GBR)

3rd Cooley Moonshine (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Kilpatrick Duchess (ISH), by Kings Master (ISH). Breeder: MJ Kavanagh, Co. Wexford. Owner: Deborah Halliday. Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA)

4th Universal Cooley (ISH) – 2012 mare by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Dysart Lilly (ISH), by Maltstriker (KWPN). Breeder: Tommy Gerald O’Gorman, Co. Clare. Owner: Ellie Guy. Rider: Camilla (Millie) Dumas (GBR)

8th Jewelent (ISH) – 2012 grey gelding by Valent (KWPN) and out of Bellaney Jewel (TB) (IRE), by Roselier (TB) (FR). Bred by: J.W Rosbotham Co Armagh. Owner: Lisa Rosbotham. Rider: Clare Abbott (IRE).

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