Double win for Cassels at Killossery Lodge Stud’s Eventing Championship Finals
- 30 June 2021, 10:12
The final of the Killossery Stud’s Eventing Championships took place on Sunday the 27th of June following five qualifiers. The aim of these classes is to facilitate riders who wish to educate their young horses over a shortened format one day event. The shorter course offers great experience for many combinations wishing to aim to compete at Eventing Ireland. Horse Sport Ireland sponsored the four and five-year-old classes with a total prize fund of €4,000 divided between the two championships. The fund was split between the competitors and breeders.
Leading from start to finish Millridge Athos (ISH) and Ian Cassels took the win in the five year olds finishing on a score of 24. Millridge Athos (ISH) is by Grand Gayle (TB) out of Out of Touch Blue Moon (ISH) by Out of Touch (ISH), was bred by Kieran Savage and is owned by Gerard Leahy. In second place was Orla Cassidy with Avalon Romulus (ISH) who finished on a score of 26 and in third place Sara Glynn with Granny Jean Unicorn (ISH) finished on a score of 28.
Inquisitor (ISH) secured a second win for Ian Cassells in the four year olds finishing on a score of 22. Inquisitor (ISH) is owned and bred by Bridget McGing of Kildare. Orla Cassidy and Drumree Pretty Polly (CP) finished in second place on a score of 27 and hot on their heels in third was James O’Haire with Jamaica Rose on a score of 29.
Ian Cassells was delighted with his success “I was very happy that Horse Sport Ireland put funding into a four and five year old class. This has been a nice educational league and even though it was quite challenging for young horses I can see clearly how my young horses have come on and progressed over the last few weeks. I hope it will get more publicity in the future as it’s a great asset for young horses”.
Laura Glynn of Killossery Stud added “Thank you very to Horse Sport Ireland for their fantastic sponsorship, it’s really appreciated by breeder, owners and venues. It really encourages young horses to get out and perform at a progressive level. I am delighted to see nicely bred horses doing so well. Our course provides a great education for young horses and for producers bringing them on without taking time into consideration. The young horses are not galloping at a young age and are getting an education of all different types of fences.”
Full results and breeding information for Killossery can be seen here:
1st = Millridge Athos (ISH) by Grand Gayle (TB) out of Out of Touch Blue Moon (ISH). Bred by Kieran Savage, owned by Gerard Leahy and ridden by Ian Cassells.
2nd = Avalon Romulus (ISH) by Cointreau Van De Withoeve (BWP) out of Uggool Diamond (CP) out of Robe River Mist (CP). Bred by Kim Sundgren, owned by Brian Geraghty and ridden by Orla Cassidy.
3rd = Granny Jeans Unicorn (ISH) by Jack of Diamonds (SWE) out of Killossery Ringwood (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Bred, owned, and ridden by Sara Glynn.
1st = Inquisitor (ISH) by Coroner (IRE) (TB) out of Diamond Fleck (ISH) by Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH). Bred and owned by Bridget McGing and ridden by Ian Cassells.
2nd = Drumree Pretty Polly (CP) by Currachmore Cashel (CP) out of Kingstown Lady (CP) by Dunloughan Scot (CP). Bred by Isobel Leonard, owned and ridden by Orla Cassidy.
3rd = Jamaica Rose (ISH) by Pointilliste (USA) (TB) out of Nancy Belle (ISH) by Don Juan De La Bouverie (SBS). Bred and owned by Penelope Guinness and ridden by James O’Haire.