EV Breeding: Irish-bred horses come out on top at Le Lion D’Angers

  • 23 October 2019, 17:25

The FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses took place at Le Lion D’Angers, France, last week. In the 7-year olds, five Irish-bred horses finished inside the top 20, and in the 6-year-olds, six Irish-bred horses finished in the top 20.

See below for the full list of Irish-bred Eventing results:


Oasby ODE, Lincolnshire. (October 19th – 20th).

Intermediate Sec I.

1st Altaskin Jack (ISH) – 2009 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Madam Katie (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Meta Faulkner (Cavan). Rider: James Sommerville (GBR) 33.0, 0, 8.4 = 41.4

2nd Cruisings Slainthe Mhath (ISH)[TIH] – 2002 gelding by Cruising (ISH)[TIH] out of Ballagh Rose (P)(ISH)[TIH] by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Tom Finn (Carlow). Rider: Alexandra Farrar-Fry (GBR) 24.3, 4, 13.2 = 41.5

3rd Uppercourt Cooley (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH) out of Uppercourt Posh (unk) by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD). Breeder: Paul O’Byrne (Kilkenny). Rider: Georgie Spencer (GBR) 27.7, 0, 16.8 = 44.5

8th Hallowberry Rocket (SH) – 2005 gelding by Captain Clover (ISH)[TIH] out of Royal Flamingo (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Caroline Byrne (Wicklow). Rider: Harriet Edmunds (GBR) 36.4, 0, 21.0 = 58.0

10th Rocquaine Bay (unk)[was Chavalier Flag] – 2009 gelding OIO by WRS Meelin Flagmount (ISH)[TIH]. Rider: Andrew Downes (GBR) 34.6, 4, 7.2 = 65.8.

Intermediate Sec H.

2nd RNH My Lord (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Van Gogh (KWPN) out of Anoube (AES) by Baloubet du Rouet (SF). Breeder: Norman Hammond (Tyrone). Rider: Nicole Gwynne (GBR) 30.2, 0, 19.6 = 49.8

5th Ballymoon Diamond (ISH) – 2009 mare by Furisto’s Diamond (ISH) out of Moonhall Mindy (ISH)[TIH] by Puissance (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Alan McIntyre (Kilkenny). Rider: Carolyne Ryan-Bell (GBR) 35.7, 0, 17.2 = 52.9

7th Blackrock Ricardo (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Caval Clover (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Michael Ryan (Galway). Rider: Katie Barber (GBR) 31.6, 4, 8.0 = 53.6

8th Kilmastulla Newmarket (ISH)[was Kilmastulla Newmarket Sparty & Newmarket Spartacus] – 2012 gelding by Newmarket Venture (HANN)out of Glenamuuckla Alana (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Brian Daly (Cork) Rider: Sophie Lane (GBR) 32.3, 0, 23.2 = 55.5.

Intermediate Sec G.

5th Its A Capitalist (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Capitalist (HOLST) out of Carrigsean Golden Ark (ISH) by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. John Warner (Wexford). Rider: Ellen Pritchard (GBR) 38.6, 0, 22.0 = 60.6

6th Newmarket Patrol (ISH)[was Shaow Bear] – 2013 gelding by Newmarket Jewel (WESTF) out of Fabienne (KWPN) by Equador (KWPN). Breeder: Billy Daly (Cork). Rider: Alexander Tordoff (GBR) 34.8, 0, 26.0 = 60.8

7th Vinegar Hill [ISH] – 2012 gelding by Furito’s Diamond (ISH) out of Clonassey Lass (TB) by Benedicial (TB). Breeder: John Murphy (Kilkenny). Rider: Carolyne Ryan-Bell (GBR) 36.8, 4, 20.8 = 61.6

9th Samwise (ISH) – 2010 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Petite Bonnet (ISH) by Harlequin du Carel (SF). Breeder: Majella O’Keefe (Tipperary). Rider: Etti Dale (GBR) 32.5, 8, 25.6 = 66.1.

Open Intermediate Under 21 Sec F.

2nd Mermus R Diamonds (ISH) [was Badger Hill Rosemerm & Badger Hill Mer Pendle] – 2010 mare by Mermus R (KWPN) out of Pendle Watercolour (P)(ISH)[TIH] by Colourfield (TB). Breeder: Susan Finnerty (Galway). Rider: Richard Coney(GBR) 28.9, 0, 12.4 = 41.3

7th RLE French Clover (ISH)[TIH] – 2008 gelding by French Buffet (TB) out of Rosslaras Ban Rion Dhiamont (ISH)[TIH] by Clover Brigade (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: John & Mary Burke (Clare). Rider: Lucy Robinson (GBR) 35.7, 4, 11.6 = 51.3

8th In The Darco (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Lismeen Flight (ISH) by Nautilus (HOLST). Breeder: Luke Smith (Cavan). Rider: Serena Kullich (NZL) 30.7, 4, 17.6 = 52.3.

Open Novice Under 18 Sec E.

2nd Rathmoyle King (ISH) – 1998 gelding by Furisto’s Diamond (ISH) out of Wind Dancer (ISH) by Horace (AA) Breeder: Jacinta Power (Wexford) Rider: Joshua Levett (GBR) 26.8, 4, 11.2 = 42.0

5th Cotterstown Magic (ISH)[TIH] – 2009 gelding by Ballinclea Festival (CP) out of Attanagh Jewel [ISH] by Young Barnaby (TB). Breeder: Patrick Mooney (Laois). Rider: Jemima Snipe (GBR) 33.5, 0, 0, 16.0 = 49.5

6th Poetry in Motion II (ISH)- 2013 gelding by Yeats (ISH)[TIH] out of Woodville Soap (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Evelyn Casserly (Laois). Rider: Florence White (GBR) 28.5, 4, 18.0 = 50.5

7th Cooley Black Magic (ISH) – 2009 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Betty Brow (ISH). Breeder: Jonah Wragg (Tipperary). Rider: Alice Freeman(GBR) 31.8, 0, 11.6. = 51.4.

Open Novice Sec D.

5th Rafiki Yango [ISH] – 2011 gelding by Nazar (TB) out of Slaney Imperial Dancer [ISH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Myles Somers (Wexford). Rider: Lucy Watson (GBR) 35.8, 8, 0.0 = 43.8

6th Stormhill Clover (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Stormhill Miller (TB) out of Ramiro Clover Las (ISH) by Ramiro B (BWP). Breeder: Harry Quigley (Wexford). Rider: Julia Birkin (GBR) 36.0, 4, 4.4 = 44.4

7th Spring Kestrel (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Riberetto (TB) out of Graciella (SVH) by Godehard (HANN). Breeder: Paddy Meaney (Waterford). Rider: Clare Bell (GBR) 32.8, 4, 10.0 = 46.8.

Novice Sec C.

1st Bannagh Romeo (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Fountain Shade (ISH)[TIH] by Ceredigion (TB). Breeder: Michael Martin (Clare). Rider: Tina Canton (GBR) 35.5, 0, 0.0 = 35.5

3rd Drumconnick Cavalier (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Cavalier Royal HOLST) out of Caesar Love Tale (ISH)[TIH] by Caesar Imperator (TB). Breeder: Clive Pratt (Cavan). Rider: Kelly Aldous (GBR) 33.8, 0, 6.4 = 40.2

4th Kilcandra Vanessa (ISH) – 2013 mare by Orestus  (KWPN) out of Kilcandra Lily De Noche (ISH)[TIH] by Orbis (TB). Breeder: Kilcandra Stud (Wicklow). Rider: Yasmin Ingham (GBR) 37.0, 4, 0.0 = 41.0

5th Escape Route (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Waveney (TB) out of Qoltaira (BWP) by Voltaire (HANN). Breeder: Brendan Deegan (Offaly). Rider: Flora Young (GBR) 33.8, 4, 3.2 = 410 Healys King Arkansas (ISH) – 2008 gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Derrevarragh Candle (ISH)[TIH] by Candle King (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Helen Fox (Meath). Rider: Ian Marsh (GBR) 38.0, 8, 1.2 = 47.2.

Novice Sec B.

1st Glendew (ISH) – 2011 mare by Askoll Peter Panout (OLD) out of Glenluce (WNTR) by Bustomi (TB). Breeder: McLoughlin Bros. (Down). Rider: Edie Campbell (GBR) 35.8, 0, 0.0 = 35.8

2nd PN Hugo (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Ringwood Harley Carol [ISH] out of Ringwood Cello (ISH) by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: Peter Leonard (Limerick). Rider: Abigail Tomlinson (GBR) 38.3, 0, 0.0 = 38.3

4th Shannondale Courage (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out  of Soazies Courage (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: John Browne (Clare). Rider: Lizzie Baugh (GBR) 34.8, 0, 12.8 = 47.6

7th Ballins Kelligs [ISH] – 2013 gelding by WRS Meelin Flagmount (ISH)[TIH]out of WRS Sun Cavalier [ISH] by WRS Sun Rich (ID). Breeder: Liam Brennan (Kerry). Rider: Andrew Downes (GBR) 36.0, 0, 18.4 = 54.4

8th Quality Blue (ISH) – 2011 gelding by OBOS Quality Blue 004 (OLD) out of Milehigh Blue  (ISH)[TIH] by Golden Cliff (TB). Breeder: James Tenant (Kerry). Rider: Pippa Dixon (GBR) 31.5, 18, 12.8 = 60.3

9th Twilight Clover (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Temple Clover(ISH)[TIH] out of Castle Amy (ISH) by My O My (HOLST). Breeder: John Flynn (Waterford). Rider: Holly Baker (GBR) 46.0, 0, 14.8 = 60.8.

Novice Sec A.

4th Killbeggan K (ISH) – 2009 mare by Guidam (SF) out of Pirowette R (KWPN) by Voltaire (HANN). Breeder: Knightfield Stud (Kildare). Rider: Izzy Picton-Turbervill (GBR) 26.5, 4, 10.8 = 1.3

5th Baskin Cappachino (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Future Trend (OLD) out of Baskin Wuthering Heights (ISH) by Chacoa (HOLST). Breeder: Cleo Watson (Dublin). Rider: Emelia Petchell (GBR) 28.8, 8, 5.2 = 42.0

8th Ballycoskerry Golden Coast [ISH] – 2013 gelding by West Coast Cavalier (ISH) out of Julie Over Time (TB) by Snurge (TB). Breeder: Seamus Roche (Cork). Rider: Lucy Jakes (GBR) 34.5, 0, 8.4 = 42.9.



Hagyard Midsouth 3DE, Lexington, Kentucky. (October 16th – 20th).


4th On Target [ISH] – 2012 gelding by Cavalier Land (ISH) out of Umhslanga [ISH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Peter Rice (Armagh). Rider: Conor Rollins (USA) 31.5, 0, 8.4 = 39.9.

Open Preliminary A.

1st Drombane Dynamite (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Harlequin du Carel (SF) out of Drombane Dilemma (ISH) by VDL Arkanas (KWPN). Breeder: Michael Joseph Ryan (Tipperary). Rider: Megan Tyrrell (USA) 29.8, 0, 1.2 = 31.0

5th Tops (ISH)[TIH] – 2001 gelding by Top of the World (TB) out of Tomgar Diamond [ISH] by Sea Crest (TB) Breeder: Dermot Maguire (Wexford). Rider: Caroline Dannemiller (USA) 33.5, 4, 5.2 = 42.7.

Fresno County Horse Park HT, California. (October 19th – 20th).

Open Intermediate.

1st So Cool (ISH)[was So Cooley & Skylander CJ] – 2009 gelding by Lupicor (KWPN) out of Doncella (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Voctoria Clarke (Cavan). Rider: Maddy Mazzola (USA) 30.2, 4, 4.0 = 38.2.

Open Intermediate Championship.

2nd Greenfort Carnival [ISH][was Attyrory Acres] – 2010 gelding by Aughrim Knight (ISH)[TIH] out of Easkey Princess (ISH). Breeder: Michael Cruise (Roscommon). Rider: Shannon Lilley (USA) 31.8, 4, 4.4 = 40.2

3rd Ringwood Trendsetter (ISH)[was Ringwood Acapello] – 2011 gelding by Ringwood Harley Carol [ISH] out of Ringwood Cello (ISH) by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: Peter Leonard (Limerick). Rider: Kelly Pugh (USA) 33.9, 8, 9.6 = 51.5.

Open Preliminary.

7th Carrigdhoun Cool Lad (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Ballygill Lad [ISH] out of Miss Ciara (ISH) by Hallo (SF). Breeder: Siobhan Morrissey (Limerick). Rider: Hannah Ertl (USA) 36.1, 4.8, 5.2 = 46.1.

Preliminary Rider.

3rd Killinick Native (ISH)[TIH] – 2008 gelding by Grange Bouncer (ID) out of Be My Girl (TB) by Old Vic (TB). Breeder: Jack Lambert (Wexford). Rider: Grace Perkins (USA) 40.2, 0.4, 0.4 = 41.0

5th Ard Cooley (ISH)[was Ard Exclusive]  2007 gelding by ARD VDL Douglas (KPWN) out of Killagriff Riza Lou (ISH)[TIH] by Golden Cliff (TB). Breeder: Richard & Heather Wright (Meath). Rider: Sigourney Jellins (USA) 39.8, 8, 0.0 = 47.8.

Fair Hill International (Dutta Cup) (Maryland. (October 16th – 20th).


5th Sportsfield Candy (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Condios (HOLST) out of Angel of Harlem (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Michael Cusack (Limerick). Rider: Kevin Keane (USA) 31.6, 0, 0.0 = 31.6

8th Trendy Fernhill (ISH) – 2011 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Cruisings Girl (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Eamon Kenny (Laois). Rider: Jenny Caras (USA) 29.9, 0.4, 4.8 = 35.1.


1st Paddy the Caddy (TB) – 2007 gelding by Azamour (TB) out of Slamy (TB) by Grand Slam (TB). Breeder: Messrs. McEntee & Reilly. Rider: Erin Sylvester (USA) 33.9, 0, 0.4 = 34.3

2nd BGS Firecracker (ISH) – 2010 mare by Capitalist (HOLST) out of Emmas Courage (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: Patrick Byrne (Wexford). Rider: Mia Farley (USA) 38.3, 0, 0.0 = 38.3

3rd Fernhill Fortitude (ISH)[was Whitechurch Rossa] – 2004  gelding by Courage II (HOLST) out of Misty Matilda (ISH)[TIH] by Clover Dubh (ID) Breeder: Geraldine Costello (Tipperary). Rider: Jenny Caras (USA) 40.0, 0, 0.0 = 40.0.



Le Lion d’Angers, Young Horse Championships. (October 16th – 20th).


2nd Cooley Moonshine (ISH)[was Monbeg Cartel] – 2012 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Kilpatrick Duchess [ISH] by Kings Master (ISH)[TIH] Breeder: M L Kavanagh (Wexford). Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 29.3, 0, 1.2 = 30.5

3rd Brookfield Benjamin Bounce (ISH)[TIH] – 2012 gelding by Nazar (TB) out of Ashmores Zoe (ID) by Grange Bouncer (ID). Breeder: Stuart Collier (Carlow). Rider: Tom McEwen (GBR) 27.2, 4, 0.0 = 31.2.

Other Irish Bred Finishers.

12th Jewelent (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Valent (KWNP) out of Bellaney Jewel (TB)(IRL) by Roselier (TB). Breeder: J. W. Rosbotham (Armagh). Rider: Clare Abbott (IRL) 37.7

13th Flash Cooley (ISH)[was Castlefield Casper] -2012 gelding by CSF Mr Kroon [ISH] out of Castleford Ruby (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD). Breeder: Jim O’Neill (Kilkenny). Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 38.4

17th Annaghmore Valoner [ISH] – 2012 mare by Coroner (TB) out of Annaghmore Lady Valier [ISH] by Black Walter [ISH]. Breeder: Sinead Healion (Offaly). Rider: Sam Griffiths (AUS) 41.2

22nd Azure (ISH) – 2012 mare by Omar (BWP) out of Cavalier Roselier (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Elizabeth Power (Meath). Rider: Elizabeth Power (IRL) 44

23rd Miss Cooley (ISH)[was Hillside Erica B] – 2012 mare by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Hillside Adella (ISH)[TIH] by Albinor (TB). Breeder: Patsy Toner (Armagh). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR) 43.7

33rd Glenkeeran Casanova (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Glenkeeran Annie (ISH)[TIH] by Cruise On (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Maria Melvin (Louth). Rider: Steve Van Winkel (BEL) 59.6

37th Bonhunt Bertie (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Wivollet Vanbeek (KWPN) out of Eileens Pride (ISH)[TIH] by Porter Rhodes (TB) Breeder: Jack Murphy (Kilkenny). Rider: Simon Grieve (GBR) 68.0

43rd Shannondale Icarus (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Shannondale Melodie (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Mary Walsh (Clare). Rider: Louise Bloomer (IRL) 80.4

44th Wolf Vegas (ISH)[was Wolf Ardeo Vegas] – 2012 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Leicklin Miss Z (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG). Breeder: Emmet O’Gorman (Wexford). Rider: Eva Melly (IRL) 80.6

46th Emerald Jonny (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Waldo Van Dungen (KWPN) out of Z Royaltty Nan De Heernis (KWPN) by Rubels (OLD). Breeder: Donnacha Quinn (Mayo). Rider: Susanna Bordoone (ITA) 81.1

49th Ballyengland Brook (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Garymore (ISH) out of Gurrane Oldthort Queen (ISH). Breeder: Laurence Gohery (Galway). Rider: Francesco Aondio Bertero (ITA) 107.0

50th MBF Dassett Legacy ((ISH)[was ESI Edinburgh] – 2012 gelding by Zambesi (KWNP) out of Lady Kilkenny Cavalier (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Ennisnag Stud (Kilkenny). Rider: Craig Barr (GB) 113.9.


7th Global Candy Boy [ISH] – 2013 gelding by Sligo Candy Boy [ISH] out of Star of Clover [ISH] by Clover Echo (ISH[TIH]. Breeder: John McDonnell (Mayo). Rider: Jesse Campbell (NZL) 33.4, 0, 0.0 = 33.4

8th Shannondale Mari (ISH) – 2013 mare by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Shannondale Maria (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Martin Walsh (Clare). Rider: Elizabeth Power (IRL) 31.4, 0, 0.0 = 34.1.

Other Irish Bred Finishers.

11th Cartown Galaxy (ISH) – 2013 mare by Olympic Lux (KWPN) out of Asia (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Paul Kennedy (Limerick). Rider: Hayden Hankey (GBR) 35.0

14th CDS Boleybawn Freedom (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) out of Bleybawn Corbell (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: Ronan Rothwell (Wicklow). Rider: Cathal Danield (IRL) 35.6

17th Greenacres Special Cavalier (ISH) – 2013 mare by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) out of Greenacres Touch (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Michael Callery (Meath). Rider: Caroline Powell (NZL) 36.4

20th Global ESI Exclusive (ISH)[was ESI Bethany Bay] – 2013 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Catina (BWP) by Quasimodo VD Molendreef (BWP). Breeder: Ennisnag Stud (Kilkenny). Rider: Brian Morrison (IRL) 37.9

22nd Rock Midnight [ISH] – 2013 gelding by Loughehoe Guy (ISH)[TIH] out of Hiltown Lass (WNTR) by Robertstown Boy VII (WNTR). Breeder: Tom Reilly (Cavan). Rider: Caroline Powell (NZL) 40.0

26th Irish Secret (ISH) – 2013 mare by Pacino (BWP) out of Cafre Know Best (ISH) by Limmerick (HOLST). Breeder: Catherine Thornton (Fermanagh). Rider: Emiliano Portale (ITA) 45.9

36th Unnamed (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Cavalier Classic [ISH] by High Roller [ISH]. Breeder: Siobhan McGuinness (Mayo). Rider: Filippo Gregoroni (ITA) 72.0.



Strzegom CCI. (October 10th – 13th).


7th Mind Me (TB)[IRL] – 2006 gelding by Saffron Walden (TB) out of You Never Told Me (TB). Rider: Johan Lundin (SWE) 36.8, 10.8, 3.2 = 50.8.



Saint Quentin CCI. (October 10th – 13th).

4th Dassett Golden Touch (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Boherdeal Clover (ISH)[TIH] out of Clonminch Touchdown [ISH] by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Brendan Deegan (Offaly). Rider: Nicole Pearson (HKG) 32.3, 0, 2.0 = 34.3.

These results have been provided to Horse Sport Ireland by Charlie Ripman.

For previous results please visit www.horsesportireland.ie/news.