EV Breeding: Irish Sport Horses dominate Wellington Land Rover Eventing Showcase

  • 7 February 2017, 10:42

Wellington Land Rover Eventing Showcase placed the spotlight firmly on Irish Sport Horses this year. Boyd Martin (USA) and the Irish Sport Horse Welcome Shadow (Welcome Flagmount x Good Thyne) took the win with Cooley Cross Border (Diamond Roller x Osilvis) fourth, Fernhill By Night (Radolin x Argentinus) fifth and Cambalda (by Balda Beau) in sixth place.

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


Wellington Land Rover Eventing Showcase, Florida. January 3rd – 4th.

1 Welcome Shadow (ISH)(TIH) – 2005 mare by Welcome Flagmount (ID) out of She’s Bizarre (TB) by Good Thyne (TB). Breeder: James Keville (Galway). Rider: Boyd Martin (USA) 26.5, 0, 0.8 = 27.3

4 Cooley Cross Border (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Diamond Roller [ISH] out of Who’s Diaz (ISH) by Osilvis (KWPN) Breeder: Johnny Duffy (Louth). Rider: Kim Severson (USA) 28.0, 0, 9.2 = 37.2

5 Fernhill By Night (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Radolin (KWPN)out of Argentina XII (OLD) by Argentinus (HANN) Breeder: Etter Sports Horses Ltd (Offaly). Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 29.3, 2, 6.4 = 37.7

6 Cambalda (ISH) – 2002 gelding by Balda Beau (WNTR) out of Cathys Lady (ISH). Breeder: John Irish (Kilkenny). Rider: Jennifer Brannigan (USA) 31.3, 4, 3.2 = 38.5

Other finisher.

21 Da Vinci Code [was Killags De Vinci Code] (ISH)(TIH) – 2007 gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Clovers Apollo (ID) by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: James White (Wexford). Rider: Kylie Lyman-Dermody (USA) 60.4.

Stable View Winter HT, South Carolina. January 31st – February 1st.

Junior Young Rider Open Preliminary.

6 LA Lux (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Olympic Lux (KWPN) out of Ballaughboy Lady (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG). Breeder: Mary Baskin (Tipperary). Rider: Holland Garrett (USA) 33.2, 0, 28.8 = 62.0.

Open Preliminary.

2 Tura Lura (unk) – 2009 mare OIO. Rider: William Fox-Pitt (GBR) 21.4, 0, 0.0 = 21.4

4 Fernhill Full Throttle (ISH)[was Willows Dexter] – 2009 gelding by Cyrano (HOLST) out of Euro Glory [ISH] by Euro Clover [ISH]. Breeder: William Gibson (Down). Rider: Jenny Caras (USA) 27.1, 0, 0.0 = 27.1

5 Fernhill Chaos (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Chacoa (HOLST) out of KEC Donna Diamond (ISH)(TIH)(P) by Glidawn Diamond (ID). Breeder: William Kennedy (Kerry). Rider: Julie Richards (USA) 27.5, 0, 0.8 = 28.3.

Preliminary Rider.

2 King Bust (ISH)(TIH) – 2008 gelding by Buster King (TB) out of Coronea Star (ISH)(TIH) by Star Kingdom (ID). Breeder: John Hickey (Cork). Rider: Michelle Koppin (USA) 35.2, 4, 0.0 = 39.2

4 Mindful (ISH)[was Master Malt] – 2007 gelding by Maltstriker (KWPN) out of Sweet Black Lady [ISH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Sean Barron (Wexford). Rider: Caileigh Levely-Connolly (USA) 35.7, 0, 10.0 = 45.7.


Poplar Place Farm February HT, Georgia. February 4th – 5th.

Open Preliminary.

5 Fernhill Five-Star (ISH)[was Staonehavens Fifth Avenue and Fifth Avenue Clohanmore] – 2011 gelding by Manhattan (KWPN) out of Rockbarton (TB) by Flemensfirth (TB). Breeder: Joan Owens (Galway). Rider: Ivie Cullen-Dean (USA) 29.8, 5, 7.6 = 42.4.

Sporting Days Farm HT, South Carolina. February 5th.

Intermediate Preliminary.

4 Killea Gynis View (ISH)(TIH) – 2006 gelding by Killea Hill View (ID) out of Skehana Clover (ISH)(TIH) by Clover Fields (ID). Breeder: Liam Kenneally (Tipperary). Rider: Caitlin Tierney (USA) 34.4, 0, 5.2 = 39.6

5 Monbeg Myth (ISH)[was Piltown Capitalist] – 2010 gelding by Capitalist (HOLST) out of Piltown Precious (ISH)(TIH) by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Patrick Doody (Kilkenny). Rider: Morgan McCue (USA) 42.4, 4, 3.6 = 50.0.

Junior Young Riders Open Preliminary.

4 Under Your Hat (ISH)[born in USA] – 2008 mare by Harry the Hat (TB) out of UN (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) Breeder: Jane Sleeper (USA). Rider: Ava Anderson (USA) 44.8, 0, 0.0 = 44.8

6 Fernhill Saulsford Nazar (ISH)(TIH) [was Sir Saulsford Nazar] – 2009 gelding by Nazar (TB) out of Ballydarton (ISH)(TIH) by Midnight King (ISH). Breeder: Sandra Myers (Carlow). Rider: Grace Smith (USA) 37.7, 8, 4.8 = 50.5

7 Fernhill Music Man (TB) [was Doubt Ya Boy] – 2009 gelding by Blueprint (TB) out of Coolfancy (TB) by Accordion (TB). Breeder: Christine Keymer (Waterford). Rider: Hannah Ledford (USA) 52.7, 4, 3.2 = 59.9.

Galway Downs Winter HT, California. February 4th – 5th.

Open Intermediate.

9 Whats that Sportsfield [ISH] – 2007 gelding by Greenacres King [ISH] out of Miss Bobsleigh (P)(ISH)(TIH) by Chair Lift (TB). Breeder: Karen & Oliver Callery (Cavan). Rider: Erin Kellerhouse (USA) 36.3, 4, 4.8 = 45.1.

Preliminary Rider.

1 Ballingowan Ginger (ISH)(TIH) – 2002 mare by Master Imp (TB) out of Ballydavid Vera (P)(ISH)(TIH) by Ginger Dick (ID) Breeder: Michael Byrne (Wicklow). Rider: Katy Johnstone (USA) 27.1, 0, 0.0 = 27.1.

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

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

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