EV Breeding: Rioghan Rua (ISH) and Cathal Daniels (IRL) claimed the bronze medal in the European Championships at Luhmühlen last week

  • 3 September 2019, 18:11

Ireland’s Cathal Daniels and the Margaret Kinsella-bred Irish Sport Horse Rioghan Rua claimed an outstanding bronze medal at the European Championships at Luhmühlen last week, joining Germany’s Ingrid Klimke (gold) and Michael Jung (silver) on the podium. Rioghan Rua and Daniels put in a foot-perfect performance in the Cross Country and Show Jumping phases, to finish on their outstanding dressage score of 29.0, the best dressage score for the pair since Bishop Burton, 2014.

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


European Championships, Luhmuhlen. (August 29th – September 1st).


3rd Rioghan Rua (ISH) – 2007 mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWE) out of Highland Destiny (ISH)[TIH] by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder: Margaret Kinsella (Galway). Rider: Cathal Daniels (IRL) 29.0, 0, 0.0 = 29.0

9th Cooley Master Class (ISH) – 2005 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of The Swallow [ISH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: John Hagan (Wicklow). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR) 27.6, 4, 0.0 = 31.6.

Other Irish Bred Finishers.

15th Quarrycrest Echo (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Clover Echo (ISH)[TIH] out of Royal China (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) Breeder: John Dooley (Donegal). Rider: Piggy French (GBR) 33.8

18th Barraduff (unk) – 2002 gelding OIO by Carroll House (TB) out of  Crested Vesta VII (ISH) by Sea Crest (ID) Breeder: Sheelagh Hickey. Rider: Pietro Roman (ITA) 37.4

22nd Majas Hope (ISH)[TIH] – 2007 gelding by Porter Rhodes (TB) out of Brown Sue (ISH)[TIH] by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder: Jack Murphy (Kilkenny). Rider: Pippa Funnell (GBR) 39.4

26th Horseware Woodcourt Garrison (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Garrison Royal [ISH]out of Davitt Star (ISH) by Furisto (HANN) . Breeder: Patrick Kearns (Laois). Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL) 42.8

36th Tullabeg Flamenco (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Tullabeg Fusion [ISH] out of Tullabeg Heidi (unk) by Ardenteggle Sir (IPSA). Breeder: Nicholas Cousins (Wexford). Rider: Sam Watson (IRL) 53.2

40th Note Worthy (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Limmerick (HOLST) out of Camedia (TB) by Lord Americo (TB). Breeder: Elaine McIntyre (Down). Rider: Giovanni Ugolotti (ITA) 56.5

41st Westeria Lane (ISH) – 2005 gelding by Rantis Diamond (ISH) out of Salem Spirit (ISH). Breeder: Elizabeth Woolmiington (Wexford). Rider: Tony Kennedy (IRL) 59.6.

Note: 19% of finishers were ISH. Only 10% of non finishers were ISH.



Sapey ODE, Herefordshire. (August 31st – September 1st).

Novice Sec A.

5th Hugo Cruze [ISH][was Cruisings Pet] – 2013 gelding by Cruising Harry [ISH] out of Modays Pet (TB) by Black Monday (TB). Breeder: Augusta Murphy (Clare). Rider: Rafael Losano (BRA) 27.0, 0, 4.4 = 31.4

9th CC Captain Kannan (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Captain Clover (ISH)[TIH] out of Diamonds Kannan (ISH) by Nannan (KWPN). Breeder: Gabrie Slattery (Mayo). Rider: Polly Stockton (GBR) 33.3, 0, 8.0 = 41.3

10th Bear it in Mind (ISH)[TIH] – 2009 gelding by Young Carrabawn (ID) out of Fancy Baby (IRL)(TB) by Full Exit (TB). Breeder: Patrick Martyn (Galway). Rider: Morag Molyneax (GBR) 33.8, 8, 0.0 = 41.8.

Novice Sec B.

4th Hi Haven (ISH)[TIH] – 2011 mare by Puissance (ISH)[TIH] out of Nuff Kisses [ISH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: William Micklem (Wicklow). Rider: Padraig McCarthy (IRL) 32.3, 0, 0.0 = 32.3.

Novice Sec C.

2nd Wil Celtic Wingman [ISH] – 2013 gelding by Castlecomer Q [ISH] out of Coevers Lady (ISH)[TIH] by Coevers Diamond Boy [ISH]. Breeder: Michael Walton (Tipperary). Rider: Brier Leahy (GBR) 31.3, 0, 2.8 = 34.1

5th Trinity Cavalier (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Cavalier Land [ISH] out of Coevers Daughter (ISH)[TIH] by Coevers Diamond Boy [ISH]. Breeder: Gerard Mahon (Galway). Rider: Henrietta Horsley-Gubbins (GBR) 30.5, 4, 1.2 = 35.7

6th Copyright Cooley (ISH)[was Latt’s Lady] – 2012 mare by Lancelot (KWPN) out of Lady Latt (ISH) by Limmerick (HOLST). Breeder: Messrs Clarke & Hanlon (Cavan) Rider: Katherine Coleman (USA) 32.0, 0, 4.8 = 36.8

8th Greenlough Cross (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Harlequin du Carel (SF) out of Rathmoy Girl (ISH) by Filice de Champeix (AA). Breeder: John Lowry (Tipperary). Rider: Kelly McCarthy-Maine (CAN) 33.8, 0, 6.8 = 40.6.

Novice Cec D.

7th Cruisings Hey There Delilah (ISH)[TIH] – 2012 mare by Berkley Cruise [ISH] out of True Class (ISH)[TIH] by Edmund Burke (TB). Breeder: Ray Hurley (Cork). Rider: Diani Western-Kaye (GBR) 30.5, 0, 0.4 = 30.9.

Open Novice Sec E.

3rd Mini Bubble (ISH) – 2005 gelding by Camiro de Haar Z (ZANG) out of Bounce (P)[ISH] by Minstrel Bouncer (TB). Breeder: Delyta Collins (Monaghan). Rider: Natasha Brent (NZL) 30.8, 0, 1.6 = 32.4.

Open Novice Under 18 Sec F.

4th 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) 32.8, 0, 6.4 = 39.2

5th Thin Ice (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Filice de Champeix (AA) out of Foreverever (ISH). Breeder: Christopher O’Sullivan (Limerick). Rider: Anna Warner (GBR) 39.3, 0, 0.0 = 39.3

6th Volando IV [ISH] – 2004 mare by Chillout [ISH] out of Nicks Pride (ISH)[TIH] by Golden Cliff (TB). Breeder: Nicholas Conway (Mayo). Rider: Sophie Goodman (GBR) 39.3, 0, 0.0 = 39.3

7th Arrowmands Diamond (ISH)[TIH] – 2009 mare by Trendy Glider (ID) out of Serla Sister (TB) by Kings Persian (TB). Breeder: Maura Dermody (Galway). Rider: Katie Wood (GBR) 26.5, 8, 5.6 = 40.1

10th Rebel Rhyme (ISH)[TIH] – 2010 gelding by Yeats (ISH)[TIH] out of Fidachta Rebel (ID) by Fast Silver (ID). Breeder: Patrick O’Connell. Rider: Tom Bird (GBR) 40.5, 4, 10.8 = 55.3.

Novice Sec N.

8th Indigo Mist (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Indoctro (HOLST) out of Mistify Lady [ISH] by High Roller [ISH]. Breeder: Stephen Culliney (Clare). Rider: Annabel Carthy (GBR) 35.5, 0, 0.0 = 35.5

9th MBF Connection (ISH)[was Grand Luidam] – 2013 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Traditionally Aloof (TB) by Traditionally (TB). Breeder: Ann Healy Baynes (Galway). Rider: Harry Horgan (GBR) 26.5, 4, 5.2 = 35.7.

Open Novice Sec O.

1st Harbour Bridge [ISH] – 2013 gelding by Rainstown Hollow (TB) out of Courage Lady [ISH] by Coltstown King (ID). Breeder: James Nolan (Kildare). Rider: Sam Ecroyd (GBR) 24.5, 0, 0.0 = 24.5

5th Langford Take The Biscuit (unk) – 2012 gelding by Rainstown Lad (ISH) out of Kellistown Marmite (unk). Breeder: Seamus Walsh (Carlow). Rider: Emily King (GBR) 28.5, 0, 0.0 = 28.5.



USEA American Eventing Championships, Lexington, Kentucky. (August 21th – September 1st).

Open Intermediate Championship.

3rd Cooley SOS (ISH)[was Emilions Courage, Killyglass Emilions Courage] – 2011  gelding by Emilion (KWPN) out of Dalways Courage (ISH) by Courage 11 (HOLST). Breeder: JV Primrose (Antrim). Rider: Hallie Coon (USA) 32.1, 0, 3.6 = 35.7

5th LCC Vogue (ISH)[was JKF Vogue] – 2011 gelding by Kroongraaf (KWPN) out of Clear Cavalier (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Kate Fogarty (Tipperary). Rider: Leslie Law (GBR) 28.8, 4, 4.4 = 37.2

10th Fernhill Full Throttle (ISH)[was Willows Dexter] – 2009 gelding by Cyrano (HOLST) out of Euro Glory [ISH] by Euro Clover (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: William Gibson (Down). Rider: Ivie Cullen-Dean (USA) 36.7, 0, 6.0 = 42.7.

Preliminary Amatrur Championship.

1st Watch Out (unk) – 2003 gelding OIO by Concorde (KWPN). Rider: Arden Wildasin (USA) 28.6, 0, 0.0 = 28.6

2nd Southern Sun (ISH)[TIH] – 2010 gelding by Boherdeal Clover (ISH)[TIH] out of Birdhill Lady (ISH)[TIH] by Welcome Diamond (ID). Breeder: James Ryan (Limerick). Rider: Arden Wildasin (USA) 28.8, 0, 0.0 = 28.8.

Preliminary Horse Championship.

3rd Fernhill Prezley (ISH) [was KEC Prezley] – 2010 gelding by Aldatus Z (OLD) out of Killerisk Diamond [ISH] by Glidawn Diamond (ID) Breeder: Oonagh Kennedy (Kerry). Rider: Boyd Martin (USA) 29.7, 0, 0.0 = 29.7

4th Foxdale’s Celtic Charm (ISH)[was Legaland Rossas Lad] – 2013 gelding by Diarado (HOLST) out of Cheeky Rossa (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Joe Reilly (Cavan). Rider: Kristin Schmolze (USA) 28.4, 0.4, 1.2 = 30.0

7th Cooley Candyman [ISH][was Tempo Candy Hill] – 2013 gelding by Sligo Candy Boy [ISH] out of Dashing Hill [ISH] by FlameHill [ISH]. Breeder: Thomas Anthony Jones (Sligo). Rider: Bruce Davidson Jnr (USA) 31.2, 0, 0.0 = 31.2.

Junior / Young Rider Preliminary Championship.

1st Garryndruig Albie (ISH) – 2004 gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Diamond Abbie [ISH] by Glidawn Diamond (ID) Breeder: Geraldine McGeoghan Santry (Cork). Rider: Savannah Blackstock (USA) 29.3, 0, 0.0 = 29.3

7th Craig Mor Tom (ISH) – 2001 gelding OIO. Rider: Isabel Finemore (USA) 34.9, 0, 0.0 = 34.9.

Preliminary Rider.

2nd Loughnatousa Reiner [ISH] – 2009 gelding by Crannagh Hero (ID) out of Loughnatousa Elsa [ISH] by Spring Diamond (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Timothy Beecher (Waterford). Rider: Megan Edwards (USA) 30.1, 4, 0.4 = 34.5.

Chattahooche Hills HT & CCI, Georgia. (August 30th – September 1st).


2nd Spring Easy [ISH] – 2006 gelding by Garrison Royal (ISH) out of Castlegrogan Clare [ISH] by Ballinvella (TB). Breeder: Kenneth Walsh (Laois). Rider: Maddie McElduff (USA) 36.4, 0, 6.0 = 42.4.


3rd Buccaneer (ISH)[TIH] – 2010 gelding by Clover Brigade (ISH)[TIH] out of Tobar Bhride (TB) by Good Thyne (TB). Breeder: David McCann (Kildare). Rider: Joe Meyer (USA) 34.0, 0, 11.2 = 45.2

4th Direct Advance (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Night Cruise (ISH)[TIH] out of Herbst Jennie B (ISH) by Concorde (KWPN). Breeder: Noel Good (Tyrone). Rider: Zachary Brandt (USA) 33.0, 0, 13.6 = 46.6.


3rd Rock Phantom (ISH)[TIH][was Fernhill Rock Phantom] – 2011 gelding by Sprit House (TB) out of Ballycroy Rose(ID) by Clonakilty Hero (ID). Breeder: Maura O’Malley (Mayo). Rider: Nilson Moreira de Silva (USA) 32.5, 5.6, 14.4 = 52.5

6th Lismakeera Brewski [ISH] – 2009 gelding by Carlo Bank (TB) out of Droum Bridge Lass [ISH] by Kahtan (TB). Breeder: Patrick O’Sullivan (Cork). Rider: Gabrielle Ruane (USA) 36.6, 10.4, 24.0. = 71.0.

Open Preliminary.

7th Castleblayney Gold (ISH)[TIH] – 2006 gelding by Imperial Heights (ISH)[TIH] out of Tiney (ISH)[TIH] by Silver Wonder (TB) Breeder: Amelia Comiskey (Monaghan). Rider: Alden Leavitt (USA) 35.0, 4, 0.0 = 39.0

10th Kilkenny Mile (ISH)[was Kildalton Razzle Dazzle & Fernhill Dazzler] – 2012 gelding by Kroongraff (KWPN) out of Kildalton Rainbow [ISH} by Kildalton Gold (ID). Breeder: Kildalton College (Kilkenny). Rider: Gabriell Ruane (USA) 31.1, 8, 3.6 = 42.7.

Preliminary Rider.

4th Cillbhrid Tom (ISH) – 2012 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Cillbhrid Avoca (ISH)[TIH] by Crosstown Dancer (ID). Breeder: Richard Power (Waterford). Rider: Kit Ferguson (USA) 37.6, 0, 23.2 = 60.8.

Woodland Stallion Station HT, California. (August 31st).

Open Preliminary.

2nd 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) 32.4, 4, 18.8 = 55.2. (Only 2 started)



Foshay International CCI, New Brunswick. (August 29th – September 1st).


1st A Sportsfield Diamond (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of Dillys Diamond [ISH] by Diamond Serpent [ISH] . Breeder: Agnes Gibbon-White (Kilkenny). Rider: Katie Ruppel (USA) 30.7, 0, 0.0 = 30.7.


1st Sportsfield Two Doors Down (ISH)[was My Boston Girl] – 2009 mare by Inocent (KWPN) out of Hillcrest Bay Wonder [ISH] by Ballinvella (TB). Breeder: Eleanor Byrne (Kilkenny). Rider: Rob Stevenson (USA) 28.3, 0, 10.8 = 39.1. (Only 1 started).

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

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