Horse Sport Ireland announces selections for WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses 2021

  • 14 October 2021, 15:06

Horse Sport Ireland have announced the combinations that have been selected to travel to the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses 2021. The Championships take place at Le Lion d’Angers, France from October 21st to 24th 2021. The Selection Committee members are Lt Col. Tom Freyne (Chairman) Janet Murray and Rodney Powell.

The horses and riders that have been selected to represent Ireland are listed below along with full breeding details:

Speaking after the selection the Chef d’Equipe Janet Murray said:

Lucky to be held at all in 2020 behind closed doors, this year the Mondial Du Lion welcomes back spectators to the WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses. Ongoing difficulties with overseas travel means just one of the selected horses has competed outside Ireland, LEB Empress who finished fifth last year in the 6-year-old Championship, but we have a good mix of seasoned Le Lion riders and first timers who are in for an eye opening experience amongst the world’s best. It is a little disappointing to travel without some high profile combinations but the current high demand for good horses is very welcome for owners and riders alike. It promises to be a great week of competition and I wish them all safe travels and lots of good luck!”

The horses and riders that have been selected to represent Ireland are listed below alongside full breeding details.

Six-year-old horses:

  • Altitu (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Orestus (KWPN) out of Happy Choice (SWB) by Aram (KWPN). Bred and owned by Seamus Carew (Tipperary). Rider Patrick Whelan (IRL)
  • Dourough Ferro Class Act (ISH) – 2015 gelding by S Creevagh Ferro Ex Siebe (KWPN) out of ISHD Class Act (ISH) by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD). Breeder: Gordon Drury (Cavan). Owner: Wendy Harris and Niki Potterton. Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)
  • Rosconnell Alto (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Tabasco Van Erpekom (BWP) out of All Clover (ISH) by Cavalier Clover Lad (ISH). Breeder: Patrick Lacey (Laois). Owner: Gerry and Fiona Leahy. Rider: Ian Cassells (IRL)

Seven-year-old horses:

  • Action Lady M (ISH)– 2014 mare by Plot Blue (KWPN) out of Action G. (HOLST) by Acorado (HOLST). Bred and owned by Susanne Macken (Meath). Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)
  • Claragh Olala (ISH) – 2014 gelding by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of Caherline Kitty (ISH) by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Joseph Henry O’Reilly (Limerick). Owner: Nicholas Pomeroy. Rider: Michael Ryan (IRL)
  • LEB Empress (ISH) – 2014 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of LEB Liath (ISH)[TIH] by Colin Diamond (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Jo Breheny (Waterford). Owner: Catherine Von Schoen. Rider: Cathal Daniels (IRL)
  • Millridge Atlantis (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Dinan Cascaletto (ISH) out of Kereen Sue (ISH) by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH). Breeder: Sean O’Loughlin. Owner: Gerard Leahy. Rider: Ian Cassells (IRL)
  • Ultimate Quality (ISH) – 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Lady Latt (ISH) by Limmerick (HOLST). Breeder: Messrs Clarke and Hanlon. Owner Marina O’Hare and Becky Cullen. Rider Declan Cullen (IRL)
  • Fairytale (ISH) – 2014 mare by Robin De La Maison (TB) out of Monicas Dream (ISH) by Maltstriker (KWPN). Bred and owned by Deirdre Connolly (Cork). Rider: Alice Copithorne (IRL
  • Fort Arthur Little Dolly (ISH) – 2014 mare by West Coast Cavalier (ISH) out of Bandon Brogeen Lass (WNTR) by Kasmayo (TB). Breeder: Oliver O’Mahony (Cork). Owner Philip Copithorne. Rider: Alice Copithorne (IRL)
  • Lates Caralier (ISH) – 2014 mare by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Rosconael Cavalier (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Thomas Fitzgerald (Kilkenny). Owner Thomas Corish. Rider: Joanne Corish (IRL)
  • Shanaclough Quality Clover (ISH) – 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Shanaclough Clovertone (ISH) by Clover Clon VII (WNTR). Bred and owned by John Glynn (Limerick). Rider: Jessica O’Driscoll


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