Horse Sport Ireland Breeders Awards 2015

  • 5 November 2015, 10:13

The HSI 2015 Breeders Awards took on the 3rd November in the Hotel Kilmore Co, Cavan.  The Breeders Awards, which were held following the Irish Horse Board Co-Op AGM, highlighted the best of Irish breeding and honoured the breeders of top class Irish Sport Horses and Irish Draught Horses.  A total of 11 awards were presented, including an ‘Outstanding Contribution Award to ISH Breeding’ which was presented to Marily Power & Susan Lanigan O’Keeffe of Suma Stud and a ‘Special Award for Breeding Successful Irish Sport Horse Mares’ which went to Marion Hughes.

Breeder Awards

Breeder award winners: L-R: Brendan Doyle (accepting the award on behalf of Marion Hughes), Raymond Sloyan, Barry Kehoe, Gerard Leahy, Kenneth Bell, Owen Horan, Billy Daly, Marily Power, Susan Lanigan O’Keeffe, Ita Brennan, Wendy Bell, Margaret Walsh, Liz Brown (accepting award on behalf of William McCarrison), Alice Keogh


Details of all of the Award recipients are outlined below:

  • ISH that contributed most to the Irish Showjumping Team in 2015
    MHS Going Global (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of Gowran Lady (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST)
    Breeder: Ita Brennan and Tom Brennan, Co Kilkenny
  • Irish Sport Horses that contributed to the success of the Irish Nations Cup Eventing Team 2015
    Rioghan Rua (ISH) 2007 chestnut mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Highland Destiny (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID).
    Breeder: Margaret Kinsella, Co. Galway.

    Westwinds Hercules (ISH) – 2005 bay gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Westwinds Clover (ISH) by Porter Rhodes (TB).
    Breeder: Alice Keogh, Wexford.

    Cooley Rorkes Drift (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Courage II (HOLST) out of Doon-A-Ree Lass (ISH), by Rachel Comet (TB).
    Breeder: William McCarrison, Down

  • ISH Medal Winners at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses, Lanaken 2015
    MHS Washington (ISH) – 2008 mare by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of Mill Royale (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST).
    Breeder: Ita Brennan, Co Kilkenny

    Talks Cheap (ISH) – 2008 mare by Tinaranas Inspector (WESTF) out of Dreaming (ISH), by Colin Diamond (ISH).
    Breeder: Ronnie Kelly, Co Limerick

  • Highest Placed ISH at the World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses, Le Lion d’Angers 2015
    SRS Adventure (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Newmarket Venture (HANN) out of Newmarket Dato Two (ISH) by Aldato (KWPN).
    Breeder: Billy Daly, Co Cork
  • Breeder of Top Irish Sport Horse Showing Mare 2015
    Kilkeany Mystic (ISH) – 2007 mare by Ghareeb (GB) (TB) out of Kilkeany Coolone (ISH) by Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH).
    Breeder: Margaret Walsh, Co Tipperary
  • Breeder of Top Irish Draught Showing Mare 2015
    Elm View (ID) – 2007 mare by Elm Hill (ID C1) out of Morning Glow (RID) by Sir Rivie (RID).
    Breeder: Raymond Sloyan, Co Mayo
  • Irish Sport Horse mare that achieved highest scores at inspection 2015
    Sliabh Papillon Breaker – 2012 mare by Boswell Mr Heartbreaker (ISH) out of Lady Rouge (ISH) by Papillon Rouge (SF).
    Breeder: Owen Horan, Co Galway
  • Irish Draught Horse mare that achieved highest scores at inspection 2015
    Castleview Farmers Lady – 2013 mare by Tors Gentleman Farmer (ID C1) out of Castleview Princess (RID) by Coolcronan Wood (ID C1).
    Breeder: Kenneth and Wendy Bell, Derry
  • Medal winner at the Pony European Eventing Championships
    Millridge Buachaill Bui – 2005 gelding by Templebready Fear Bui (CP) out of Anna’s Girl (ISH).
    Breeder: Gerard D Leahy, Co Kildare
  • Special award for breeding successful Irish Sport Horse mares
    Marion Hughes, Co Kilkenny
  • Outstanding Contribution Award to ISH Breeding
    Marily Power & Susan Lanigan O’Keeffe, Suma Stud, Kilkenny
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