Horse Sport Ireland International Breeders Prizes 2019

  • 8 October 2019, 21:07

Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to continue the international breeder prizes for 2019, to further recognise and reward the individuals responsible for breeding Ireland’s top Show Jumpers and Eventers.

These prizes will be awarded to the breeders of the top three Irish-bred horses in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) year-end rankings in both Show Jumping and Eventing.

The WBFSH rankings are published online each month from April to October, with the final rankings being announced in early November. At this point the recipients of these breeders’ prizes will be announced.

This is open to the breeders of all Irish-bred horses with sire, dam and breeder officially recorded, irrespective of the horse studbook of origin. The breeder’s prizes will work as follows.

Highest Ranking Showjumping Eventing
1st €1,500 €1,500
2nd €1000 €1,000
3rd €500 €500
TOTAL €3,000 €3,000


Speaking about the prizes, Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy said:

“Irish Breeders are the backbone of the Sport Horse Industry and the horses they produce are the foundation upon which Ireland’s success is built. Irish-bred horses are our international brand ambassadors and it is essential that we continue to recognise the expertise of Irish breeders and to nurture and support a world class sport horse breeding programme in Ireland.”


Further information on the WBFSH Studbook and Breeder Rankings can be found HERE.

The recipients of last year’s WBFSH Breeder Prizes are as follows:

Show Jumping

1st Suma’s Zorro (AES) – 2004 mare by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Vixens Frolic (ISH), by Horos (TB). Breeders: Susan Lanigan-O’Keeffe & Marily Power, Suma Stud, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Joanne Sloan-Allen & Sameh El Dahan. Rider: Sameh El Dahan (EGY)

2nd Luibanta BH (ISH) – 2008 mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of Mabanta (KWPN), by Abantos (KWPN). Breeder: Justin Burke, Co. Galway. Owner: David Gochman. Rider: Amanda Derbyshire (GBR)

3rd Limestone Grey (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Try Time (KWPN) out of Millpark’s Courageous Lady (ISH). Breeder: David Moran, Co. Limerick. Owner: Stephex Stables. Rider: Lorenzo De Luca (ITA)


1st Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH) – 2004 gelding by VDL Ricochet (KWPN). Breeder: Rhona Barnwall, Co. Dublin. Owners: Horseware Products LTD, Niki Potterton and Orla Ennis. Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)

2nd Horseware Ardagh Highlight (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Gentle Servant (ISH), by Kings Servant (ISH). Breeder: Teresa Walsh, Co. Kilkenny. Owners: Belinda Keir & Sam Watson. Rider: Sam Watson (IRL)

3rd Ballaghmor Class (ISH) – 2007 gelding Courage II (HOLST) out of Kilderry Place (ISH). Breeder: Noel Hickey, Co. Limerick. Owners: Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan. Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR)

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