HSI Foal Championship Final 2018
- 22 October 2018, 16:48
The Sport Horse and Sport Pony Foal Championship aims to identify, evaluate and reward breeders who have bred a foal that has the potential to be competitive at the highest level in the disciplines of Show Jumping or Eventing. Foals were judged under the criteria of functional conformation, walk, trot, canter and overall athleticism and balance. Horses were also given points for pedigree.
This year saw 5 well-contested regional qualifiers where 8 foals were selected at each qualifier for the final; the best show jumping type colt, colt pony, filly and filly pony, and the best eventing type colt, colt pony, filly and filly pony. The qualifying venues were Newcastle West Show, Creagh Equestrian Centre, Wexford Equestrian, Tubberbride Stables and Coilog Equestrian Centre.
The final took place on Friday, 19th October at the 4 day Senior, Junior, YR & COH Grand Prix Show at Cavan Equestrian Centre where a pot of €13,000 was on offer for the eight Champions, Champion Show jumping colt and filly and Champion Eventing colt and filly. There was also a special prize for the overall best traditionally-bred foal which was won by Annabelles Dream (ISH)[TIH] the Eventing Filly by Loughahoe Guy (ISH)[TIH] out of Vanity Fare (ISH)[TIH] bred and owned by Michael Dooner.
Norman Allen and Tiernan Gill judged the Show Jumping foals while Nicky Roncoroni and Maurice Coleman judged the Eventing foals.
Norman Allen said “ The two winners in the show jumping section were exceptional. The filly in particular has an excellent pedigree. Her dam Rincarina was a prolific winner at 1.60m and her sire For Pleasure is producing top class foals. I see no reason why this filly wouldn’t go to the highest levels of competition with the scope, movement and attitude she showed. The colt foal had big loose movement with plenty of scope. He could also be a top level competition horse in the future. I believe that this Championship is a great initiative from HSI and gives spectators the opportunity to see some of the best foals in the country”.
Results and pedigrees listed below.
Show Jumping Colt
1st – Django Junior (ISH) by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of Contend Heraldik (HOLST) by Contender (HOLST). Bred by Kedrah House Stud and owned by John Buttimer
Reserve – Moon Shiner (ISH) by Celtic Hero B Z (ZANG) out of Conolin (ISH) by Radolin (KWPN) bred by John Nash
Show Jumping Filly
1st – Carina (ISH) by For Pleasure (HANN) out of Rincarina (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH) bred and owned by Lisa Cawley
Reserve – Clarkes Jet Stream (ISH) by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of Clarkes Quiet Optimistic (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN) bred and owned by John Clarke
1st – Newmarket Leonardo (ISH) by Newmarket Venture (HANN) out of Newmarket Dato Two (ISH) by Aldato (KWPN) bred and owned by Billy Daly
Reserve – Greenhall Heatwave (ISH) by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) out of Greenhall Catwalk (ISH) by Mermus R (KWPN) bred and owned by Derry Rothwell
1st – Lisbrogan Grace (ISH) by Tyson (KWPN) out of Trewins (SHB) by Hand In Glove (TB) bred and owned by Thomas Conlon
Reserve – Munthers Babe (ISH) by Munther (TB) out of Brookfield Miss Lux (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN) bred and owned by Kieran O’Gorman
Traditional Irish Bred foal – Annabelles Dream (ISH)[TIH] by Loughahoe Guy (ISH)[TIH] out of Vanity Fare (ISH)[TIH] by Dunkerrin Grey Mist (IDC1) bred and owned by Michael Dooner
Show Jumping Pony Colt
1st – Cashes Beauty (CP) by Currachmore Castle (CP) out of Active Beauty (CP) by Robe Earl (CP) bred and owned by Martin O’Sullivan
Reserve – Machno Apachee (ISP) by Machno Carwyn (WPC) out of Angel Delight (WNTR) by Muharib (TB) bred and owned by Sandra Barnwell
Show Jumping Pony Filly
1st – Donaghmore Silver Lady (CP) by I Love You Melody (CP) out of Doovins Silver Smoke (CP) by Grey Rock Trish (CP) bred and owned by Pat Lynch
Reserve – Annaghbay Annie (CP) by Silver Shadow (CP) out of Benbulben Star (CP) by Earl of Newbridge (CP) bred and owned by Michael Flanagan
Eventing Pony Colt
1st – Silken Karma (ISH) by Masurenfuerst (TRAK) out of Honeyhill Lady (CP) by Robe Earl (CP) bred and owned by Helen Troughton
Reserve – Wyndham Dun To- A- T (ISP) by Gwennic De Goariva (CP) out of Wyndham Petite Fleur (IPS) by Kilvington Scoudrel (BRP) bred and owned by Peter Byrne
Eventing Pony Filly
1st – Hollywood Queen Bee (ISP) by Newtown Moll’s Pride (CP) out of Woodend Rose (CP) by Ard Harlequin (CP) bred and owned by Deborah Mc Cann
Reserve – Tyrellspass Sun Flower (ISP) by Chinook Limelight (WPC) out of Megland Mooncharm (CHAPS) by Acado bred and owned by Catherine Boylan