Hughes and HHS Inspiration win inaugural Irish Sport Horse Mare Championship
- 2 November 2013, 12:00
KILKENNY-born Marion Hughes and her O.B.O.S. Quality mare HHS Inspiration have won the inaugural Irish Sport Horse Studbook Mare Championship at Equus Live 2013 in Co. Kildare today (Saturday).
As owner and breeder of the champion, Marion collected a total of €2,500 in prize money. A total of 15 mares qualified for presentation at the crowded Event Centre in Punchestown today, and all receive an Irish Sport Horse Studbook mare premium o €250 for the owner and €100 for the breeder of the mare.
This Championship showcased the top three-year-old and four-year-old mares that were presented for inspection and that have been assessed by Horse Sport Ireland’s inspection panel on the basis of their pedigree, conformation, movement and athleticism.
All have shown exceptional qualities as potential broodmares, qualities highlighted by HSI inspectors Comdt. John Ledingham and Maurice Coleman at the Broodmare Championship parade today.
BREEDING OF THE 2013 CHAMPION
HHS INSPIRATION (ISH) – 2010 grey mare by O.B.O.S. QUALITY 004 (OLD) out of INSPIRATION (ISH) by BALBOA (TB). Bred and owned by Marion Hughes, Graigue,
Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny
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