Irish Sport Horse (ISH) Show Jumping Series 2014 concludes at Tattersalls

  • 27 July 2014, 19:18

THE 2014 Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series finals took place yesterday and today (Sunday) at the Tattersalls Ward Union Hunt Show. With a total of €13,550 on offer, competition was strong at the Meath venue.

All six classes at Tattersalls were run against the clock. Saturday’s three qualifiers ran as two-phase classes with the second round against the clock to decide on the top 25 combinations to qualify for today’s finals. Today’s finals then culminated in jump-off classes, when not only the winners of the final legs and leagues were decided but a number of places were for up for grabs for automatic selection for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses at Lanaken this year.

Entries were strong for the final leg of this year’s Series with 88 5 year olds, 46 6 year olds and 30 7 year olds entered for Saturday’s qualifier classes.

In the 5 Year Old Final, it was Ger O’Neill and the Luidam (KWPN) mare Ard Ginger Pop (ISH) who proved supreme in the final class and subsequently the 5 Year Old League delivering a double clear round in 40.92. In the 6 Year Old Final Alexander Butler rode a faultless round aboard the Hannah Joyce owned mare Talks Cheap (ISH) to also take home the spoils in both the class and the 6 Year Old League. The same combination won the 5 Year Old Consolation class at Lanaken in 2013.

Prior to today, the 7 year old league winner had already been decided with the Harold McGahern owned Rincoola Rua (ISH) with Edward Butler unbeatable. Thomas O’Brien claimed a superb first and second place in the final class with Hector Van D’Abdijhoeve (BWP) and Lux Classic (ISH) respectively. A third placing from James Hogg and Almost Persuaded (ISH) brought this combination up the league leader board to take third place behind John Floody and Mise Le Meas (ISH).

Dr Pat Wall, Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) and Alison Corbally, Director of Breeding and Programmes were both in attendance to make the presentations to the winners of the classes and the leagues. Speaking about today’s competitions Ms Corbally said “The standard of jumping today at Tattersalls in these young horse classes was exceptionally high. In ideal conditions the cream rose to the top to give us very competitive finals. I look forward to seeing these horses compete at Lanaken in September and I wish riders, owners and breeders the very best of luck at the Championships“.

Full results of the final classes and the leagues below:

5 Year Old Final Class:

1st – Ard Ginger Pop (ISH) – mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of Derrylea Greylady (ISH) by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Heather Dean-Wright, Meath. Owner: Sharon Fitzpatrick. Rider: Ger O’Neill [0/0, 40.92]

2nd – LVS Wizard (ISH) – gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Ellie of Atlanta (ISH) by Diamond Lad (ID) Bred by Joseph Owens, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Martin O’Dea Rider: Philip McGuane [0/0, 41.44]

3rd – Alberta Mist (ISH)- gelding by Womanizer (KWPN)out of Lisa (WESTF) by Landino (HOLST). Bred by Ronnie Kelly, Limerick. Owner: Caledonia Stables. Rider:Greg Broderick [0/0, 41.84]

4th – Ard Golden Crisp (ISH)- stallion by Luidam (KWPN) out of Ard Caramel (ISH) by Ard Ohio (KWPN). Bred by Heather Dean-Wright, Meath. Rider: Conan Wright[0/0, 48.67]

5th – AHG Whiterock Cruise Down (ISH)- gelding by Cruisings Micky Finn (ISH) out of Whiterock Touch (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Bred by Anne Clancy, Longford. Owner: Francis Derwin. Rider: Michael Murphy [0/4, 43.21]

6th – FSS Thumbelina (ISH)- mare by Ars Vivendi (HOSLT) out of Legalan Lux (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN), Bred by Messers Reilly & Farrell, Cavan. Owner/Rider: Olive Clarke[0/4, 44.95]


6 Year Old Final Class:

1st – Talks Cheap (ISH) – mare by Tinaranas Inspector (WESTF) out of Dreaming (ISH) by Colin Diamond (ISH). Bred by Ronnie Kelly, Limerick. Owner: Hannah Joyce. Rider: Alexander Butler[0/0, 38.54]

2nd – KMR Benzini (ISH) – gelding by Morgangold Major (ZWEI) out of Benzini Belle (TB) by Colonel Godfrey (TB). Bred by Carol A McLaughlin, Donegal. Owner: Aoife Rafferty. Rider: Cormac Rafferty [0/0, 41.28]

3rd – Kilcannon Cavaquin (ISH) – mare by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Clear Cavalier (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Tony Loughnane, Tipperary. Owner: Mary Bolger. Rider: Jason Higgins [0/0, 41.41]

4th – Scoobie Is Our Man (ISH) – gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Flame And Passion (ISH)by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Michael Reck Jnr, Wexford. Owner: Pat & Clare Sutton. Rider: Gerard Clarke Jnr [0/4, 38.25]

5th – MHS Super Trooper (ISH) – gelding by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD)out of MHS Julianna Joy (ISH)byFuristo’s Diamond (ISH). Bred by Mary Brennan, Kilkenny. Owner: Patricia Kavanagh & Catherine Thornton. Rider: Catherine Thornton [0/4, 44.13]

6th – LCC Hello Kate (ISH) – mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of LCC Molly (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Bred by Fr Simon Cadam, Antrim. Owner: Linda Courtney. Rider: Lucy Buchanan [0/8, 42.14]


7 Year Old Final Class:

1st – Hector Van D’Abdijhoeve (BWP) – stallion by Cabrio Van De Heffinick (HOLST) out of Diana Van D’Abdijhoeve (BWP) by Utrillo Van De Heffinck (BWP). Bred by Hugo Boelens, Belgium. Owner: Raymond Keane. Rider: Thomas O’Brien [0/0, 36.60]

2nd – Lux Classic (ISH) – mare by Lux Z (HANN) out of Nadja S (KWPN) by Holland (KWPN). Bred by Patrick A Walsh, Wexford Owner: Noel Delahunty. Rider: Thomas O’Brien [0/0, 38.46]

3rd – Almost Persuaded (ISH) – mare by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Lady Dreamer (TB) by Brush Aside (TB). Bred by Bernard O’Reilly, Cavan. Owner/Rider: James Hogg [0/0, 39.47]

4th – Curra Quin (ISH) – gelding by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Ballyveskil Mist (ISH) by Clover Hill (ID). Bred by Thomas Hannan, Wicklow. Owner: Francis Derwin. Rider: Michael Murphy [0/4, 34.13]

5th – Erne Ladygoldilocks (ISH) – mare by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Erne Touch (ISH). Bred by Hugh Fitzpatrick, Cavan. Owner: Hugh Fitzpatrick. Rider: Francis Connors [0/4, 41.45]

6th – Always On My Mind (ISH) – gelding by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Sandiamo (AES) by Andiamo (NRPS). Bred by Edgar Hogg, Fermanagh. Owner: Edgar Hogg. Rider: James Hogg [0/8, 40.03]


5 Year Old League

1st – Ard Ginger Pop (ISH) breeding as above- (27 points)

2nd – MHS Peyton (ISH)- gelding by Baloubet Du Rouet (SF) out of Lady Ligustra (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Ita Brennan, Kilkenny. Owner: Tim Brennan. Rider: Peter Moloney (20 points)

3rd – Graf Balouprint (ISH)- mare by Balou Du Rouet (OLD) out of Graf Landlady (ISH) by Limmerick (HOLST). Bred by Brian Livingstone, Down. Owner: Rider & Brian Livingstone. Rider: Catherine Thornton (17 points)


6 Year Old League

1st – Talks Cheap (ISH) – breeding as above (22 points)

2nd – Mini Cruzano (ISH) mare by Silvano (KWPN) out of Hyundai Santa Fe (ISH) by Cruising (ISH). Bred byOliver Walsh, Galway. Owner: Leona Walsh. Rider: Thomas O’Brien (22 points)

3rd – LCC Hello Kate (ISH) breeding as above (19 points)


7 Year Old League

1st Rincoola Rua (ISH) mare by Diamant De Semilly (SF) out of Rincoola Abu (ISH) by Cruising (ISH). Bred and owned by Harold McGahern, Longford. Rider: Edward Butler (36 points)

2nd – Shenick (ISH) – gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Sesario (ISH) by Saracen Hill (TB). Bred by Lynsey Smith, Dublin. Owner: Joanne Attley. Rider: John Floody (23 points)

3rd – Almost Persuaded (ISH) – breeding as above (19 points)



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