Irish Sport Horse Studbook finishes third at Eventing Young Horse World Championships, while Shane Breen collects World Cup points in Helsinki

  • 23 October 2016, 17:02

The Irish Sport Horse Studbook has finished in third place overall, at the WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships which concluded at Le Lion d’Angers in France today (Sunday).

The highest placed Irish Sport Horses in the six and seven-year-old final, Sophie Richards with Business Class (ISH), and Cathal Daniels with Sammy Davis Jnr. (ISH) pictured with Chef d'Equipe Janet Murray at Le Lion in France (Photo: Louise O'Brien)

The highest placed Irish Sport Horses in the six and seven-year-old final, Sophie Richards with Business Class (ISH), and Cathal Daniels with Sammy Davis Jnr. (ISH) pictured with Chef d’Equipe Janet Murray at Le Lion in France (Photo: Louise O’Brien)

The Irish Sport Horse Business Class, ridden by Sophie Richards, produced an excellent performance to finish seventh overall in the six-year-old competition. Owned and bred by Don Hadden from Co Wicklow, Business Class (ISH) and Richards were faultless in Saturday’s Cross Country phase and also in the final Show Jumping, to finish on their Dressage score of 51.1.

Also in the six-year-old final, Cornascriebe Glenpatrick (ISH) and Harold Megahey finished just outside the top 10, taking 11th place (53.4) when adding just two time penalties in the Show Jumping arena. The Irish Sport Horse WSF Carthago (56.5) took 17th place with Fiona Breach (GBR), while DSL The Professor (ISH) and Elizabeth Hayden finished in 26th place overall (62.1).

In the seven-year-old final, The Irish Sport Horse Sammy Davis Junior (ISH), bred by Amanda Vogan from Co. Cavan, finished best of the Irish in 14th place (54.9) when ridden by Galway’s Cathal Daniels. Sportsfield Lord Livesey (ISH) and Mathew Heath (GBR) finished in 17th place (56.5), one spot ahead of Poynstown Will (ISH) ridden by Ciara Power who finished on a score of 54.9. Kincooley Cruising. (ISH) and Tim Price (NZL) came home in 20th place (58.6).

Shane Breen and Market Irminka (Photo: Sonya Dempsey)

Shane Breen and Market Irminka (Photo: Sonya Dempsey)

Meanwhile in Show Jumping, Tipperary’s Shane Breen scored a joint eighth place finish in the second round of the Longines FEI Western European World Cup series at Helsinki in Finland. Breen and the Tracy Priest-owned 10-year-old mare Market Irminka, produced a flawless performance when first to go of the 34 starters. Once fence down against the clock in a fast time of 32.26 seconds saw the pair finis in equal eighth place, on the same time as Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) and VDL Groep Arera C. Swiss rider Romain Douget took the winners prize with Quorida de Treho.

WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships.
Le Lion d’Angers France
7th, Business Class (ISH) – 2010 chestnut gelding by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Moxella (OLD), by Quick Star (SF). Owner/Bred by Don Hadden, Co. Wicklow. Rider: Sophie Richards (IRL)
11th, Cornascriebe Glenpatrick (ISH) – 2010 brown stallion by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Cornascriebe Royale (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Carol M Armstrong, Co. Armagh. Owner: Glenpatrick Sport Horses. Rider: Harold Megahey (IRL)
17th WSF Carthago – 2010 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Enigma. (NFVH) by Viking (TB). Breeder: Francis Mulvihill (Cork). Rider: Fiona Breach (GBR)
26th, DSL The Professor (ISH) – 2010 bay gelding by Mermus R (KWPN) out of Abbey Arch (ISH), by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Bred by Harry & Heather Noble, Co. Longford. Owner: Joan Hayden. Rider: Elizabeth Hayden (IRL)

14th Sammy Davis Junior (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Imperial Hights (ISH) out of Cornasaus Connie (ISH), by Condios (HOLST). Bred by Amanda Vogan, Co. Cavan. Owner: Margaret Kinsella. Rider: Cathal Daniels (IRL)

17th Sportsfield Lord Livesey (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Kroongraaf (KWPN) out of Croisson (ISH), by Sunny Boy (KWPN). Breeder: Ailbhe Martin, Co. Limerick. Rider: Mathew Heath (GBR)

18th Poynstown Will (aka Stonehavens Poynstown) (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Ars Vivendi (HOLST) out of Not Amused (ISH), by Limmerick (HOLST). Bred by Thomas Byrne, Co. Wicklow. Owner/Rider: Ciara Power (IRL)

20th Kincooley Cruising. (ISH) – 2009 mare by S Creevagh Ex Siebe (KWPN) out of Majestic Cruise (ISH) by Cruising (ISH). Breeder: John McGuinness (Leitrim). Rider: Tim Price (NZL)

21st Caesars Gold (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Golden Master (TB) (IRE) out of Moorfields Lass (UNK). Breeder: Scott Mernagh, Co. Wexford. Owner/Rider: Edie Murray-Hayden (IRL)

26th Tullabeg Flamenco (ISH) – 2009 dun gelding by Tullabeg Fusion (ISH) out of Tullabeg Heidi (UNK), by Ardenteggle Sir (IPSA). Bred by Nicholas Cousins, Co. Wexford. Owner: Vahe Bogossian. Rider: Sam Watson (IRL)

27th Reenmore Duke (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Quicksilber (BRDBG) out of Tooreenmore (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Bred by Maura Crowley, Co. Kerry. Owner/Rider: Jodie O’Keeffe (IRL)

29th Drumaknockan Easter Charm (ISH) – 2009 grey gelding by Charming Boy (HOLST) out of Hillside White Oak (ISH). Bred by Roberta Hanna, Co. Down. Owner/Rider: Louise Nicholson (IRL)

31st Blackthorn Cruise. (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Vancouver (KWPN) out of Ms Cruise. (ISH)(TIH) by Cruising (ISH). Breeder: David Carey (Mayo). Rider: Dan Jocelyn (NZL)

36th Cassino Reeb (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Cassino (SWWB) out of Parkmore Reeba (ISH) by Ghareeb (TB), Breeder: Michael Courtney (Kerry). Rider: Virginia Wells (GBR)

39th OBOS Impressive (ISH) – 2009 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of OBOS Nancy Broone (ISH) sire unknown. Breeder: Marie O’Brien (Cork). Rider: Jonelle Price (NZL)

45th The Rutman. (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Cancun VDL (KWNP) out of Kilainey Olady (ISH) by Don Juan de la Bouverie (SBS). Breeder: Vincent Loftus (Kildare). Rider: Simon Grieve (GBR)

47th Ringwood LB (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Iroko (WESTF) out of Seoidin Alainn (ISH), by Master Imp (TB). Bred by Caitriona Mulkere, Co. Clare. Owner: Helen Caton. Rider: Jonty Evans (IRL)

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