Irish Sport Horse Studbook representatives qualify for the final of the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses

  • 23 September 2022, 21:56

Ireland is represented by over 70 combinations in total at the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Zangersheide, Lanaken, Belgium for the 2022 competition. Of those combinations, 19 make up the team selected to represent Irish WBFSH Studbooks on behalf of Horse Sport Ireland, while the remainder consist of Irish riders competing foreign-bred horses and Irish riders competing Irish Sport Horses, both under the wildcard system, as invitees of the show, and as overseas riders competing on Irish Sport Horses.

Of the riders selected to represent the Irish Sport Horse Studbook, two in the 5-year-old category have qualified for the final on Sunday, both of which jumped double clear rounds in the first and second qualifiers: Ciaran Moran with Greenhall Mullord and Niamh McEvoy with BP Tiny Dancer. Double clears were also posted by Jenny Kuehnle with Tullibards Bennys Special and Ethen Ahearne with ABC Saving Grace, who have qualified to compete in the 6-year-old final. Declarations are yet to be finalised for the 6-year-old and 7-year-old classes, but also declared so far for the 6-year-old final is Mikey Pender with HHS Rose, and in the 7-year-old class is Seamus Hughes-Kennedy with ESI Ali. Full breeding details are listed below.

In the 5-, 6- and 7-year-old finals there are a total of thirteen qualified riders either representing Ireland, or fielding Irish Sport Horses under other nationalities.

Niamh McEvoy with BP Tiny Dancer in the first 5-year-old qualifier (Jennifer Doyle, HSI)

Speaking on the first two days of competition, Show Jumping Team Manager Jack Doyle commented, “It is a hugely competitive field and overall we have had some good results considering how high the standard is here. We have had some unlucky results over the two days, but the courses are big, the tracks are technical and the times are tight – our riders are dealing with them very well.”

Competition kicks off again tomorrow morning for the consolation final before the Grand Finals on Sunday. To view the catalogue of Irish Sport Horse Studbook representatives, click here: https://www.horsesportireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Lanaken-Brochure-2022-Med-Qual_FINAL.pdf. The catalogue is also available on the Horse Sport Ireland stand, next to the Main Arena in Zangersheide. For live updates, follow Horse Sport Ireland on social media and live results are available on Longines Timing.

BREEDING OF STUDBOOK REPRESENTATIVES

5-year-olds:

Greenhall Mullord (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) out of Millennium Cruise (ISH)(TIH) by Cruising (ISH)(TIH). Breeder: Derry Rothwell. Owner: Margaret Fennell. Rider: Ciaran Moran (IRL).

BP Tiny Dancer (ISH) – 2017 mare by Plot Blue (KWPN) out of Uptown Girl (ISH) by Concorde (KPWN). Breeder and Owner: GBBS International LTD. Rider: Niamh McEvoy (IRL).

6-year-olds:

ABC Saving Grace (ISH) – 2016 mare by Kannan (KPWN) out of Ardnehue Diamond Cruiser (ISH)(TIH) by Cruising (ISH)(TIH). Breeder and Owner: Patrick Kehoe. Rider: Ethen Ahearne (IRL).

HHS Rose (ISH) – 2016 mare by Lamm De Fetan (SF) out of HHS Forty (ISH) by Don Juan De La Bouverie (SBS). Breeder: Miguel Bravo. Owner: Bravo Hughes LTD. Rider: Mikey Pender (IRL).

Tullibard’s Benny’s Special (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Tullibards Bennys Legacy (OLD) out of Scarlett Cavileir (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder and Owner: Hans Jurgen Kuehnle. Rider: Jennifer Kuehnle (IRL).

7-year-olds:

ESI Ali (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Stakkato Gold (HANN) out of Adelheid (KWPN) by Tygo (NON). Breeder: Ennisnag Stud. Owner: Clare Hughes. Rider: Seamus Hughes-Kennedy (IRL).

BREEDING OF OTHER IRISH HORSES AND RIDERS

5-year-olds:

ESI Lucius (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Cardento (HOLST) out of Triest Star (KWPN) by Cavalier (KWPN). Breeder and Owner: Ennisnag Stud. Rider: Harry Wood (GBR).

Next Question (ISH) – 2017 mare by Orestus (KWPN) out of Any Questions (KWPN) by Oklund (KWPN). Breeder: Margaret Tracy Gallagher .Owner: Breen Equestrian & GBBS International Ltd. Rider: Niamh McEvoy (IRL).

Maestro (KWPN) – 2017 gelding by Tieste 428 (KFPS) out of Gigi0Strona (KWPN) by Juventus (KWPN). Breeder: J.H.M Van Rijkom. Owner: Deirdre O’Hora. Rider: Michelle Kenny (IRL).

Valenzano (HOLST) – 2017 stallion by Vagabond de la Pomme (SBS) out of Flip-Flop W (HOLST) by Christian 25 (HOLST). Breeder: Kai Wullweber. Owner: Manfred von Allwörden. Rider: Diarmuid Howley (IRL).

Raquet Balou van de Mispelaere (BWP) – 2017 gelding by Bisquet Balou van de Mispelaere (RHEIN) out of Mizaura ter Putte (BWP) by Hasall van de Mispelaere (BWP). Breeder: Joris & Mia Vermeulen. Owner: HighFieldFarm BVBA. Rider: Killian Norris (IRL).

BP Goodfellas (ISH) – 2017 gelding BY Stakkato Gold (HANN) out of Goodwins Loyalty (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD). Bred & Owned by Kevin Babington and GBBS International Ltd. Rider: Gerard O’Neill (IRL).

6-year-olds:

Keatingstown Mister Cool (OLD) – 2016 gelding by Messenger (HANN) out of Chaccata’s Girl (OS) by Chacco Blue (MECK). Breeder: Gestut Lewitz. Owner and Rider: Susan Fitzpatrick (IRL).

Gallardo Z (ZANG) – 2016 gelding by George Z (SBS) out of A Comme Ci (HOLST) by Canturano Z (HOLST). Breeder: Rolf Hollenbeck. Owner: Sharon Fitzpatrick. Rider: Susan Fitzpatrick (IRL).

Billy Be Boss (AES) – 2016 mare by Billy Congo (AES) out of Billy Be Good (AES) by Kannan (KWPN). Breeder: Donal Barnwall. Owner: The Billy Stud. Rider: Jessica Burke (IRL).

Triple T Calamando Blue (OLD) – 2016 gelding by Calmando (HOLST) out of Chadouette (MECK) by Chacco Blue (MECK). Breeder: Gestut Lewitz. Owner: Gary Hazelwood. Rider: Kevin Gallagher (IRL).

Bennys Kelly (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Tullibards Bennys Legacy (OLD) out of Touched Clover HDC (ISH) by Harlequin Du Carel (SF). Breeder: Thomas Hutchinson. Owner: Emma Peake. Rider: John Crippen (GBR).

7-year-olds:

Pepitto Van Het Bokt (BWP) – 2015 stallion by Thunder vd Zuuthoeve (BWP) out of Pagena 58 (WESTF) by Polygraf (WESTF). Breeder: Steven Dhondt. Owner: Jos Lansink Horses B.V-Steven Dhondt. Rider: Jack Ryan (IRL).

Billy Etna (AES) – 2015 mare by Billy Congo (AES) out of Mountain Sea Breeze (AES) by Cevin Z (ZANG). Breeder: Dona Barnwall. Owner: The Billy Stud. Rider: Jessica Burke (IRL).

London’s Bella (OS) – 2015 mare by Carembar De Muze (BWP) out of Sandra Revella (HANN) by Sandro Boy (OLD). Breeder: Gestut Lewitz. Owner: GBBS International Ltd. Rider: Niamh McEvoy (IRL).