Irish Sport Horse Studbook reclaims top spot in WBFSH studbook rankings
- 12 October 2022, 20:50
Horse Sport Ireland is delighted with the announcement from the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) this week that the Irish Sport Horse (ISH) has reclaimed its place as the leading studbook for Eventing horses in 2022, moving up from 3rd place in 2021.
The WBFSH rankings also show that the ISH has maintained it’s top 10 placing for Showjumping horses, having had the same position in 2021.
In an even more positive development, the six horses, whose individual ranking count towards the overall studbook score, all placed within the top 25 internationally for event horses, and the top 100 for showjumpers.
“Horse Sport Ireland would like to congratulate the breeders, owners and riders of the horses who contributed to the success of the Irish Sport Horse in 2022 and their ranking, as well as to the connections of all horses who represent the Irish Sport Horse worldwide,” said Head of Breeding, Development and Innovation, Sonja Egan.
“Without the continued efforts of all of our breeders, the Irish Sport Horse would not be one of the leading sport horse studbooks in the world.
“That, added to the annual renewal of breeders chasing the dream of breeding a champion, there would be no horses to carry on the legacy of the Irish Sport Horse in the competition venues around the world.
“HSI would like to thank the owners, whose investment in these horses is vital in continually giving them the opportunity to compete on the world stage.
“To the riders, we thank you for the hard work, effort and dedication that goes towards producing these horses for competition, and providing Irish horses with the opportunity to demonstrate why they are the best in the world.
“To the grooms, vets, farriers, dentists, physios, nutritionists and all the ancillary roles that contribute towards keeping horses in peak physical condition, we thank you for your efforts. It is not unnoticed.
“HSI looks forward to continued success for the breeders, owners and riders of Irish Sport Horses, and wish you the very best of good luck as move into 2023 and beyond. We also look forward to the Irish Sport Horse Studbook once again being recognised as one of the leading studbooks in the world.”
The horses whose international performances contributed to the Irish Sport Horse rankings are:
(5) OFF THE RECORD (ISH) – 2009 Gelding by VDL ARKANSAS (KWPN) out of DRUMAGOLAND BAY (ISH) by ARD OHIO (KWPN).
Bred by Peter G Brady, Co. Cavan. Owned by Off The Record Syndicate. Ridden by Will Coleman (USA).
(6) VANIR KAMIRA (ISH) – 2005 Mare by CAMIRO DE HAAR Z (ZANG) out of FAIR CALEDONIAN (WNTR) by DIXI (BEL) (TB).
Bred by Kathryn Jackson, Co. Monaghan. Owned by Trevor Dickens. Ridden by Piggy March (GBR).
(13) COOLEY QUICKSILVER (ISH) – 2011 Gelding by WOMANIZER (KWPN) out of KYLEMORE CRYSTAL (ISH)[TIH] by CREGGAN DIAMOND (ID).
Bred by Alan O’Brien, Co. Galway. Owned by The Monster Partnership. Ridden by Elizabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA).
(14) BALLAGHMOR CLASS (ISH) – 2007 Gelding by COURAGE II (HOLST) out of KILDERRY PLACE (ISH).
Bred by Noel Hickey, Co. Limerick. Owned by Meses. Shuter, Hislop & Ryan. Ridden by Oliver Townend (GBR).
(18) LEAMORE MASTER PLAN (ISH) (Formerly known as SAMBUCO) – 2009 Gelding by MASTER IMP (TB) out of ARDRAGH BASH (ISH) by CAVALIER ROYALE (HOLST).
Bred by Michael Byrne, Co. Wicklow. Owned by Anne W. Eldridge. Ridden by Ariel Grald (USA).
(23) CAPELS HOLLOW DRIFT (ISH) – 2011 Gelding by SHANNONDALE SARCO ST GHYVAN (BWP) out of LUCKY CREST (ISH)[TIH] by LUCKY GIFT (TB).
Bred by Jeanette Glynn, Co. Clare. Owned by Meses. Davenport, Simmie & Webb. Ridden by Tom Jackson (GBR).
(37) JAMES KANN CRUZ (Formerly known as CSF JAMES KANN CRUZ) (ISH) – 2013 Gelding by KANNAN (KWPN) out of CSF TELLY CRUZ (ISH) by CRUISING (ISH)[TIH].
Bred by Patrick Connolly, Co. Galway. Owned by Gizmo Partners LLC. Ridden by Shane Sweetnam (IRL).
(73) HHS CALAIS (ISH) – 2011 Gelding by CAVALIER ROYALE (HOLST) out of MHS OBOS CRUISE (ISH) by O.B.O.S. QUALITY 004 (OLD).
Bred by Ita Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Owned by Bravo Hughes Ltd. Ridden by Michael Pender (IRL).
(81) BBS MCGREGOR (ISH) – 2012 Gelding by CARDENTO (HOLST) out of RANDOM CHANCE (ISH) by MARK TWAIN (TB).
Bred and owned by Marguerite Ryan, Co. Kilkenny.
Ridden by Jack Ryan (IRL).
(83) PACINO AMIRO (ISH) – 2012 Gelding by PACINO (BWP) out of CARNONE DANCING QUEEN (ISH) by NC AMIRO (AES).
Bred by Simon Scott, Co. Donegal. Owned by Aiden McGrory.
Ridden by Bertram Allen (IRL).
(86) SEA TOPBLUE (ISH) – 2011 Gelding by CHACCO BLUE (MECKL) out of SEA TOP LADY (ISH) by LUX Z (HANN).
Bred by James and John Meade, Co. Clare. Owned by Andrew Bourns & QBS Equestrian LLC. Ridden by Andrew Bourns (IRL).
(92) FTS KILLOSSERY KONFUSION (ISH) – 2010 Gelding by SIEC LIVELLO (HOLST) out of KILLOSSERY KRUISETTE (ISH)[TIH] by CRUISING (ISH)[TIH].
Bred by Frank & Laura Glynn, Co. Dublin. Owned by Euro Horse BVBA. Ridden by Jos Verlooy (BEL).
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