O’Regan on Lanaken redemption mission after HSI Studbook success
- 16 May 2022, 13:09
Alan O’Regan is on a Lanaken redemption mission with Seaview Demonstration (ISH) after the pair’s success in the HSI Studbook Series seven-year-old final at Cavan Equestrian Centre on Sunday.
Seaview Demonstration topped the six-year-old league standings in 2021 and hopes were high at the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Belgium.
O’Regan and his mount performed well in Lanaken and the Corkman will be hoping for some better luck this time around.
“We will continue to compete in the Studbook Series and will try him for the seven and eight-year-old qualifiers for the Dublin Horse Show. Hopefully, then, he will possibly go to Lanaken at the end of the year, “O’Regan said.
“He went really well there last year and only had a pole down on the second day before finishing second in the consolation – that was my fault, so I’ll be hoping to go there this year and make amends.
“He has that experience of it now so all going well we will make it there. It’s obviously a long season but that’s the plan and fingers crossed that’s where he ends up.
“He’s by a son of Cavalier called Correlli Bravo (ISH) and he’s out of a Castlelawn Galloway (OLD) mare called Galloway Star (ISH) – so he’s quite traditionally bred really. There’s not so many Corelli Bravo’s around actually but they do seem like very nice horses.
“I have a full brother who is six also and they’re nice types of horses who jump well – I’m very happy with him.”
In the six-year-old final, 11 horses jumped double clear, with Molly Hughes Bravo among them with both HHS India (ISH) and HHS Savannah (ISH) completing the feat for the second time in this year’s series.
Both horses went double clear in the first leg at The Meadows and Hughes Bravo said: “HHS India was a finalist at Lanaken last year and I’m really excited by her.
“I think she’s improved a lot this time around and I’m looking forward to the rest of the year with her – she was also double clear at The Meadows.
“I didn’t ride HHS Savannah as much last year – John McEntee rode her – but I took over with her this year and I was delighted that she added to her double clear at The Meadows too.
“The course was very good at Cavan – it was tricky enough. If the rideability wasn’t great it would catch you out but luckily my horses were in super form and jumped really well.
“Hopefully now, all going to plan, we’ll head to Mullingar for the next leg of the HSI Studbook Series and we’ll keep going throughout the legs.
Tom Hearne was one of 20 who jumped double clear in the five-year-old event with Next Question (ISH) and he was thrilled his mare. She’s by Orestus (KWPN) out of and Oklund (KWPN) mare and is owned and bred by Margaret and Tracey Gallagher from Donegal.
“She done a little bit last year as a four-year-old but she’s come on a lot since and I’m looking forward to producing her for the remainder of the Studbook Series.
“Huge thanks to HSI for putting on the series. It’s a fantastic way to bring on and produce young horses. They get to jump in good rings at good venues and it’s also nice for them to jump both days.
1st Seaview Demonstration (ISH) – Gelding by FSS Correlli Bravo (ISH) out of Galloway Star (ISH) by Castlelawn Galloway (OLD). Owner: Emma Horgan. Rider Alan O’Regan: Breeder James Keane
2nd BP Limitless (ISH) – Gelding by Elvis Ter Putte (BWP) out of BallyPatrick Flight (ISH) by Laughton’s Flight (ISH). Owner: Max O’Reilly Hyland: Rider: Max O’Reilly Hyland. Breeder Austin Brodrick
3rd Thomascourt BallyPatrick (ISH) – Gelding by Balout Du Rouet (OLD) out of Doctros Delight (ISH) by Indoctro (HOLST). Owner: Charlotte Jacobs. Rider: Charlotte Jacobs. Breeder: Seamus Casey
4th Rincoola Macushla (ISH) – Mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Rincoola Holly Berry (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Owner: Aisling McGreal. Rider: Aisling McGreal. Breeder: Harold McGahern
5th Farrellys Ginger Ale (ISH) – Mare by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Farrellys Brandy (ISH) by Mohill Treble (ISH). Owner: John Naughton. Rider: Derek McConnell. Breeder: Cathal Farrelly
6th Panama FZ (SI) – Mare by Clarimo (HOLST) out of Panam (SI) by Caretino (HOLST). Owner: Pure Jump Ltd. Rider: Olive Clarke. Breeder: Franca Zanetti.
To view pedigree details of horse and rider combinations of the 11 double clear rounds, see https://sjilive.ie/results/12100393
To view pedigree details of horse and rider combinations of the 20 double clear rounds, see https://sjilive.ie/results/12100392