Quality excels in the west from HSI Loose Jumping Championships

  • 14 October 2020, 20:09

This week marks the start of the Horse Sport Irelands 3 and 4-year-old filly loose jumping championships. There was €1,500 on offer for the Pony loose jumping championship in Creagh. There is €6,000 on offer at each of the three venues for the 3 and 4 year old filly championships in Tubberbride Equestrian, Cavan Equestrian and Warrington Top Flight Equestrian centre.

On Monday 12th October over 20 ponies turned out in Creagh Equestrian to compete in the 2020 loose jumping championships. These fillies were judged by Philip Scott and Tiernan Gill.

Following the competition Philip said ‘I was highly impressed with the turn out of the ponies here today, they were extremely well turned out and it is refreshing to see the quality and standard of pony become higher year after year. We saw ponies today with excellent conformation, movement and ability. I have no doubt that these ponies will be produced to the highest standard and will be capable of reaching the highest levels in either eventing, Showjumping or working hunter classes. I am excited to see so many pony breeders supporting HSI’s breeding initiatives and I look forward to what the future holds for Irish ponies on the world stage’.

Winning 3 year old pony Knockmoy Silver Sparrow (CP). Picture Laurence Dunne – Jump In Action

17 fillies competed in Tuesdays loose jumping championship in Tubberbride Equestrian. This competition was judged by Tiernan Gill and Gabriel Tunney.

Following the competition Gabriel said ‘The facilities offered by the Kerins family were second to none and they did everything possible in keeping with the Covid 19 restrictions which allowed this championship to take place. It was great to see some of the 4-year-old fillies develop from last year. The pedigrees coming out this year are up there with the best in Europe, and the Irish breeders are using more and more 5 star stallions with our performance Irish mares which can only strengthen our brood mare herd for the future’

Tiernan Gill concluded with ‘The mares were an excellent type this year. It is fantastic to see the tremendous effort that breeders are putting in in order to meet the requirements for breeding and producing mares. There are 3 mares back this year competing in the 4 year old class that were out loose jumping as three year olds. It is great to see that they are being produced and kept by their owners with breeding in mind. The mares were all well presented and I am confident that they have sufficient ability to be produced and be successful in their disciplines. Over the last three years I feel that Irish breeders are making more informed breeding decisions due to the guidance of HSI’s breeding policies and supports. We are now just as good, if not better than our European counter parts’.

Full results and pedigrees listed below:

Winning 4 year old – Kannan CK (ISH) picture Laurence Dunne / Jumpinaction

Pony Results, Creagh Equestrian:

4 year olds

1st Mountain Girl by Drummin Rebel (CP) out of Casstel Doreen (CP) by Castleside Carrig (CP) bred by Mary McGuinness and owned by Patrick Cafferty

2nd Killowen Leah Bui by Templebready Fear Bui (CP) out of Emlagh Foxy Lady (CP) by Glenayre Silver Fox (CP) bred by Carmelia Scrivens owned by Patrick Cafferty

3rd Knockillaree Leona by Aughnanure Leo out of Knockillaree Lady Carnute by Captain Carnute bred by Roger Joyce owned by Joshua Joyce

4th Pollabrandy Mist by Tulira Robuck (CP) out of Hilltop Mist (CP) by Ardravinna Andy (CP) bred by Mr Peter O’Rourke owned by Kieran Egan

5th Red Park Tina by Thorgal De L’Auber (CP) out of Curraghnakeely Tina (CP) by Arán Brown Bomber (CP) bred by Pat Mc Cathy owned by Kate Daly

6th Dexter Beauty by Dexter Leam Pondi IS 15 (CP) out of Aghamore Beauty (CP)       by Leam Finnegan (CP) bred and owned by Sean Carey


3 Year olds

1st Knockmoy Silver Sparrow by Silver Shadow (CP) out of Badger Hill Chica (CP) by Bobby Sparrow Blue (CP) bred and owned by Fintan Cosgrove

2nd Creganna Milady by Koro d’Or (SF) out of Prospect Suzy (CP)  by Tulira Robuck (CP) bred and owned by Marjorie Hardiman.

3rd Foxboro Little Lady Blue by Ansiei (TB) out of Foxboro Stardust bred and owned by Mr. Michael Leahy

4th Sleehaun Aurora by Manninard Abel (CP) out of Rosscon Annabell (CP) by Ashfield Blue Rock (CP) bred and owned by Gerry Whyte

5th Numero Blue by Numero Cruise (ISH) out of Knock Blue (ISH) by Blue Champion (ID) bred by Mr John Gardiner owned by Laura Geraghty

6th Knockillaree Diamond by Cullane Comet (CP) out of Star of the Valley (CP) by Westside Mirah (CP) bred and owned by Emma Joyce

Filly results, Tubberbride.

3 year old

1st Garryduffy Grey Misty by Garryduff Jar of Hearts (ISH) out of Gurraun Carraview (RID) by Carrabawn View (ISH) bred by John Joyce owned by Padraic Corcoran

2nd Miss Cavalier Candy by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Miss Cavalier Royal (ISH)      by Castletallagh Royale (ISH) bred by Tom Fleming owned by Francis & Noeleen Kerins

3rd Unnamed by Pollux de Muze (Zang) out of Drumgoland Hermes (ISH) by Hermes de Reve (SF) bred by Peter G Brady owned by David Williams & Keith Boland

4th Kingsborough Samira by Sandro K (OLD) out of Kingsborough Flamingo (ISH) by Je Taime Flamenco (BWP) bred by David Gray owned by Gemma Fitsgerald

4 year olds

1st Kannan CK by Kannan (KWPN) out of Roadstown Equality CK (AES) by Quality Time (HOLST) bred and owned by Dermot Gormanly

2nd Candy Tip Toe by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Coastal Cruz (ISH) by Cruising (ISH)(TIH) bred and owned by Padraic Corcoran

3rd Clarehall Kannan Law by Kannan (KWPN) out of Clare Conclave (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH) bred and owned by Shane Slattery

4th Rushfield Diamontina by Diamant De Semilly (SF) out of Frieda (OLD) by Farmer bred and owned by Donnacha Anhold

5th Cherry Wine by Stetter (KWPN) out of Roadstown Cruise (ISH)(TIH) by Cruising (ISH)(TIH) bred by Michael Doherty and owned by Louise Craig

6th Unnamed by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Rathlee Lady Vendi (ISH) by Ars Vivendi (HOLST) bred and owned by Michael Hanley

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