Selections announced for 2017 World Breeding Eventing Championships at Le Lion

  • 29 September 2017, 10:49

Horse Sport Ireland have announced the combinations that have been selected to travel to the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses 2017. The Championships take place at Le Lion d’Angers, France from October 19th to 22nd 2017. The horses and riders that have been selected to represent Ireland are listed below. Reserves are also detailed, alongside full breeding details.

For 2017, Horse Sport Ireland will allocate full funding (entry fees and a travel bursary) (subject to passing the first trot up) for three 6-year-old’s and five 7-year-old’s that are registered in an Irish Studbook that is a full member of the WBFSH as selected by the selection committee.

Six-year-old horses:
• Cooley Cosmopolitan Diamond (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Canturo (HOLST) out of BM Barbie Doll (ISH), by Master Imp (TB). Bred by Katy Murphy, Co. Meath. Owner: Niki Potterton. Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)
• DSL The Entertainer (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Omar (BWP) out of Cloverhill Girl (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Owner/Bred by Caroline Bjoerk, Co. Kildare. Rider: Elizabeth Power (IRL)
• John The Bull (ISH) – 2011 chestnut gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Think About It (TB), by Houmayoun (TB). Bred by James Byrne, Co. Westmeath. Owner: Helen Caton. Rider: Jonty Evans (IRL)





Seven-year-old horses:
• BT Rock N Roller (ISH)(TIH) – 2010 grey gelding by High Roller (TB) out of BT Little Daisy (ISH), by Glenagyle Rebel (ID). Owner/Bred by Bridget Speirs, Co. Kildare. Rider: Camilla Speirs (IRL)
• 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)
• Hollybrook Hotshot (ISH) – 2010 bay gelding by Ars Vivendi (HOLST) out of Beechwood Girl (ISH), by Nordic Region (TB). Bred by Frank Ryan, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Louise & Jane Bloomer. Rider: Louise Bloomer (IRL)
• Guidam Roller (ISH) – 2010 bay gelding by Guidam Gold (ISH) out of Black Roller (ISH), by High Roller (ISH). Bred by Gerard Callan, Co. Louth. Owner: Alex Donohoe. Rider: Alex Donohoe
• Sportsfield Pennywell (ISH) – 2010 grey mare by Cobra (HOLST) out of Belle du Soir (AES) by Hairos (AES) bred by Louise Daly, Meath. Owned: Paul Donovan, Tipperery. Rider: Paul Donovan

Also Travelling:
• Ballycahane Lucy (ISH) – 2010 grey mare by Harlequin du Carel (SF) out of Ringmoylan Beauty (ISH) by Coevers Diamond Boy (ISH) bred by Christopher O’Sullivan SNR, Limerick. Owned by Gerald Furnell. Ridden by Dominic Furnell

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