Seven Irish Sport Horses set to take on the Eventing European Championships

  • 1 August 2023, 08:42

Horse Sport Ireland, on behalf of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook, would like to congratulate and acknowledge the breeders of the seven Irish Sport Horses, representing four countries competing at the 2023 FEI Eventing European Championship in Le Pin au Haras, France from August 9th – 13th.


Team Germany:

2010 Gelding by Vechta (KWPN) out of Brookhall Lady (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH).
Breeder: Judith McClelland, Co. Down.
Owner: Dorothea Von Zedtwitz.
Rider: Jerome Robine.

Team Great Britain:

2011 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Lucky Crest (ISH)[TIH] by Lucky Gift (TB).
Breeder: Jeanette Glynn, Co Clare.
Owner: Patricia Davenport, Millie Simmie & Sarah Webb.
Rider: Tom Jackson.

Felicity Ward and Regal Bounty (ISH) pictured at Luhmuhlen earlier this year.  Photo: Irish Eventing Times

Team Ireland:
2012 Mare by Financial Reward (TB), out of Bonnie Dolly (ISH) by Bonnie Prince (TB).
Breeder: Vincent Cousins, Co. Wicklow.
Owner: Jayne McGivern.
Rider: Susannah Berry.

2011 Gelding by Clover Brigade (ISH)[TIH] out of Winning Lass (TB) by Right Win (IRE) (TB).
Breeder: Caroline Widger, Co. Waterford.
Owner: Peter Cole & Susanna Frankie.
Rider: Sarah Ennis.

REGAL BOUNTY (ISH) [aka Cypress Hati]
2011 Gelding by Orestus (KWPN) out of Edge Of Reason (ISH)[TIH] by Senang Hati (TB).
Breeder: Miriam de Feu, Co. Dublin.
Owner: James O’Callaghan.
Rider: Felicity Ward.

2013 Gelding by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Woodend Ard Hill (WNTR) by Ardcroney Lad VII (WNTR).
Breeder: Noel & Nuala Prendergast, Co. Dublin.
Owner: Nuala Prendergast.
Rider: Ian Cassells.

Team Italy
2013 Gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN), out of Loughnavatta Pearl (ISH)[TIH] by Flagmount King (IDC1).
Breeder: Rory Costigan, Co. Tipperary.
Owner: Antonio Rusticoni.
Rider: Frederico Sacchetti.

Horse Sport Ireland would also like to acknowledge the breeders of the Irish Sport Horses named on the Reserve List for the Irish team by HSI Interim Eventing High-Performance Director, Dag Albert.

Kilcandra Capitol (ISH)
2013 gelding by Orestus (KWPN) out of Beavers Bugsy Malone [TIH] (ISH) by Hallodri (ATA).
Breeder: Vincent Cousins, Co. Wicklow.
Owner: TruckEast Limited.
Rider: Susie Berry.

Master Point (ISH)[TIH]
2013 gelding by Pointilliste (USA)(TB) out of Chikari (ISH)[TIH] by Kings Master (ISH)[TIH].
Bred by Bridget McGing, Co. Kildare.
Owner: Ian Cassells.
Rider: Ian Cassells.

Monbeg By Design (ISH) [aka Eskerhills Elixir]
2012 Gelding by Pacino (BWP) out Eskerhills Lexis (ISH) by Puissance (ISH)[TIH].
Breeder: Fiona Molloy, Co. Offaly.
Owner: Nick & Helen Caton.
Rider: Susie Berry.

Sammy Davis Junior (ISH)
2009 gelding by Imperial Hights (ISH)[TIH] out of Cornasaus Connie (ISH) by Condios (HOLST).
Breeder: Amanda Vogan, Co. Cavan.
Owner: Cathal Daniels & Margaret Kinsella.
Rider: Jennifer Kuehnle.

Speaking on the number of Irish Sport Horses competing in Haras Le Pin at the FEI European Eventing Championships, Horse Sport Ireland’s Head of Breeding, Development and Innovation with Horse Sport Ireland, Dr. Sonja Egan, said: “We’d like to congratulate all the breeders of the Irish Sport Horses competing at Le Pin au Haras.  It’s an incredible achievement to breed a horse that competes at a level as prestigious as the FEI European Championships.

“It’s also wonderful to see Irish Sport Horses representing four countries at the Championships, and it again shows why Ireland is the leading country for the breeding of three-day event horses. We are very much looking forward to watching these Irish Sport Horses compete and wish all breeders, owners, and riders the best of luck at Le Pin au Haras!”

Chairman of the Traditional Irish Horse Association, Kevin Noone, added: “It is always satisfying to see Traditional Irish Horses competing successfully on the international stage, and especially at an event such as the FEI European Eventing Championships. It’s wonderful to see Traditional breeding represented through some of the dams and the damsires of the horses competing there too.”

Horse Sport Ireland would like to congratulate all the breeders of the horses listed above, and to wish all the connections competing in France at the FEI European Eventing Championships from August 9th – 13th the very best of good luck.

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Tom Jackson and Capels Hollow Drift (ISH). 
Photo: Irish Eventing Times