SJ Breeding: Suma’s Zorro (ISH) third in Abu Dhabi Nations Cup

  • 23 February 2015, 10:53

Irish-bred showjumpers were on form on the international circuit last week. In the Furusiyya FEI 5* Nations Cup in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Sameh Al Dahan (EGY) and Suma’s Zorro (ISH) were part of the Egyptian team that finished in third place. On the Sunshine Tour at Vejer De La Frontera (ESP), Reed Kessler (USA) and Cos I Can (ISH) took second place in Sunday’s Grand Prix.

See below for a full list of Irish-bred International Showjumping results:

Abu Dhabi (UAE) CSIO 5* 18th to 21st February 2015

Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup 5* 1m60 €120,000:
3rd Suma’s Zorro (ISH) – 2004 chestnut mare by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Vixens Frolic (ISH), by Horos (TB). Bred by Susan Lanigan-O’Keeffe, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Joanne Sloan-Allen & Sameh El Dahan. Rider: Sameh El Dahan (EGY)

Vejer De La Frontera (ESP) CSI 3* 17th to 22nd February 2015

Grand Prix Tour A1 1m30 Table C €1,500:
4th Gelvins Touch (ISH) – 2006 grey gelding by Touchdown (ISH) out of Whitestown Diamond (ISH), by Diamond Lad (ID). Bred by John McCann, Co. Roscommon. Owner: Victoria Loane. Rider: Dermott Lennon (IRL)

Grand Prix Tour A2 1m35 Accumulator €2,000:
3rd Cruising Kilkee (ISH*TIH) – 2007 grey gelding by Cruising (ISH) out of Fados Flight (ISH), by Laughton’s Flight (ISH). Bred by Hiram Wood Hennessy, Co. Clare. Owner: Sandra Duffy. Rider: Alex Duffy (IRL)

Grand Prix Tour B 1m40 2 Phases €2,500:
6th Oldtown KC (ISH*TIH) – 2004 chestnut stallion by Cruising (ISH) out of Oldtown Katie (ISH), by Clover Fields (ISH). Bred by Martin Coffey, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Martin & Paschal Coffey. Rider: Trevor Breen (IRL)

Qualifier for Grand Prix 1m50 Table A With Jump Off €24,500:
3rd Cruise On Clover (ISH*TIH) – 2000 grey gelding by Cruising (ISH) out of Ballinakill Clover (ID), by Clover Hill (ID). Bred by Dr Noel Cawley, Co. Kildare. Owner: Laura Nina Aschwanden. Rider: Thomas Ryan (IRL)

Grand Prix Tour B 1m40 Table A Against The Clock €2,500:
1st HHS Flo (ISH) – 2005 chestnut mare by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of Flo Forever (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Owner/Bred by Marion Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Rider: Yuri Mansur Guerios (BRA)
3rd Oldtown KC (ISH*TIH) – see above for breeding. Owner: Martin & Paschal Coffey. Rider: Trevor Breen (IRL)

Small Grand Prix 1m45 Table A With Jump Off €24,500:
2nd Drumiller Lough (ISH) – 2003 bay gelding by Heartbreaker (KWPN) out of Pearl Diver (ISH), by Mountain Pearl (ID). Bred by Paul Dillon, Co. Armagh. Owner: Minister for Defence. Rider: Capt. Michael Kelly (IRL)

Sunshine Tour II Grand Prix 1m50 Table A With Jump Off €40,000:
2nd Cos I Can (ISH) – 2003 bay gelding by Olympic Lux (KWPN) out of Carel Vew Lass (ISH), by Harlequin Du Carel (SF). Bred by John Griffin, Co. Limerick. Owner: Iron Works Partners. Rider: Reed Kessler (USA)
7th Santa Cruise (ISH) – 2004 grey gelding by Randi (HANN) out of Tamerarra (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Hartwell Stud, Co. Kildare. Owner: Sue Hodgson. Rider: Timothy Page (GBR)

Vestfold II (NOR) CSI 2* 19th to 22nd February 2015

AEG Grand Prix €22,700:
12th Clarkes Ferro (ISH) – 2005 brown gelding by S Creevagh Ferro Ex Siebe (KWPN) out of Khan Diamonds (AID), by Diamonds Are Trumps (ID). Bred by Matthew McBreen, Co. Cavan. Owner: Kingsroed Trading AS. Rider: Dag Ove Kingsrod (NOR)

Wellington Florida (USA) CSI 4* – 18th to 22nd February 2015

Suncast Jumper Classic 1m50 Table A With Jump Off €74,500:
9th Flaming Star (AES) -1999 gelding by Fairman (AES) out of Lucina GZ (SWB), by Lombard (HOLST). Bred by Liam McKee, Co. Down. Owner: CMJ Sporthorse LLC. Rider: Charlie Jacobs (USA)

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