Success for Alicia Devlin and Laura Kelly at the Irish Draught National Championships in Punchestown.

  • 3 September 2018, 14:20

Horse Sport Ireland and the Irish Draught Horse Studbook sponsored yesterdays Irish Draught National Championships in Punchestown. The ID side saddle class had a total of ten participants with the Traditional Irish working Hunter class having a total of fourteen.

Una Holohan the National Show Secretary said ‘The IDHBA National Show continues to go from strength to strength. The quality of Irish Draught horses at this year’s show was outstanding.  Judges, exhibitors and spectators have all commented on the exceptional standard of horses across all classes with many saying they were the best classes they have seen anywhere this year or last.  Our UK judges were all extremely impressed and unanimous in their opinion that the best Irish Draughts are definitely still here in Ireland!  Thanks to continued sponsorship from sponsors such as HSI’s breeding fund, the IDHBA National Show has truly established itself as the premier event to crown national champions.”

Results are listed below including pedigrees:

Side Saddle Class

1st – Alicia Devlin Byrne riding King Flagmount (ID) 12yr old chestnut gelding by Welcome Flagmount (ID) out of dam Spring Days (ID) by Ginger Dick (ID) bred by Denis Clynes

2nd – Jessica Whitney riding Edenagor Paddy (ID) 6yr old grey gelding by Cappa Cassanova (ID) out of  Edenagor Cailin (ID) by Huntingfield Rebel (ID) Bred by Jim McNulty

3rd – Helen Keatley riding Crossgales Silver Diamond (ID) 7yr old grey gelding by Gentle Diamond (ID) out of Grey Line (ID) by Agherlow (ID) Bd

4th – Paula & Frank Cullen with Paulank Pride (ID) 6yr old chestnut mare by Crannagh Hero (ID) out of Countess Liberty Bell (ID) by Hunting Field Rebel (ID)

5th – Marie Byrne with Starfinn Girl (ID) 5yr old grey mare By Fintan Himself (ID) out of Clonmell Queen (ID) by Star Kingdom (ID) bred by Tom Mooney

TIH Working Hunter Class

1st – Laura Kelly with HL Marley & Me (ISH) 7yr old chestnut gelding by Kings Master (ISH) out of Bahrain Eile (ISH) by Tasset (CAN) Bred by James Kelly

2nd – Mark Cleary with Esker Tommy (ISH) 4yr old grey gelding by Mountain Diamond (ID) out of Bernies Girl (ISH) by Indian Ruler (USA)  Bred Sean Maguire

3rd – Alicia Devlin Byrne with Samual Glen’s Lad (ISH) 9yr old bay gelding by Callowfeenish Mairtin (CP) out of Glen’s Grey Lady (ISH) by           Master Imp (TB) Bred by Eugene Roe

4th – Alva Gunne with The Duchesse of Allen (ISH) 6yr old bay mare by Rosheen Yeats (ID) out of Lady Lucky Time (TB) by Rudimentary (USA) Bred by Fintan Flannelly

5th – Liam Lynskey with DS Chick Flick (ISH) 4yr old chestnut mare by Cruising for Chics (ISH) out of Lacken Jane (TB) by Shernazar (TB) Bred by David Massey

6th – Rose Bolger with Rising Storm (ISH) 12yr old bay gelding by Stormhill Miller (TB) out of Ash Flight (ISH) by      Errigal Flight (ISH) Bred by John Minion


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