Twelve Irish Sport Horses qualify for Sunday’s World Championship finals in Lanaken

  • 16 September 2016, 20:42

A record 12 Irish Sport Horses have qualified for Sunday’s prestigious finals at the World Breeding Championships for Young Show Jumping Horses at Lanaken in Belgium. This is the highest number of Irish Sport Horses that have made it through to the final stages since the World Championships first started and comes at a time of record entries in the opening qualifiers from around the globe.

A total of 682 horses are taking part in this weekend’s championships, the most hotly-contested breeding event in the international Show Jumping calendar.

The Irish Sport Horse finalists are as follows:

Z Seven Canya Dance (ISH) Rider: Michael Pender (IRL)

ESI Star Struck (ISH) Rider: Darragh Ryan(IRL)

Z Seven Caretina (ISH) Rider: Michael Pender(IRL)

Lackamore Storm (ISH). Rider: Darragh Ryan(IRL)

ESI Toulouse (ISH) Rider: Ger O’Neill (IRL)
Pembrook Milenia (ISH). Rider: Francis Connors(IRL)

Primo Troy (ISH). Rider: Francis Connors (IRL)

ESI Carvalho (ISH). Rider: Peter Moloney (IRL)

CSF Mr Kroon (ISH). Rider: Rossen Raytchev (BUL)
Santa Catelina (ISH). Rider: Greg Broderick (IRL)

Killossery Kaiden (ISH). Rider: Ger O’Neill(IRL)

Ballypatrick Flamenco (ISH). Rider: Darragh Ryan(IRL)

In 2013 Ireland produced a world champion at Lanaken, when Tipperary’s Greg Broderick guided the Irish Sport Horse Arraghbeg Clover to victory in the five-year-old final. Ard Ginger Pop (ISH) placed second in 2014 five-year-old final, while in 2015, MHS Washington (ISH) placed second and Talks Cheap (ISH) placed third in the seven-year-old final.

The finals of all three age categories will take place in Lanaken this Sunday.

Breeding of the above horses:
Z Seven Canya Dance (ISH) – 2011 mare by Can Ya Makan (HOLST) out of HHS Chantilly Lace (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Anne Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Team Z7. Rider: Michael Pender (IRL)
ESI Star Struck (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Lamm De Fetan (SF) out of Halona De La Vie (BWP), by Tampa (HOLST). Bred by Ennisnag Stud, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: GBBS Ltd & Ennisnag Stud. Rider: Darragh Ryan (IRL)
Z Seven Caretina (ISH) – 2011 mare by Coltaire Z (ZANG) out of Caretina (HOLST), by Caretino (HOLST). Bred by Marion Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Team Z7. Rider: Michael Pender (IRL)

Lackamore Storm (ISH) – 2011 chestnut gelding by Kroongraaf (KWPN) out of Currabawn Shauna (ISH), by Indoctro (HOLST). Bred by Ian Heslin, Co. Longford. Owner: GBBS Int Ltd. Rider: Darragh Ryan (IRL)

ESI Toulouse (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by SIEC Livello (HOLST) out of Catina (BWP), by Quasimodo VD Molendreef (BWP). Bred by Cian O’Connor, Co. Meath. Owner: Cameron Hanley Sport Horses. Rider: Ger O’Neill (IRL)

Pembrook Milenia (ISH) – 2009 mare by Diamant De Semilly (SF) out of Pembrook Lisalea (ISH), by Lux Z (HANN). Bred by Kilmashogue Stud, Co. Wicklow. Owner: M Meller. Rider: Francis Connors (IRL)

Primo Troy (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Clinton (HOLST) out of Ark Of Diamonds (ISH), by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Bred by Linda Courtney Cadam, Co. Antrim. Owner: Michael Hayden & Paul O’Shea. Rider: Francis Connors (IRL)

ESI Carvalho (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Padinus (KWPN) out of Cyndara (ISH), by Quidam Junior I (KWPN). Bred by Mary Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Ennisnag Stud. Rider: Peter Moloney (IRL)

CSF Mr Kroon (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Kroongraaf (KWPN) out of Norrira (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOSLT). Breeder: Shane Connolly, Co. Galway. Owner: Iron Horse Farm. Rider: Rossen Raitchev (BUL)

Santa Catalina (ISH) – 2010 grey mare by Capitalist (HOLST) out of Buenos Aires (ISH), by Ghareeb (TB). Owner/Bred by Paddy Quinlan, Co. Kildare. Rider: Greg Broderick (IRL)

Killossery Kaiden (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Killossery Kruisette (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Laura & Frank Glynn, Co. Dublin. Owner: KM Sport Horses. Rider: Ger O’Neill (IRL)

Ballypatrick Flamenco (ISH) – 2010 bay gelding by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP) out of Cruise Leaf (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Dr Noel Cawley, Co. Kildare. Owner: Greg Broderick. Rider: Darragh Ryan (IRL)

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