Youth Show Jumping Teams Announced

  • 21 June 2023, 12:52
HSI announce Children on Horses, Junior and Young Rider Show Jumping Teams 

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is delighted to announce the Children on Horses, Junior and Young Rider Show Jumping teams ahead of the FEI Youth Show Jumping European Championships in Gorla Minore, Italy from the 10th – 16th July 2023.

Speaking about the announcement HSI Youth High Performance Manager James Kernan said:

“This year I have three very good teams. Our Junior team has won three Nations Cups already this year and our Children on Horses have won a very strong Nations Cup in Hagen, Germany last week, and they were also second in Gorla Minore earlier this year.

“Our Young Riders are very consistent, they’ve all been jumping around the world and getting some great results. Max Wachman has been very consistent all year and Seamus Hughes Kennedy has been in on outstanding form.

“Niamh McEvoy and her mare had a very good season last year and jumped well in Bolesworth last week. Ciaran Nallon is going very well with his new ride Fifty Shades of Grey, they were very consistence on the Sunshine Tour.  Rhys Williams won the CSI2* Grand Prix at Mullingar International.

“The horses and rider are all in great form, they’ve been in the winners enclosure all year. The Juniors have also been very strong all season and had some outstanding results.

“All in all three strong teams, hopefully with everything going according to plan we’ll be in with a fine chance of bringing home some medals. I would like to thank the parents for the continued support and also to GAIN Equine Nutrition for the support of the youth athletes.”


The combinations are listed in alphabetical order,

Children On Horses

Ruby Lily Gaines – Castle Lux Clover

Alice Moloney – Cosima or Castlefield Cass

Cian McMunn – Captain Marko or Limited Edition

Harry Rush – Tabby

Lily Tunney – Caravago

The Children on Horses Show Jumping team. From left, Harry Rush, Ruby Lily Gaines, Showjumping Youth high performance manager James Kernan, Alice Moloney, Gillian Brosnan of Sport Ireland, Lily Tunney and Cian McMunn. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile


Eoin Brennan – Eskola M

Timmy Brennan – Diadema Della Caccia

James Brennan – MHS Im The one

Coen Williams – Conthanja or Elsandro Du Bois

Tom Wachman – Cathalina S or I’m Here

The Junior Show Jumping team. From left, James Brennan, Eoin Brennan, Show Jumping Youth high performance manager James Kernan, Michael Phillips of GAIN Equine Nutrition, Coen Williams, Timmy Brennan and Tom Wachman. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Young Riders

Seamus Hughes Kennedy – ESI Rocky or Castlefield Hera

Niamh McEvoy – Templepatrick Welcome Limmerick or Hybernia or Jargon DN

Ciaran Nallon – Fifty Shades Of Grey

Max Wachman – Quintini or Fancy De Kergane

Rhys Williams – Playboy JT Z

The Young Rider Show Jumping team. From left, Seamus Hughes Kennedy, Niamh McEvoy, Show Jumping Youth High Performance Manager James Kernan, Paul Corson of Dubarry, Rhys Williams and Max Wachman.  Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile


HSI Youth Athletes are kindly supported by GAIN Equine Nutrition.


Castle Lux Clover (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Boherdeal Clover (ISH) out of Cloonagh Luxury (ISH) by Lux Z. Breeder: Jennifer Devlin. Owner: APM Ltd. Rider: Ruby Lily Gaines (IRL)

Castlefield Cass (ISH) – 2010 stallion by Cassidee (SWB) out of La Moette (ISH) by Puissance Ma(ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Jim O’Neill, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Jim & Gerard O’Neill. Rider: Alice Moloney (IRL).

Captain Marko (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Captain Clover (ISH) out of White Kannan (ISH) by Kannan (KWPN). Breeder: Gabriel Slattery. Owner: Breda McMunn. Rider: Cian McMunn (IRL)

Tabby (ISH)[TIH] – 2005 gelding by Captain Clover (ISH)[TIH] out of Majestic Cruise (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder and Owner: Pamela Donaghy, Co. Galway. Rider: Harry Rush (IRL).

MHS Im The One (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Lancelot (KWPN) out of Cavalier Kells Lady (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Thomas Brennan. Owner: Sinead Byrne. Rider: James Brennan (IRL).

ESI Rocky (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Stakkato Gold (HANN) out of Clonaslea (BWP) by For Pleasure (HANN). Breeder: Ennisnag Stud. Owner: Clare Hughes. Rider: Seamus Hughes Kennedy.

Castlefield Hera (ISH) – 2014 mare by Plot Blue (KWPN) out of Little Miss Puissance (ISH) by Puissance (ISH). Breeder: Jim O’Neill. Owner: Clare Hughes. Rider: Seamus Hughes Kennedy (IRL).

Templepatrick Welcome Limmerick (ISH) – 2010 mare by Limmerick (HOLST) out of Go Luckey (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Dorothea Wilson. Owner: Robin Bingham. Rider: Niamh McEvoy (IRL).

Hybernia (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Flex A Bill (ISH) out of Ballinakill Clover (ID) by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Noel Cawley. Owner: GBBS International Ltd. Rider: Niamh McEvoy (IRL).


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