Dodd & Hanley in form in Munster

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Ireland’s Jack  Dodd rode Ballywalter Farms ‘Wrangler'(Padinus) to  3rd place while fellow Mayo man Cameron Hanley rode his new mount ‘Falco van Spieveld’ (Toulon) into 6th place. (more…)

Irish dominate in Spain

Irish riders have made a big impression in Spain during this afternoons 140 with 2nd(Cian O Connor), 3rd,(Dermott Lennon) 4th (Anthony Condon_ and 6th (Micheal Duffy).  The class was won by the French star Julien Epaillard riding ‘Sheriff De La Nutria LM’.

CSIO5* Gijon, Spain. Mahou 1.40m

1st- Julien Epaillard (FRA)/ Sheriff de la Nutria LM/ 0/ 23.44
2nd- Cian O’Connor/ Aramis/ 0/ 24.17
3rd- Dermot Lennon/ Fleur IV/ 0/ 24.48
4th- Anthony Condon/ Balzac/ 0/ 24.78

5th Mario Wilson Fernandes/Zurito 0/24.88
6th- Micheal Duffy/ Crona CR/ 0/ 24.94 

Irish horses selected for World Breeding Championships


Horse Sport Ireland has announced the team of horses that will represent the Irish WBFSH Studbooks at the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2016.

5 Year Olds:

Z Seven Canya Dance (ISH). Rider: Michael Pender
ESI Star Struck (ISH). Rider: Darragh Ryan
Z Seven Caretina (ISH). Rider: Michael Pender
Boleybawn Actor (ISH). Rider: Darragh Ryan
Castlelawn Captain Junior (ISH)(TIH). Rider: Shane Dalton
1st Reserve: Zilko (ISH). Rider: Linda Moloney

6 Year Olds:

Curra Clover Flight (ISH). Rider: Michael Pender
BP Castlefield (ISH). Rider: Francis Connors
Killossery Kaiden (ISH). Rider: Ger O’Neill
Ballypatrick Flamenco (ISH). Rider: Darragh Ryan
Rainstown Majestic (ISH). Rider: Michael Pender
1st Reserve: Intis (ISH). Rider: Tom Hearne
7 Year Olds:

Pembrook Milenia (ISH). Rider: Francis Connors
Primo Troy (ISH). Rider: Francis Connors
BMH Big Time (ISH). Rider: Tholm Keane
Loughnavatta Indigo (ISH). Rider: Gemma Phelan
ESI Carvalho (ISH). Rider: Peter Moloney
1st Reserve: Ard Golden Crisp (ISH). Rider: Conan Wright


Irish Studbook Final 2016

5 Year Old Final:

1st Mohill Spring (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Mohill Treble C (ISH) out of Mohill Chair (ISH), by Mohill Gypsy (ISH). Bred by John Mulligan, Co. Leitrim. Owner/Rider: John Mulligan

2nd 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

3rd Zilko (ISH) – 2011 mare by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP) out of Zilke (KWPN), by Corland (HOLST). Bred by Thomas O’Brien, Co. Galway. Owner: Tom Moloney. Rider: Linda Moloney

4th 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

5th Castlelawn Captain Junior (ISH)(TIH) – 2011 stallion by Captain Clover (ISH) out of Diroe (ISH), by Diamond Lad (ID). Bred by Elizabeth Gallagher, Co. Mayo. Owner: Gabriel Slattery. Rider: Shane Dalton

6th MHS Quinton (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Quintender (HOLST) out of Lady Ligustra (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Ita Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Eddie Moloney & USA Young Jumpers LLC. Rider: Eddie Moloney

5 Year Old League Winner:

Castlelawn Captain Junior (ISH) – see above for breeding. Owner: Gabriel Slattery. Rider: Shane Dalton

6 Year Old Final:

1st Kashino (ISH) – 2010 mare by Cassino (SWWB) out of Captain Pride (ISH), by Captain Clover (ISH). Owner/Bred by Jackie Lee, Co. Galway. Rider: Shane Dalton

2nd Cruicerath Flexianna (ISH) – 2010 mare by Flexible (ISH) out of Pannamarenca (KWPN), by Holland (KWPN). Bred by Gerard Campbell, Co. Kildare. Owner: USA Young Jumpers LLC. Rider: Eddie Moloney

3rd LCC Katenko (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP) out of Curraghtown Cruise (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Jim Murphy, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Linda Courtney. Rider: Kelly Taggart

4th Mulvin Lui (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Castleconnor Baron (ISH), by Baron De Chantepie (SF). Bred by Vincent Loftus, Co. Kildare. Owner: Noletta Smyth & Roy Craig. Rider: Jonathan Smyth

5th LCC Empty Pockets (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Indoctro (HOLST) out of Simply Chic (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Charles Pidgeon, Co. Westmeath. Owner: Linda Courtney. Rider: Kelly Taggart

6th Jack Diamond (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Sailing In Rain NC (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Dr Noel Cawley, Co. Kildare. Owner: McLoughlin Bros. Rider: Edward Little

6 Year Old League Winner:

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

7 Year Old Final:

1st Glimmering (ISH) – 2009 mare by Loughehoe Guy (ISH) out of Cruise Leaf (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Owner/Bred by Dr Noel Cawley, Co. Kildare. Rider: Darragh Ryan

2nd Ringwood Zebo (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Califax (HOLST) out of Ringwood Audacity (ISH), by Sheer Danzig (TB). Bred by Erika Leonard, Co. Limerick. Owner: Deirdre Bourns. Rider: Declan Egan

3rd Beech Hill Lucia (ISH) – 2009 mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of Elise De Champeix (ISH), by Popi D’Espoir (SF). Bred by Alex Tracy, Co. Dublin. Owner: Deirdre Bourns. Rider: Jenny Rankin

4th 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

5th Ard Golden Crisp (ISH) – 2009 stallion by Luidam (KWPN) out of Ard Caramel (ISH), by Ard Ohio (KWPN). Bred by Heather Dean-Wright, Co. Meath. Owner: Rider: Conan Wright

6th Mullabrack Royal Pride (ISH) – 2009 mare by Aldato (KWPN) out of Mountain Mist (ISH), by Limmerick (HOLST). Bred by Cyril Ferguson, Co. Tyrone. Owner: Zoe Harvey. Rider: Conor McEneaney

7 Year Old League Winner:

Loughnavatta Indigo (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Loughnavatta Sabrina (ISH), by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Owner/Bred by Rory Costigan, Co. Tipperary. Rider: Gemma Phelan


Curran wins final – Connors crowned Champion

Horseware/TRM Premier Series Grand Prix final from the Meadows Equestrian Centre 
1st Shannondale Rahona/Capt. G Curran 0/0/44.47
2nd Horatio Van Erpekom/D. Lennon 0/0/46.44
3rd Contino56/M. Garrigan 0/0/48.24
4th Captains Magic Touch/S. Dalton 4/0/44.67
5th Z7 Cordanos V/M. Pender 4/0/44.88
6th Riverside Ace/D. Walker 4/8/48.35

Francis Connors

Geoff Curran winning interview

Legendary champion Francis Connors:




Skelton & Big Star take GOLD


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Show jumper Nick Skelton became Britain’s second-oldest Olympic gold medallist in his seventh Games. (more…)

TRM/HORSEWARE Premier series Final


With Francis Connors out in front with 34 points, can his closest rivals Captain Geoff Curran and Alexander Butler catch him at the finish?

Its all to play for this weekend at the TRM/Horseware Premier Series Final at The Meadows!!! (more…)

Beezie Maddens’ Cortes OUT through Injury


John Madden has announced on his facebook page John Madden Sales Inc:

‘We are heartbroken to announce that Cortes C sustained a tendon injury in yesterday’s competition and will be unable to compete for Team USA today. We are confident he will be able to make a full recovery.
While we had hoped to do everything we could to help the USA towards a medal today, Tiny’s best interests must come first. We are so thankful to our teammates, sponsors and most importantly, his owner, Abigail Wexner, for understanding that in this sport, sometimes winning means doing right by your best friend. We will be there today on the sidelines doing everything we can to support Kent, Lucy and McLain.’


Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K impress yet again in Olympic Dressage Final

Kildare’s Judy Reynolds completed a memorable week for Irish Dressage on the world stage, with an 18th place finish in the Olympic Grand Prix Freestyle to Music Final in Rio this afternoon with the gelding Vancouver K. (more…)

Renwick wins Millstreet GP – O Meara 2nd

Britain’s Laura Renwick rode the nine-year-old gelding ‘Heliodor Hybris'(Diamant De Semilly) to the winning double clear of 56.34 in the Millstreet International Grand Prix. (more…)


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