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EV Breeding: Three Traditional Irish Horses finished in the top ten in Eventing last week

Three Traditionally-bred horses finished in the top ten in Eventing in the USA last week – Carlingford Wells (ISH)[TIH] bred by Nuala O’Hare (Down); Sunday Times (ISH)[TIH] bred by Paddy Joyce (Galway); and Master Eli (ISH)[TIH] bred by Josette Gore (Limerick). Throughout the breeding this week, the TIH breed code appears 15 times. See below for the full list of Irish-bred Eventing results: America. Grand Oaks January HT, Florida. (January 18th – 19th) Modified. 2nd Cooley Be Cool (ISH) [was HHS Monte Carlo] – 2013 gelding by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of HHS Carlotta (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Marion Hughes (Kilkenny). Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 24.6, 0, 0.0 = 24.6 5th Cooley Seeking Fortune (ISH)[was Seeking Fortune] – 2013 gelding by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of Jade Des Cotes (SEF) by Veneur Du Marais (SF). Breeder: George McCullough. Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 26.7, 0, 0.0 = 26.7. Open […]


SJ Breeding: Michael Pender and HHS Fortune (ISH) succeeded in Abu Dhabi, UAE last week

HHS Fortune (ISH) is bred and owned by Marion Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. The 2011 mare is by Catoki (HOLST) out of an ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN) mare. Meanwhile, Finnisk Beowulf (ISH) and Portuguese rider Mandy Mendes Costa dominated in Villeneuve-Loubet, France, finishing in the top ten in three out of six classes. Finnisk Beowulf (ISH) was bred by James Murphy, Co. Kilkenny and is by Beowulf (ISH) out of a Kalypso (KWPN) mare. See below for the full list of Irish-bred Show Jumping results: Oliva (ESP) CSI2* 14th – 19th January 2020 1,500 EUR Accumulator – 1m30 7th SIG Winter Soldier (AKA Curra Quin / Fernhill Curra Quin) (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Ballyveskil Mist (ISH)[TIH] by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Thomas Hannan, Co. Wicklow. Owner: Nobuyuki Soejima. Rider: Shota Ogomori (JPN). 25,500 EUR Table A – 1m45 10th Nintender Star (ISH) – 2010 […]


World Cup competition at Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi this weekend

Irish riders will compete in World Cup Qualifier competitions at Amsterdam (NED) this weekend, in the disciplines of both showjumping and dressage


Applications open for Eventing Horizon 2020+ HP Squad (incorporating U25s)

Expression of Interest for Horizon 2020+ HP Squad (incorporating U25s) Expression of Interests are open to join the Horizon 2020+ HP Squad. This squad is targeted at those athletes who do not have a current 4*/5* horse, but feel they have a potential top level horse for future international representation , and/or athletes between the age of 20 – 25 who have ambitions to compete at 4* and 5* level with a view to progression to the applicable senior squad. The purpose of this squad is to develop young horses and athletes with the best preparation within the allocated resources to represent Team Ireland at European, World and Olympic level. This programme aims to make the best athletes better, through the provision of a range of services with elite level experts. Please see criteria and expression of interest form below, please note applications should be submitted no later than the […]


Don’t Miss Out – Ticket deadline for 2020 ‘Take On Tokyo’ Eventing Tour approaching fast

A unique opportunity for Eventing enthusiasts There is just over two weeks to go before the start of the exciting ‘Take On Tokyo’ Eventing Tour which is supported by Horse Sport Ireland and Eventing Ireland and aims to raise funds to support the Irish Eventing team’s preparation and participation for the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Many of Ireland’s top Eventing riders will be part of the ‘Take On Tokyo’ Eventing Tour, including Cathal Daniels, Sarah Ennis, Sam Watson, Brian Morrison, Austin O’Connor, Camilla Speirs, Joseph Murphy, Elizabeth Power, Aoife Clark, Clare Abbott and Mike and Trish Ryan. Each of the three Tokyo 2020 Eventing Tours will focus on arena familiarisation, young and advanced horse dressage and show jumping training, meet and greet opportunities and a question and answer session. In addition, an auction will take place at each of the Tokyo 2020 Eventing Tour venues for unique behind the scenes experiences with […]


Lynch lights up Leipzig on way to stunning World Cup victory

An outstanding performance from Tipperary’s Denis Lynch has seen him take a commanding victory in today’s (Sunday) five-star Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Leipzig in Germany, coming out on top after a 16-horse jump-off which featured many of the world’s top horses and riders. Riding the 14-year-old gelding GC Chopin’s Bushi, who is owned by Onyx Consulting, Lynch took the lead when ninth to go in the jump-off with a stunning clear round which saw him cross the line in 33.16 seconds. Only one rider managed to finish within a second of the Irish winner while keeping the fences standing, with Germany’s Christian Ahlmann and Dominator 2000 Z taking runner-up spot in 33.37. Third place also went to a German rider after Marcus Ehning crossed the line clear in 34.25 with Comme il Faut. Britain’s Robert Whitaker did manage to beat Lynch’s time when second last to go, […]


Irish Show Jumping team to begin 2020 Longines FEI Nations Cup European campaign at La Baule in France

The dates and venues for the Irish Show Jumping team’s 2020 Longines FEI Nations Cup campaign in Europe Division 1 have been confirmed, with Ireland’s first points-scoring outing under new manager Michael Blake coming at La Baule in France on Friday May 15th. That will be quickly followed by Ireland’s second opportunity to collect points the following weekend at St Gallen in Switzerland, before Ireland’s third round of action at Rotterdam in The Netherlands from June 18th to 21st. Each team has four points-scoring opportunities in Europe Division 1, with Ireland’s last chance to gain points coming on home soil in the Aga Khan at the Dublin Horse Show, which this year takes place on the much earlier dates of July 15th to 19th. While not part of the European Division 1 Nations Cup Series, Ireland will be in Nations Cup action as early as mid February, with Michael Blake […]


Horse Sport Ireland Equine Anti-Doping Programme – 2019 Annual Report

Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland, publish their Equine Anti-Doping Review annually


EV Breeding: The first international event of the season saw six Irish-bred horses inside the top ten across competition

International eventing for 2020 began in America last week, with six Irish-bred horses finishing in the top ten across two classes, including Traditional Irish Horse Clip Clop (Crosstown Dancer X Wolverlife), bred by Sandra Byrne, Co. Dublin. See below for the full list of Irish-bred Eventing results: America. Majestic Oaks Winter HT, Florida. (January 11th – 12th). Open Preliminary. 4th Clip Clop (ISH)[TIH] [was Santamaria Lilly’s Eclipse] – 2003 gelding by Crosstown Dancer (ID) out of Terrific Star (TB) by Wolverlife (TB). Breeder: Sandra Byrne (Dublin). Rider: Joe Meyer (USA) 29.2, 0, 2.0 = 31.2 5th Gortglas Crazy Love (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Nazar (TB) out of Carrigshawn Lucy (ISH) by Olympic Lux (KPWN). Breeder: Mr & Mrs John Warner (Wexford). Rider: Joe Meyer (USA) 30.2, 0, 1.2 = 31.4 7th Fernhill Full Throttle (ISH)[was Willows Dexter] – 2009 gelding by Cyrano (HOLST) out of Euro Glory [ISH] by […]


Irish Horse Gateway Blog

Cavan Horse Sales – 1st & 2nd October

The Cavan horse sales will commence tomorrow, Tuesday 1st October at Cavan Equestrian Centre. On Tuesday there will be the sale of Young Stock Sport Horses, then on Wednesday the sale of Registered Irish Draughts. Wednesday following, 9th September, will be the sale of Performance Horses and Ponies. Tomorrow’s sale will consist of four 2-year-olds, […] The post Cavan Horse Sales – 1st & 2nd October appeared first on Irish Horse Gateway .


Irish-bred horses win “The Big Three” with last week’s triumph at Burghley 2019

It has been an incredible year for the Irish-bred horse at the top level of Eventing, with Irish horses winning the three biggest five-star events consecutively in 2019. The first ever newly categorised five-star event, the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event was won by world-class Cooley Master Class (ISH) with Oliver Townend (GBR) back […] The post Irish-bred horses win “The Big Three” with last week’s triumph at Burghley 2019 appeared first on Irish Horse Gateway .


The Breeders Select Foal Sale Ireland

The Breeders Select Foal Sale in Ireland is a unique event, for the breeders, by the breeder. It is the only select foal sale by the number one Eventing Studbook in the world, and is the first ever sale of Traditional Irish Horse foals. The 2nd edition of the Breeders Select Foal Sale Ireland, organised […] The post The Breeders Select Foal Sale Ireland appeared first on Irish Horse Gateway .


Irish Horses Reign High at Badminton Horse Trials 2019

Last week at the Badminton Horse Trials was an excellent week for the Irish. The top six placed horses were Irish Sport Horses, as well as eight out of the top ten. Fifteen horses out of the top 20 were Irish-bred including three Traditional Irish Horses in 15th, 16th and 17th, and a Badminton record-breaking […] The post Irish Horses Reign High at Badminton Horse Trials 2019 appeared first on Irish Horse Gateway .


Irish Sport Horse “Cooley Master Class” makes history as the first horse to win CCI5* in Kentucky

The Irish Sport Horse “Cooley Master Class” and Oliver Townend made history in winning the first ever FEI CCI 5* title at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event this weekend, making it their second consecutive year winning the title.Cooley Master Class (ISH) was bred in Co. Wicklow by John Hagan; the bay gelding […] The post Irish Sport Horse “Cooley Master Class” makes history as the first horse to win CCI5* in Kentucky appeared first on Irish Horse Gateway .


Top Eight Grand Prix finish for Irish Bred Sambuca and Ireland’s Heike Holstein at Dortmund CDI4* Grand Prix Special.

Over the weekend, Irish National Dressage Champion Heike Holstein achieved an eighth-place finish in the CDI4* Grand Prix Special at Dortmund, Germany on Sunday, on her own, home bred mare Sambuca. Recently, Heike was crowned Irish National Dressage Champion for the 12th time in October 2018 and she has been competing with Sambuca internationally since July […] The post Top Eight Grand Prix finish for Irish Bred Sambuca and Ireland’s Heike Holstein at Dortmund CDI4* Grand Prix Special. appeared first on Irish Horse Gateway .


Irish-bred horses in recent International Eventing competition

With only six weekends completed in Eventing in the USA, Irish-bred horses are showing up well. Seven horses have gained a Top-ten place three times already; Around Midnight, Buccaneer, Cooley Cavalier, Duiske Abbey, Fernhill Chaos, SBT Clover Road and Xuanatu. It is unsurprising that Master Imp (TB) leads the list of sires. Seven horses by […] The post Irish-bred horses in recent International Eventing competition appeared first on Irish Horse Gateway .


Upcoming sales at Clifden and Cavan

This weekend at Clifden, the Connemara Horse and Pony Sale will take place over Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th. There are 399 lots offered over the two days, the catalogue is available here. The sale experienced great success last year with an impressive 86% clearance rate, and almost half of the ponies sold went to […] The post Upcoming sales at Clifden and Cavan appeared first on Irish Horse Gateway .


Breeding Success Round-Up 2018

This year has been a remarkable one for Irish breeding – horses bred in Ireland have had national and international successes across Show Jumping and Eventing, showcasing the skill, stamina and adaptability of the Irish horse. One of the greatest achievements for an Irish horse in Show Jumping is Suma’s Zorro’s (Douglas X Horos) outstanding […] The post Breeding Success Round-Up 2018 appeared first on Irish Horse Gateway .


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