The rare black Irish Draught stallion, Corrcullen
rare black Irish Draught stallion, Corrcullen, continues to show
proof of his great athletic ability and versatility, having additional
eventing and dressage successes in 2002. Ridden by Carol Kozlowski
at the prestigious Stuart Horse Trial and One Star in 2002, he
had the third best score HC (Hors Concours) at Training Level
and was placed second at Genesee Valley Hunt Horse Trial. Both
finishes were on his dressage scores without jumping or time penalties.
At his first ever dressage test, he had firsts in each class entered,
at Training and First Level, at the WYNDA Fall Finale and Championship
Dressage test this year. At present, he is schooling second and
third level movements.
who has had an outstanding eventing career and rode Erin Go Bragh,
the famous Connemarra eventing stallion has enjoyed working with
Cully another Irish horse. She finds that he has a great temperament,
athletic ability and versatility. During the eventing season,
for additional experience she suggested that he enter the Western
New York Dressage Association Fall Finale. Competing against some
of the best dressage horses and riders in central and western
New York he was placed first in both classes he entered through
addition to progress in competition consistent with his age and
experience, he has hunted for two seasons first field with the
Limestone Creek Hunt. Competition and an active breeding season
is all taken in stride - another testament to his wonderful temperament.
competition greats have trained Cully and have been generous with
praise. He spent a month at Chesterland in 2001 with Bruce and
Buck Davidson who commented that he was a very brave and very
good jumper. Later he spent time with Kevin Babington of the Irish
National show Jumping Team who was very impressed with his talent.
Late in the 2001 season, Diann Rofffe Steinrotter rode him to
5th place at Millbrook at Training Level (his second event ever
and Diann had never ridden him before). Likewise she was very
impressed with his talent and temperament.
winter he will be continuing his training in the Olympic disciplines
and will compete on the schooling jumper circuit. No doubt this
will prepare him for additional successes at the upper levels
of competition for the 2003 season.