Eventing Championships 2003
European Eventing Championships held at Punchestown this year finished
with six Irish Sport Horses in the top twenty. Highest placed of
these was Shear LEau (ISH) ridden by Leslie Law (GBR) to take
fourth place in the final individual results. Moonman (ISH) and
William Fox-Pitt (GBR) took eighth while Just Beauty Queen (ISH)
and Susan Shortt (IRL) came eleventh. Mark Kyle (IRL) rode Drunken
Disorderly (ISH) to finish seventeenth, Trumpet Pierre (ISH) ridden
by Heinz Wherli (SUI) finished nineteenth and behind him in twentieth
place was Dunrath Hill (ISH) ridden by Trevor Smith (IRL).
Great Britain won the team event with Shear LEau (ISH) ridden
by Leslie Law and Moonman (ISH) ridden by William Fox Pitt making
up half of their successful team. Ireland landed in fourth place
with two Irish Sport Horses, Just Beauty Queen and Dont Step
Back ridden by Susan Shortt and Patricia Donegan
respectively on the team.
In Showjumping Ado Annie (ISH) won the $25,000 World Cup Qualifying
Grand Prix at San Juan Capistrano, California on September 12th.
Laughtons Lass (ISH) and Lt. Shane Carey (IRL) were on form in Spain
over the weekend, winning both Saturdays Haagen Dazs class and Sundays
Radio Barcelona Cadena Ser Trophy class on Sunday at the Barcelona
CSIO 5*. Ireland finished third overall in the final standings of
the Samsung Nations Cup Superleague 2003.
In France, at the Jardy CSI 4* Royal Charmer (ISH) ridden by Markus
Fuchs (SUI) came second in Saturdays 1m50 class. Double O Seven
(ISH) ridden by V. Dupret (BEL) finished second in the Amazones
Marionnaud Columbia GPA 1m35 class on Friday and Calvaro Star (ISH)
ridden by Samantha McIntosh (BUL) came
fourth in the Prix PMU 1m40 class on Saturday.
of the above Irish Sport Horses
Dont Step Back 1992 Sport Horse gelding by Step Together
(TB), out of Castleview Lass (ISH), by Belgrave (TB), bred by P.J.
Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Drunken Disorderly ~ 1990 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Macrocket
(TB), out of Scarlett Thistle (ISH), by Hard Study (TB), bred by
Auburn, 9 Ballyhillin, Nutt Corner, Crumlin, Co. Antrim.
Just Beauty Queen ~ 1992 Irish Sport Horse mare by Seamanship
Moon Man ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse Gelding by Im a Star
(TB), out of Stopford Eddy (ISH), by Prince Edward (RID), bred by
Mount Stopford House, Galmoy, Crossapatrick, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Shear LEau ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Stan
the Man (TB), out of Starry Night II (ISH), by Carnival Night (TB)
bred by Edward Walsh, Kilkee,
Trumpet Pierre ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Bassompierre
(TB), out of Coronea Ashling (ISH), bred by Rosi and Zora Feurer,
Dunrath Hill ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse stallion by Noalto
(TB), out of Clonassey Rose VII.
Ado Annie ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse mare by Errigal Flight
(ISH) out of Coolrain Princess (ISH), by Blue Henry (RID), bred
by Ms Frances Sheeran,
Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Calvaro Star ~ 1995 Irish Sport Horse Gelding by Cavalier
(Holst), out of Cam Brook (ISH), by Diamond Chin (ISH) bred by Patrick
Monascriebe, Faughart, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Double O Seven ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover
Hill (RID), out of Craven A (ISH), by King of Diamonds (RID), bred
by Kieran Horan,
Windy Ridge, Carrowmore, Co. Sligo.
Laugtons Lass ~ 1992 Irish Sport Horse mare by John
Henry (ISH), out of Laughton Poynt (ISH), by Poynton (TB), bred
by John Troy, Ardmore,
Strawberry Beds, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Royal Charmer ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse by Cavalier (HOLST),
bred by Tom Hughes, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.