Eventers and Showjumpers on form in the US and Europe
Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event (April 24th to 28th 2003) finished
with two Irish Sport Horses in the top five final placings. Moon
Man (ISH), ridden by William Fox-Pitt (GBR), took third place after
picking up four faults in the showjumping phase. Shear LEau
(ISH), ridden by Leslie Law (GBR), finished fifth. In total, eleven
Irish bred horses competed in Lexington making up one fifth of the
fifty six competitors there.
Showjumping Irish Sport Horses competed at the Sheffield (GB) CSI
**** and the Vittel (FRA) CSI*** last weekend. In Sheffield, Royal
Charmer (ISH) ridden by Markus Fuchs (SUI) won the opening Thursdays
1m35 Welcome Stakes class. Fridays Sheffield Masters 1m50 class
saw Abbervail Dream (ISH) and Di Lampard (GBR) take second place.
Vittel Conor Swail (IRE) rode Windgate Sensation (ISH) to win the
Prix Socapa 7 year old class. Finally in Italy, at Pratoni De Vivaro,
the Italian National Championship final was won by Rosa VIII, ridden
by Vincenzo Chimirri (ITA).
of the above Irish Sport Horses
man ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse Gelding by Im a Star (TB), out
of Stopford Eddy (ISH), by Prince Edward (RID), bred by Thomas Dowling,
Mount Stopford House, Galmoy, Crossapatrick, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
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, Co Clare.
Charmer (ISH) ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse by Cavalier (HOLST) bred
by Tom Hughes, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.
Dream (ISH) ~ 1987 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Chairlift (TB),
out of Killea Beauty (ISH), by Smooth Stepper (TB), bred by Ms.
Marjorie Quarton, Crannagh, Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Sensation (ISH) ~ 1996 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cavalier (HOLST),
out of Windgate Lady (ISH), bred by Edward Cawley, Ballymaglassan
House, Dunboyne, Co. Meath.
VIII ~ 1991 ENCI mare by Cruising (ISH), out of a Sky Boy (TB) mare,
bred by La Sella SRL in Italy and ridden by Vincenzo Chimirri (ITA).