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Irish Eventers and Showjumpers on form in the US and Europe

The 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 L’Eau (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.

In 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.

In 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).

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses

Moon man ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse Gelding by I’m a Star (TB), out of Stopford Eddy (ISH), by Prince Edward (RID), bred by Thomas Dowling, Mount Stopford House, Galmoy, Crossapatrick, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Shear L’Eau ~ 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.

Royal Charmer (ISH) ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse by Cavalier (HOLST) bred by Tom Hughes, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.

Abbervail 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

Windgate Sensation (ISH) ~ 1996 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cavalier (HOLST), out of Windgate Lady (ISH), bred by Edward Cawley, Ballymaglassan House, Dunboyne, Co. Meath.

Rosa 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).


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