Army stage successful attack on Pontedera (ITA) CSI A
Gerry Flynn and Lt. David OBrien represented the Army Equitation
School well at the Pontedera, Italy CSI A from May 16th to 18th,
by taking top placings in six classes over the weekend. The climax
of their run at Pontedera found Boherdeal Clover (ISH), ridden by
Lt. David OBrien (IRL) take first in the Pontedera Grand Prix
on Saturday. Also competing in this class, and finishing in seventh
place, was Two Mills Showtime (ISH) ridden by Robert Maguire (GBR).
to his Grand Prix win, Lt. David OBrien rode Boherdeal Clover
(ISH) to take third place in Fridays 1m45 class, which was won by
Capt. Gerry Flynn (IRL) and Rincoola Abu (ISH). Lt. David OBrien
(IRL) went on to come second in both the 1m40 class on Friday riding
Lismore Clover (ISH) and again on Saturday, this time riding Carraig
Dubh (ISH). Sundays 1m40 Accumulator class was won by Rincoola Abu
(ISH) and Capt. Gerry Flynn (ISH) while the 1m40 Table A class saw
Lismore Clover (ISH) and Lt. David OBrien (IRL) take third.
Irish Sport Horses also scored Grand Prix success last Sunday at
the Linz (AUT) CSIO**** where Swanky (ISH) and Tadayoshi Hayashi
(JPN) took second place and Royal Charmer (ISH) and Markus Fuchs
(SUI) took ninth.
The 2003 Pan American Games Show Jumping selection trials at Lexington
placed Ado Annie (ISH) and Will Simpson (USA) in seventh position
and Carlow Clover (ID), ridden by Robin Sweely (USA) in eighth.
of the above Irish Sport Horses
Clover ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse Stallion by Clover Hill (RID), out
of Virginia Wolfa (ISH), by Regular Guy (TB), bred by Ms. Pamela
Miller, Mount Cashel Stud, Co. Roscommon.
Abu ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cruising (ISH), out of Holly
Hill (ISH), by Clover Hill (RID) bred by Harold McGahern, Rincoolagh,
Granard, Co. Longford.
Clover ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cloverhill (RID), out of
Lismore Lyric (ISH), by Holmacre (TB), bred by Dr. Patrick ONeill,
Primrose Hill, Muckross, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.
Dubh ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Slyguff Joker (ISH), out
of Ballymartin Lass (ISH) by Even Say (ISH) bred by John Lacey,
Ballyraggat, Co Kilkenny.
~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Furisto (HANN), out of Amber,
by Sandis (TB) bred by Malachy Stone, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
Charmer ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse by Cavalier (HOLST), bred by Tom
Hughes, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.
Annie ~ 1993 mare by Errigal Flight (ISH) out of Coolrain Princess
(ISH), by Blue Henry (RID), bred by Ms Frances Sheeran, Portlaoise,
Clover ~ 1994 Irish Draught Stallion by Clover Hill (RID), out of
Clonard Diamond (AID), by Diamonds Are Trumps (RID), bred by Joseph
Delaney, Newtown, Clonard, Mountrath, Portlaoise.