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Irish Horse Board News

The Badminton CCI 4* event took place last weekend kicking the 2004 British eventing season into full swing. Four Irish Sport Horses finished in the top ten at this prestigious event as follows:
· 4th: Comanche (ISH) ridden by James Robinson (GBR).
· 8th: The Wexford Lady (ISH) ridden by Sarah Cutteridge (GBR).

· 9th: Mallards Treat (ISH) ridden by Matthew Wright (GBR).

· 10th: Exclusive Imp (ISH) ridden by Sarah Cutteridge (GBR).

In the U.S., at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day event (April 22-25th), Ballincoola (ISH) was ridden by William Fox-Pitt (GBR) to finish fourth in the CCI 4* while in the Modified CCI 4* Hannigan (ISH), ridden by Phillip Dutton (AUS), took second with McKinlaigh (ISH) ridden by Gina Miles (USA) finishing ninth.

Closer to home the Ballindenisk Two Day Event in Co. Cork (April 24th-25th) saw Kyrenejennalla’s Boy (ISH) ridden by Jaroslav Hatla (CZE) take pole position in the CIC 3* event, with Kilnadeema Star (ISH) ridden by Jane O’Flynn (IRL) behind them in second and Lachstone VB (ISH) ridden by Annabel Moroney (IRL) in fourth. The CIC 2* was won by Blackwater Clover (ISH) ridden by Neilus O’Donoghue (IRL) with Longfield Dougal (ISH) ridden by Capt. Derek McConnell (IRL) taking third.

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses:

· Comanche ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse gelding by I’m a Star (TB), out of French Girl (ISH), by Le Patron (TB), bred by Joseph Cavanagh, Bunreaven House, Birr, Co. Offaly.

· The Wexford Lady ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse mare by Fine Blade (TB), out of Forth Diamond (ISH), by Whitehall Bridge (TB), bred by Letty O’Sullivan, Hayestown, Clonard, Co. Wexford.

· Exclusive Imp ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Senang Hati (TB), out of Chair Princess (ISH) by Chairlift (TB) bred by James Stevens, Birrinfadda, Kilmurry, McMahon P.O., Kilrush, Co. Clare.

· Mallards Treat ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Hildenly (TB).

· Ballincoola~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Highland King (ISH).

· Hannigan (ISH) ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Western Promise (ISH), out of Bleeker Lady (ISH), by Carnival Night (TB), bred by Harold Lusk, Baileys Mills, Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

· McKinlaigh ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Highland King (ISH), out of Kilcumney Hostess (ISH), by Stretchwood Lad (TB), bred by Y.Walsh.

· Kyrenejennalla’s Boy ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Highland King (ISH).

· Kilnadeema Star ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Dameen (TB).

· Lachstone VB ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse mare by Templebready Fear Bui (CP), out of Dripsey Helmet (ISH) bred by John O’Riordan, Kilblafer, Dripsey, Co. Cork.

· Blackwater Clover ~ 1995 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill (RID), out of Ardrahan Pollyfane (TB), by Pollerton (TB) bred by Seamus Walsh, Deerpark, Ballysaggartmor, Lismore, Co. Waterford.

· Longfield Dougal ~ 1996 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Cavalier (HOLST), out of Stanman Girl (TB), by Standaan (FR) bred by John B. Hughes, Williamstown Stud, Clonee, Co. Meath.


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