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Bramham CCI*** won by the Irish Sport Horse “Wallow”

The Bramham International Horse Trials (CCI***) last weekend, June 5th to 8th 2003, was yet another major three day event in which first place was claimed by an Irish Sport Horse. Following Supreme Rocks (ISH) achievement at Badminton, fellow Irish Sport Horse Wallow, ridden by William Fox-Pitt (GBR) won top prize at Bramham. In second place after the cross country, Wallow picked up just four showjumping faults to finish on a final score of 51.

William Fox-Pitt (GBR) had a very successful run at Bramham as he also took second place with another Irish bred horse, Ballincoola. In total, eight Irish horses finished in the top twenty at this event, four of them in the top ten. These were the above Wallow and Ballincoola with The Wexford Lady (ISH) seventh and Mary Kings (GBR) King George II (ex Ballyhane Imp ISH) finishing tenth.

In Showjumping, last weekend proved successful for Conor Swail (IRE) at the Bourg en Bresse (FRA) CSI***. He rode Windgate King Koal (ISH) to win Fridays 1m45 Prix Carosserie Donguy class and then went on to win Saturdays 1m35 7 year old class riding Windgate Sensation (ISH), with whom he also took fourth in Sundays 1m40 7 year old Grand Prix. Also on Sunday, he finished second in the Prix Century 21 1m40 class with Windgate Mystique (ISH).

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses

Wallow~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Salluceva (TB), out of Ballivor Again (ISH), by Ideal Water (ISH) bred by A M Corcoran, Knockmartin Stud, Knockstown, Summerhill, Co. Meath.

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

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.

King George II (ex Ballyhane Imp) ~ 1995 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Master Imp (TB), out of Bonmahon Flight (ISH), by Laughtons Flight (ISH) bred by Francis Fitzgerald, Ballinasisla Stud, Bonmahon, Co. Waterford.

Windgate King Koal ~ 1988 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Kildalton King (RID), out of a Prince Rois (TB) Irish Sport Horse mare bred by Laurence Pender, Garrymore, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

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

Windgate Mystique (ISH) ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cruising (ISH), out of Winning Promise (TB), by Roi Guilaume (TB), bred by William Fenelon, Guileen Lodge, Guileen, Stradbally, Co. Laois.


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