Nations Cup Superleague Win for Ireland at Aachen CSIO 5*
Irish Nations Cup team have won their third Nations Cup class in
as many weeks with last weekends win at the Aachen (Ger) CSIO 5*
Samsung Nations Cup Superleague.
Two Irish Sport Horses were on the team representing Ireland at
Aachen, Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH) ridden by Robert Splaine (IRL)
and Carling King (ISH) ridden by Kevin Babington (IRL). This win
places Ireland in second position, just 0.5 points behind leaders
France, in the Samsung Superleague Table after round four.
Earlier in the week at Aachen, Gerry Maguire (ISH) was ridden by
Robert Smith (GBR) to win Tuesdays 1m45 Accom Prize class. Wednesday
found That's Life (ISH) and Michel Hecart (FRA) take third in the
1m45 Preis des Kreises Aachen class. They went on to take third
in Thursdays Preis des Handwerks 1m40 class also.
Also competing at Aachen was World Champion Dermot Lennon (IRL)
who rode Ginger Watt (ISH) to take third place in the Rolex Best
of Champions class on Saturday while Swanky (ISH) ridden by Tadayoshi
Hayashi (JAP) came fifth in Sundays "Last Chance" 1m45
Young Irish Riders competing at the Freudenberg (Ger) CSIOP also
did us proud by winning the Pony Nations Cup there. The Irish team
consisted of Anthony Condon riding Mister Polo Bear, Nicola Fitzgibbons
riding Miami Bound, Mark Flynn riding Kilcannon Explosion and Mark
McAuley riding Shalom Outlaw.
of the above Irish Sport Horses
Cool Diamond ~ 1989 Approved Irish Sport Horse Stallion by Glidawn
Diamond (RID), out of Bonmahon Belle (ISH), by Bronti (ISH) bred
by Francis Fitzgerald, Ballinasisla Stud, Bonmahon, Co. Waterford.
King ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill (RID), out
of Gortnagger Star (ISH) by Chairlift (TB), bred by Dr. Pat Geraghty,
Glenamaddy, Co. Galway.
Maguire ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill.
Life ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Fields (ISH), out
of Classy Madame (TB), by Ozymandias (TB), bred by Con Ryan, The
Abbey, Templemore, Co. Tipperary.
Watt ~ 1992 Irish Draught gelding by Ginger Dick (RID), out of Cecelas
Dream (AID), by Atlantic Boy (RID) bred by Walter Hughes, Claremorris,
~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Furisto (HANN), out of Amber,
by Sandis (TB) mare bred by Malachy Stone, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.