Many Were Called, Few Were Chosen
SCOPE, Ireland's first and only "elite" auction of young
showjumping, eventing, and dressage prospects, selected on June 18-19
horses for the inaugural SCOPE Auction on August 2-3.
selected horses that passed the veterinary and x-ray examinations
carry with them bloodlines of Irish, Warmblood, and Thoroughbred
super-sires such as Cavalier Royale, Ballinvella XX, Burggraaf,
Chair Lift XX, Clover Hill, Condios, Cruising, Ekstein, Heartbreaker,
King of Diamonds, Landgraf I, Master Imp XX, Pilot, Roven XX, Sky
Boy XX, and Voltaire.
SCOPE Selection Committee inspected a large group of excellent foals,
yearlings, and two-year-olds drawn from the four corners of Ireland
and Northern Ireland. The committee, comprised of chairman Jaap
Werners (chairman of the KWPN Stallion Inspection Committee) and
Olympians Ned Campion (IRL-showjumping), Jennie Loriston-Clarke
(UK-dressage), and Gillian Rolton (AUS-eventing) were very impressed
with the high quality of the presented horses. The committee was
very strict in their selections, judging on bloodlines, conformation,
movement, athleticism, and potential for excellence in sport. The
two-year-olds were lightly loose jumped. Owners who returned home
with a horse selected for the inaugural SCOPE Auction were confident
that they owned one of the "very best of the best" young
horses in Ireland.
inaugural SCOPE Auction will be held on the weekend of 2-3 August
at the Kill International Equestrian Centre in Kill, County Kildare
in conjunction with Morningside Stud's 3rd International Breeders
Conference. The Irish Horse Board will award a generous payment,
under the Inward Buyer Programme, to subsidize the travel costs
of buyers from outside of Ireland who export a horse through SCOPE.
details about SCOPE, the International Breeders Conference, and
the SCOPE catalogue may be found at www.scope-auction.com
or by ringing +3184.108.40.20601 The SCOPE catlogue will be available
for viewing and downloading in early July.
SCOPE and the 3rd International Breeders Conference is sponsored
by Connolly's Red Mills, KWPN, BCM and Horse International and the
WBFSH International Breeding Guide, Equest Oral Gel, The Show Jumping
Archive, Breeding News for Sport Horse, www.stallionguide.ca, Dressage
Ireland, The Horse Magazine (Australia), and Morningside Stud.