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Irish Sport Horses make a strong impression at Zurich CSI*****

The Zurich (SUI) CSI***** took place over last weekend, January 30th to February 2nd 2003.

Mr. Springfield (ISH) set a difficult precedent by winning the opening Thursday’s 1m50 Credit Suisse Grand Prix, ridden by Robert Smith (GBR).

In the Movenpick Opening Competition (1m40), World Champion Dermott Lennon (IRE) rode Ginger Watt (ISH) into second place and was followed into fourth place by Quick Flash (ISH) ridden by Samantha McIntosh (BUL).

Friday’s classes saw Dermott Lennon (IRE) in action on both Liscalgot (ISH) and Ginger Watt (ISH). Dermott rode Liscalgot (ISH) into fourth place in the Mercedes Swiss Master 1m50 class and came fifth in the Liebherr Prize 1m50 class. With Ginger Watt (ISH) he took seventh place, behind Quick Flash (ISH) and Samantha McIntosh’s (BUL) sixth, in the Mercedes Jump & Drive class.

Saturday brought Quick Flash (ISH) and Ginger Watt (ISH) together again as they shared joint fifth in the Forbo Knock Out 1m40 class.

The Pontedera (ITA) CSI B also took place over last weekend. At this show Irish Sport Horse Stallion Coolcorron Cool Diamond was ridden by Robert Splaine (IRE) to come fifth in Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses

Mister Springfield ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Western Promise (ISH), out of Glebe Bess (RID), by Ballinahow Boy (RID), bred by Robert L. Gallagher, 22 Springfield Road, Co. Derry.

Ginger Watt ~ 1992 Irish Draught gelding by Ginger Dick (RID), out of Cecelas Dream (AID), by Atlantic Boy (RID) bred by Walter Hughes, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

Quick Flash ~ 1992 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Cavalier (HOLST), out of Bodalmore Lass (ISH), by Diamonds Are Trumps (ISH) bred by Grace Renehan, Bodalmore, Kilkenny.

Liscalgot ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse mare by Touchdown (ISH), out of Tulla’s Pride (ISH), bred by Terence Harvey, 136 Dundalk Road, Crossmaglen, Newry, Co Down.

Coolcorron Cool Diamond ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse by Glidawn Diamond (RID), out of Bonmahon Belle (ISH) by Bronti (ISH) bred by Francis Fitzgerald, Ballinasisla Stud, Bonmahon, Co. Waterford.


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