Sport Horses make a strong impression at Zurich CSI*****
Zurich (SUI) CSI***** took place over last weekend, January 30th
to February 2nd 2003.
Springfield (ISH) set a difficult precedent by winning the
opening Thursdays 1m50 Credit Suisse Grand Prix, ridden
by Robert Smith (GBR).
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).
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
McIntoshs (BUL) sixth, in the Mercedes Jump & Drive
brought Quick Flash (ISH) and Ginger Watt (ISH) together again as
they shared joint fifth in the Forbo Knock Out 1m40 class.
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 Sundays Grand Prix.
of the above Irish Sport Horses
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.
Watt ~ 1992 Irish Draught gelding by Ginger Dick (RID), out of Cecelas
Dream (AID), by Atlantic Boy (RID) bred by Walter Hughes, Claremorris,
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.
~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse mare by Touchdown (ISH), out of Tullas
Pride (ISH), bred by Terence Harvey, 136 Dundalk Road, Crossmaglen,
Newry, Co Down.
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.