Spanish and American success for Irish Sport Horses
Vejer De La Frontera CSI A in Spain over the weekend of March 1st,
Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH) was ridden by Robert Splaine (IRL)
to win Saturdays 1m40 class. Sundays Small Grand Prix
saw Gandini Stardust VI (ISH) and Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) take fifth
place. On the previous Friday Diamond Carat (ISH) and Niall Talbot
(IRE) took second place in the 1m30 class.
the Sunshine Tour last weekend (March 4th-9th) Gandini Stardust
VI (ISH) took third place in Saturdays 1m40 class, this time ridden
by Khaled Al Eid (KSA). They were followed into fifth place by Hopes
are High (ISH) and Matthew Broome (GBR). Sundays Vejer Grand Prix
brought sixth place for Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH) and Robert
Splaine (IRL). Meanwhile in Portugal, Lt. Shane Carey (IRE) and
Ballycumber (ISH) were fastest in the Vilamoura CSI* Grand Prix
on Sunday, March 2nd.
Sport Horses were also on form over in the US with Zero (ISH) and
Ryuma Hirota (JAP) coming second in the $50,000 Rio Vista Grand
Prix at the Indio, California CSI A on Sunday, March 2nd. On the
previous Thursday, in the Palm Beach $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup,
Carlow Clover (ID) and Robin Sweely (USA) took fourth place. They
followed this by taking tenth place in the $100,000 US Open Jumper
Grand Prix CSIO on Sunday, March 10th, coming in behind Carling
King (ISH) and Kevin Babington (IRL) in eighth place. Carling King
(ISH) and Kevin Babington (IRL) were also on the Irish team which
came second in Saturdays Palm Beach Samsung Nations Cup.
in Indio, Sundays $150,000 Ford Grand Prix FEI World Cup brought
fifth place for Ado Annie (ISH) and her rider Will Simpson (USA).
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.
Stardust ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cavalier (HOLST), out
of Candle Light (ISH), by Yellow River (TB), bred by Sean Flanagan,
Forestown, Horse and Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Carat ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cavalier (HOLST), out of
Kilkenny Lady (ISH), by Diamond Serpent (ISH), bred by Mary Hughes,
Ennisnag House, Stonyford, Co. Kilkenny.
are High ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Flagmount Diamond (RID),
out of Helenas Lass (ISH), by Cornelscourt (TB), bred by Mr.
Michael Hughes, Madden, Co Armagh.
~ 1992 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Master Imp (TB), out of Peggy
8 (ISH), by Silent Whistle (TB), bred by John Brennan, Coon West,
~ 1995 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Zero Watt (TB), out of Brown
Angel (ISH) bred by Kathleen Gallagher, 95 Ballykelly Road, Ballykelly,
Limavady, Co. Derry.
Clover ~ 1994 Irish Draught gelding by Clover Hill (RID), out of
Clonard Diamond (AID), by Diamonds Are Trumps (RID) bred by Joseph
Delaney, Newtown, Clonard, Mountrath, Co. Laois.
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.
Annie ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse mare by Errigal Flight (ISH) out
of Coolrain Princess (ISH), by Blue Henry (RID), bred by Ms Frances
Sheeran, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.