Nations Cup Superleague Success for Irish Team
St. Gallen, Switzerland CSIO 5*, from May 29th to June 1st, saw
Irelands Nations Cup team win Sundays 200,000 CHF Samsung Nations
Cup Superleague class. Following on from last weeks Nations Cup
second placing in Rome, Carling King (ISH) and Kevin Babington (IRL)
were also on this winning Irish team at St. Gallen. Fellow team
members were Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH) and Robert Splaine (IRL),
Waterford Crystal and Cian OConnor (IRL) and Luidam ridden
by Billy Twomey (IRL).
Cool Diamond (ISH) and Robert Splaine (IRL) also jumped clear in
Fridays St Gallen Generali Grand Prix to win the class with Carling
King (ISH) and Kevin Babington (IRL) in sixth place and Abbervail
Dream (ISH) and Di Lampard (GBR) taking tenth.
competing at St. Gallen was Royal Charmer (ISH) ridden by Markus
Fuchs (SUI) to win Saturdays Pries des Liebherr Konzerns 1m40 class.
This pairing also took second in Thursdays Preis der St. Galler
Tagblatt AG 1m45 class and fourth in both Fridays Preis der K+D
1m45 class and Sundays Preis Kanton & Stadt St Gallen 1m45 pair
the Eindhoven (NED) CSI 1*, Sundays Grand Prix was won by Ballayser
Twilight (ISH) who jumped a double clear ridden by V. Voorn (NED).
weekend in Germany, the Munich CSI 3* saw Sails Away (ISH) and S.
Numminen (FIN) win Thursdays Preis der Fa. Franken Brunnen 1m55
class. Also competing here was A Touch Of Romance (ISH) ridden by
K. Raafet el Z (Egy) to come third in Saturdays Championat von Munchen
D (ISH) ridden by O. Baldo (ITA) brought some Irish luck to the
Napoli, Italy CSI 2* where they won Sundays Grand Prix while For
Fun (ISH) and J. Munsterhuis (NED) jumped into second place in the
Le Mans (FRA) CSI 1* Grand Prix.
Irish Ponies were also winning last weekend at the Sansaw Pony Championships
where first place went to Aero Flyer and Sara Glynn with Bally Duff
Rusty and Emily Llewellyn in third and Tullibards Mac Splash ridden
by Benedict Kuhnle taking fifth.
of the above Irish Sport Horses
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.
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.
Dream ~ 1987 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Chairlift (TB), out of
Killea Beauty (ISH), by Smooth Stepper (TB), bred by Ms Marjorie
Quarton, Crannagh, Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
Charmer ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse by Cavalier (HOLST), bred by Tom
Hughes, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.
Twilight ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill (RID),
out of Ballynagran Natalie (ISH), by Prince Riza (TB), bred by Betty
Parker, Ballynagran Stud, Dunganstown, Co. Wicklow.
Away ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Cruising (ISH), out of
Victoria Plum (ISH), by Bahrain (TB), bred by Mary McCann, Hartwell
Stud, Kill, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Touch Of Romance~ 1990 Irish Sport Horse mare by Touch Down (ISH),
out of Cal (ISH), bred by Vincent Brennan, Fort Lorenzo, Taylors
D ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Flagmount King (RID), out
of Ardboe Betsy (ISH), bred by Mick McGuigan, Killycanavan, Ardboe,
Dungannon, Co. Waterford.
Fun ~ 1995 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Furisto (Hann), out of Stetch
Society (ISH), bred by Anne Smith, Ballinboley Lodge, Ballinaboley,
Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.