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Irish Team win Gijon (ESP) CSIO 5* Nations Cup

The Irish team consisting of four Irish Sport Horses, Killossery (ISH) ridden by Lt. Shane Carey (IRL), Splendido (ISH) ridden by Harry Marshall (IRL), Bornacoola (ISH) ridden by Capt. Gerry Flynn (IRL) and Gelvin Clover (ISH) ridden by Clem McMahon (IRL) jumped to success in the Gijon (ESP) CSIO 5* (August 28th to September 1st) winning the Nations Cup class there last Saturday.

Harry Marshall (IRL) and Splendido (ISH) went on to jump a double clear and win Mondays Gijon Grand Prix, with Killossery (ISH) and Lt. Shane Carey (IRL) coming fourth.
Lt Shane Carey (IRL) also won Mondays Premio Cafes Oquendo

1m40 class with Laughtons Lass (ISH), while Clem McMahon (IRL) rode Dark Flight (ISH) to take third in the same class. Laughtons Lass (ISH) also came second in both the opening Wednesdays 1m40 Premio Coca Cola and Thursdays 1m40 Premio Llagar Cortina class.

Western Station (ISH) ridden by Roberto Cristofoletti (ITA) came second in the 1m50 Premio Volvo class, with Royal Charmer (ISH) and Markus Fuchs (SUI) taking fifth. Royal Charmer (ISH) and Markus Fuchs (SUI) won Thursdays Premio Ales 1m50 class also. At the Rotterdam (NED) CSIO 5*, World Champion Dermott
Lennon (IRL) rode Ginger Watt (ID) to take third in last Saturdays Petroplus Prijs class. In Belgium, Swanky (ISH) and Tadayoshi Hyoshi (JPN) took sixth place in the Zandhoven CSI 2* Grand Prix.

Eventing action moved to Blair Castle last weekend where the CCI*** finished with two Irish Sport Horses in the final top ten. These were Highland Spirit (ISH) ridden by Jeanette Brakewell (GBR) into third place and Clover Spring (ISH) ridden by Elliot Newman (GBR) into sixth place.

Thirlestane Castle Scottish Championships CIC*** (August 17th) also finished with three Irish Sport Horses in the top ten: Glen Corran (ISH) ridden by Nicky Roncoroni (GBR) finished third, Don’t Step Back (ISH) and Patricia Donegan (IRL) came seventh while McKinlaigh (ISH) ridden by Gina Miles (USA) finished tenth.

In the Thirlestane CIC** The Masters Lady (ISH) took second place ridden by Sarah Cutteridge (GBR) while Kilmallock Dandy (ISH) ridden by Hayley Rose (GBR) came fourth.

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses

• Bornacoola ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cavalier (Holst).
• Dark Flight ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Carrolls Flight (TB), out of Glenamady 37 (ISH), by Penistone (TB), bred by Kathleen McDermott, the Square, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway.
• Gelvin Clover (ISH)~ 1993 Irish Draught stallion by Clover Hill (RID), out of Culderg (RID), by Ginger Dick (RID) bred by Kieran Rowley, Culmore, Swinford, Co. Mayo.
• Ginger Watt ~ 1989 Irish Draught gelding by Ginger Dick (RID), out of Cecelas Dream (AID) by Atlantic Boy (ID) bred by Walter Hughes, Carnacon, Ballyglass, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
• Killossery ~ 1992 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill (RID), out of Jeannie (ISH), by Radical (TB), bred by Killossery Lodge Stud, Kilsallaghan, Co. Dublin.
• Laugton’s Lass ~ 1992 Irish Sport Horse mare by John Henry (ISH), out of Laughton Poynt (ISH), by Poynton (TB), bred by John Troy, Ardmore, Strawberry Beds, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
• Royal Charmer ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse by Cavalier (Holst), bred by Tom Hughes, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.
• Splendido (ISH) ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse by Cavalier (Holst).
• Swanky ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Furisto (HANN), out of an unnamed Sandis (TB) Irish Sport Horse mare bred by Malachy Stone, Arklow, Co.
• Western Station ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Western Promise (ISH), out of Annagharty Station (ISH), by Hail Station (ISH) bred by Owen Hallinan, Killawalla Stud Farm, Westport, Co. Mayo. Eventers:
• Clover Spring ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill (RID).
• Don’t Step Back 1992 Sport Horse by Step Together (TB), out of Castleview Lass (ISH), by Belgrave (TB), bred by P.J. Lehane, Castleview, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
• Glen Corran ~ 1995 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Corran Ginger (RID), out of Cap D’Antibes (TB), by Furry Glen (TB), bred by James Nally, Lisnascreen, lasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
• Highland Spirit ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Taldi (TB), out of Hope 2 (ISH), by Diamond Lad (RID), bred by Aidan Murphy, Ballyduff House,
Ballycarney, Co. Wexford.
• Kilmallock Dandy ~ 1992 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Don Tristan (USA), out of Aboncliffe VII (WNTR), by Golden Cliff (TB), bred by Phil Austin, Kilmallock House, Ballymurn, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
• McKinlaigh ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Highland King (ISH), out of Kilcumney Hostess (ISH), by Stretchwood Lad (TB), bred by Y.Walsh.
• The Masters Lady ~ 1996 Irish Sport Horse mare by Master Imp (TB), out of Cherry Amber (ISH), bred by Mr. And Mrs. John Warner, 15 South Street, New Ross, Co. Wexford.


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