Breeding Championship, Lanaken 2003
FEI World Breeding Show Jumping Championships for young horses took
place in Lanaken, Belgium last week, September 25th to 28th.
Of the five year old horses representing the Irish Sport Horse studbook,
five jumped clear in the first qualifier. These were Warrenstown
We Three, Cavalier Starlight, Belfast Knight, Ardenteggle Flight
and Welcome Captain. Ardenteggle Flight, ridden by Richie Moloney,
also jumped clear in the second qualifier earning her place in the
final round where she picked up an unfortunate four faults to finish
29th out of the initial 155 starters in the five year old category.
In the six year old category, the second qualifier finished with
Echo Beach ridden by Cian OConnor in third place, Cnoc Na
Seimre ridden by Capt. Gerry Flynn in seventh place and Early Days
ridden by Richie Moloney thirty-first of the 126 starters.
Only two horses jumped clear in the final, with Echo Beach and Early
Days picking up eight faults each to finish tenth and fourteenth
respectively. In the consolation class
Mo Chroi ridden by Capt. Gerry Flynn jumped double clear to finish
nineteenth out of the seventy-three competitors.
Of the two seven year old Irish Sport Horses competing at Lanaken,
Furistocrat ridden by Edward Moloney picked up four faults and Welcome
Flagmount twelve in the first qualifier. In the second qualifier
they had five and eight faults respectively and so neither qualified
for the seven year old final.
Another aspect of the show at Lanaken was the Zangersheide foal
auction. The highest priced filly foal, Cruisinetty Z, was by World
Breeding Championship, Lanaken 2003
Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses
5 Year olds;
Cavalier Starlight~ 1998 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cavalier
Royale (Holst), out of Starlight Diamond (ISH), by Ballinvella (TB)
bred and owned by John Lawlor, Derrynahinch House, Ballyhale, Co.
Kilkenny, ridden by Eddie Moloney.
Welcome Captain ~ 1998 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Captain
Clover (ISH), out of Welcome (RID), by Legaun Prince (RID), bred
by Tom Fitzmaurice, Athleague, Co. Roscommon, owned by John Lee,
Ballyfruit, Headford, Co. Galway and ridden by Gabriel Slattery.
Ardenteggle Flight ~ 1998 Irish Sport Horse mare by Errigal
Flight (ISH), out of Hilarious Jim (ISH), bred by James Scully,
Ballinakill, Ballickmoyler; Co Carlow, owned by Andrew Doogue, Arden
Teggle, Killeshin, Co Carlow and ridden by Richie Moloney.
Warrenstown We 3 ~ 1998 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Concorde
(KWPN), out of Dillettante (AES), by Daz bred by Harron Eakin Farms,
Derryboy, Crossgar, Co Down, owned by Dr Ronan Tynan, Brittas Clinic,
Johnstown, Co Kilkenny and ridden by Tholm Keane.
Belfast Knight ~ 1998 Irish Sport Horse Stallion by Cavalier
Royale (Holst), out of Emily Bronte (ISH), by Uncle Walter (TB)
bred by Gilbert Fletcher, 17 Glascar Road, Banbridge, Co. Down,
BT 32 5 DT.
6 Year olds:
Cnoc Na Seimhre ~ 1997 Irish Sport Horse stallion by Clover
Hill (RID), out of Castle Bells (ISH), by First Consul (TB), bred
by Grainne Gormley, Lismoy House, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford, owned
by Minister for Defence, Army Equitation School, McKee Barracks,
Blackhorse Ave, Dublin 7 and ridden by Lt. David OBrien.
Early Days ~ 1997 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill
(RID), out of The French Lady (ISH), by Leabeg (ISH), bred and owned
by Ian Smyth, The Ridge, Old Leighlin, Co Carlow and ridden by Richie
Echo Beach ~ 1997 Irish Sport Horse mare by Clover Echo (ISH),
out of Gifted (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (Holst), bred by Brendan
McSorley, Tallymulmona, Fintona, Co Tyrone, owned and ridden by
Cian O'Connor, 7 The Close, Fox Lodge Woods, Ratoath, Co Meath.
Mo Chroi ~ 1997 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cruising (ISH),
out of Into the Blue (ISH), by Mister Lord (TB), bred by Claire
Hickey, 51 Brooklawn Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin, owned by Minister
for Defence, Army Equitation School, McKee Barracks, Blackhorse
Ave, Dublin 7 and ridden by Capt. Gerry Flynn.
7 Year Olds:
Welcome Flagmount ~ 1996 Irish Sport Horse stallion (App)
by Flagmount King (RID), out of Welcome (RID), by Legaun Prince
(RID), bred by Francis Mangan, Melleray Road, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford,
owned and ridden by Gabriel Slattery, Castlelawn Stud, Irishtown,
Claremorris, Co Mayo.
Furistocrat ~ 1996 Irish Sport Horse mare by Furisto (Hann),
out of Newtown Queenie (ISH), by Kinghaven (TB), bred by Tom Fitzmaurice,
Athleague, Co. Roscommon