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Individual and Team success for Irish Eventers

The Weston CCI** event last week, October 9th to 12th was won by the Irish Sport Horse Simply Samuel, ridden for Great Britain by Julie Tew.

Over the same weekend in the Netherlands, the Military Boekelo CCI*** team event was won by Ireland. Two Irish Sport horses formed half of the successful team, Star Dance (ISH) ridden by Susan Shortt and Glencara (ISH) ridden by Louisa Clarke.

In Showjumping, Lt. David O’Brien (IRL) was highly ranked in numerous classes at the Helsinki, Finland CSI W (October 17th- 19th). He won Saturdays 1m40 HBL Classic class with Lismore Clover (ISH) aswell as the Reporanka Trophy Puissance class with Cruise Hill (ISH). He was also placed second riding Lismore Clover (ISH) in Fridays 1m40
Helsinki Horse Show Trophy class. That’s Life (ISH) ridden by Michel Hecart (FRA) also competed at Helsinki, coming third in Saturdays HBL Classic class and fifth in Sundays 1m40 Tapiola Agria Small Tour Final.

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses

• Simply Samuel ~ 1995 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Cavalier Royale.
• Star Dance ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse mare by I’m a Star (TB), out of Connemaras Problem
(ISH), by Western Problem (TB), bred by Enda Craig, Carnagarve, Moville, Co. Donegal.
• Cruise Hill ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cruising (ISH), out of Breffni Clover (AID), by Clover Hill (RID), bred by Tony Murtagh, Doon, Virginia, Co. Cavan.
• Lismore Clover ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cloverhill (RID), out of Lismore Lyric (ISH), by Holmacre (TB), bred by Dr. Patrick O’Neill, Primrose Hill, Muckross, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.
• That’s Life ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Fields (ISH), out of Classy Madame (TB), by Ozymandias (TB) bred by Con Ryan, The Abbey, Templemore, Co.


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