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Irish Sport Horse Studbook third in World Eventing Young Horse Champs

October 25, 2016
The highest placed Irish Sport Horses in the six and seven-year-old final, Sophie Richards with Business Class (ISH), and Cathal Daniels with Sammy Davis Jnr. (ISH) pictured with Chef d’Equipe Janet Murray at Le Lion in France.

The highest placed Irish Sport Horses in the six and seven-year-old final, Sophie Richards with Business Class (ISH), and Cathal Daniels with Sammy Davis Jnr. (ISH) pictured with Chef d’Equipe Janet Murray at Le Lion in France. © Louise O’Brien

The Irish Sport Horse Studbook finished third overall at the WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships at Le Lion d’Angers in France at the weekend. 

Exciting new talent was highlighted in both age categories, with a total of 99 horses representing a range of studbooks. The Selle Francais claimed the overall Studbook title with a score of 154.6 points, but finished only a single point ahead of the KWPN in second on 154.7 while last year’s winners, the Irish Sport Horse Studbook, lined up third this time around with their final tally standing at 168.2 when the results of both age categories were analysed.

The Irish Sport Horse Business Class, ridden by Sophie Richards, produced an excellent performance to finish seventh overall in the six-year-old competition of the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses. Owned and bred by Don Hadden from Co Wicklow, Business Class (ISH) and Richards were faultless in Saturday’s cross-country phase and also in the final showjumping, to finish on their dressage score of 51.1.

Also in the six-year-old final, Cornascriebe Glenpatrick (ISH) and Harold Megahey finished just outside the top 10, taking 11th place (53.4) when adding just two time penalties in the jumping arena. The Irish Sport Horse WSF Carthago (56.5) took 17th place with Fiona Breach (GBR), while DSL The Professor (ISH) and Elizabeth Hayden finished in 26th place overall (62.1).

In the seven-year-old final, Irish Sport Horse Sammy Davis Junior (ISH), bred by Amanda Vogan from Co. Cavan, finished best of the Irish in 14th place (54.9) when ridden by Galway’s Cathal Daniels. Sportsfield Lord Livesey (ISH) and Mathew Heath (GBR) finished in 17th place (56.5), one spot ahead of Poynstown Will (ISH) ridden by Ciara Power who finished on a score of 54.9. Kincooley Cruising (ISH) and Tim Price (NZL) came home in 20th place (58.6).

 

Full results here 

Studbook Rankings: Gold – Selle Francais 154.6; Silver – KWPN 154.7; Bronze – Irish Sport Horse 168.2.

Full rankings here 

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