IRELAND’S LANAKEN 2014 TEAM ANNOUNCED

The FEI WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses will take place from 18th to 21st September in Lanaken, Belgium. Fifteen Irish Sport Horses have been selected to represent the Irish Sport Horse Studbook at these prestigious Championships for 5, 6 and 7 year old horses.

The Irish Sport Horse Studbook has enjoyed huge success at Lanaken in recent years. In 2010, Captain David O’Brien (IRL) and Drumiller Lough (ISH) took the silver medal in the 6 Year Old World Championships and the following year saw Clem McMahon (IRL) and NLS Coole Al Clover (ISH) clinch the gold medal to be crowned 6 Year Old World Champions. In the 7 Year Old Final that same year Ireland’s Greg Broderick and Ballypatrick Mystique (ISH) took home the bronze medal. Last year was another highly successful year for the Irish at the Belgian venue, when Greg Broderick (IRL) and Arraghbeg Clover (ISH) were crowned 5 Year Old World Champions.

The 15 horses that have been selected to represent the Irish Sport Horse Studbook in the 2014 Championships are listed below. Competition kicks off on Thursday 18th September with the first qualifier classes. On Friday the second qualifier classes will take place and the consolation classes will run on Saturday. All eyes will be on the main arena on Sunday, when the 5, 6 and 7 Year Old World Championships will be decided.

Chef d’Equipe for the Irish Sport Horse Team travelling to Lanaken is Comdt. John Ledingham. Speaking on the announcement of the team, he said; “I would like to wish all riders, owners and breeders the very best of luck at the World Breeding Championships.”

5 year old Irish Sport Horses:

·       Deep Pockets (ISH) & Jim Derwin (IRL)
·       Graf Balouprint (ISH) & Catherine Thornton (IRL)
·       LCC Crystal (ISH) & Linda Courtney (IRL)
·       LCC Puss N Boots (ISH) & Lucy Buchanan (IRL)
·       LCC Troy (ISH) & Linda Courtney (IRL)

6 year old Irish Sport Horses:

·       Good Lux Lucy (ISH) & Daniela O’Toole (IRL)
·       Highly Efficient (ISH) & Tholm Keane (IRL)
·       LCC Hello Kate (ISH) & Lucy Buchanan (IRL)
·       Lenamore Lucy Lou (ISH) & Kenneth Graham (IRL)
·       Mini Cruzano (ISH) & Thomas O’Brien (IRL)

7 year old Irish Sport Horses:

·       Brookwood Supersonic (ISH) & Sean Kavanagh (IRL)
·       Erne Ladygoldilocks (ISH) & Francis Connors (IRL)
·       KMS Clintland (ISH) & Neal Fearon (IRL)
·       Lates Du Carel (ISH) & Francis Connors (IRL)
·       Shantonagh (ISH) & Nicola FitzGibbon (IRL)

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses:

·       Deep Pockets (ISH) – 2009 gelding by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of Simply Chic (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Charles Pidgeon, Co. Westmeath. Owner/Rider: Jim Derwin (IRL)
·       Graf Balouprint (ISH) – 2009 mare by Balou Du Rouet (OLD) out of Graf Ladylady (ISH), by Limmerick (HOLST). Bred by Brian Livingstone, Co. Down. Owner: Catherine Thornton & Brian Livingstone. Rider: Catherine Thornton (IRL)
·       LCC Crystal (ISH) – 2009 mare by Lux Z (ZANG) out of Sillot Sea Beauty (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by David Hogan, Co. Clare. Owner/Rider: Linda Courtney (IRL)
·       LCC Puss N Boots (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Spring Pride (WNTR), by Spring Elegance (WNTR). Bred by Andrew Kirwan, Co. Waterford. Owner: Linda Courtney. Rider: Lucy Buchanan (IRL)
·       LCC Troy (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Clinton (HOLST) out of Ark Of Diamonds (ISH), by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Owner/Bred by Linda Courtney Cadam, Co. Antrim. Rider: Linda Courtney (IRL)
·       Good Lux Lucy (ISH) – 2008 mare by Lux Z (HANN) out of Donogue Cavalier Girl (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by George Hill, Co. Monaghan. Owner: Peter O’Toole. Rider: Daniela O’Toole (IRL)
·       Highly Efficient (ISH) – 2008 mare by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BWP) out of Derha Fort (ISH), by Coolcaum Hill (ID). Bred by Senan Canny, Co. Clare. Owner: Amanda Kirwan. Rider: Tholm Keane (IRL)
·       LCC Hello Kate (ISH) – 2008 mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of LCC Molly (ISH), by Courage II (HOLST). Bred by Fr Simon Cadam, Co. Antrim. Owner: Linda Courtney. Rider: Lucy Buchanan (IRL)
·       Lenamore Lucy Lou (ISH) – 2008 mare by Lux Z (HANN) out of Going Dutch (ISH), by Dutch Courage (ISH). Bred by Barbara Fitzpatrick, Co. Dublin. Owner: Geraldine Graham. Rider: Kenneth Graham (IRL)
·       Mini Cruzano (ISH) – 2008 mare by Silvano (KWPN) out of Hyundai Santa Fe (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Oliver Walsh, Co. Galway. Owner: Leona Walsh. Rider: Thomas O’Brien (IRL)
·       Brookwood Supersonic (ISH) – 2007 mare by Concorde (KWPN) out of Brookwood First Lady (ISH), by Captain Clover (ISH). Owner/Bred by Pat Duffy, Co. Kildare. Rider: Sean Kavanagh (IRL)
·       Erne Ladygoldilocks (ISH) – 2007 mare by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Erne Touch (ISH). Owner/Bred by Hugh Fitzpatrick, Co. Cavan. Rider: Francis Connors (IRL)
·       KMS Clintland (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Clinton (HOLST) out of Uganna (KWPN), by Corland (HOLST). Owner/Bred by Ivor Broderick, Co. Galway. Rider: Neal Fearon (IRL)
·       Lates Du Carel (ISH) – 2007 mare by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Phillies Corner (ISH), by Kalypso (KWPN). Bred by Thomas Ryan, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Hilda Anthony. Rider: Francis Connors (IRL)
·       Shantonagh (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Power Blade (TB) out of Diamond Explosion (ISH), by King Of Diamonds (ID). Owner/Bred by Dermot Forde, Co. Cavan. Rider: Nicola FitzGibbon (IRL)