IRISH Sport Horses have claimed two podium finishes and an amazing total of nine top 10 placings in the 2021 FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Le Lion d’Angers in France.
The 6-year-old Championship saw The Irish Sport Horse gelding Bonmahon Chelsea, bred in Co Waterford by Richie Fitzgerald, take third place on the podium while five Irish Sport Horses finished inside the top 10. Meath’s Sarah Ennis was the highest-placed Irish rider, taking seventh place with Dourough Ferro Class Act (ISH), bred by Gordon Drury in Co Cavan.
In the 7-year-old Championship, The Irish Sport Horse Cooley Snapchat, bred in Co Limerick by Alan Wheeler, scored a third place finish on the podium with four Irish Sport Horses finishing inside the top 10. Cathal Daniels was the highest-placed Irish rider, taking 14th spot with LEB Empress, bred in Co Waterford by Jo Breheny.
2021 FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships – Le Lion d’Angers, France
ISH Breeding and results as follows:
3rd Bonmahon Chelsea (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Chellsini Z (ZANG) out of Bonmahon Ramiro Star (ISH) by Ramiro B (BWP). Breeder: Richard Fitzgerald (Waterford). Rider: Rebecca Chappero (ITA)
6th SBH Big Wall (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Puissance (ISH)[TIH] out of Unanibeath (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: John P Murphy (Kilkenny). Rider: Izzy Taylor (GBR)
7th Dourough Ferro Class Act (ISH) – 2015 gelding by S Creevagh Ferro Ex Siebe (KWPN) out of ISHD Class Act (ISH) by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD). Breeder: Gordon Drury (Cavan). Owner: Wendy Harris and Niki Potterton. Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)
8th CBI Aldo (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Goodluck VDL (KWPN) out of KMS Eclipse (ISH), by Ramon (KWPN). Breeders: Aidan & Ray Carroll, Offaly. Owners: Jo West, Serena Greenwell & Pat Melville-Evans. Rider: Caroline Powell (NZL)
10th Royal Encounter (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Lancelot (KWPN) out of Cavalier Lassie (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Perter Rice (Monaghan). Rider: Marcio Carvalho Jorge (BRA)
3rd Cooley Snapchat (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Kannan (KWPN) out of Anabee Arkansas (ISH), by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Breeder: Alan Wheeler, Limerick. Owners: Angela Ruckner & William Ruckner. Rider: Selina Milnes (GBR)
5th Heads Up (ISH) – 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of The Show Girl (ISH), by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Paul O’Shea, Limerick. Owners: Hayden Robert Hankey & Catherine Witt. Rider: Hayden Robert Hankey (GBR)
6th Cooley Rules (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Beach Ball (ISH) out of Kildalton Poppet (ISH), by Aldatus Z (OLD). Breeder: George McCullough, Down. Owners: Jean Shipp & Caroline Wilson. Rider: Isabelle (Izzy) Taylor (GBR)
7th Cooley Rosalent (ISH) – 2014 mare by Valent (KWPN) out of Bellaney Jewel (TB), by Roselier (TB). Breedere: J.W Rosbotham, Down. Owner: Paul W Ridgeon. Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR).