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“LAST year ‘Cavadaro’ finished fourth in the Six-Year-Old Final with Ger O’Neill in the saddle. They were clear and in the lead until the last few competitors, but just missed out on a medal, so I’m very pleased we’ve earned gold today,” said the talented young Irish rider. The future is already mapped out for this winning pair it seems.
“We’re going for European Junior Gold next year!” said the rider’s mother, Clare Hughes, who also owns the winning horse.
Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy added: “This has been a memorable World Breeding Championships for our horses and riders. To take home two gold and two silver medals against the best young horses in the world is another huge boost for the Irish Sport Horse industry. I want to congratulate all our riders, owners and, of course, the breeders of all our horses and the entire team who represented Ireland brilliantly at these Championships this week.”
Rockwell RC (ISH) F by Kannan (KWPN) out of Urban Sea (ISH) by Guidam (SF). Breeder: Ronan Byrne. Owner: Kevin Crumley. Ridden by Jason Foley.
Chacco Bay (OLDBG) by Chaccato out of Heops. Breeder: Alfons Brueggehagen. Owner: Hiltrup Sporthorses GmbH. Ridden by Michael Pender.
MHS Cardenta (ISH) F by Cardento (HOLST) out of Willow Point (ISH) by Diamond Serpent (ISH). Breeder: Thomas Brennan. Owner: Bravo Hughes Ltd. Ridden by Michael James Pender.
Be Aware (ISH) by Pacino (BWP) out of Warrenstown Well Aware (ISH) by Cruising (ISH). Breeder & owner: Ronan Tynan. Ridden by Vincent Byrne.
Cuffesgrange Cavadora (ISH) by Z Wellie 72 (KWPN) out of Cuffesgrange Cavalidam (ISH) by Luidam (KWPN). Breeder: Eamonn Sheahan. Owner: Clare Hughes. Ridden by Seamus Hughes Kennedy.