Dublin Horse Show qualifier at the Meadows Equestrian Centre

Over three hundred horses competed at the last qualifier for Dublin Horse Show at the Meadows Equestrian Centre.

First up was the 7/8-year-old class, 65 combinations came forward with twenty-five making it into the jump off. The torrential downpour of rain along with the technical course made for an exciting jump off. Having the advantage of going late in the draw, young rider Niamh McEvoy and BP Limitless (ISH) were able to use the advantage and take the lead in a time of 43.81. No stranger to the big occasion BP Limitless (ISH) who won the Irish Breeders classic as a five-year-old and also jumped in the Six Year Old ‘Cruising’ final at the RDS in 2021 will certainly be one watch at this year’s show.  Derek McConnell and Inlaws Manolo (ISH) gave it a good shot crossing the line in 45.17. One of the most consistent horses coming through the aged classes, Inlaws Manolo (ISH) has qualified for and competed at the RDS as a 4, 6 and 7 year old. Rounding out the top three was no stranger to the RDS Ger O’Neill and the eight-year-old Tullogher Lady Liberty (ISH) finishing in a time of 46.09.

The five-year-olds saw the largest number of entries with one hundred and one competing, thirty-eight made it into the second round, of which sixteen came forward for round three. Seven combinations were clear and the last five places taken by the fastest four faults. First to go in the jump off was Nicola FitzGibbon & One Day Maybe (ISH) a mare, by Bentley Van De Heffinck (BWP), the pair set a blistering time and held the lead to the end. Nicholas Connors claimed second place aboard Jump the Gun (ISH) a gelding by I’m Special De Muze (BWP), and third placing going to local young rider Lucy Morton riding her mother’s Fintra Elsa (ISH), a mare by OBOS Quality (OLD).

The sun came out just in time for the four-year-old division to start. Eighty-eight combinations competed with forty-three advancing to round two and the judged section. Tom Hearne with the mare Killelton Ford (ISH), by OBOS Quality (OLD) were the judges pick of the day scoring 87.  Coen Williams filled second spot with score of 84. Coen was riding Cutting Edge Too a mare by URANO DU CARTIGNY (SF). Close behind on a score of 83.5 was Kilkenny Order Vincent Byrne riding the Rachel Moxham owned and bred mare, Belle Mai by Luidam (KWPN). Vincent will be competing at the RDS for the twenty third year in a row and we wish him all the best.

The last competition of the day was the six-year-olds and like the previous qualifier at Mullingar it took only two rounds of jumping to determine the top twelve placings. Coming out on top was Ballypatrick rider Kevin Gallagher riding BP Casablanca (ISH) a gelding by Casall LA Silla (HOLST). Kilkenny rider Jack Ryan who is currently based in Belgium made sure his trip home for the qualifier paid off when securing second spot riding his mother Marguerite’s mare Mondavi (ISH) by Tyson (KWPN). The 2022 Five Year Old ‘Flexible’ National Champion Laurina (ISH), bred by Dr Noel Cawley took the third spot and are surely ones to watch in this year’s 6year old division at the RDS.

Four Year Old Results 

Killelton Ford (ISH) 2019 Mare By OBOS Quality (OLD) Out of Hot Flush (ISH) By Clover Flush (ISH) Breeder & Owner: Thomas Hearne Rider; Tom Hearne

Cutting Edge Too (ISH) 2019 Mare By URANO DU CARTIGNY (SF) Out of Cutting Edge (ZANG) By Carthago Z (HOLST) Breeder & Owner: Anne Marie O’Gorman Rider: Coen Williams (JU/YR)

Belle Mai 2019 Mare By Luidam (KWPN) Out of Coolgrange Cruising (ISH) By Furistos Trump (ISH) Breeder: Maddie Brennan and Rachel Moxham Owner: Rachel Moxham Rider: Vincent Byrne

Juana Moussardiere 2019 Mare By Andiamo Semilly (SF) Out of Tijuana D’Auge By Kannan (KWPN) Breeder: Frank Duval Owner: Olga Doyle (Equine Evolve) Rider: Daniel J O’Sullivan

Cornet’s Fox Z (ZANG) 2019 Mare By Cornet Obolensky (BWP) Out of Oak Grove’s Firefox By Fighting Fit Breeder: Gestut Eichenhain Owner: Lawrence Patterson Rider: Clare Abbott

Co Andi 2019 Gelding By Andiamo Semilly (SF) Out of Vereedom G (KWPN) By Orame Breeder & Owner: Thomas Obrien Rider: Thomas O’Brien

Greenhall April 2019 Mare By Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) Out of Greenhall Catwalk (ISH) By Mermus R (KWPN) Breeder & Owner: Derry Rothwell Rider: Ciaran Moran

FS Bianca 2019 Mare By Vivant van de Heffinck Out of Cadre Nightingale By Iroko Breeder & Owner: Mathilda O Regan Rider: Anthony O’Regan

Five Year Old Results 

One Day Maybe (ISH) 2018 Mare, By Bentley Van De Heffinck (BWP), Out of Kannan Queen (ISH), By Kannan (KWPN), Breeder: Patrick Hogan, Owner: Langara Ventures, Rider: Nicola FitzGibbon

Jump the Gun (ISH) 2018 Gelding, By I’m Special De Muze (BWP), Out of Just Jump (ISH), By Master Imp (TB) Breeder: Ann Connors, Owner: Ann Connors, Rider: Nicholas Connors

Fintra Elsa (ISH) 2018 Mare By OBOS Quality (OLD) Out of Fintra Ellie (ISH) By Shannondale sarco st ghyvan (BWP) Breeder: Sheila & Michael Murphy, Owner: Joanne Morton, Rider: Lucy Morton (JU/YR)

Gildawn Gigi (ISH) 2018 Mare By I’m Special De Muze (BWP) Out of Drumin Kacqueline (ISH) By Jack of Diamomds (ISH) Breeder & Owner: Gerard Burke Rider: Gemma Phelan

Harristown Flemenco (ISH) 2018 Mare By Je T’aime Flamenco (SF) Out of Harristown Princess (ISH) By Clover Flush (ISH) Breeder: Thomas Power Owner: Thomas Hearne Rider: Tom Hearne

Luisa (ISH) 2018 Mare By Luidam (KWPN) Out of Lexi Lady (ISH) By Flex a Bill (ISH) Breeder & Owner: Dr. Noel Cawley Rider Leah Stack

Crossriver Criostoir (ISH) 2018 Gelding By Dallas VDL (BWP) Out of Galwaybay Paulina (ISH) By Askoll Peter Pan (OLD) Breeder: Walter Butler Owner & Rider: Nicholas Butler

Belmondo (ISH) 2018 Gelding By KEC Maximum Joe (WESTF) Out of Kilmeague Clover (ISH) By Voltaire (HANN) Breeder: Enda Corry Owner: Regula Wassmer Rider: Megan Mc Gettigan

Ballachino (UNK) 2018 Mare By Beach Ball (ISH) Out of Roadside Clover (ISH) By Pacino (BWP) Breeder: Clive Cathers Owner: Derek Reid Rider: Fergus Reid

ESH Nora 2018 Mare By DIGNIFIED VAN’T ZORGVLIET (BWP) Out of ESH Nancy (ISH) By Capitalist (HOLST) Breeder: Donnacha Dermondy Owner: Jim Derwin Rider: James Derwin (JU)

Cape Tribulation 2018 Gelding By Womanizer (KWPN) Out of Creevy Quinn Lass (ISH) By Cruising (ISH) Breeder: Peter Killeen Owner: Edel Dore Rider: Kian Dore

Little Bit Foxrock (ISH) 2018 Gelding By Risohorse Locorotondo (RHEIN) Out of Ballinamona Park Honey (ISH) By Iroko (WESTF) Breeder: Vahe Bogossian Owner: Julie O’Sullivan Gallagher Rider: Paddy O’Donnell

Six Year Old Results 

BP Casablanca (ISH) 2017 Gelding By Casall LA Silla (HOLST), Out of Cruise Leaf (ISH), by Cruising (ISH), Breeder: Noel Cawley, Owner: Noel Cawley & GBBS Int LTD, Rider: Kevin Gallagher

Mondavi (ISH) 2017 Mare by Tyson (KWPN), out of You Too Delilia (ISH), by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH), Breeder: Ronan Tynan, Owner: Marguerite Ryan, Rider: Jack Ryan

Laurina (ISH) 2017 Mare by Stakkato Gold (HANN), Rincarina (ISH), by Cruising (ISH), Breeder &Owner: DR. Noel Cawley, Rider: Leah Stack

Carnlea Lui Be (ISH) 2017 Gelding by Luidam (KWPN), out of B.Zermie R 4 (KWPN), by V.Alba 69, Breeder: Jane Russell, Owner: Jane Russell & Edward Little, Rider: Edward Little

Tick a Lu (ISH) 2017 Mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of Tikal (KWPN) , by Clinton (BE) (HOLST), Breeder: Richard Moloney, Owner: Miriam Moloney, Rider: Eddie Moloney 

Carneyhaugh Unison (ISH) 2017 Mare by Cornet Obolensky (BWP), out of Carneyhaugh Allegro (ISH), by Don Juan De La Bouverie (SBS) , Breeder: Patrick Breen, Owner: Hilton Farm, Rider: Clem McMahon

Ringa v/h Kampagnehof (BWP) 2017 Mare by Dublin van overis z, out of Karinga, by UT Liekt Goed, Breeder: Alfons Poets, Owner: Sandra Duffy/ Ireland Horse Sport & Leisure Ltd, Rider: Jake Hunter

Castleconnell Candy Man (ISH) 2017 Gelding by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) , out of Castleconnell Lucky Lady (ISH) , by Mermus R (KWPN), Breeder: Greg Clohessy, Owner: Sarah Agnew, Rider: Paddy O’Donnell

Gracefield Apollo (ISH) 2017 Gelding by Luidam (KWPM) out of Rebecca (KWPN), by Coriall (HOLST), Breeder: Barry McCann, Owner: Langara Ventures, Rider: Nicola FitzGibbon

She’s So Curious (ISH) 2017 Mare by Luidam (KWPM), out of Luxs Curious (ISH), by Lux Z (HANN), Breeder: Brian Murphy, Owner: Penny Murphy, Rider: Stephen Murphy

Cornascriebe Emerald (ISH) 2017 Gelding by Emerald Van’t Ruytershof (BWP), out of Cornascriebe vella (SF), by Ballinvella, Breeder: Carol m Armstrong, Owner: Seamus Drea, Rider: Jack Ryan

CBI Invictus (WSI) 2017 Mare by Tyson (KWPN), out of Cenith M (KWPN), by Diamant De Semilly (SF), Breeder: Carroll Brothers Ireland, Owner: Keville Equestrian Ltd, Rider: Shane Goggins

Seven & Eight Year old Results

BP Limitless (ISH) 2015 Gelding By Elvis Ter Putte (BWP) Out of Ballypatrick Flight (ISH) By Laughton’s Flight (ISH) Breeder: Austin Broderick Owner: Max O’Reilly Hyland Rider: Niamh McEvoy

Inlaws Manolo (ISH) 2015 Gelding By Corland (HOLST) Out of Helena De La Vie (BWP) By Lord Z (HOLST) Breeder: Tomas Hester Owner: Sorcha Hennessy Rider: Derek Mcconnell

Tullogher Lady Liberty (ISH) 2015 Mare By Indoctro (HOLST) Out of Dalivia VDL (KWPN) By Indorado (HOLST) Breeder: Rita Walsh McIntyre Owner: Ciara Walsh McIntyre Rider: Gerard O’Neill

WEC Mermus Rua (ISH) 2015 Gelding By Mermus R (KWPN) Out of DRS Chattanooga (ISH) By Abalou Verte (KWPN) Breeder: Ray Brown Owner: Pat Peare Rider: Paddy O’Donnell

Carrigshawn Vendi Royal (ISH) 2015 Mare By Dondoctro Ryal K (KWPN) Out of Carrigshawn Vendi (ISH) By ARS Vivendi Breeder: John Warner Owner: Francis, Jenny & Kate Connors Rider: Francis Connors

Claudine Fly 2016 Mare By Come and Fly  Out of Celly Blue By Chap II Breeder: Wilfried Holl Owner: William Hickey Rider: Patrick Hickey

Grifondor Du Rouet  2016 Gelding By Carinjo HDC, out of Ucomtesse Du Rouet By Allegreto Owner: Ballywalters Stables Rider: Daren Hopkins

Fury (ISH) 2015 Mare By Cornet Obolensky (BWP) Out of Avinda Z (ZANG) By Aventyno Z  Breeder: Linzi Johnston Owner: Keonan Stables LTD Rider: Nicole Kershaw

Leonardo (ISH) 2016 Gelding By I’m Special De Muze (BWP) Out of Wulfin (KWPN) By Voltaire (HANN) Breeder: Andries De Bont Owner: Carol Gee Rider: Francis Derwin Jnr (YR)