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Irish Sport Horse Studbook claims top placing in the Eventing rankings of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses 2002/2003 for the 9th successive year

For the 9th successive year the Irish Sport Horse Studbook was the leading studbook in the Eventing Rankings of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses 2002/2003. The Irish Sport Horse Studbook topped the rankings with a total of 1104 points, well clear of the Selle Francais (2nd) and Hannoverian (3rd) studbooks with 737 and 534 points respectively.

The top six Irish Sport Horses in the 2002/3
Eventing rankings were:
•9th Ringwood Cockatoo by Peacock (TB)
•11th Shear L’Eau by Stan the Man (TB)
•12th Custom Made by Bassompierre (TB)
•19th Supreme Rock by Edmund Burke (TB)
•25th Moon Man by I’m A Star (TB)
•26th Shear H2O by Stan the Man (TB)

In the Showjumping rankings of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses 2002/3 the Irish Sport Horse Studbook was placed 6th, moving up a rank from last years 7th placing. The top six Irish Sport Horses in the 2002/3 Showjumping rankings were:

•9th Mr. Springfield by Western Promise (ISH)
•24th Carling King by Clover Hill (RID)
•37th Coolcorron Cool Diamond by Glidawn Diamond
(RID)
•61st Ado Annie by Errigal Flight (ISH)
•127th Royal Charmer by Cavalier Royale (Holst)
•137th Windgates King Koal by Kildalton King (RID)

In Showjumping last weekend, December 18th to 22nd, found Gerry Maguire (ISH) ridden by Robert Smith (GBR) take joint first in the Accenture Christmas Puissance class at the Olympia, London CSI W last Friday. Further afield in Peru an Irish Sport Horse, Marlton Ranger, was crowned 2003 National Champion in the Category A 1m45 section.

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses

• Ado Annie ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse mare by Errigal Flight (ISH) out of Coolrain Princess (ISH), by Blue Henry (RID), bred by Ms Frances Sheeran, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
• Carling King ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill (RID), out of Gortnagger Star (ISH) by Chairlift (TB), bred by Dr. Pat Geraghty, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway.
• Coolcorron Cool Diamond ~ 1989 Approved Irish Sport Horse Stallion by Glidawn Diamond (RID), out of Bonmahon Belle (ISH), by Bronti (ISH) bred by Francis
Fitzgerald, Ballinasisla Stud, Bonmahon, Co. Waterford.
• Gerry Maguire ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill.
• Marlton Ranger ~ 1992 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Master Imp (TB), out of Red Diamond (AID), by King of Diamonds (RID), bred by Marlton Stud, Marlton House, Co. Wicklow.
• Mister Springfield ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Western Promise (ISH), out of Glebe Bess (RID), by Ballinahow Boy (RID) bred by Robert L. Gallagher, 22 Springfield Road, Co. Derry.
• Royal Charmer ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse by Cavalier (HOLST), bred by Tom Hughes Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.
• Windgate King Koal (ISH) ~ 1988 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Kildalton King (RID), out of a Prince Rois (TB) Irish Sport Horse mare bred by Laurence Pender, Garrymore,
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

• Eventers:
• Custom Made ~ 1985 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Bassompierre (TB), out of Purple Heather (ISH), by Ben Purple (RID), bred by Kitty Horgan, Glenview House, Bandon,
Co. Cork and Elizabeth O’Flynn, Rinnwood House, Oranmore, Co. Galway.
• Moon Man ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse Gelding by I’m a Star (TB), out of Stopford Eddy (ISH), by Prince Edward (RID), bred by Thomas Dowling, Mount Stopford House,
Galmoy, Crossapatrick, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
• Ringwood Cockatoo (ISH) ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Peacock (TB), out of Baileys Folly (ISH), bred by Hilary Greer, Castleblayney Road, Carrickmacross, Co.
Monaghan.
• Shear H2O (ISH) ~ 1990 Irish Sport Horse Gelding by Stan the Man (TB), out of Starry Night II (ISH), by Carnival Night (TB) bred by Mr. Edward Walsh, Moveen East,
Kilkee, Co. Clare.
• Shear L’Eau ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Stan the Man (TB), out of Starry Night II (ISH), by Carnival Night (TB) bred by Edward Walsh, Kilkee, Co Clare.
• Supreme Rock (ISH) ~ 1988 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Edmund Burke (TB), out of Rineen Classic (ISH), by Bassompierre (TB) bred by Mrs Lindy Nixon-Grey, Rineen
Equestrian Centre, Skibbereen, Co.Cork.

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