Cavan Horse Marketing Centre
Address: Cavan, Co Cavan.
Date: Wednesday, June 22nd. Time: 10 am.
Total lots: 120 lots
Top lot 2021: Dale Robert’s Rademon Osprey, 9yo gelding by Osmium (dam by Blue Rajah) €14,600.
IN the wake of last month’s highly successful renewal, Cavan stages another one-day fixture next Wednesday. Horses and ponies with a little form and quiet warranties garnered the better prices in May, and certainly this smaller catalogue offers these in numbers. The pony selection, which fill a third of the entry is varied, but as vendors take advantage of the strong trade, it is also notable for the large quantity of registered Connemara ponies.
A small selection of four-year-olds includes several with attractive bloodlines, while the three-year-olds, which bring the day to a close, offer some well-bred fillies as well as geldings with potential.
Such is the diversity of sires represented, just three stallions have multiple progeny forward. Heading these with four on offer is the prolific OBOS Quality, while Beach Ball and Quantino have two.
Lot 6, Poynstown Georgie, reg 10yo br m 138cms by Templebready Bosun out of Street Angel (sire not recorded). The dam of this well-bred pony jumped on many Irish and British European championship teams, and following in her footsteps, this well campaigned mare has clocked up 174 SJI points. She is ridden by an 11-year-old child, has hunted for many seasons and is described as having a super attitude and is a pleasure to ride.
Lot 9 Callen Lady, reg 12yo dn m 138cms (breeding not recorded). Another with a smart show jumping record, Callen Lady is the winner of 226 SJI points. A good mover with a nice attitude, she has competed to 1.10m level and schooled to 1.20m,
Lot 14 Nana Rose, reg 5yo dn m 148cms by Alcatraz Paddy out of May Rose (dam not recorded). By a Connemara sire, Nana Rose hunted all last season, and jumped at unafillated shows. She has two SJI points to date, is very good across the country and is considered a smart working hunter/jumping prospect.
Lot 17 Ballyrue Poppy, reg 11yo gr m 148cms (breeding not recorded). Carrying a career total of 91 SJI points, Poppy has competed in classes up to 1.10m level and is thought to have the potential to progress higher in the sport. A forward-going pony, she is easy in all respects and only for sale as her rider is moving on to horses.
Lot 27 Poynstown Dubh, reg 6yo bl g 148cms by Boherdeal Clover out of Lisduff Rega (Carraig Thunder). Attractively bred to perform, Dubh has a total of 72 SJI points and has hunted for two seasons. He also took part in the Stepping Stones Young Event Pony series earlier in the year, and is showing serious potential to make top event or show jumping pony.
Lot 45 Ballynolin Lucca, reg 9yo b g 161cms by Ballynolin Suliaman out of Ballynolin Kissy (Peace of Mind). By a son of the KWPN-registered stallion Into The West, this gelding has competed to 1.10m level and has also been across country. With three good paces, he is thought ideal for both young and experienced riders.
Lot 60 Big Ben OBOS, reg 6yo b g 173cms by OBOS Quality out of Ruby Lady (Glidawn Diamond). Currently competing at 1.10m level, this gelding has been patiently produced since a three-year-old. Suitable either for show jumping or as a working hunter, he now has a total of 12 SJI points and is ready to move up through the grades. He also taken part in amateur one day events and dressage, proving to be a laid back horse to ride and ideal for an amateur lady or young rider.
Lot 69 Ardkyle Ginger Babe, reg 5yo ch m 165cms by Luidam out of Ballinteskin Venus (SIEC Livello). By the very commercial Luidam, and with a dam line to match, this mare is an attractive prospect. Her dam jumped to 1.45m in Switzerland, and has already bred Miss Louisiana, who campaigned the ISH studbook series with Susan Fitzpatrick. This mare has competed at training shows, has been lightly hunted and schooled cross-country. She is a mare who could progress to either show jump or event.
Lot 70 Bona Villa Lad, reg 5yo b g 168cms by Pollux de Muse Z out of Carnroe (Bob’s Return). Another for the future could be this throughbred-cross gelding, who is currently jumping up to 1.10m. Described as easy and brave across the country, he combines this with a good mind and trainable temperament.
Lot 76 Harlequin Moment, reg 5yo liver ch g 165cms by Barely A Moment out of Harlequin Charm (Harlequin Du Carel). Home-bred and produced, this attractively bred sport horse has been lightly campaigned. He has been show jumped, has evented at unaffiliated level, and scored sub-30 marks in dressage. He took part in the Young Event Horse Series as a four-year-old, and earlier this month competed in the Millstreet event discovery class and in the working hunter at Mullingar. Only for sale as the owner/breeder is downsizing.
Lot 47 John Rambo, reg 10yo sk g 170 cms by Ars Vivendi out of Coisdeel Sophie (Apache Gold). Amateur ridden, this well-campaigned gelding has done it all. He has competed in dressage competitions, has evented at EI 90 level, and taken part in all riding club activities. He is described as a gentleman, and an ideal all rounder.
Lot 49 Flyhigh Olive May, reg 8yo liver ch m 164cms by Glantanna out of Rineroon Bluebell (Holycross). This registered Irish Draught has hunted and taken part in leisure rides. Honest and brave, and typical of the type in demand, she has been hacked out by a 12-year-old girl, and is described as a great all round fun horse.
Lot 50 Spot the Difference, reg 9yo ro g 170cms by Lislap Benedict out of Kildrum Lady (sire not recorded). One of the catalogue picks, Spot the Difference has been in the same home all his life. By the Crosstown Dancer-sired Lislap Benedict, he is a working hunter winner, and has hunted and whipped-in for two season. A good, uphill mover, he will jump any type of country with accuracy, including gates, wire, hedges and drains.
Lot 51 Moylough Last Dance, reg 8yo b m 158cms by Crosstown Dancer out of D’s Lady (Beneficial). Described as the perfect all rounder, this mare has show jumped, taken part in cross-country competitions and competed in the show ring. She has also hunted, and is thought ideal for a competitive child coming out of ponies.
Lot 78 Unnamed, reg 5yo gr g 168cms by Baltydaniel Silver Fox out of Biggeras Lady (Carrickross Close Shave). This pure Irish Draught gelding has hunted for a season. In addition, he has competed in training shows and hunter trials. Described as a genuine horse with lots of ability.
Lot 80 Cloney Diamond Royale, reg 5yo bl m 160cms by Ricardo Royale out of Ivy June (Holycross). Out of a full Irish Draught dam, this mare has been very successful in the show ring. A winner and reserve champion in small hunter classes, she has also been placed in working hunters and dressage competitions.
Lot 86 Corrigas Candy Man, reg 4yo b g 168 cms by Sligo Candy Boy out of Corrigas Cruise Star (Cruising). Featuring two of the most popular sires in recent years, this good-moving gelding looks a likely prospect. Having been broken, he is showing great promise both jumping a small course of fences, and schooling cross country.
Lot 88 Unnamed, reg 4yo g 172cms by O-Piloth out of Shes Diaz (Diamond Roller). This very well-related gelding is the first foal out of a full sister to the American-based five-star event horse Cooley Cross Border (Kim Severson). Also to the up-and-coming CCI4* event horse Midnight Roller Coaster (Alison Lidstone), as well as the fellow international horses Diamond Gambler and Rock and Roller. Well handled, this high-class gelding is showing a scopey, careful jump together with all the attributes to make a top-class showjumper/eventer.
Lot 102 Lagans Cavalier Arch, reg 3yo b g 165cms by Vivant Van de Heffinck out of Cavalier Arch (Cavalier Royale). Very commercially bred on both sides of the pedigree, this gelding is a half-brother to the top amateur mare Killuppaun Magic (1.30m and 547 SJI points).
Lot 104 Lucky Guy, reg 3yo bl g 163cms by Loughehoe Guy out of Niamh Hero (Clonakilty Hero). A traditional ID cross, and by the popular event sire Loughehoe Guy, this good-moving gelding combines super movement with a scopey jump.
Lot 120 Sassy Hot Pants, reg 3yo dn f 153cms by Glenayre Mystical Bobby out of Finsceal Diamond (VDL Arkansas). Although only small, this interestingly bred filly is out of a useful jumping mare, who has already bred two internationally ranked event horses in Finsceal Nefarious and Finsceal Diamond Imp. A likley junior prospect, she could have an exciting future.