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Date: August 23rd – 24th 2022

Time: Premier Three-year-old Sale: Tuesday 4pm (Viewing from 10am).Performance Sale: Wednesday 10am

Total lots: Premier Selection 68 lots. Performance sale 155 lots approx.

Last year’s top lots: Premier Three-year-olds: Elizabeth Ahern and Felicity Ward’s EPA Evolution, three-year old gelding by Urano de Cartigny (dam by Coevers Diamond Boy) €42,000.

Performance Sale: Frank Casey’s four-year-old gelding by OBOS Quality (dam not recorded) €15,000.

NEXT week marks the opening of the country’s premier three-year-old sales, with Cavan kicking off the proceedings on Tuesday. Staged as a forerunner to Wednesday’s performance renewal, and taking place two weeks later than in previous years, the premier catalogue offers 68 pre-selected lots, several of which will have lined up at the RDS this week.

It comes as no surprise to note that the two most influential sires of 2022 head the stallion lists in both sectors. In the premier selection, Sligo Candy Boy has a significant 15 progeny on offer, five more than the newcomer Vivant Van de Heffinck. Such is their popularity, the same duo also top Wednesday’s tables, with the former represented by nine offspring and the latter by five.

As usual, the performance sale offers a broad mix of horses, including numerous horses with form, and a good selection of Connemaras in the pony sector.


The 68 lots will showcase during the day on Tuesday, before the auction begins at 4pm. The catalogue features a number of very well-related individuals, and while show jumping breeding is dominant, there are also many with dual-purpose bloodlines.


Lot 1 Fee Dallas Debut, reg 3yo b g 170cms by VDL Dallas out of Abby de L’Epinette (Ballinvella). Having bred two foals, the dam embarked on a show jumping career, competing to 1.40m level before returning to breeding. Her first offspring was the high-class American-based Des le Debut (1.50m), ridden by Jordan Coyle, while the second is Fee Deja Debut who is currently jumping to 1.30m level.

Lot 20 Kilderry Mo Chroi, reg 3yo gr g 168cms by Vivant Van de Heffinck out of Kilderry Cruise (Cruising). An attractively bred half-brother to the Nicholas Butler-partnered Carrick Kilderrys Diamond (1.40m), while dam Kilderry Cruise competed up to 1.30m.

Lot 21 Unnamed, reg 3yo b g 168cms by Vivant van de Heffnick out of Night Flyalot (Lancelot). From a proven family full of international horses, this well-related individual is out of a half-sister to the international performer Queensway Royale (1.50m) ridden by Jason Smith (GBR) and to the four-star event horse Night Quality (Isabelle Bosley).

Lot 37 Unnamed, reg 3yo b g 169cms by Cormint out of Mythical Cruise (Cruising). By the Drumhowan Stud’s Cormint, and carrying a stout Irish dam’s line going back to Bahrain, this gelding is a half-sibling to Munster Man (1.30m) and to Quality By Quantum, winner of the four-year-old Stepping Stones event league this spring.

Lot 40 Assagart Captain, reg 3yo ch g 166cms by Clonaslee Captain Cristo out of Nordic Dream (Nordic Brave). Notable as being the sole traditionally bred horse in the catalogue, this gelding is also well related. He is a half-brother to the Oliver Townend partnered event horse Power Drive (CCI2*) as well as to the jumper Turkyle Belle (1.35m). Assagart Captain qualified for this year’s RDS potential event horse championship.

Lot 48 Ignite RF, reg 3yo gr g 165cms by Indigo VDL out of Cayenne (Cachas). A home-bred gelding from a smart maternal line, this indvidual is the second progeny out of a half-sibling to Laura Kraut’s Joyous (1.55m). Also, to Freestyle (1.60m), ridden by Bruce Goodin (1.60m) and closely related to Mr Chic (1.60m).

Lot 49 Newmarket Magnum, reg 3yo ch g 160cms by Orestus out of Newmarket Girl (Furisto). Out of the top Grand Prix mare and 2005 national champion Newmarket Girl (1.50m), ridden by Sarah Kate Quinlivan, this gelding is a sibling to the international event horse Newmarket Diamond.

Lot 54 Newmarket Victor, reg 3yo b g by Vivant Van de Heffinck out of Newmarket Bouncer (Mermus R). This gelding qualified for Thursday night’s final for the performance loose jumping class at the ongoing RDS. His half-sister Newmarket Solo jumped in the four-year-olds in the RDS last year, while another half-sibling is the Italian-based Newmarket Sultan (1.40m).

Lot 63 Unnamed 3yo gr g 168cms by Ganesh Hero Z out of Andaletta Van’t Hoogeinde (Candaletto). Showing plenty of potential and by a popular sire, this gelding is a half-brother to Romalette (1.45m).

Lot 66 Leestone Winning Cruise, reg 3yo b g 169cms by Winningmood van de Arenbeg out of Ballintogher Whattababe (Cruising). From another very recognisable family, this gelding is out of a full sister to Dreamin (1.50m), to Ballintogher Cruiser (1.40m) and a further three international horses.


Lot 17 Class Act Candy, reg 3yo b f 166cms by Sligo Candy Boy out of ISHD Class Act (OBOS Quality). This well-related filly is a half-sister to the highly rated event horse Dourough Ferro Class Act (Sarah Ennis) who represented Ireland at the WBSFH championships Le Lion d’Angers last year and has since progressed to CCI3* level. Another sibling is the five-year-old event horse Class Act Black Candy, while dam ISHD Class Act is out of the Grade A show jumping mare Ganly Lady (Leabeg).

Lot 26 Coolpark Vivanco reg 3yo b f 168cms by Vivant Van de Heffinck out of Coolpark Diamonds Sarco (Shannondale Sarco St. Ghyvan). Beautifully bred filly who is out of a full sister to the Nations Cup event horse Coolparks Sarco (CCI4*L). Formerly ridden by Nicola Wilson, and more recently by Piggy French, Coolparks Sarco was the winner of the short format CCI4*-S for eight/nine-year-olds at Blenheim last year.

Lot 53 Unnamed, reg 3yo b f 168cms by Esprit van de Hoendreheide out of Ballyherrin Star Girl (NC Animo). By a son of Baloubet du Rouet, this well-related filly is out of a half-sister to Ballyheerin Bay Star (1.55m) and Fanadwest Dancer (1.45m).

Lot 53A Unnamed, reg 3yo b f 164cms by Sligo Candy Boy out of Sligo Ferro Diamond (Creevagh Ferro Ex Siebe). The winner of her RDS loose jumping qualifier, she will have contested the final last Thursday evening.


Lot 86 Moores Dantean, reg 9yo b g 148cms by Dantean out of Moores Gypsie (Moores Clover). One of the eyecatchers among the 29 ponies on offer, this experienced individual has a caeer total of 56 SJI points. By the part-bred Arab sire Dantean, he is currently competing in classes up to and including 1.10m and has schooled across country.


Lot 118 CES Simba Girl, reg 7yo br m 154cms by Simba out of Clarequest Chippy Girl (Chippison). Described by her vendor as ‘a cracking little mare’ Simba Girl is the winner of 45 SJI points to date. She is jumping up to 1.20m level and thought to be an ideal fun mare for a young rider or an amateur – either as a jumper or an event horse.

Lot 127 Unnamed, reg 6yo gr m 158cms by Rebel Flagmount out of Gort View (Gurraun Zidane). This full Irish Draught mare has been well hunted, showing great manners at all times. She has also won and been placed in numerous working hunter classes, as well as unafilliated show jumping.

Lot 129 Miss Izzy Show Bizzy, reg 6yo b m 163cms by Womanizer out of Kylebrack Rebel (Rich Rebel). Ridden by a young rider, this mare has moved through the ranks to win 42 SJI points in classes up to 1.10m. She is qualified to participate in the young rider qualifiers, and also took part in the RDS young event horse finals last year. In the latter she received the best jumping mark, and she looks to have a bright future.

Lot 134 Kiltubrid Ruby, reg 5yo ch m 166cms by Sligo Candy Boy out of Kiltubrid Heather (Lombardo). An exceptionally well-related mare, Ruby is a half-sister to Kiltubrid Rhapsody (CCI5*) who with Sir Mark Todd was placed sixth at Badminton in 2018. Also to the American-based CCI2* event horse Kiltubrid Rebel, and to the the graded Kiltubrid Candy, Kiltubrid Danny and Kiltubrid Harley.


Lot 162 HSF Markle Royale, reg 4yo gr f 162cms by HSF Cardento Royale out of Little Miss Heart Breaker (Boswell Mr Heartbreaker). Having been well placed in loose jumping classes last year, this well bred filly has progressed to impress under saddle. This season, she competed on the Youngsters Tour, where she jumped clear rounds at both 1 metre and 1.10m level. Described as having plenty of ability and straightforward, she would suit a competitve young rider to bring up through the grades.

Lot 163 Lough Scur Quality Lad, reg 4yo b g 168cms by OBOS Quality out of Lough Scur Sardiamomd (Shannondale Sarco). One for the future, this high-class gelding is a full brother to Lough Scur Quality Lady (1.40m) presently jumping with Irish Army under Capt. Charlene Kehoe.


Lot 191 Unnamed, reg 3yo ch f 162cms by Beach Ball out of Omard Charlies Angel (HHS Br Charlton). A home-bred filly with excellent paddock potential, she is a full sister to the German-based show jumper Hawaii Beach (1.45m) and to Omard Hawaii Queen (1.30m). Also to Omard Hawaii Lady (1.30m) who is currently competing in the UK under Connie Gill, as well as the event horse Hawaii Five O (CCI2*). Other top performers from the dam line include KEC Alligator (1.60m) and OBOS O’Reilly (CCI5*).

Lot 199 Cool Juno, reg 3yo ch f 165cms by Carrera VDL out of Tell It Like (My O My). The third progeny out of a grade A dam (1.50m) and from the immediate maternal family of Heracross (1.50m) and several other notbale performers.

Lot 203 Tankardstown Visco, reg 3yo b g 166cms by Vivant Van De Heffinck out of Tankardstown Quality Cruise (OBOS Quality). This gelding hails from a family full of proven stock, including his dam who competed to 1.30m. She in turn is a sibling to Tankardstown IClone (1.30m) and to the top jumping pony Tankardstown Dreamer, winner of the young pony Grand Prix in Fontainbleau earlier this year. Grandam is by Cruising.