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Cooley Rosalent (ISH) wins silver medal at Le Lion d'Angers
on 19 October 2020
The Irish Sport Horse gelding finished second under Britain's Oliver Townend in what was a succesful championships for Irish-breds

IRISH Sport Horses recorded superb results at the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Championship for Young Eventing Horses at Le Lion d’Angers in France over the weekend.

The Irish Sport Horse Cooley Rosalent, bred by J.W. Rosbotham in Co Armagh and ridden by Oliver Townend (GBR), finished as runner-up in the six-year-old competition after they completed on their dressage score of 30.3.

Ireland’s Cathal Daniels and LEB Empress (ISH), bred by Jo Breheny in Co Waterford, finished in fifth place on their dressage score of 34.4. MHS Brown Jack (ISH), bred by the late Ita Brennan and ridden by Tom McEwen (GBR) finished sixth on 34.6.

Glenorchy (ISH), bred by Brian Clinghan and ridden by Isabel English (AUS) finished in 14th on 38.6. Steven Smith and Mike of Mourne (ISH), bred by John McBride finished in 16th place on 39.8. Frazer Duffy and Designer Fernhill (ISH), bred by Gerard Allen took 19th place on 40.8.

A total of six Irish Sport Horses finished inside the top 20 of the six-year-old competition which was won by Germany’s Ingrid Klimke and Cascamara (WESTF) on a score of 27.4.

Ardeo Premier fourth

The Irish Sport Horse Ardeo Premier, bred by Michael Beattie in Co Down and ridden by Alexander Bragg (GBR), took fourth place overall in the seven-year-old competition in Le Lion on a final score of 35.5.

An Unnamed Irish Sport Horse, bred by Siobhan McGuinness in Co Mayo finished sixth with Gregoroni Filippo (ITA) on 38.8. Ireland’s Susie Berry and Kilcandra Capitol (ISH), bred by Vincent Cousins finished in 11th place on 43.6, while Sian Coleman and Hush A Bye Baby (ISH), bred by Kate Jarvey in Co Cork finished 15th with a score of 49.0.

Daisy Duggan and LCC King Jullian (ISH), bred by Fr Simon Cadam in Co. Antrim took 21st place on 60.7, just ahead of Paul Donovan and Sportsfield Lux Impressive (ISH), bred by Michael Ryan in Co. Tipperary in 22nd on 68.7.

Victory in the seven-year-old competition went to Germany’s Sophie Leube with Sweetwaters Ziethen TSF (TRAK) with a score of 27.6.




2nd. Cooley Rosalent [AKA Rosalent] (ISH) – 2014 mare by Valent (KWPN) out of Bellaney Jewel (TB) by Roselier (TB). Breeder: J.W. Rosbotham, Co. Armagh. Owner: Paul Wridgeon. Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR).

5th. LEB Empress (ISH) – 2014 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of LEBLiath (ISH)[TIH] by Colin Diamond (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Jo Breheny,Co. Waterford. Owner: Catherine Von Schoen. Rider: Cathal Daniels(IRL).

6th. MHS Brown Jack [AKA MHS Pop Star] (ISH) – 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Gowran Lady (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Ita Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Fred & Penny Barker. Rider: Tom McEwen (GBR).

14th. Glenorchy (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Clover Echo (ISH)[TIH] out of Onefoursevel (AEAS) by Maximum Clearance (TB). Breeder: Brian Clinghan, Co. Down. Owner: Kevin McNab & Stephanie Staaf. Rider: Isabel English (AUS).

16th. Designer Fernhill[AKA Kilbunny MP Easyhat Trick] (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Hermes DeReve (SF) out of Pleasant Star (TB) by Kasmayo (TB). Breeder: GerardAllen, Co. Cork. Owner: Carol Gee & Deirdre Lannigan. Rider:Frazer Duffy (IRL).

19th Mike of Mourne(ISH) – 2014 gelding by Ringfort Cruise (ISH) out of Brooklyn Girl(TB) by Roselier (TB). Breeder: John McBride, Co. Down. Owner: JennySmith. Rider: Steven Smith (IRL).


4th. Ardeo Premier [AKA MB Premier Boy] (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Hold Up Premier (SF) out of Playgirl (ISH) by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Michael Beattie, Co. Down. Owner: Debbie & Neill Nuttall. Rider: Alexander Bragg (GBR).

6th. Unnamed (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Cavalier Classic (ISH) by High Roller (ISH). Breeder: Siobhan McGuinness, Co. Mayo. Owner and Rider: Gregoroni Filippo (ITA).

11th. Kilcandra Capitol (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Orestus (KWPN) out of Beavers Bugsy Malone [ISH] by Hallodri (TB). Breeder: Vincent Cousins, Co. Wicklow. Owner: TruckEast Limited. Rider: Susie Berry (IRL).

15th Hush A Bye Baby (ISH) – 2003 mare by Indoctro (HOLST) out of Rock Me Baby (AEAS) by Rock King (WNTR). Breeder/Owner: Kate Jarvey, Co. Cork. Rider: Sian Coleman (IRL).

21st LCC King Jullian (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Clinton (HOLST) out of LCC Molly (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: Fr Simon Cadam, Co. Antrim. Owner and Rider: Daisy Duggan (IRL).

22nd Sportsfield Lux Impressive (ISH) – 2013 mare by Olympic Lux (KWPN)out of RC Carel Belle (ISH) by Harlequin Du Carel (SF). Breeder:Michael Ryan, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Sharon Power. Rider: Paul RichardDonovan (IRL).

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