IRISH Sport Horses claimed two podium finishes and an amazing total of nine top 10 placings in the 2021 FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Le Lion d’Angers in France.

The six-year-old Championship saw The Irish Sport Horse gelding Bonmahon Chelsea, bred in Co Waterford by Richie Fitzgerald, take third place on the podium while five Irish Sport Horses finished inside the top 10. Meath’s Sarah Ennis was the highest-placed Irish rider, taking seventh place with Dourough Ferro Class Act (ISH), bred by Gordon Drury in Co Cavan.

In the seven-year-old Championship, The Irish Sport Horse Cooley Snapchat, bred in Co Limerick by Alan Wheeler, scored a third place finish on the podium with four Irish Sport Horses finishing inside the top 10. Cathal Daniels was the highest-placed Irish rider, taking 14th spot with LEB Empress, bred in Co Waterford by Jo Breheny.

2021 FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships - Le Lion d’Angers, France.

ISH Breeding and results as follows:

Six-year-old Championship

3rd Bonmahon Chelsea (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Chellsini Z (ZANG) out of Bonmahon Ramiro Star (ISH) by Ramiro B (BWP). Breeder: Richard Fitzgerald (Waterford). Rider: Rebecca Chappero (ITA)

6th SBH Big Wall (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Puissance (ISH)[TIH] out of Unanibeath (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: John P Murphy (Kilkenny). Rider: Izzy Taylor (GBR)

7th Dourough Ferro Class Act (ISH) – 2015 gelding by S Creevagh Ferro Ex Siebe (KWPN) out of ISHD Class Act (ISH) by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD). Breeder: Gordon Drury (Cavan). Owner: Wendy Harris and Niki Potterton. Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)

8th CBI Aldo (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Goodluck VDL (KWPN) out of KMS Eclipse (ISH), by Ramon (KWPN). Breeders: Aidan & Ray Carroll, Offaly. Owners: Jo West, Serena Greenwell & Pat Melville-Evans. Rider: Caroline Powell (NZL)

10th Royal Encounter (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Lancelot (KWPN) out of Cavalier Lassie (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Perter Rice (Monaghan). Rider: Marcio Carvalho Jorge (BRA)

12th Rosconnell Alto (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Tabasco Van Erpekom (BWP) out of All Clover (ISH) by Cavalier Clover Lad (ISH). Breeder: Patrick Lacey (Laois). Owner: Gerry and Fiona Leahy. Rider: Ian Cassells (IRL)

33rd Kilnaboy Mermaid (ISH) – 2015 mare by Minstrel Bouncer (TB) out of Cotton Foot (ISH), by Tammouz (TB). Breeder: Patrick McCormack, Clare. Owner/Rider: Katrin Khoddam-Hazrati (AUT)

37th Altitu (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Orestus (KWPN) out of Happy Choice (SWB) by Aram (KWPN). Bred and owned by Seamus Carew (Tipperary). Rider Patrick Whelan (IRL)

Seven-year-old Championship

3rd Cooley Snapchat (ISH) - 2014 gelding by Kannan (KWPN) out of Anabee Arkansas (ISH), by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Breeder: Alan Wheeler, Limerick. Owners: Angela Ruckner & William Ruckner. Rider: Selina Milnes (GBR)

5th Heads Up (ISH) - 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of The Show Girl (ISH), by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Paul O’Shea, Limerick. Owners: Hayden Robert Hankey & Catherine Witt. Rider: Hayden Robert Hankey (GBR)

6th Cooley Rules (ISH) - 2014 gelding by Beach Ball (ISH) out of Kildalton Poppet (ISH), by Aldatus Z (OLD). Breeder: George McCullough, Down. Owners: Jean Shipp & Caroline Wilson. Rider: Isabelle (Izzy) Taylor (GBR)

7th Cooley Rosalent (ISH) - 2014 mare by Valent (KWPN) out of Bellaney Jewel (TB), by Roselier (TB). Breedere: J.W Rosbotham, Down. Owner: Paul W Ridgeon. Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR)

14th LEB Empress (ISH) - 2014 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of LEB Liath (ISH), by Colin Diamond (ISH). Breeder: Jo Breheny, Waterford. Owner: Catherine Von Schoen. Rider: Cathal Daniels (IRL)

17th MHS Brown Jack (ISH) - 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Gowran Lady (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Ita Brennan, Kilkenny. Owners: Fred Barker & Penny Barker. Rider: Tom McEwen (GBR)

18th Cooley Nutcracker (ISH) - 2014 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Ballyshan Cleopatra (ISH), by Cobra (HOLST). Breeders: Gary & Paul Doherty, Donegal. Owner: Benedicte Nicolas De Monval. Rider: Astier Nicolas (FRA)

22nd Action Lady M (ISH) - 2014 mare by Plot Blue (KWPN) out of Action G (HOLST), by Acorado (HOLST). Breeder/Owner: Susanne Macken, Meath. Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)

24th Crystal Barney (ISH) - 2014 gelding by Mermus R (KWPN) out of Lady Graf (ISH), by Graf Magna (AES). Breeder: Anthony Doherty, Donegal. Owner: Noémi Doerfer. Rider: Noémi Viola Doerfer (HUN)

27th Shanaclough Quality Clover (ISH) - 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Shanaclough Clovertone (ISH), by Clover Clon VII (WNTR). Breeder/owner: John Glynn, Limerick. Rider: Jessica O’Driscoll (IRL)

30th Ultimate Quality (ISH) - 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Lady Latt (ISH), by Limerick (HOLST). Breeders: Messrs Clarke & Hanlon, Cavan. Owners: Becky Cullen & Martina O’Hara. Rider: Declan Cullen (IRL)

31st MBF Cooley Permission To Land (ISH) - 2014 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Deeply Dippy K (ISH), by Luidam (KWPN). Breeder: Knightfield Stud, Kildare. Owner/Rider: Cole Horn (USA)

36th Pisco Sour (ISH) - 2014 gelding by Metrople (KWPN) out of Heathlawn Cailin (ID), by Clover Park (ID). Breeder: Joe Treacy, Galway. Owner/Rider: Avery Klunick (USA)

38th Lates Caralier (ISH) - 2014 mare by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Rosconael Cavalier (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Thomas Fitzgerald, Kilkenny. Owner: Thomas Corish & Springwell Stables. Rider: Joanne Corish (IRL)

39th Millridge Atlantis (ISH) - 2014 gelding by Dinan Cascaletto (ISH) out of Kereen Sue (ISH), by Warrenstown You 2 (ISH). Breeder: Sean O’Loughlin, Kilkenny. Owners: Fiona Leahy & Gerry Leahy. Rider: Ian Cassells (IRL)

42nd Cooley Kil Mhantain (ISH) - 2014 stallion by Centerstage (AES) out of Coolkenno Lady (ISH), by Colourfield (TB). Breeder: Jim Dallas, Tyrone. Owner/Rider: Rebecca Chiappero (ITA)

46th Claragh Olala (ISH) - 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Caherline Kitty (ISH), by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Joseph Henry O’Reilly, Limerick. Owner: Nicholas Pomeroy. Rider: Michael Ryan (IRL)

47th Fairytale (ISH) - 2014 mare by Robin De La Maison (TB) out of Monicas Dream (ISH), by Maltstriker (KWPN). Breeder/Owner: Deirdre Connolly, Cork. Rider: Alice Copithorne (IRL)