Cavan Horse Marketing Centre

Address: Cavan, Co Cavan.

Telephone: 049-4332017

Fax: 049-4331400



Date: August 22nd– 23rd 2023

Time: Premier three-year-old Sale: Tuesday: 4pm (Viewing from 9.30pm).

Performance Sale: Wednesday 10am.

Total lots: Premier Selection 77 lots. Performance sale 155 lots approx.

Last year’s top lots:

Premier three-year-olds: Niall O’Doherty’s Zuperman Z, colt by Zirocco Blue VDL out of Donja (Carthino Z) €27,000.

Performance Sale: Seamus Tighe’s Lough Scur Quality Lad, four-year-old gelding by OBOS Quality out of Lough Scur Sardiamond (Shannondale Sarco) €13,000.

IT’s a sign that the autumn is nearly upon us as the first of the country’s premier three-year-old sales kicks off at Cavan next Tuesday. Staged as a forerunner to Wednesday’s performance renewal, this latest premier edition offers an increased catalogue of 77 pre-selected lots, the bulk of which will be aimed at the show jumping market. Continental and home grown blacktype pedigrees appear thick and fast, and notable among them are siblings to the American-based Nations Cup performer Sea Topblue (Andrew Bourns) and PLS Queen of The Castle (1.50m).

In a repeat of 12 months ago, Vivant Van’t Heffinck and Sligo Candy Boy head the numerical stallion lists, but this time positions are reversed as it is the former who leads the way with nine lots on offer. Appearing for the first time, Belmont House Stud’s Ganesh Hero Z is well represented with three, as is the Irish Sport Horse sire Echonix.

As usual, Wednesday’s performance sale offers a broad mix of horses, including numerous horses with form. Once again, the stallion lists show the dominance of OBOS Quality and Sligo Candy Boy – with five progeny apiece, while also prominent, Beach Ball and Tyson are represented by three.

Premier three-year-olds

Lot 8 Unnamed, reg 3yo b g by Vivant Van’t de Heffinck out of Walterstown Girl (Cruising). From a stout family, this gelding is out of a full-sister to the South American-based 1.60m World Cup campaigner Walterstown Cruise, as well as being a half-sister to the multi junior European championships runner Walterstown Clover. More immediately, this gelding is a half-brother to Gortacar Suspicious Minds, who is currently competing in 1.40m classes with Jodie Creighton.

Lot 15 Chiara VZ, reg 3yo b f 165cms by Canturano out of Daphne V (Lupicor). Consigned by last year’s sale-topping vendor, this filly hails from a distinguished continental family. She is a half-sister to the Italian-ridden He’s My Lord (1.45m) while the dam is a sibling to the noted Zirano B (1.60m) and also to the Clinton-sired Cher V, also a 1.60m performer.

Lot 19 Euriko Gano, reg 3yo b g 168cms by Uricas VD Kattevennen out of Eclipse (Ogano Sitte). Another imported individual, this gelding is by the Harrie Smolders-ridden jumping sire Uricas VD Kattevennen and from a maternal line full of notable performers. Among these, two siblings to the dam jumped to 1.60m, and moving back a generation the second dam competed to 1.55m.

Lot 26 Unnamed, reg 3yo br g 169cms by Castlecomer Q out of PLS Chipalo (Chippison). Home-bred by the vendor, this gelding hails from a contemporary family. He is a half-brother to the Swiss-based 1.50m campaigner PLS Queen of the Castle, while the dam is currently competing at 1.35m level under the vendor’s daughter. Adding further depth, the dam is a sibling to the event horses PLS Halo Amber (CCI3*) and Darola Diamond (CCI2*).

Lot 29 Castlelawn Lux Hero, reg 3yo b f 168cms by Ganesh Hero Z out of Luxroe (Lux Z). Dam jumped to 1.45m under Eddie Moloney, and is a sibling to five international horses including Castlelawn Captain Junior (1.40m).

Lot 35 Unnamed, reg gr g 162cms by Tyson out of KG Star (Lux Z). The first foal out of the international mare KG Star (1.30m) who is a half-sister to the Shane Carey-ridden River Foyle (1.50m) and to Lough Foyle (1.50m).

Lot 43 Sea My Lord, reg 3yo ch g 168cms by Mylord Cathargo out of Topclass (Top Of The World). Very smartly bred, this gelding is a half-brother to Andrew Bourns’ Nations Cup and Grand Prix-winning performer Sea Topblue and to the three-star event horse Sea Milltown.

Lot 48 Creevyquinn Thomascourt, reg 3yo b f 163cms by Emerald Van’t Ruystershof out of Drumiller Digital (Clinton). Combining two legendary bloodlines, this filly hails from an up and coming family. Her half-brother Thomascourt Legaland is currently competing in 1.45-1.50m classes in America, while a promising younger sibling Thomascourt Legaland Louis (1.20m) is on the circuit with Danielle Clarke and Mervyn Clarke.

Lot 55 Unnamed, reg 3yo b g 167cms by Vivant de Heffinck out of Ballydunne Cruise (Hermes de Reve).By the prolific Olympic jumping sire Vivant, this gelding is out of a half-sister to CC Captain Cruise (aka Dermish Cruise) (1.60m) and to the stallion Rearcross Quality Cruize (1.40m). The second dam Water Cruising (Cruising) hails from the family of numerous international horses, among which are Bishops Guard (1.60m) and last week’s Dublin Horse Show Defender Puissance hero Bishops Quarter.

Lot 58 P Capitola, reg 3 yo b g 165cms by Kashmir Van Schuttershof out of A Capitola-S (Carolus II). Exceptionally well related, this Dutch-bred gelding is a half-brother to the Canadian-based Faquitol S (1.60m) and to Roelofsen Horse Trucks Eldorado S (1.60m).Other siblings include the 1.45m performer K Star as well as Journey W (1.40m) and Little Dance (1.40m).

Performance Sale


Lot 87 Bustyhill Dazzler, reg 16yo b g 148cms. One of 24 ponies on offer, this school master is described as ‘one in a million’. A very well schooled individual, he has hunted, show jumped and competed in showing and dressage classes. Thought ideal for a mother and daughter share.

Lot 94 Sparkys Class, reg 6yo b g 138cms. One from the intermediate height group, this young pony has clocked up 13 SJI points, he has hunted, and will make a great all rounder.

Competition horses

Lot 115 GA Mr Cruiser, reg 9yo gr g 165cms by Cobra out of Caribbean Cruise (Cruising). Described as a real fun horse, and ideal for a teenager coming off ponies, this experienced gelding has a career total of 148 SJI points. He has been competed to date in classes up to 1.25m, and having been in the same home since a foal, has been produced slowly and carefully.

Lot 119 Captain Beach, reg 8yo ch g 158cms by Beachball out of Holly Jones (O Jasper). Produced and evented by an amateur, Captain Beach has been competing at 110 level under Eventing Ireland rules, to gain four EI points. Always clear across country, and with a good record show jumping, he is rarely out of top 10. A versatile individual, he has also clocked up 19 SJI points, and in the show ring qualified for the four-year-old event horse 2019 final in Balmoral. In addition, he has been very successful in the working hunter ranks, where he has been placed in the top two in every class he has contested.

Lot 128 Harlequin Moment, reg 6yo lv ch g 163cms by Barely A Moment out of Harlequin Charm (Harlequin du Carel). Another true all rounder, this gelding has been through the young event horse series and has evented and show jumped to one-metre. He is also the winner of many working hunter classes, and was placed reserve working hunter champion at Mullingar. Last week he took part in the Sportsman’s hunter class at the RDS, where he finished sixth (reserve).

Lot 137 Ballynoe Roma Cruise, reg 5yo b g 163cms by Romanov out of Ballynoe Imp Cruise (Ballynoe Night Cruise). By the Allen family’s Grand Prix jumper Romanov, this home-bred gelding has a total of 47 SJI to date. Having been introduced to cross-country he has been found to be brave and scopey, and with a maternal line featuring Cruising, Master Imp and Carnival Night, he is a likely candidate for either eventing or show jumping.


Lot 193 Unnamed, reg 3yo bl f 168cms by Sligo Candy Boy out of Malt Patrol (Maltstriker). A well related filly, whose seven-year-old half-brother Cappulcorragh Quality Control (CCI3*-S) is currently eventing with Italian rider Gianluca Gardini. Her full sister Cappulcorragh Candy Patrol is competing under SJI rules, and with seven SJI points has been double clear at every outing to date.

Lot 196 Unnamed, reg 3yo b g 168cms by Tyson out of Sligo Grannus Lady (Balou Du Rouet). By the highly regarded Tyson, this gelding is showing great potential. The first and second dam competed to 1.30m level, while siblings to the dam include the Spanish-ridden five-star Nations Cup performer Sligo Hard Times (1.50m), as well as three further graded show jumpers.

Lot 201 Cornet’s Coconut RTZ, reg 3yo br g 168cms by Cornet Obolensky out of American Dream W (Quick Star). Beautifully bred, this youngster is a sibling to Accaletto Z (1.45m) and to Skara Glen’s Signature aka Lover Boy (1.45m). The dam is a sibling to the French-based and ridden Lapagayo (1.50m).

Lot 207 Omard Hawaii Ruby, reg 3yo ch f 165cms by Beach Ball out of Omard Charlies Angel (HHS Br Charlton). Very well related, this filly is a full-sister sister to the international performer Hawaii Beach (1.45m) as well as to Omard Hawaii Queen (1.30m). Further full siblings include Omard Hawaii Lady (1.30m) who is currently competing in England, the event horse Hawaii Five O (CCI2*) and the American-based Omard Hawaii Gold. The maternal line also features KEC Alligator (1.60m) and OBOS O’Reilly (CCI5*).

Lot 220 Killadeas Coco, reg 3yo br f 166cms by Lagans OBOS Quality out of In Line (Cruising). Attractively bred, this filly is a half-brother to The Revelation (1.40m) and to the five-year-old Killadeas Cruise. The dam is a sister to the good mare Cruiseline.