FOR the third time in as many weeks, the sales action returns to Cavan, where a varied catalogue of performance and leisure horses come under the hammer on Tuesday.

Offering around 142 lots of mixed ages, the edition looks an interesting one, with the three-year-olds standing out as the strongest division. Among this age group are a number of fillies relating to some top international horses from both the eventing and show jumping disciplines, and while the four-year-olds are not so plentiful there are also a number of likely individuals on offer.

Not for the first time at the venue, Padraig Howley’s Sligo Candy Boy tops the numerical list of stallions with six lots on offer, but chasing him all the way, the increasingly prolific Vivant Van de Heffinck is represented by five.


Lot 5 Cill na Mona Missy, reg 5 yo gr m 138cms by Moyralla Mint out of Moyralla River (Golden River). One of 27 ponies catalogued, this sport horse bred pony has already clocked up 18 SJI points to date. Very versatile, and well used, she has also been schooled across country and has been hacking both on the roads and on the beach.

Lot 11 Ballymalis Lady, reg 10 yo b m 145cms by Killaspic Dun out of Cerys Ann (Wee Shadow). Described as part of the family and a sad sale, this experienced mare has pony clubbed, hunter trialed and show jumped. Only recently registered with the SJI she has accumulated 12 SJI points in three months, and although not a first pony, is quiet in all respects.


Lot 29 Ashmount Clover, reg 12 yo br m 152cms by Irco Alley Cat (AES) out of Mullaghroe Clover (sire unrecorded). A real school master for those looking for a small hunter/fun horse, this mare has hunted with the Ballymacad and the Meath Foxhounds on many occasions. An active participant with the Ward Union pony club, she has also competed in eventing and show jumping classes as well as working hunter. Ridden and produced by a teenager, she has a career total of 10 SJI points and is easy in every way.

Lot 34 Collops Diamond, reg 9 yo b g 175cms by Porsch out of Flagmount Diamond Lady (Flagmount Diamond). One for the taller rider, this experienced, straightforward gelding has followed the South Co Dublin and Ward Union hounds for four seasons.

Lot 45 SJ Tyson, reg 6 yo b m 168cms by Tyson out of Sunset Years (Clover Echo). A smart jumping prospect, SJ Tyson rides well on the flat, and has racked up 39 SJI points to date in classes up to 1.30m.

Lot 56 KEC McKenzzie, reg 5 yo br m 165cms by Lancelot out of KEC Jazmine (Aldatus Z). A full-sister to the international jumping pony KEC Sofia, as well as to KEC Jaquezz (1.30m). Lightly competed, this mare headed the Millstreet five-year-old (1m) final in August, and is eligible for the HSI production grants

Lot 59 Gortlettra Zambo, reg 5 yo b g 170cms by Zambia out of Gortlettra Echo Rose (Clover Echo). This easy gelding has jumped in his age classes this season to win 12 SJI points. From a very successful family and out of a grand prix competing dam, he is a half-brother to HHS Lou (1.40m). He is described as a horse with huge potential in the right hands

Lot 61 Gold Seeker, reg 5 yo b g 170cms by Scrapman out of Golden Fantasy (Shernazar). A prolific show winner in hand and under saddle, this traditionally-bred gelding is out of a thoroughbred mare. Schooled across the country, and proving to be a natural jumper, he is a likely working hunter prospect.

Lot 62 Diamonds Breeze, reg 5 yo gr m 165cms by Balief Guy out of Diamonds Joy (Bright Diamond). Home-bred, and hailing from solid traditional bloodlines, this genuine mare is already a champion in the show ring and has the potential to go further. Attractively related from a very successful showing family, she has a string of wins to her name this season, including the four and five-year-old working hunter title at Tattersalls, and was placed fourth at the RDS. With Diamond Clover, Clover Hill, Welcome King, Master Imp and Loughehoe Guy featuring in her pedigree, she is also a likely brood mare prospect.

Lot 69 KEC Santiago, reg 5 yo b g 167cms by Lagans OBOS Quality out of KEC Sassari (Aldatus Z). By the very popular Lagans OBOS Quality, this well-related gelding is a sibling to the British-based event horse KEC Sazoon (CCI3*). Dam is a half-sister to KEC Safir (CCI2*) and well as to two other graded performers.


Lot 83 Cushla’s Shancoduff, reg 4 yo gr f 168cms by Clarcon out of Lady Gatsby (Beach Ball). A well-related filly, whose dam Lady Gatsby is a half-sister to the American-based jumper Gatsby (1.60m). Also to the Emma O’Dwyer-ridden seven-year-old Carrickview Emerald K, who has been competing in the HSI Studbook Series this season. Only broken this summer, this filly is a careful jumper with athletic paces.

Lot 87 JAG Flashy Splash, reg 4 yo ch g 169cms by Womaniser out of Ballyscully Beauty (Silvano). One for the future and bred to perform, this good loooking individual is a full-brother to Leanorth Grey Matter (1.30m) who has has competed internationally, while another sibling is eventing in young horse classes.

Lot 88 Unnamed, reg 4 yo b g 166cms by Koro D’or out of Kelly Rose Lady (Easy Lift). By the French-bred five-star jumping sire Koro D’Or, he is out of a traditionally-bred full-sister to two international event horses including the sale topping Tomgar Rembrandt (CCI4*) and Tomgar Horizon (CCI2*).

Lot 89 GCS Messi, reg 4 yo b g 168cms by Maestro VD Bisschop out of GCS Athena (Vigo D’Arsouilles). Beautifully bred on both sides of his pedigree, this gelding is out of the American-based GCS Athena (1.45m) who in turn a sibling to Timmy Brennan’s good international 1.45m performer Attagirl. Hailing from a family that needs no introduction, the grandam is MHS Attraction. Messi has competed at training shows and is now ready to start his career.


Lot 100 Currower Boy, reg 3 yo b g 166cms by Lucarelli out of Currower Girl (Cut the Mustard). Bred on event lines, and with two crosses of thoroughbred blood, this gelding is out of a grade A jumping mare (1.30m). Stoutly related, she has already bred three graded performers among which is the Canadian-based international jumper Runagry Candy, Matt Gordon’s up and coming six-year-old Sirius Rouge (1.20m) and Currower Lass (140 SJI points).

Lot 102 Unnamed, reg 3 yo b f 160cms by Cristo out of Moores Cavalier (Cavalier Royale). This filly is a half-sister to Cavalier Vivendi (CCI3*) ridden in England by the Australian international Manon Schey.

Lot 117 CSF Olympic Bloom, reg 3 yo b f 158cms by Comthago VDL out of Olympic Clover (Clover Hill). Although not over big, this filly hails from a top class jumping family. She is a brother to Olympic Cruz (1.45m), the seven-year-old CSF Olympic Jewel (1.40m), CSF Olympic You Too (1.35m) and CSF Olympic Cruise dam of CSF Olympic Lady (1.50m), CSF Valerie (1.35m) etc. Also from the immediate family of Oakfield Wild Heart (CCI3*), Clarkes Ferro (1.60m) etc.

Lot 125 Rossconnell Popstar, reg 3 yo gr f 166cms by Phil VD Wezelse Heihoeve out of CSF Sophie (Good Luck VDL). A filly from a contempoary and highly commercial family, Popstar is a sibling to the sale topping Rosconnell Tango, winner of HSI four-year-old championships at Cavan in August. Also from the immediate maternal family of Wodiena van de Somme (1.60m), Regina Van de Somme (1.50m), Calgary Z (1.60m), Quidam Van de Somme (1.50m).

Lot 130 Unnamed, reg 3 yo gr f 160cms by Vittorio out of Princess Quidam (Quidam Junior). One for the eventers and featuring both Courage and Sky Boy on the paternal line, this filly is closely related to the Gemma Stevens (née Tattersall) ridden five-star campaigner Santiago Bay and three further graded event horses.

Lot 132 Unnamed, reg 3 yo b f 163cms by Lagans OBOS Quality out of Delligabaun Lady (Colonel Clover). One of several in the catalogue by the sire, this filly is out of a half-sister to Ballenteskin Watch This (1.60m) who competed internationally under Victoria Gulliksen (NOR). Dam is also a half-sister to four other graded jumpers including the British-based SES Watch Me (1.25m) and Quality Quinn (1.20m).

Lot 133 Killaloe Dancer, reg 3 yo b f 16 cms by A UMONIA 60 out of Killaloe Duchess (Ard VDL Douglas). Showing great ability and likely to make either a jumper or an event horse, this filly counts the Emily King-ridden Killaloe Flash the Cash (CCIYH3*) as a half-sister as well as two further graded jumpers.

Lot 136 Greenhall Valrhona, reg 3 yo b f by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet out of Greenhall Catwalk (Mermus R). A beautifully bred filly whose extended pedigree features Cruising and Mr. Lord. Home-bred from a young and progressive performance family, her full-sister Greenhall April (Ciaran Moran) qualified for and competed in the four-year-old finals at the RDS this year, delivering two clear rounds. The second dam is the prolific show winning broodmare Millenium Cruise who has bred Greenhall Mullord (Ciaran Moran), placed eigth at Lanaken last year, as well as the American-based 1.45m jumper Complete Luck (aka SRS Complete), Greenhall Justified (1.35m) and Carsonstown Calypso (1.35m).

Lot 137 Unnamed, reg 3 yo b f 168cms by Colandro out of Crosskeys Lady (Limmerick). Another offering from a stout family of event horses, this filly is out of a sister to a the German-ridden 2023 European championship event horse Black Ice (CCI5*), as well as to Bikini (CCI3*) and Malcolm X (CCI2*). Dam jumped to 1.20m in COH series.

Cavan Horse Marketing Centre

Address: Cavan, Co Cavan.

Telephone: 049-4332017

Fax: 049-4331400



Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Time: 10 am.

Total lots: Performance Sale 142 lots:

Last year’s top lot: Keith Wilson’s Star Blazer, three-year-old gelding by Truskan Boy (dam by Ganty Blazer) €13,600.