Irish breeders honored for their best horses

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Greg Broderick and the Irish-bred Arraghbeg Clover (ISH) who were crowned Five Year-Old World Champions at the World Breeding Championships in Lanaken, Belgium, on Sunday. Also pictured is owner Declan Orphen and yard head groom Ashleigh Skillin.
Breeder Agata Leonard won an HSI award for Arraghbeg Clover, the highest placed ISH at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken. Pictured is Greg Broderick on Arraghbeg Clover, with owner Declan Orphen and yard head groom Ashleigh Skillin.

Ireland’s most successful horse breeders have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Westmeath.

Andrew Nicholson and Mr Cruise Control.
Jenny McCann was honored as breeder of the Top International Event Horse 2013, Mr Cruise Control, pictured with Andrew Nicholson. © Nigel Goddard/KS Digital

Thirteen breeders were honored at the Horse Sport Ireland 2013 Breeders Awards at Bloomfield House Hotel in Mullingar. Awards were presented by the Chairman of the HSI Breeding sub-board Jim Beecher. The ceremony followed the Irish Horse Board Co-Op AGM.

John Hughes received the outstanding contribution award while Dr. Noel Cawley was presented with an award in recognition of his successful show jumping breeding programme. William Micklem received an award for his successful eventing breeding programme.

In what was an exceptional year for young Irish Sport Horses, Agata Leonard received an award in recognition of the gold medal won by Arraghbeg Clover (ISH), ridden by Ireland’s Greg Broderick at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium.

Mary Quinlivan received an award as the breeder of Fernhill Adventure (ISH) who won a silver medal under Aoife Clark  at the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers, France.

 

2013 HSI Breeders Awards Recipients:

Breeder of the Top International Event Horse 2013 – Mr Cruise Control (ISH) bred by Jenny McCann, Co. Kildare

Breeder of the Top International Showjumper 2013 – Castlefield Eclipse (ISH) bred by Pat Nihill, Co. Clare

Breeder of the winner of the CCI3* at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 2013 – Fenyas Elegance (ISH) bred by PJ Hegarty, Co. Cork

ISH that contributed most to an Irish Showjumping Team 2013 – Loughview Lou -Lou (ISH) bred by Judith Sossick, Co. Antrim

Highest Placed ISH at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses, Lanaken 2013 – Arraghbeg Clover (ISH) bred by Agata Leonard, Co. Offaly

Highest Placed ISH at the World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses, Le Lion d’Angers 2013 – Fernhill Adventure (ISH) bred by Mary Quinlivan, Co. Cork

Breeder of Top ISH Showing Mare 2013 – Woodfield Valier (ISH) bred by Rosemary Connors, Co. Waterford

Breeder of Top Irish Draught Showing Mare 2013 – Elm View (ID) bred by Raymond Sloyan, Co. Mayo

Young Breeder Team Award – Junior Young Breeder Team – Orla Dooley (Kilkenny), Caoimhe Kenny (Laois), Alyssa O’Neill (Kildare) & Ruaidhri O’Cianain (Galway)

Recognition for a successful eventing breeding programme – William Micklem, Co. Wicklow

Recognition for a successful showjumping breeding programme – Noel Cawley, Co. Kildare

Outstanding Contribution Award to ISH Breeding – John Hughes, Co. Meath

Special Award in recognition of his contribution and dedication to the Irish Horse Register – Tom Hurley, Co. Kilkenny

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