Irish sire Limmerick’s trio includes Badminton leader

Bill Levell and Shannondale Titan
Bill Levell and Shannondale Titan are currently 14th at Badminton. © Mike Bain

Irish holsteiner stallion Limmerick has three sons competing at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials, including dressage leader Loughan Glen, ridden by the USA’s Clark Montgomery.

Loughan Glen
Loughan Glen. © Mike Bain

Limmerick, who is  by the Landgraf I sire Lancer II, is also the site of Shannondale Titan, who is in equal 15th place with Australia’s Bill Levett ,and Magennis, who is 73= and ridden by Ireland’s Jim Newsam.

Loughan Glen is owned by William and Holly Becker and Kathryn Kraft. He is an 11-year-old  gelding out of an Irish Sport Horse mare by the Thoroughbred Cut The Mustard. Loughan Glen was third at Blenheim last year.

Shannondale Titan, owned by Mike, Ann and Clare Prentice, was bred by Marie Raghallaigh and is also an 11-year-old gelding. He is out of a mare by the Thoroughbred Leabeg. Titan was acquired by the Prentice family as a four-year-old from Ireland. He was formerly ridden by Gemma Hall with whom he was third in the national four-year-old championship. He came to Levett in 2010, and they won the CCI3* Saumur last year.

Magennis is a year older than his half siblings. He was bred by Patrick Tiernan in County Down and is out of Inishkea, who is by the Thoroughbred Zero Watt. Magennis was bought as an unbroken three-year-old from his breeder. Newsam also rides Magennis’s younger full sister Tullybee Holly Golightly and last year competed both horses in the CIC3* class at Camphire. Magennis won the CCI3* Ballindenisk Horse Trials in 2010.

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