Top show hunter producer Rosemary wins again at Dublin

Another supreme hunter championship at the RDS last week confirmed the standing of Rosemary Connors as the top show hunter producer.
Top show hunter producer Rosemary wins again at Dublin

Woodfield Alight was another top homebred winner for Connors, of Woodstown, Co Waterford, first taking the best light-weight hunter trophy and then the best hunter in the show prize.

From Tulla, Co Clare, Rebecca Monahan also excelled at the 2015 Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, with her Lancelot filly Notalot sweeping the 3-year-old, filly, and supreme young horse championships.

The Racehorse to Riding Horse class provided another day in the sun for the Goat Racing Syndicate’s Forpadydeplasterer, six years on from the 13-y-o gelding’s won the Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase at Cheltenham.

After winning about €668,000 on the racetrack, when trained by Thomas Cooper at Tralee, Co Kerry, the Moscow Society gelding has a new lease of life in the shows.

The main trophy winners at the RDS were as follows.


Small Hunters:

Chantilly Bojangles, Paul O’Shaughnessy, Turloughmore, Co Galway. Reserve: Colorado, Alison Crozier, Lisnadill, Co Armagh.

Small Riding Horse:

Carnsdale Peacemaker, Laura Smyth, Randalstown, Co. Antrim. Reserve: Park Avenue, Patrice Dorney & Daniel Rawluk, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath.

Three Year Old Potential Event Horse:

Noble Class, Kathy Charlton, Borris, Co Carlow. Reserve: Sligo Candy One, Padraig Howley, Enniscrone, Co Sligo.

Connemara Performance Hunter:

Benny Liath, Killinchy, Co Down. Reserve: Milltown Mike, Aoife Twohill, Charleville, Co. Cork.

Connemara Performance Hunter:

Gloster Boy, Helena Dawson, Swords, Co Dublin. Reserve: Annagh Storm, Rachel Kelly, Killinchy, Co Down.

Performance Irish Draught:

Killinick Bouncer, Ann Lambert, Killinick, Co Wexford. Reserve: Bright Like A Diamond, S Fitzsimons & N. Grimes, Naas.


Three Year Old Loose Performance (Section B):

Castle Candy Flash, Noel Ruane, Corballa, Co Sligo. Reserve: 524, Castle Candy Crush, Noel Ruane.

Young Horses (Two Year Olds):

Corniche Chill, Donnie McGale, Omagh. Reserve: Assagart Velvet, John & Catherine Roche, Foulksmills, Co Wexford.

Light-Weight Hunters:

Rehy I Am A Star, Patrick Cotter, Woodstown, Co Waterford. Reserve: Gypsy Cobra Cruis, Antonia De Burgh, Grangecon, Co Wicklow.

Three Year Old Loose Performance (Section A):

OG Mandino, Jackie Lee, Headford, Co Galway. Reserve: Celtic Hero B Z, Andrea Etter & Luc Henry, Belmont, Co Offaly.

Young Horses (Three Year Olds):

Notalot, Rebecca Monahan, Tulla, Co Clare. Reserve: Diamond Choice, Dorothy Walsh, Belfast.

Irish Draught Mares:

Strictly Come Bouncing, Liam Lynskey, Swinford, Co Mayo. Reserve: Holycross Grace, Eddie Murphy, Charlestown, Co Mayo.

Four Year Old Young Event Horses:

Kilcannon High Society, Mary Bolger, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Reserve: Glendew, McLoughlin Bros, Dundonald, Co Down.

Five Year Old Young Event Horses:

Derryinver Girl, Smith Bros, Gilford, Co Armagh. Reserve: Ballycorman Smokie, Denny Kerr, Granges Road, Co Kilkenny.

Ridden Connemara Ponies:

Carrig’s Island Lad, Charlotte & Gill Glynn, Kilternan, Dublin 18. Reserve: Rockisland Dara Og, Michael Love, Rathmolyan, Co Meath.

Ladies Side-Saddle:

Rehy I Am A Star, Patrick Cotter, Woodstown, Co Waterford. Reserve: Gypsy Cobra Cruis, Antonia De Burgh, Grangecon, Co Wicklow.

Colt Foals:

Unnamed, Seamus Sloyan, Castlerea, Co Roscommon. Reserve: Dowdstown Purple, James Hoare, Maynooth, Co Kildare.

Small Event Horses:

Ardeo Dime, Jodie Ronan, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Reserve: Ardeo Illusion, Leila Barker, Bray, Co Wicklow.


Irish Draught Stallions:

Cappa Cassanova, Cappa Stud, Annaghdown, Co Galway. Reserve: Cappa Aristocrat, Cappa Stud, Cappa Stud, Annaghdown, Co. Galway.

Champion 138cm Jumping Pony:

Kiltormer Hero, Ger Foley, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Reserve: Woodfield Superstar, Joanne Houston, Dromore. Co Down.

Champion Yearling (Classes 52 & 53):

Greenhall Liqueur, Ann Lyons, Ballynahinch, Co Down. Reserve: Crannaghmore Lad, PJ Glynn, Athlone, Co Roscommon.

Pembroke’ Challenge Cup (4-year-olds):

Marley And Me, Laura Kelly, Glenmore, Co Waterford. Reserve: Assagart Velvet, John & Catherine Roche, Foulksmills, Co Wexford.

Overall Champion Young Horse:

Notalot, Rebecca Monahan, Tulla, Co Clare. Reserve: Corniche Chill, Donnie McGale, Omagh, Co Tyrone.

Champion Cob:

Chantilly Sandman, L Turley & P O’Shaughnessy, Turloughmore, Co Galway. Reserve: Randalstown Design Stubble, Samuel McAteer, Randalstown, Co Antrim.

Breeders’ Championship:

Aidensfield Flamenco, Dermot O’Sullivan, Kildysart, Co Clare. Reserve: Millennium Cruise, Derry Rothwell, Arklow, Co Wicklow.

Champion yearling, two or three year old filly:

Notalot, Rebecca Monahan, Tulla, Co Clare. Reserve: Clonaslee Loughehoe Diamond, John Cusack, Clonaslee, Co Laois.

Coloured Horse:

Brae-Ville Celtic Colours, L Wright & E Thompson, Newtownards. Reserve: Pilgrim, Liz Andrews, Carristown, Co Meath.


Thoroughbred Stallion (Croker Cup):

Elusive Emir, John Varley, Clonbur, Co Galway.

Best Hunter Brood Mare:

Hankalaine, John & Julia Crosbie, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Reserve: Madame Noir, Kieran Fahey, Enniskeane, Co Cork.

Best Heavy-Weight Hunter (Frances Cash Cup):

An Ceannas, Mr & Mrs Ned Cash, Clane, Co Kildare. Reserve: Ballarin The Conqueror, Nicola Perrin, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Best Light-Weight Hunter (Samuel Ussher Roberts Cup) :

Woodfield Alight, Rosemary Connors, Woodstown, Co Waterford. Reserve: The Master, John Henry, Oldtown, Co Dublin.

Four Year Old ‘Mo Chroi’ National Show Jumping Championship (Seamus Hughes Trophy):

ESI Star Struck, Greg Broderick & Andrew Hughes, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Reserve: Quantino, Cullintra Stud, The Rower, Co Kilkenny.

Best Middle-Weight Hunter (Joseph Widger Trophy):

Tattygare Good To Go, Hurst Show Team, Lisbellaw, Co Fermanagh. Reserve: Monbeg Bounty, Richard F McElligott, Straffan, Co Kildare.

Best Hunter in the Show:

Woodfield Alight, Rosemary Connors, Woodstown, Co Waterford. Reserve: An Ceannas, Mr & Mrs Ned Cash, Clane, Co Kildare.

Best Four-Year-Old Hunter (Galway-Greer Cup):

An Ceannas, Mr & Mrs Ned Cash. Reserve: The Master, John Henry, Oldtown, Co Dublin.

Best Hunter Mare:

Tattygare Good To Go, Hurst Show Team, Co Fermanagh. Reserve: Greenhall Wishing Well, Derry Rothwell, Arklow, Co Wicklow.

Champion Working Hunter Pony (Vivienne Hillery’ Cup):

Carnsdale Kasanova, Basil Brindley, Dunboyne, Co Meath. Reserve: Derrygimbla Atlantic Storm, Gillian Creighton, Randalstown, Co Antrim.

Sportsman (Amateur Hunter) Champion:

Mr Shakespeare, Tim & Lyndsey O’Brien, Adare, Co Limerick. Reserve: The Publisher, Valentine Hyde, Ballymacoda, Co Cork.

Intermediate Combined Training Trophy:

Monlough Meteor, Dr Suzanne Maguire, Newry, Co Down. Reserve: Master Murrose, Gerard Daniels, Loughrea, Co Galway.

Members Combined Training Trophy:

First Man Lara, Ann Marie McLoughlin, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.

Racehorse to Riding Horse:

Forpadydeplasterer, Goat Racing Syndicate. Reserve: Imperial Commander, Anna Ross, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.


Junior Equitation Championship:

Derrygimbla Atlantic Storm, Gillian Creighton, Randalstown, Co Antrim. Reserve: Eskers Reliable Lad, Robert Glennon, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath.

Six Year Old ‘Cuising’ National Show Jumping Championship:

Beech Hill Lucia, Deirdre Bourns, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Reserve: Aiberta Mist, Caladonia Stables, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Working Hunter Champion:

Ballingowan Harmony, Ann O’Grady, Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Reserve: Redbridge Glider, Ashleigh Murphy, Duncormick, Co Wexford.

Best Show Hunter Pony:

Tobergill Classic Felix, Hilary Gibson, Comber, Co Down. Reserve: Giants Causeway, Preston, Lancashire.

Five Year Old ‘Flexible’ National Show Jumping Championship:

RVS Lui Fortunus, Noel Ryan, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Reserve: Cruicerath Flexianna, USA Young Jumpers LLC. Co Kilkenny.

Children on Horses Individual Championship:

Galwaybay Hummer, Sarah Agnew, Ballymena, Co Antrim. Reserve: Vida Dancer H, Linda Gallagher, Ennis, Co Clare.

International Connemara Performance Hunter team:

Monivea Boy, Lucy Kelly, Tinahely, Co Wicklow. Reserve: Golden Island Star (Team GBR), Jane Somerset, Kent.

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