Irish selections for Le Mondial du Lion 2017

     Irish riders flying the flag at Le Mondial du Lion in 2016


Horse Sport Ireland has announced the combinations selected to travel to the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses 2017 at Le Lion d’Angers, France this October


Six-year-old horses

Sarah Ennis and Cooley Cosmopolitan Diamond (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Canturo (HOLST) out of BM Barbie Doll (ISH), by Master Imp (TB). Bred by Katy Murphy, Co. Meath. Owner: Niki Potterton.

Elizabeth Power and DSL The Entertainer (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Omar (BWP) out of Cloverhill Girl (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Owner/Bred by Caroline Bjoerk, Co. Kildare

Jonty Evans and John The Bull (ISH) – 2011 chestnut gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Think About It (TB), by Houmayoun (TB). Bred by James Byrne, Co. Westmeath. Owner: Helen Caton


Seven-year-old horses

Camilla Speirs and BT Rock N Roller (ISH)(TIH) – 2010 grey gelding by High Roller (TB) out of BT Little Daisy (ISH), by Glenagyle Rebel (ID). Owner/Bred by Bridget Speirs, Co. Kildare

Elizabeth Hayden and DSL The Professor (ISH) – 2010 bay gelding by Mermus R (KWPN) out of Abbey Arch (ISH), by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Bred by Harry & Heather Noble, Co. Longford. Owner: Joan Hayden

Louise Bloower and Hollybrook Hotshot (ISH) – 2010 bay gelding by Ars Vivendi (HOLST) out of Beechwood Girl (ISH), by Nordic Region (TB). Bred by Frank Ryan, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Louise & Jane Bloomer

Alex Donohoe  and Guidam Roller (ISH) – 2010 bay gelding by Guidam Gold (ISH) out of Black Roller (ISH), by High Roller (ISH). Bred by Gerard Callan, Co. Louth. Owner: Alex Donohoe

Paul Donovan and  Sportsfield Pennywell (ISH) – 2010 grey mare by Cobra (HOLST) out of Belle du Soir (AES) by Hairos (AES) bred by Louise Daly, Meath. Owned: Paul Donovan, Tipperery

Also Travelling:
Ballycahane Lucy (ISH) – 2010 grey mare by Harlequin du Carel (SF) out of Ringmoylan Beauty (ISH) by Coevers Diamond Boy (ISH) bred by Christopher O’Sullivan SNR, Limerick. Owned by Gerald Furnell and ridden by Dominic Furnell