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BALMORAL SHOW
FARMWEEK
MAY 09 2019
Top Young Event Horses
take to Balmoral stage
T
HE aim of the Knotts Young Event
Horse competition at Balmoral
Show is to identify high class
horses bred in Ireland, with the
potential to become top class
eventers, to create a medium for breeders
and producers to display their quality
young stock and to encourage breeders
and trainers to produce and present the
correct type of horse likely to have the
stamina, talent and correct conformation
to make a top class three-day eventer.
Through
four
qualifying
rounds,
respected judges have selected the top
16 four-year-olds and 24 five-year-olds to
compete for the Knotts Championships at
Balmoral Park on Thursday, May 16.
The competition is scored in four
phases, with 30 per cent of the total
available for the dressage phase, 10 per
cent for conformation and type, 45 per
cent for Jumping and 15 per cent for the
horse’s suitability and potential.
Dressage is the first phase and takes
place in the main arena. The judge, Jennie
Loriston Clark, widely regarded as one of
the greatest British dressage riders of all
GRANSHA
FIVEYEAR-OLD:
Suzanne
Hagan and
‘Buddy’
won the
Five-yearold Young
Event Horse
qualifier at
Gransha.
(FW19527AH)
MEADOWS FOUR-YEAR-OLD: Colin
Halliday and ‘GHS Calexico’, winners of the
Four-year-old Young Event Horse qualifier at
The Meadows. (FW19-524NN)
GRANSHA FOUR-YEAR-OLD: Jill Revill and
‘Lislan Beth’ won the Four-year-old Young
Event Horse qualifier at Gransha.
(FW19-526AH)
PICTURES: courtesy of
Anne Hughes and Tori O’Connor
time, having competed in four Olympic
Games, will be looking for the quality
of the movement, including rhythm,
looseness, suppleness, natural balance
and outline, as well as the horse’s attitude
to its work and the potential trainability.
Following on from the dressage test,
the jumping phase takes place in the
remaining expanse of Balmoral Park’s
superb arena, over a course of 16 fences,
including show jumps, rustic fences and
portable cross-country obstacles. Judy
Bradwell, who during her riding career
was the number one British Junior
Rider for four consecutive years and the
Leading Senior Rider for three years, will
give marks for the horse’s canter, jumping
technique, attitude, athleticism, balance
and gallop.
The conformation score will be assessed
by Rosemary Morris, who is a frequent
visitor to Balmoral, competing very
successfully in Ridden and Working
MEADOWS FIVE-YEAR-OLD: David
O’Connor and ‘Kylestone Carrick Prince’,
winners of the Five-year-old Young Event
Horse qualifier at The Meadows. (FW19525NN)
Hunter classes and has coached around
the world, but at home is known for her
expertise in producing event horses and
top class show hunters. The score is made
up of marks for the body, limbs, feet and
movement in walk and trot, plus a mark
for correct in-hand training.
Throughout the qualifying process, it
was obvious that the riders and trainers
had put great effort into the correct early
training of their horses, as the scores were
generally above 60 per cent with the top
qualifying score of 83.67 per cent awarded
to one of the five-year-olds.
One of the highlights of the day is always
to see the sponsor, Andrew Getty, owner
of Knotts Bakery, in attendance in the
arena enjoying the excitement of the
competition. This will be intensified this
year, as his own horse ‘Kylestone Carrick
Prince’ ridden by David O’Connor is one
of the highest scoring qualified five-yearolds.
Congratulations to all the competitors
and owners for producing this top quality
field and best of luck on the day!
RUNNING ORDER
Thursday, May 16
Knotts Young Event Horse Dressage
Times
Four-Year-Olds:
4.30pm 713 Valcruz, Colin Halliday;
4.36pm 704 Rockshore, Emma Jackson;
4.42pm 712 Drunmaconnell Tolano,
Stacey Watling;
4.48pm 707 Redwood Diamond Jack,
Victoria Clark;
4.54pm 708 Lislan Beth, Jill Revill;
5.00pm 342 Ballyrobin Phoenix, Gwen
Scott;
5.06pm 341 Mr Grey, Holly McGahan;
5.12pm 710 Kilcooley Seanachai, Emma
Newsam;
5.18pm 706 Ferros Illusion, Colin Halliday;
5.24pm 711 Tullymurry Hope, David
O’Connor;
5.30pm 705 Mr Quality Cruz, Emma
Jackson;
5.36pm 714 Ballyneety Silver Service,
Sarah Sproule;
5.42pm 715 Drake’s Island, Chloe Lister
Tinsley;
5.48pm 716 Colandro Low, Stacey Watling;
5.54pm 717 Captain Beach, Holly Wray;
6.00pm 709 GHS Calexico, Colin Halliday.
Five-Year-Olds:
6.12pm 729 Kilnamac Oscar, Jonny
Mulligan;
6.18pm 372 Glenaguile Encore, Eirin
LUSK’S FIVE-YEAR-OLD: Rachel
McKimmon and ‘Lincourt Expresso’
winning the Five-year-old Young Event
Horse qualifier at Lusk’s. (FW19-520AH)
Corbett;
6.24pm 718 Rockrimmon Ivy, Holly
McGahan;
6.30pm 719 Kylestone Carrick Prince,
David O’Connor;
6.36pm 720 Ballydavey Sundance,
Suzanne Hagan;
6.42pm 722 Caprio, Colin Halliday;
6.48pm 723 Hanslough Diamond, Emma
Jackson;
6.54pm 724 Mullaghdrin Casino, Rory
Lavery;
7.00pm 725 Moneytree, Emily Corbett;
7.06pm 726 Lady Bell, Niamh Martin;
7.12pm 727 Lemme Aine, Corey
Mawhinney;
7.18pm 728 Lincourt Expression, Rachel
McKimmon;
7.24pm 730 The Ferryman, Jonny
Mulligan;
7.30pm 731 Javas Manhattan, Lucy
Stewart;
7.36pm 732 Hazeldene Elsa, Andrew
Napier;
7.42pm 733 Hector’s Galway Girl, Rebecca
Nickels;
7.48pm 734 Brittania Cruise, Claire
Schaefer;
7.54pm 735 Seapatrick Cruise, Gwen
Scott;
8.00pm 736 WKD Toby, Emily Corbett;
8.06pm 737 Mike of Mourne, Trevor Smith;
8.12pm 738 Rockfinn Summer Storm,
Jamie Smyth;
8.18pm 374 Charming Lad, Kirsty Jackson;
8.24pm 739 Shutterfly Rivie, Stacey
Watling;
8.30pm 721 Buddy, Suzanne Hagan.
PORTMORE FOUR-YEAR-OLD: Emma
Jackson won the Four-year-old Young Event
Horse qualifier at Portmore on ‘Mr Quality
Cruz’. (FW19-522AH)

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