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2008 Dublin Horse Show

The 2008 Dublin Horse Show was hosted by the Royal Dublin Society (R.D.S.) at Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland, taking place between August 6 and August 10. The competition was named after its main sponsor, Fáilte Ireland.

The show events were divided into two main areas, showing horses and show jumping. The showing classes are a major showcase of the best of the Irish horse. Some classes are restricted to Irish-bred horses.

This article concentrates on the major show jumping competitions.

File:Dublin Horse Show 2008 - main arena.jpg
The main arena and grandstand during the 2008 show.

Contents

Results

August 6

Fáilte Stakes

Thirty-one riders competed in the 4,750 € Fáilte Stakes. The jumping height was 1.40 m for the Table A event. The top eight riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Penalties

Time
(s)

1

Flag of Sweden Peder Fredricson Maloubet De Pleville

0

70.86

2

Flag of Netherlands Gert-Jan Bruggink Cash Jr.

0

71.24

3

Flag of Republic of Ireland Denis Lynch Upsilon D'Ocquier

0

73.24

Speed Stakes

Thirty-five riders competed in the 10,500 € Speed Stakes. The jumping height was 1.40 m for the Table C event. The top nine riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Time
(s)

Penalties

Total time
(s)

1

Flag of Netherlands Gert-Jan Bruggink Acodetto

58.74

0

58.74

2

Flag of Republic of Ireland Cian O'Connor Baloufina

61.33

0

61.33

3

Flag of Sweden Peder Fredricson Felini Skovsby

61.36

0

61.36

Irish Sports Council Classic

Fifty-eight riders competed in the 21,000 € Irish Sports Council Classic. The jumping height was 1.50 m for the Table C event with jump-off. The top fifteen riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Round 1

Jump-off

Penalties

Time
(s)

Penalties

Time
(s)

1

Flag of Switzerland Markus Fuchs La Toya III

0

69.34

0

39.35

2

Flag of the United States Lauren Hough Casadora

0

71.07

0

39.49

3

Flag of Republic of Ireland Darragh Kerins Night Train

0

70.84

0

40.60

August 7

Power and Speed

Fifty-three riders competed in the 21,000 € Power and Speed. The class was sponsored by Knight Frank LLP. The jumping height was 1.50 m for the Table A event. The top fourteen riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Round 1

Jump-off

Penalties

Time
(s)

Penalties

Time
(s)

1

Flag of Republic of Ireland Jessica Kürten Castle Forbes Cosma

0

59.14

0

37.23

2

Flag of Republic of Ireland Conor Swail Gold Digger

0

62.19

0

37.63

3

Flag of Belgium Niels Bruynseels Upsilon D'Ocquier

0

64.98

0

38.13

Speed Derby

Twenty-nine riders competed in the 21,000 € Speed Derby. The jumping height was 1.40 m for the Table C event. The top eight riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Time
(s)

Penalties

Total time
(s)

1

Flag of Switzerland Philippe Putallaz Maastricht D

85.43

0

85.43

2

Flag of Republic of Ireland Shane Carey Cashla Bay

85.78

0

85.78

3

Flag of Republic of Ireland Cameron Hanley Siec Royal Star

86.01

0

86.01

Six Bar

Nineteen riders competed in the 16,000 € Six Bar. The top eight riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Round 1 Jump-off 1 Jump-off 2 Jump-off 3 Jump-off 4

Penalties

Penalties

Penalties

Penalties

Penalties

1

Flag of the United States Lauren Hough Pits Daughter

0

0

0

0

0

Flag of Belgium Dirk Demeersman Cicero Z Van Paemel

0

0

0

0

0

3

Flag of Republic of Ireland Shane Breen Lyssegan Clover Diamond

0

0

0

0

4

Flag of Netherlands Jurgen Stenfert BMC Vayom

0

0

0

0

4

August 8

Samsung Super League

Eight teams of four riders competed in the 156,000 € Samsung Super League event, the seventh event in the 2008 Samsung Super League series. There were two rounds to the event, with all teams placing and receiving financial prizes.

Team

Rider

Horse

Round A Round B

Total penalties

Penalties

Penalties

1

22x20px United Kingdom

Peter Charles Murka's Rupert R

1

1

Tim Gredley Omelli

5

5

Robert Smith Vangelis S

9

6

Nick Skelton Arko III

1

1

7

7

14

2

22x20px Ireland

Denis Lynch Nabab's Son

1

1

Eddie Macken Tedechine Sept

14

2

Jessica Kürten Castle Forbes Libertina

4

0

Cian O'Connor Rancorrado

11

Retired

16

3

19

3

22x20px Germany

Marcus Ehning Noltes Kuchengirl

8

1

Thomas Voss Leonardo B

8

1

Alois Pollmann-Schweckhorst Lord Luis

5

1

Holgar Wulschner Clausen

12

1

21

3

24

August 9

Accumulator

Thirty-five riders competed in the 15,750 € Accumulator. The jumping height was from 1.35 m to 1.60 m for the accumulator with joker event. The top nine riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Points

Time
(s)

1

Flag of United Kingdom Robert Smith Mr. Springfield

65

60.35

2

Flag of Netherlands Piet Raymakers Van Schijndel's Now Or Never

65

60.72

3

Flag of Switzerland Markus Fuchs Sylver II

65

61.19

Speed Derby

Forty-five riders competed in the 21,000 € Dublin Stakes. The jumping height was 1.50 m for the Table A event. The top twelve riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Round 1

Jump-off

Penalties

Time
(s)

Penalties

Time
(s)

1

Flag of United Kingdom Peter Charles Murka's Pom D'Ami

0

84.73

0

47.37

2

Flag of Republic of Ireland David O'Brien Mo Chroi

0

84.21

0

47.76

3

Flag of Germany Marcus Ehning Vulkano Frh

0

86.24

0

47.88

Land Rover Puissance

Eleven riders competed in the 36,000 € Land Rover Puissance. The class was sponsored by Land Rover. The top five riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Round 1 Jump-off 1 Jump-off 2 Jump-off 3 Jump-off 4

Penalties

Penalties

Penalties

Penalties

Penalties

1

Flag of Republic of Ireland Neal Fearon Candileto 4

0

0

0

0

0

2

Flag of Belgium Patrik Spits Sherlock K

0

0

0

0

4

3

Flag of the United States Michael Morrissey Scaraberas

0

0

0

4

Flag of Republic of Ireland Shane Breen Lyssegan Clover Diamond

0

0

0

4

Flag of Republic of Ireland Dermott Lennon Lanceretto

0

0

0

4

August 10

Speed Championship

Twenty riders competed in the 26,000 € Speed Championship. The class was sponsored by Walls Construction Ltd.. The jumping height from 1.40 m to 1.50 m for the Table C event. The top seven riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Time
(s)

Penalties

Total time
(s)

1

Flag of Netherlands Gert-Jan Bruggink Acodetto

72.13

4

76.13

2

Flag of the United States Hillary Dobbs Corlett

77.80

0

77.80

3

Flag of Belgium Dirk Demeersman Phaline K

78.16

0

78.16

Longines International Grand Prix

Thirty-nine riders competed in the 130,000 € Longines International Grand Prix. The class was sponsored by Longines. The jumping height was 1.50 m for the Table A event which occurred over two rounds. The top ten riders placed and received financial prizes.

Rider

Horse

Round A

Round B

Total penalties

Penalties

Time
(s)

Penalties

Time
(s)

1

Flag of Republic of Ireland Jessica Kürten Castle Forbes Libertina

0

83.78

0

63.56

0

2

Flag of Belgium Patrik Spits Withney Van De Dwerse Hagen

1

85.27

0

70.43

1

3

Flag of Germany Alois Pollmann-Schweckhorst Lord Luis

1

87.81

0

73.97

1

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