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Successful ISH Showjumpers

The Irish Sport Horse (ISH) (US: Irish Draught Sports Horse), also known as the Irish Hunter, is mainly the result of a cross between the Irish Draught and the Thoroughbred. It has been given recognition as a separate breed,. It is commonly bred from parents who are also Irish Sport Horses, in addition to being bred from the definitive parent breeds. The Irish Sport Horse is traditionally used for all purposes, from transportation, to riding, and working the land. However, it is becoming increasingly popular as a competition riding horse. Its natural athletic ability and fantastic jumping talents means that it excels in the show jumping arena, as well as competing at the highest levels of eventing. The horse is globally renowned for being one of the best fox hunting mounts in the world, and the Irish Sport Horse studbook regularly tops the rankings for eventing. Ireland produces a great number of Irish Sport Horses each year, many of them selling for great amounts in the United States and Europe.

Irish Sport Horses (ISH) have been successful in show jumping, and have won medals or been placed at the highest levels of the sport. The highest level of show jumping includes the Olympic Games, Show Jumping World Championships (WEG), European Show Jumping Championships, Show Jumping World Cup and the Pan-American Games.

Achievement

Rider

Horse

Sire

Dam

Dam's sire

2007 World Cup Final 2nd

Flag of the United States Rich Fellers

Flexible

Cruising (ISH)

Flex (ISH)

Safari (xx)

2004 Olympic's eq. 4th

Flag of Republic of Ireland Kevin Babington

Carling King

Clover Hill (RID)

Gortnageer Star (ISH)

Chair Lift (xx)

2004 Olympic's eq. 4th

Flag of United Kingdom Robert Smith

Mr. Springfield

Western Promise (ISH)

Glebe Bess (RID)

Ballinahow Boy (RID)

2002 World Champion

Flag of Republic of Ireland Dermott Lennon

Liscalgot

Touchdown (ISH)

Tulas Pride (ISH)

Tula Rocket (xx)

1999 World Cup Final 2nd

Flag of Republic of Ireland Trevor Coyle

Cruising

Seacrest (RID)

Mullacrew (ISH)

Nordlys (xx)

1996 Olympic Team Bronze

Flag of Brazil Rodrigo Pessoa

Loro Piana TomBoy

Coevers (xx)

Francis (ISH)

Jab (xx)

1992 Olympic Individual Bronze

Flag of the United States Norman Dello Joio

Irish

Regular Guy (xx)

(xx)

(xx)

1988 Olympic Team Silver

Flag of the United States Joseph Fargis

Mill Pearl

King of Diamonds (RID)

Carran (xx)

Anthony (xx)

1984 Olympic Individual Bronze

Flag of Switzerland Heidi Robbiani

Jessica V

Candelabra (xx)

Gentle Miss (ISH)

1984 Olympic Team Silver

Flag of United Kingdom John Whitaker

Ryans Son

Ozymandias (xx)

(Conn/Cyld)

1982 World Individual Silver

Flag of United Kingdom Malcolm Pyrah

Towerlands Anglezarke

Jaycee (xx)

(Co. Cork ID)

1978 World Individual Silver

Flag of Republic of Ireland Eddie Macken

Boomerang

Battleburn (xx)

Girl from the Brown Mountain (ISH)

1976 Olympic Team Silver

Flag of West Germany Sönke Sönksen

Kwepe

Nordlys (xx)

(xx)

(xx)

1972 Olympic Individual Gold

Flag of Italy Graziano Mancinelli

Ambassador

Nordlys (xx)

(Co. Waterford ID)

ID)

1970 World Champion

Flag of United Kingdom David Broome

Beethoven

(xx)

(ID)

1964 Olympic Individual Bronze

Flag of Italy Graziano Mancinelli

Rockette

Water Serpent (xx)

(ISH)

1960 World Champion

Flag of Italy Raimondo D'Inzeo

Gowran Girl

Water Serpent (xx)

(ISH)

1960 Olympic Individual Silver

Flag of Italy Piero D'Inzeo

The Rock

Water Serpent (xx)

(ISH)

References

Irish Sport Horse Main Page



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