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Ryan strikes the right note at Kilguilkey

Michael Ryan (Dunlough Striker) - CIC** Winners 2015

Michael Ryan (Dunlough Striker) – CIC** Winners 2015 (Photo: Bit-Media)

Cork-based Michael Ryan and ‘Dunlough Striker’ took the Pegus Horse Feed CIC** title this afternoon at the Fernhill Sport Horses Kilguilkey House International Horse Trials in Mallow, Co. Cork. A previous winner of the class in 2013 with ‘Ballylynch Wizard,’ Ryan rode Carol and Tom Henry’s Maltstriker gelding to victory, despite incurring 4.4 time penalties. The win means that the Dan Coleman Perpetual Trophy for the highest placed Munster-based rider stays in the Donegan-Ryan household for a third consecutive year following Patricia Ryan’s performance in last year’s CIC** class. The cross country questions posed by newly appointed designer Mike Etherington-Smith caused it’s fair share of problems but the top 3 remained unchanged from their positions after yesterday’s Dressage and Show-Jumping phases, with Louise Bloomer and ‘Hollybrook Sky High’ finishing in second and Heidi Hamilton taking third with her own ‘Dam Easy.’ Cork-based Rebecca Dunlea slotted into 4th with her own ‘Cashelane Captain’ while George Russell posted the only clear round inside the time to move up to 5th place on the leaderboard.

In the CIC* competition, Fraser Duffy held onto the lead with Carol Gee’s ‘Summer at Fernhill,’ completing on their dressage score. A clear round inside the time brought Gerald Bloomer and ‘Calliaghstown Flight’ up from 6th place to finish in 2nd while Millstreet 2014 pony squad member Jessica Kuehnle held onto third with ‘Rathnaleen Roy.’

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Fraser Duffy (Summer at Fernhill) – CIC* Winners 2015 (Photo: Bit-Media)

Competition at Kilguilkey was particularly important for those vying to impress the team selectors for the 2015 FEI European Championships for Ponies. The CNCP** was won by Cameron Kiernan Jnr. and ‘Bocade Slo-Mo-Shun’ while Izzy Riley and ‘Monarch of the Glen’ added four jumping penalties to their dressage score to take second position.

Now in its third year, the event received great feedback from riders, visitors and officials alike and the presence of Fernhill Sport Horses as title sponsors was greatly appreciated. The sponsored Hog Roast on Saturday evening was very well supported and event organisers Danny and Michelle Dulohery are extremely grateful for the support of a wide range of sponsors and supporters from across the country.

Full results from all classes are available on www.eventingireland.com.

Fernhill Sport Horses Kilguilkey House International – Timetable

Friday 19 June
·     Opening of stables: CIC1 & 2* 16:00
·     Official Course Inspection: CIC 1 & 2* 17:00
Saturday 20 June
·     Declaration of Starters: CIC 1 & 2* 08:00
·     1st Horse Inspection: CIC 1 & 2* 09:00
·     1st Start – Dressage: CIC 1 & 2* 09:30
·     1st Start – Show Jumping: CIC 2* 13:30
·     1st Start – Show Jumping: CIC 1* 15:00
Sunday 21 June
·     1st Start ‑ Cross-Country: CIC 1 & 2* 10:00
·     Prize‑giving: CIC 1 & 2* 15:00

 

 

CNCP2* TIMETABLE

 

Friday 19 June
·     Opening of stables: 16:00
·     Official Course Inspection: 17:00
Saturday 20 June
·     Declaration of Starters: 12:00
·     1st Pony Inspection: 13:00
·     1st Start – Dressage: 13:30
·     1st Start – Show Jumping: 16:30
Sunday 21 June
·     1st Start ‑ Cross-Country: 12:30
·     Prize‑giving: 15:30

 

 

  • Please Note
  • All Other National Classes EI100 & EI90 will run on the Sunday 21st June
  • Dressage will commence at 09:00
  • Show Jumping EI100 at 10:00 followed by EI90 at 12:00
  • Cross Country Will Commence at 14:30 will be run in strict Numerical order following the International Classes There will be break for Lunch then a turn around of Fence Stewards.
  • National Prize-Giving is scheduled for 16:30.

Final Day at Kilguilkey House International

A double clear performance earned Joseph Murphy and Westwinds Hercules the Pegus Horse Feed CIC** title this afternoon at the Kilguilkey House International Horse Trials in Mallow, Co. Cork. Following the withdrawal of overnight leader Luke Drea, the World Equestrian Games squad member skillfully negotiated the Eric Winter designed Cross Country track with Alison Schmutz and Andrew Tinkler’s Ramiro B gelding to move up from the 4th position he occupied after dressage and showjumping. Patricia Ryan came close to keeping the CIC** title in Co. Cork for a second year, taking 2nd place with Carol and Tom Henry’s Dunrath Eclipse which meant the Dan Coleman Perpetual Trophy for the Highest Placed Munster Rider remains in the Donegan-Ryan household for another year. Felicity Ward’s short journey to the event proved worthwhile when she took third place with The Illusionist.

In the Fernhill Sport Horses CIC* competition, former Pony eventing medallist Lucy Latta recorded her first CIC* win with Jessica Harrington’s ‘Jantar.’ The leaderboard remained relatively unchanged after dressage and showjumping with Fraser Duffy finishing the weekend in second position with Fernhill Nearly Darc while Camilla Speirs took third and fourth place ahead with BT Cloud Nine and BT Pickapocket.

Competition at Kilguilkey was particularly important for those vying to impress the team selectors for the 2014 FEI European Championships for Ponies. The CNCP** was won by Emma Kennedy with Laburnum Ineer, finishing ahead of Jessica Kuehnle and Lucy Hancock. With the Championships taking place in Millstreet in 5 weeks time, all eyes will now be on Team Selector Polly Holohan who is expected to announce her team in the coming week. Hannah Adams and Toberpatrick Flash took home the hydeequine.com CNCP1* Championship title which ran concurrently with the event.

Now in its second year, the event received great feedback from riders, visitors and officials alike and the presence of Pegus Horse Feed and Fernhill Sport Horses as title sponsors was greatly appreciated. The organisers are also grateful for the support of a wide range of sponsors and supporters from across the country.

Full results from all classes are available on www.eventingireland.com.

(Pictured: CIC* Winner – Lucy Latta, Jantar)

Luke Drea leads the way at Kilguilkey

Luke Drea heads the Pegus Horse Feed CIC** leaderboard at the Kilguilkey House International Horse Trials following the conclusion of the first two phases today. Under clear blue skies, the Wicklow-based rider impressed the judges with Anne Bannon’s ‘Gorsehill Pearl’ in the dressage arena and went on to record a faultless performance in the showjumping ring. Cork’s Patricia Ryan lies in second place with Carol and Tom Henry’s Ballylynch HP while Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy completes the top three with Westwinds Hercules (owned by Alison Schmutz and Andrew Tinkler).

In the Fernhill Sport Horses CIC* competition, former Pony eventing medallist Lucy Latta leads the field with Jessica Harrington’s ‘Jantar.’ Fraser Duffy lies in second position with Fernhill Nearly Darc while Camilla Speirs takes third and fourth place ahead of tomorrow’s final Cross Country phase with BT Cloud Nine and BT Pickapocket.

Meanwhile, the short-listed ponies vying for team places in the FEI European Championships for Ponies have been in action this afternoon. After two phases, the CNCP** is led by Emma Kennedy with Laburnum Ineer while Hannah Adams and Toberpatrick Flash head the leaderboard in the hydeequine.com CNCP1* Championship which is running concurrently with the event.

Tomorrow, the focus turns to the cross-country course; where once again, International designer Eric Winter has posed some interesting questions. The track features twenty-one natural fences including banks, logs, ditches and water. The course has a good cover of grass and the ground has been aerovated to ensure perfect going.

Now in its second year, the event is continuing to grow from strength to strength and the organisers are delighted to welcome Pegus Horse Feed and Fernhill Sport Horses on board as title sponsors for this year’s event. The organisers are also grateful for the support of a wide range of sponsors and supporters from across the country.

The Cross Country phase gets underway at Kilguilkey House from 10am tomorrow with a range of National classes scheduled to start at the same time. For the first time, the CIC* and CIC** classes will be available to watch live on the Kilguilkey House website. Further information is available on www.eventingireland.com or www.kilguilkeyhouse.com.

Results to Date (Eventing Ireland)

Kilguilkey International Horse Trials 2014 – Provisional Timetable

Danny and Michelle Dulohery look forward to welcoming competitors, officials, owners and spectators from far and wide to Kilguilkey House International Horse Trials this weekend (21 – 22 June).

With over 200 entries, including 82 CIC* and CIC** competitors, the Co. Cork venue is set for a great weekend of fast-paced equestrian action. The CIC competitors will complete their Dressage and Show-jumping phases on Saturday before heading out on the Eric Winter designed Cross Country course on Sunday morning from 10am.

For the first time at Kilguilkey, the Cross Country action in the Pegus Horse Feed CIC** and Fernhill Sport Horses CIC* will be available to watch live on Kilguilkeyhouse.com.

Dressage times for all classes are available on the Eventing Ireland Website and we look forward to bringing you regular updates on our Facebook page and on www.kilguilkeyhouse.com across the weekend.

Kilguilkey House International 2014

Provisional Timetable

Friday 20 June 
Opening of Stables 14:00
Official Course Inspection 18:00
Saturday 21 June  
Declaration of Starters CIC 1*/ 2* from 07:00
Commencement of CIC 1*/ 2* Dressage 08:30
Declaration of Starters CNCP2* / hydeequine.com EI100P Championship 12:00
Commencement of CNCP2* Dressage followed by hydeequine.com EI100P Championship Dressage 13:30
Show Jumping CIC 2* 12:00
Show Jumping CIC 1* 14:00
Show Jumping Ponies CNCP2* followed by hydeequine.com EI100P Championship 17:30
Welcome Party 19:30
Sunday 22 June
Cross Country CIC 1* / 2* 10:00
Cross Country CNCP2* 12:30
Prize Giving CIC 1* / 2* 16:00
National Classes Dressage 09:00
National Show Jumping 10:00
National Cross Country 14:30
Prize Giving CNCP2* 16:30
Prize Giving hydeequine.com EI100P Championship 16:30
National Prize Giving  17:30

Saturday Declaration of Starters ALL Competitors for International CIC Classes MUST Hand In their Horse Passports Along With Their Medical Arm Bands from 07:00 when collecting their numbers.  

No Numbers Will Be Handed Out Without This.  

CNCP2* & hydeequine.com EI100P Championship National Classes to collect numbers AFTER 12:00 – NOT before

Kilguilkey House International Horse Trials 2014

Kilguilkey International Horse Trials announces Sponsorship for International Classes

The organisers of Kilguilkey International Horse Trials are delighted to announce further details regarding this year’s event, taking place in Cecilstown, Mallow, Co. Cork from 21st – 22nd June.

In a new sponsorship agreement for 2014, the CIC2* class will be sponsored by Pegus Horse Feeds and the CIC1* class will be sponsored by Fernhill Sport Horses.  Full details of the prizes on offer for each class are listed below:

 

CIC 2*
Kindly sponsored by Pegus Horse Feeds

  • Prize Fund €3000
  • Stallion Nomination from  Scarteen Stud for ‘Newmarket Venture’ to owner of the highest placed mare.
  • Highest placed Rider throughout class (Multiple Rides) will also receive a Portable XC Fence.


CIC 1*
Kindly Sponsored By Fernhill Sport Horses
Fernhill Logo

  • Prize Fund €2000
  • Stallion Nomination from  Ballymureen Stud for ‘Olympic Lux’ to owner of the highest placed mare.
  • Highest placed Rider throughout class (Multiple Rides) will also receive a Portable XC Fence.

A CNCP2* class will run alongside International Classes throughout the weekend Dressage and SJ will take place on the Saturday and XC will follow the CIC1*.  Danny has been the Official XC Course Builder for the Pony Europeans working for International Designer Mike Etherington-Smith.  With the Europeans just a month away Kilguilkey International will play a key part in the final selection process.

Eric Winter Int’l Course Designer for Kilguilkey for the 2nd year has already set out the tracks.  This year there a number of new fences on both tracks, old fashioned type, big, bold with plenty of gallop.  Show Jumping this year will take place on the grass rather than the sand offering more room and scope for Tony Hurley (SJI) to build.

National Classes will run on the Sunday.  We are once again delighted to host the Hyde Equine CNCP1* Championships Final and it is great to see many of last year’s riders from this class now progress to CNCP2*. All EI 100 and EI90 classes will also run on the Sunday.  Once again a XC Fence will be awarded as an additional prize to the highest placed rider throughout the National Classes open to both Junior and senior riders.

We really hope to improve on last years event and with the fabulous support and enthusiasm from our Sponsors, Eventing Ireland and competitors, we already feel we’re heading in the right direction.

REMINDER!

Applications/entries for Kilguilkey House International can be made online by clicking here

General information about international applications/entries can be found by clicking here

Please note, the national class entries close on Tuesday 17 June at noon.

Kilguilkey House International – Sunday

Michael Ryan held onto his overnight lead to win the feature class at the inaugural Kilguilkey House International Horse Trials today. Riding Carol & Tom Henry’s ‘Ballylynch Wizard,’ the London 2012 team rider added just two time penalties to his dressage score; keeping him ahead of his wife Patricia with Tullineaskey Hi-Ho on her return to International competition after an injury earlier in the eventing season. Michael’s victory also secures him the Dan Coleman Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the best Munster-based rider.

The cross country phase brought competitors across 3km of undulating farm land over a course designed by Great Britain’s Eric Winter. Blue skies and temperatures in the mid-twenties replaced the early morning mist and the going proved ideal across all classes.

In the CIC* competition, a clear round across the country led to the Army Equitation School’s Capt. Brian Curran Cournane retaining his position at the top of the leaderboard. Rodney O’ Donnell completed just one penalty behind with his own Hillcrest Harry.Meanwhile, in the hydeequine.com CNCP1* Championship which took place alongside the International classes, victory went the way of Lucy Hancock riding Comical Con.

The inaugural running of this event was warmly received by competitors and spectators alike and Event Director Danny Dulohery was delighted with the feedback he has received. ‘Despite the relatively low number of entries, we would like to thank everyone for the incredible support we have received. The important thing is that every horse and rider got home safely. We will continue to improve our events and we’re looking ahead to next year already!’

Following their diversification from farming to equestrian enterprise, Kilguilkey House was recently awarded the IRD Duhallow Best Agri-Business Award. The venue has benefitted from LEADER funding through IRD Duhallow.

Final results for the CIC classes are available on Eventing Ireland.

 

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