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.

Caroline Lynch leads the Kilguilkey House EI90 League

Caroline Lynch - the current leader of the Kilguilkey House EI90 League

Caroline Lynch – the current leader of the Kilguilkey House EI90 League

At the halfway stage in the 2015 Kilguilkey House EI90 League, Co. Meath’s Caroline Lynch is the current leader with It’s a Capitalist, following a win at Gurteen (29th March) and 3rd place at Finvoy (2nd May).

Finvoy winner Fiona Fitzgibbon (Lisnahall Miss Toffee) and Millstreet leader (12th April) Ian Walsh (IPW Diamond Fever) are tied for second position at the moment.

The overall league winner will be presented with two cross country schooling fences worth €1500, built by international course builder Danny Dulohery. This incentive has seen strong demand at the opening stages of the league with 34 horse/rider combinations having participated to date.

The Kilguilkey EI90 League moves on to Annaharvey Farm next weekend (10th May) with the concluding stages taking place at Clyda 1 (7th June) and Ballinamona (5th July) before the final at Kilguilkey on 9th August.

Entries for the remaining stages can be made through Eventing Ireland.

Full details of the Kilguilkey House EI90 League can be found under Leagues on the Eventing Ireland website by clicking here.

XC Fences up for grabs in new Kilguilkey House EI90 League

Kilguilkey House are delighted to be sponsoring an Eventing Ireland EI90 league over five legs.  The overall league winner will be presented with two cross country schooling fences worth €1500, built by international course builder Danny Dulohery.

The five legs will take place in each region, starting at Gurteen College on Sunday 29 March and concluding at the Kilguilkey House event on 9 August.

In addition, Kilguilkey House will give the winner of each leg an embroidered rug with second and third placed riders getting an embroidered saddle cloth.

The Kilguilkey House EI90 League is only open to all registered members and horses of Eventing Ireland – day members will not be eligible for prizes.

Speaking of this new league Kilguilkey’s Danny and Michelle Dulohery said “We are delighted to support the grassroots of the sport and by offering the XC fences as prizes for the league winner of which we hope they will benefit and progress on.”

Georgia Stubington, Eventing Ireland Chairman said of the new league “It is wonderful to see an Eventing Ireland venue being so generous.  It’s a fabulous league and great for our members.“

Entries to each leg can be made online via the Eventing Ireland website.

Full details of the Kilguilkey House EI90 League can be found under Leagues on the Eventing Ireland website by clicking here.

See examples of some of the fences available from Kilguilkey House here.

Kilguilkey House voted Best 2* Event!

Kilguilkey House voted Best 2* Event (2014)!

Georgia Stubington (EI Chairperson) and Danny Dulohery

Danny and Michelle Dulohery are proud and honoured to have received the award for ‘Best 2* Event’ at the Eventing Ireland AGM last night.

Voted for in an online poll by the members of Eventing Ireland, the award acknowledges the significant effort the Dulohery family and Kilguilkey team have Read more »

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.

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