Wexford horses and riders were very much to the fore in the Meadows Equestrian Centre, Lurgan, on Sunday for the opening leg of the Irish Sport Horse Stud Book Series which carried a prize fund of €9,500.
In the opening 5yo class both Tomas Doyle (Ballindaggin), and Sophie Richards (Barnadown), were doubly represented in the line-up. Michelle Kenny (Riber Lodge) also shared the spoils with AVM Django.
Michelle Kenny riding Boleybawn First Lady, bred by Ronan Rothwell in Tinahely, also shared the 6yo Final, as did, Captain Charlene Kehoe & DHF Alliance (ISH).
Captain Kehoe proved best of the local riders in the 7yo final, she took fifth place with Derrycush (ISH). Tullabeg Jackson, bred by Nicholas Cousins, took fourth place in the class.
The action moves to the Galway Equestrian Centre next Sunday for the second round of the series.
=1st Monbeg Rising (ISH) – 2016 mare by Kannan (KWPN) out of Ballycapple Mist (ISH) by Boherdeal Clover (ISH). Bred and owned by Marti Rudd and ridden by Tomas Doyle.
=1st Pablo C (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Pollux De Muze Z (ZANG) out of Chino C (ISH) by Pacino (BWP). Bred by Jordan Campbell, owned and ridden by Sophie Richards.
=1st Monbeg Ruby (ISH) – 2016 mare by Diamant De Semilly (SF) out of Ballycapple Mist (ISH) by Boherdeal Clover (ISH). Bred and owned by Marti Rudd and ridden by Tomas Doyle.
=1st AVM Django (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Cornet Obolensky (BWP) out of Cassandra Z (ZANG) by Carthago (HOLST). Bred by Noel McCarthy, owned by Allen Breen and ridden by Michelle Kenny.
=1st Newmarket Patriot (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Newmarket Venture (HANN) out of Kilderry Clover (ISH) by Clover Hill (ID). Bred by Billy Daly, owned and ridden by Sophie Richards.
=1st DHF Alliance (ISH) – 2015 mare by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Rosie Bee (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Bred by Paul Douglas, owned by Jessica Stallard and The Minister for Defence, and ridden by Capt. Charlene Kehoe.
=1st Boleybawn First Lady (ISH) – 2015 mare by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of OBOS Delight (ISH) by Rame Z (HANN). Bred by Ronan Rothwell, owned by David O’Donnell and ridden by Michelle Kenny.
4th Tullabeg Jackson (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) out of Tullabeg Jackie (ISH) by Olympic Lux (KWPN). Bred by Nicholas Cousins, owned by Regula Wassmer and ridden by Kenneth Graham.
5th Derrycush (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Emerald Van’t Ruytershof (BWP) out of ISHD Caldato (ISH) by Aldato (KWPN). Bred by Alfie Hillen, owned by The Minister for Defence and ridden by Capt. Charlene Kehoe.