The Horse Sport Ireland sponsored ‘All Ireland 50:50 Mare and Foal Championship’ at Ballyvourney Show was won by PJ Lehane with his Irish Sport Horse mare PJS Delight, this mare is by Lux Z (HANN) out of PJs Hope (ISH). The filly foal is out of PJs Delight (ISH) and by Munther (TB).
This is PJ’s third win this summer, winning classes in Clonakilty Show, Barryroe Show and Ballyvourney Show. PJ said ‘I am absolutely thrilled and shocked, its so unusual to have 3 wins in a row but I’m so impressed with my foal this year that I think she deserves it. Its great to see the judges being so consistent through each competition. When picking Munter as a stallion I thought he would really suit my Lux Z mare and I was so impressed with this foal that I have returned to him again this year and she is now scanned in foal again.’
The reserve champion was Madam Noir (ISH) by Kings Master (ISH) out of Mount Rose Furbel (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG) bred by Carmelita Murphy owned and exhibited by Kieran Fahy – Foal by Womanizer (KWPN)
Full results including pedigree below
- P.Js Delight (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN) out of PJs Hope by Big Sink Hope (USA) – Filly Foal by Munther (TB) bred, owned and exhibited by PJ Lehane.
- Madam Noir (ISH) by Kings Master (ISH) out of Mount Rose Furbel (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG) exhibited by Kieran Fahy – Foal by Womanizer (KWPN)
- Floating Valley (ISH) by Brookfield Floating LUX (ISH) out of Miss Carrick (ISH) by Carrick Diamond Lad (ISH) bred owned and exhibited by Declan Daly – Foal by Munther (TB)
- Kilnadur Peaches N Cream (ISH) by Kings Master (ISH) out of Ballard Jewell by Ghareeb (GB) owned and exhibited by Seamus Lehane – foal by Munther (TB)
- Baxtors Clover Buffet (ISH) by French Buffet (TB) out of Dream Coat (ISH) – owned and exhibited by Rosmary Deasy – foal by Tyson (KWPN)
Video of the event is available on the Irish Sport Horse Facebook page.
Press Release by Horsesport Ireland