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Quartet of Ulster riders have their sights on World delight in France

 

Horse Sport Ireland has selected four Ulster riders for next month's Young Horse Eventing Breeding World Championships in Le Lion d'Angers, France from October 17-20
Horse Sport Ireland has selected four Ulster riders for next month's Young Horse Eventing Breeding World Championships in Le Lion d'Angers, France from October 17-20

By Ruth Loney

Horse Sport Ireland has selected four Ulster riders for next month's Young Horse Eventing Breeding World Championships in Le Lion d'Angers, France from October 17-20.

Lisburn's Olympic horsewoman Clare Abbott, who missed out on Burghley, is named on the seven-year-old team with the consistent Jewelant, who has impressed nationally this year.

Jewelant, by Valent, is owned by sisters Barbara Allen and Lisa Rosbotham from Dromore, and was bred by their father Woods.

The Rosbothams also produced the six and seven-year-old champion at the Cavan Show last weekend.

Scarva pharmacist Suzanne Hagan brings her own Obos Take One by Obos Quality, while Blackskull's Susie Berry is listed with Monbeg by Design, sired by the Nations Cup-winning Pacino and bred by Fiona Molloy and owned by Helen Caton.

Berry is based with the UK-leading event rider Piggy French and competes mostly in England.

County Down eventer Daniel Brown will compete with Fleur de Lis, owned by Colin Turtle and sired by the Selle Francais, Hold Up Premier.

The team includes riders Sian Coleman, Louise Bloomer, Sarah Ennis, Camilla Speirs, Elizabeth Power, Brian Morrison and Cathal Daniels.

Meanwhile, the Ballindenisk International Horse Trials begin today in County Cork and run until Sunday.

Young showjumpers Andrew McSorley of Portadown and Hugo McAlpine of Clogher make their debut at the Bonheiden Show as their start to the autumn season.

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