Best of luck to Ballyowen Maybelle Molly and Sillogue Darkie (both sponsored by the CPBS) in the European Showjumping Championships in Moorselle in Belgium this weekend. Good luck also to Boston Burgler, a member of the Irish Eventing team. (Boston Burgler had 189 sjai points on him when he started eventing, and is now a 10yr old campaigned by Anne Moloney, owned by the Moloney family, bred in Co.Clare by Kieran Mullins.)
SILLOGUE DARKIE. G16356. 1996.
Sire: Ard Talisman. S897.
Dam: Coillchru Esmerelda. M7896.
Breeder/Owner: Eamonn Briscoe.
Rider: Michael Duffy.
Sillogue Darkie has represented Ireland individually and on teams in Belgium, Italy, France, England, Holland and Germany. Last year he won the Premier pony league with Jessica Burke, and is leading the league this year with Michael Duffy. He has qualified for the 148A class at the RDS yet again, as well as the European Pony Championships.
BALLYOWEN MAYBELL MOLLY. M16356. 2002.
Sire: Monaghanstown Fred. S922.
Dam: Ballyowen Bonny Bell. M12139.
Breeder: John and Jenny Richardson.
Owner: Anthony McCormack.
Rider: Kelly Allen.
Ballyowen Maybell Molly upgraded to A this year, and won the 6/7yr old Championship at Fontainebleu. She qualified for the 148A class at the RDS, and the Starfinder at Banteer.
Best of luck to all the Connemaras, nearly 20 in all, that are jumping in Moorselle making the Connemara’s the most conspicuous breed at the Championships.
Thanks again to Ann Reade for the above details.