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Martin Walsh's show jumper Hannibal V Overis was among five stallions approved at Cavan last week

Martin Walsh's show jumper Hannibal V Overis was among five stallions approved at Cavan last week

Martin Walsh's show jumper Hannibal V Overis was among five stallions approved at Cavan last week

Three sport horses, one thoroughbred and one pony were awarded full approval by Horse Sport Ireland at the annual stallion inspections held in Cavan last week.

A further three Irish Draughts were awarded Class 1 approval, with another seven passing Stage 1 of the process.

The two-day inspections attracted a large gathering, and the Irish Draughts, in particular, gained much interest.

One of the most popular Irish Draughts to have been approved was Sean Barker's Gortfree Lakeside Lad, a three-year-old son of the 2014 RDS champion, Gortfree Hero.

The four-year-old Cappa Aristocrat, by Star Kingdom, and DS Ballagh Bouncer, by Moylough Bouncer, also received Class 1 ID status.

A total of 34 stallions were brought forward for inspection, with the majority of those being sport horses.

Among those passing Stage 1 was Erika Leonard and Eleanor O'Dea's four-year-old Adieu Z. By Andiamo Z. He is out of the Quidam De Revel mare Olandria.

Marion Hughes produced both Z7 Ascot, by Nonstop, and Carisma, by Nabab De Revel, for the Dubai-based Team Z7 Show Jumping, and both were beautifully presented on the day by Brendan Doyle.

The only thoroughbred to have been presented for approval was Michael Murphy's Island Commander, a seven-year-old unraced son of Giant's Causeway. He met the standards and is now fully approved.

The full list of stallions to have gone through is as follows:

APPROVED

Hannibal V Overis (ZANG), 2005 by Heartbreaker; Hans (KWPN) 2012 pony by Kojak); Island Commander (TB) 2008 by Giant's Causeway; Kojak (KWPN), 1992 by Pit I; Snipe (ISH), 2003 by The Wren Boy.

CLASS 1

Cappa Aristocrat (ID), 2011 by Star Kingdom; DS Ballagh Bouncer (ID), 2012 by Moylough Bouncer; Gortfree Lakeside Lad (ID) 2012 by Gortfree Hero.

STAGE 1

Adieu Z (ZANG) 2011 by Andiamo Z; Carisma (SF) 2012 by Nabab De Reve; Celtic Hero BZ (ZANG) 2012 by Calikot Hero; Kiltealy Ghareeb (ISH) 2011 by Ghareeb; Kingship Courcel (ISH) 2011 by Dow Jones Courcel; Mr Nelson B (ISH) 2012 by Radolin; Z7 Ascot (ISH) 2011 by Nonstop.

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