Following a great performance by Sven and Quanbell at the RDS qualifier at Ennis which saw them finish fourth, Sven has once again qualified for the RDS. Sven holds the RDS Young Rider title for two years and will be looking for the hat trick!.

We are delighted to welcome some future super stars.

 Mare and foal pic- Filly foal 2 days old by plot blue out of Utha mare Irko Voltaire


 The foal pic- Colt foal by Aganix de seigneur out of Couvers chip mare Couvers diamond cavalier royal

Following on from his success at Mijas Spain, Galway showjumper Sven Hadley returned home to stamp his authority on the Irish circuit. Competing in his first show in Maryville Cork, his young horses dominated the 1.20m class Hadley dominated the1.20m class when accounting for three places. The Galway rider stormed to victory with Carla when clear in 35.66 seconds. Not content with the winner’s rosette, he also took second place with Cassana, clear in 36.43 and fourth with Quanbell, clear in 38.83. Hadley and Carla were also fastest of the four faulters in the first round of the Spring Tour and took eighth place. Hadley’s more experience mount, Carla also took eighth place in the HSI/Redmills Spring Tour after incurring an unlucky four faults.

Last week, Hadley continued his crusade, when clocking up a series of results at Millstreet International show. In the National arena he kick-started his tour on a positive note as he recorded a win with Good News Girl, while Cassintine took the runner-up spot in the 1.25m. Riding Castlefield Capri he also claimed another second place in the six- seven-year old division.New to the Hadley stable, Killmurry Girl also featured in the line-up, claiming fourth in the 1.15m. In the 1.10m class, Hadley was best of 100 starters, claiming the red rosette with Lady Oh la laa and fourth with Queen Molly This was the first of two wins for the combination. Fresh from a series of wins in Spain, Castlefield Cassie and Hadley once again answered all the questions and as a result crossed the line three seconds faster than their closest rival to led the victory lap in the 6/7 year-old-final.

The good results continued later in the week, with Hadley partnering Cassana to first place in the first International class, when clear in 30.96. Not content with the win, he also took second place with Carla when clear in 31.81. Later in the week he took third place in the hard fought Grand Prix with Carla, and third place in the international speed aboard Cassana. Hadley said; “I am not long back from Spain and it was a nice way to start the Irish campaign. The horses were placed in Mijas and it’s good to see that the journey home had no affect on them. My focus now is Millstreet and I hope to continue to deliver the results”.


Hadley Sport Horses maintained their good record in Mijas last week. Riding Quanbell, Sven Hadley finished 6th in the 145 speed class, while Cassana finished third in the 1.30m speed Adelgonde Z won the one star Grand Prix and Lady Oh la Laa won the premium small as well as finishing fourth in the Premium Medium. He also took third place with Sarfina in the Premium small Tour. Riding Carla Sven slotted into eight in the 1.35m speed. Hadley's other rider Tori Dunn was place second on two occasions with Hadley's Soviet Louvo.


On Friday (6th March) Adelgonde Z and Cassana were 1st and 2nd in the 130 speed class respectively. On Saturday Carla was 6th in the 1.45m, Quanbel 8th in the 140 Grand Prix and Cassana was  5th in the 1.30. Lady Oh La Laa also claimed another class in the premium tour. On Sunday 8th March Carla won the 1.35m Grand Prix, Cassna was 7th and lady oh la laa won her 11th class in the premium tour. On home soil, Realt Na Carraig ridden by Liam O' Meara was also in the ribbons, claiming 4th in the Spring Tour in Wexford Equestrian and 7th in the Spring Tour in Killossery. Also flying the Hadley flag was Junior Irish Tori Dunn who was in the ribbons with Soviet Louvo in the Premium Tour.


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