Excellent Foals at WSI Foal Championship


The 2019 WSI Foal Championship saw sixteen foals entered after a pre-screening process designed to guarantee the Studbook’s high standards for pedigree, damline performance, and health. The quality of the foals continues to be very high in the breeding directions of showjumping and eventing.

Each foal was evaluated by our KWPN colleagues Cor Loeffen and Wim Versteeg. They completed an inspection sheet with nine scores for type, conformation, and loose movement in all three gaits. They also wrote notes about each foal. The inspectors shared the scores and notes for each foal with the breeders and spectators at CoilÓg Equestrian Centre in County Kildare. Each breeder will soon receive a written report from WSI to help them make breeding decisions in future years.


The genetics of the foals in the Championship exhibited a balance between outside stallions approved by other studbooks and stallions Approved or Recognised by WSI. Among the prize winners two of the sires are outside stallions (Parco and Untouchable) and six are Approved or Recognised (or formerly Recognised) by WSI (Ulysses m2s, Herald III, Greenvale Draco, Je t’Aime Flamenco, Cabrio van de Heffinck, and Casall).  Désir du Château’s influence in the studbook is evidenced by both the Showjumping Champion Colt and Showjumping Champion Filly having this French son of Quidam de Revel as the damsire.  Désir du Château also is the sire of the second dam of the Showjumping Second Reserve Colt.


Every prize-winning foal except one is out of a WSI Approved Mare, and that mare is a WSI Studbook Mare that will be inspected in the coming months. Every dam is a WFFS1 non-carrier. Many of the mares have been awarded the D-OC predicate for the genomic test for genes associated with osteochondrosis.


Every foal was awarded the D-WFFS1 predicate as a non-carrier except two, and those tests are being conducted now.


The 2019 WSI Foal Championship was sponsored by Equilume, which provides lighting technology to improve fertility and sport performance, and Irish Horse Gateway, which markets Irish horses. A prize fund of €2,000 was shared with the breeders and the Equilume Overall Champion Colt and Equilume Overall Champion Filly were awarded Equilume Light Masks to help their breeders continue to achieve success.


The WSI Foal Championship results are: 


Equilume Overall Champion Colt and Irish Horse Gateway Showjumping Champion Colt

Kindred Spirit PH

Sire: Parco

Dam: Désir de l’Esprit m2s

Damsire: Désir du Château

Breeder: Paul Hughes


Equilume Overall Champion Filly and Irish Horse Gateway Eventing Champion Filly

Bonmahon Karimah

Sire: Herald III

Dam: Con Cava

Damsire: Con Sherry

Breeder: Richard Fitzgerald


Irish Horse Gateway Showjumping Champion Filly

Katydid m2s

Sire: Ulysses m2s

Dam: Dragonfly m2s

Damsire: Désir du Château

Breeder: Martin Howard & Morningside Stud




Showjumping Colt

King Lear CAL

Sire: Greenvale Draco

Dam: A Bank Holiday m2s

Damsire: Ekstein

Breeder: Claire Wood


Showjumping Filly

LSS Kabanová

Sire: Untouchable

Dam: Tosca

Damsire: Cassini I

Breeder: Luke Cafolla


Eventing Filly

LSS Kite Runner

Sire: Je t’Aime Flamenco

Dam: Elandra

Damsire: Coconut Grove xx

Breeder: Luke Cafolla




Showjumping Colt

Silverteal Kabrio

Sire: Cabrio van de Heffinck

Dam: Docent m2s

Damsire: Condios

Breeder: Paschal McCarthy


Showjumping Filly

LSS Kasalina RT

Sire: Casall

Dam: U. Renaissance M

Damsire: Carthago

Breeder: Luke Cafolla & Rancho Tepozoco