Lionwood Kinsale's Lad is a traditional, one of a kind, foundation stallion whose accomplishments make him one of the most acclaimed Irish Stallions in the World. He set Irish score records at 4th, FEI PSG and FEI I1 and has obtained USDF performance certificates through I1 level.
Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad is an approved Class 1 Irish Draught stallion with Horse Sport Ireland’s Irish Draught Horse Studbook with GOLD Merit Status for his own performance in Dressage. He is the only non-European bred, and one of only two Gold Merit stallions resident in North America. He is the ONLY Approved ISH (Class 1, Gold Merit) Stallion resident in the United States.
Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad is also one of two North American-bred Irish Draught stallions to achieve “Approved” status in Ireland’s Irish Sport Horse studbook and he is the only stallion bred outside of Ireland or the UK to be entered as an Approved ISH sire under the new system that requires Irish Draught stallions to demonstrate performance ability and/or the ability to sire performance horses for ISH Approved status.
Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad has won 1st place ribbons at the National Breed Shows including yearling, 2 year-old, Cotter Cup, Future Event Horse, Training, First, Second and overall Dressage Championships. He consistently places in the top of his classes in USDF Open competitions throughout the East.
In 2014 Lionwood Kinsale's Ladscored 71.13% in the Intermediare 1 Freestyle and wins yet another blue ribbon for his outstanding performance. He continues to set RECORD dressage scores at every level!
Kinsale's Lad will be given the 2014 winter off from dressage as he has exceeded every record and award achievement for a purebred Irish horse. He will spend some well earned time just being an awesome horse and relaxing. Plans are to start him in jumper/eventing training for fun and to keep him in top condition.
In 2013 Lionwood Kinsale's Lad scored a 67.1 and earned his USDF I1 Dressage performance certificate at the Wellington Fall Dressage Classic and is Champion in All Breeds I1.
In 2012 Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad set Irish score records in both 4th and FEI PSG levels. His latest accomplishments include USDF ALL BREEDS Championships at both 4th and FEI PSG levels. Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad set all time record scores in 3rd, 4th and FEI PSG levels. He has scored as high as 75% in the 5 yr olds, 73.4% in Training, 69.5 % in 3rd level 3, 67.5 % in PSG and 67.3% in Intermediare.
Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad passes his intellect, conformation, awesome temperament and willingness to his offspring. Most importantly he is easy to ride for an Adult Amateur. He does have a schoolmaster mentality when it comes to training and teaching his rider. He has always been with top dressage trainers in Wellington, so he knows his job and he is trained at it super well. He also loves to hack on the trails and has great scope and willingness over fences. This is a one of a kind opportunity to add this wonderful horse to a breeding and showing program. He is super comfortable to ride and is great fun to have in the barn!!!!
Pedigree: Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad is by O'Leary's Irish Diamond R.I.D., a fully approved, performance tested stallion from the well known King of Diamond's line, who is arguably the most famous sire of show jumpers world wide. His stock have jumped at the international level for almost every country with riders such as Nelson Pessoa, Ian Miller, and David Broome. "Irish" is also the product of a very successful mare family descending from the Gortlee daughter Black Beauty. This family has produced numerous superb broodmares and several RID stallions. Irish has competed successfully at the Prix St. George level on the competitive Flordia cirucit and is also a winner in the open jumpers.
Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad dam, Bonnie Belle Supreme R.I.D., is almost a complete outcross, free of the King of Diamonds and Pride of Shaunalara lines that have come to dominate the breed. Her sire, Lake View Pride, was a son of the Grade A Irish show jumper Western Pride, out of a rare Dove II mare, which are uncommon bloodlines, especially in North America. "Bonnie's" dam, Dark Glen, was a successful show mare and was purchased in Ireland (in foal with Bonnie) for what was a record breaking price for an Irish Draught broodmare. Bonnie, who was one of the first Registered Irish Draught mares imported to the United States, is a very traditional mare with 9 1/2 inches of bone and outstanding movement. She is currently the dam of three R.I.D mares (two of which are full sisters to Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad) and the granddam of one R.I.D. mare. She is a consistent producer of top quality Irish Draught foals.