Emerald Cruising m2s
By Cruising x Clover Hill x Bliss xx.
Born 1995. Sold 2013.
Registered by the Irish Sport Horse Studbook.
Emerald Cruising m2s competed as a 5-year-old and won four classes (including a 1.20 metre) and had only one fence down in 5 shows; she was retired from sport because of the foot & mouth disease outbreak in the UK that shut down all competitions in the UK and Ireland for much of the spring and summer of 2001. In 2003 she had a colt foal by Ekstein, named Walt Frazier m2s, that was sold at the SCOPE elite auction to a client in the USA. In 2004 Emerald Cruising had another colt foal by Ekstein, named Zen m2s, that was sold to an eventing rider in England but was euthanised as a 4-year-old due to a pasture accident. In 2005 she produced a colt by Ulysses m2s, named Airborne m2s, that is eventing in England with the international rider Simon Lawrance. In 2006 she had a filly by Ekstein, named Band of Gold m2s, that was sold to a US client who will use her in both sport and breeding. In 2007 Emerald Cruising produced a bay colt foal by Condios, Conor Cruise m2s, that was sold as a foal to Irish international rider Greg Broderick; Greg sold him to an Irish eventing producer in 2011 and he was renamed Cooley m2s; he performed well in the Future Event Horse League and was sold for euro 28,000 to a British eventing rider at the Going for Gold Elite Auction. In 2008 she produced a bay filly by Ekstein, named Dutch Gold m2s, sold as to a favored Irish client in 2011; she is Ekstein's last daughter. In 2009 Emerald Cruising m2s produced a bay filly by Wang Chung m2s, named Asian Gold m2s, that was sold as a foal and exported to Germany. In 2010 she produced Bolo Yeung m2s, a full-brother to Asian Gold m2s. In 2011 she produced Cantonese Gold m2s, a full-sister to Asian Gold m2s and Bolo Yeung m2s. In 2012 Emerald Cruising m2s produced a bay filly by Desir du Chateau, named Désir d'Or m2s, that we sold to a favorite client in Northern Ireland.
Sire: Cruising was a world-class international showjumper that won numerous Nations Cups under Trevor Coyle and capped his career with a victory at the greatest Grand Prix of all, Aachen. Cruising is also a world-class sire, being ranked by the WBFSH as the world's 45th best sire in 2000. Among his international progeny are two mares that were consistent performers on Ireland's Nation Cup team: Rincoola Abu and Cruiseway.
Dam: Hill Walker is a full-sister to the international showjumper Hilton Clover (by Clover Hill), ridden by Clement McMahon; a half-sister to the international showjumper Mr. Cawley (by Furisto), ridden for Great Britain by Robert Maguire; and a half-sister to the Grade B showjumper Roadstone Diamond (by King of Diamonds). Hilton Clover's international successes include 1st place in the Speed Class at the CSIO-Dublin, 1st and 2nd in CSI classes at Millstreet, and 2nd in the CSI-A Millstreet Grand Prix. Mr. Cawley's achievements include winning the six-bar class at the Nantes CSI3* show, 2nd in the Palm Beach CSIO4* Nations Cup, 3rd in the Lisbon CSIO4*, and 4th in the Vicenza CSI4* Grand Prix. Dam-sire Clover Hill is ranked as the world's 15th best sire over the last decade.
Plans for 2012: Emerald Cruising m2s produced a colt by Desir du Chateau on 12 June, named Excalibur m2s.