OBOS Quality 004
: Quality's sire is the
famous Selle Fransais stallion, Quick Star, was a tough,
little (just 159 cms) competitor with American rider,
Meredith Michaels. In 1994 he was 1st Pulsar
International Grand Prix Aachen, 1st CSI Grand Prix of
Munchen, 1st UPS Champion of Mannheim, 2nd Volvo World
Cup Qualifier of Helsinki, 2nd CSI Grand Prix of
Neuwunster. In 1993 1st Mercedes Benz Grand Prix of
Mannheim, 2nd AKZO Trophy-Grand Prix of Arnhem. In 1992
1st EC Trophy CSI Grand Prix of Maastricht, 2nd Volvo
World Cup qualifier Oslo. Quick Star's sire, Galoubet A
was also a performer, winning an astonishing 19 Grand
Prix in his career - Galoubet is by one of the all time
jumping sires, Alme Z, and out of the French trotter,
Viti. On his dam's side, Quick Star is again bred to
perform. His dam, Stella , a 7/8th Anglo-Arab, jumped
internationally with Nelson Pessoa.
Progeny of Quick Star:
The stallion is becoming increasingly popular, due to
the striking performances of his offspring in
show-jumping. The results of his progeny, including
Sprehe Stella with Meridith Micheals Beerbaum, Quilot Z,
Quick Lauro Z and Quality Touch Z with Jos Lansink, SIEC
Royal Star with Cameron Hanley, Quick Study with Lauren
Hough, are impressive. The gelding Mine Star was World
champion of five-year-old show-jumpers in Lanaken under
Rolf Goran Bengtsson. In France he has a showjumping
breeding (BSO) index of +23(0.64) His stock were
National Champions at Fontianblue in 2008 in the 5, 6 &
& Year Old categories. Quick Star is proving a good sire
of stallions with Quinticus, Quebec and Cardinus in
Germany, Quincy Z (ex-Omnistar), Quil ot Z and Quick
Lauro Z in Belgium; Quick Star CH in Switzerland,
Qualitative in Denmark, Lutin de Semilly in the KWPN ,
Quality Touch Z in Chile, and Indy Star in France.
Mark Q -ISH, competing in Lanaken
2009 with Olive Clarke in the 7 Year Old Finals. Competing in the US with Kevin
Progeny, all from Irish mares!!
goes to the Olympics!!
Castlefield Eclipse &
Paul Estermann earned their place in London by
jumping 3 double clears at Nations Cup level in
Lisona wins Nations
Cups with Ireland in Hickstead & Dublin 2012!!
Mark Q wins
multiple GP in the US in 2012 with Kevin Babbington
Badger Hill Quality jumps Nations Cup for Belgium
stock are well sought after by competition riders.
He is well represented in both Showjumping &
Eventing. His horses, Quality Fair now competing in
1.45m in Sweden; Castleblayney competing
internationally with Dermott Lennon,
Chatworths Top Qualtity, Gowran Park with Andrew
Bournes, Mark Q with Olive Clarke & now Kevin
Eclipse with Paul O Shea & now Paul Estermann, Lisona with Daragh Keirns,
Castlecomer Q & Beach
Ball to name e but a few. The youngsters competing
in Ireland include winners in
Dublin & also they represented Ireland in Lanaken. His 4
yr old son, OBOS Kristoff was the Young Event Horse
League winner in 2008 & also the 4 yr old Goodwins
Loyalty was we l l placed in Dublin. He has a number
of horses winning out eventing, including
Ballingowan Pizazz in the US, ODT Maisie Grey with
Ollie Townend, Cuffsgrange Quality with Jo Aston,
OBOS Apollo with June Burgess, OBOS Reilly &
Fernhill Street Quality with Kate Honey in the UK.
Sept 2012, 3 yr old x
OBOS Quality tops the Goresbridge Sales @ E19,500!!
Performance of Quality :
up through the young horse ranks with Denis Coakley. He started
his international career & competed on the International Show
circuit including a trip to Spruce Meadows. He was a regular
member of the Nations Cup Team, also with Dermot Lennon, before
being retired to stud.
Bournes & Gowran Park
(ISH 2001 mare) have represented Ireland in Lanaken in
2006, 2007 & 2008. Andrew is currently competing
successfully on the US Grand Prix Circuit with her. Now jumping
the 1.50m Classes. Winner of the Oxbridge $30,000 Grand Prix
placed in all her GP starts in 2012!
Lisona ISH - 2001 mare, currently
competing at Nations Cup & World Cup 1.60m with Darragh Kerins in the US.
KEC Aldalice- Grade A
Quality Fair & Paul O' Shea
Loon Illusion -
Winner of the RDS Qualifier @ Barnadown