John & Marie Burkes great stallion ‘Chippison’ (Cavalier Royal X Chipmount XX King of Diamonds) has died aged 24 after a colic episode.
Chippison was awarded prestigious five star rating as part of the new H.S.I star rating system. Only the very top sires receive the 5 star status.
Chippison was ranked the number one Irish bred showjumper in Europe and number two in the World for 2006. He also represented Ireland with Marie at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen in 2006.
List of achievements:
World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany – Leading Irish Rider finishing 24th in the world. Irish Team finished in 6th place.
European Championships 2007 – 2nd in the John Deer Sponsored opening class of the tournament. 3rd in the individual class on the Friday of the European Championships.
Nations Cup Lisbon 2007 – Member of the 2nd placed Irish Team
Hickstead 5*2007 – Winner Longines Classic 0/0 , 5th Queens Cup, 7th IHB International Chase 0/0
Samsung Super League, Barcelona – Member of the 5th Placed Irish Team
Dublin Horse Show 120,000 Euro Longines Grand Prix – 3rd Place – finishing her two rounds with only a single time fault.
Placed 2nd in the €120,000 Invitational Grand Prix on the Spanish Sunshine Tour.
A clear in the Nations cup in Copenhagen and Helsinki.
Drammen CSIO4 – One of 3 double clear in the Nations Cup.
Falsterbo CSIO5 – Member of the Irish Team that placed 2nd in the Nations Cup (no Double clears in competition).
Hickstead CSIO5 Placed 5th in Longines Grand Prix, Jumped 0/0
Dublin CSIO5 – Placed 2nd in Sports Council Classic, jumped 0/0, Placed 4th in Dublin Stakes, jumped 0/0