Crosstown Dancer was competed at Grand Prix level by Dermot Lennon. His sire Flagmount Diamond has sired many international show jumpers including Hopes Are High and Baskin T Bear. Crosstown Dancer comes from a great Irish Family and is a half brother to the 1.40m show jumper Suma's Sky Ablaze. Also from this family comes the international show jumper Crosstown Skylight and the CIC3* GFG Hollybrook Sky High. Crosstown Dancer's dam Tara Sky is a full sister to Suma's Murphy Law. The next dam is a half sister to General Coleman.
Flagmount Diamond was ranked in the top 50 Sires of Show Jumpers in the World in 1998-99 by WBFSH. He is also the sire to the Grade A showjumping mare Lady Glan, who herself was dam to John Whitaker's Diamond Cliff who won the speed class at S-Hertogenbosch CSI-A in 2000. Flagmount Diamond is the sire of two current RID Stallions Crosstown Dancer (now deceased) and Mount Diamond Flag and the damsire to Classic Vision and Supreme Ginger the sire of the 2nd dam of the full brothers Sir Rivie and Ryde's Sea Quest. Flagmount Diamonds progeny have collected an astounding 7,651 Showjumping Association of Ireland points.
Flagmount Diamonds' sire the legendary King of Diamonds is described as the single best known Irish Draught stallion of modern times. King of Diamonds is ranked 21st in the world breeding rankings for the period 1992-2001 on the basis of 19 of his progeny, including Rodrigo Pessoa's Special Envoy, john Ledingham's Millstreet Ruby and Joe Fargis's Mill Pearl.
Progeny of Crosstown Dancer include the international show jumpers Lismon Dance and Cairnhill Surprise. also eventing proglard Enigma. Crosstown Dancer makes lovely mares and is the damsire of Larkhill Cruiser.
Loughkeen Dancing Lord - 1st Heavyweight Hunter at HOYS 4 times (2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013) and 1st heavyweight and champion hunter at RIHS in 2010. Champion in Blue Chip and IDHS challenge final at the IDHS Show at Lincoln Showground in 2014.
Lord John - Finalist in 2014 IDHS and Blue Chip £2000 challenge. ( Highest placed amateur)
2015 2nd Heavyweights at Nottinghamshire County
Orions Cruiser – HOYS 2015 3rd Heavyweights. 2nd Devon County
NSAS 2012 2nd Heavyweights
Sir Flint - HOYs 2015 finalist, 3rd National Hunter Show 2015, winner of the Tagg La Liga Award 2015
Castlerock - Winner of the 2012 Blue Chip and IDHS £2,000 Challenge.
and finalist in 2014
2011 Champ Hunter Derby County
2013 2nd heavyweights – Surrey County
2014 3rd Heavyweights - Edenbridge show
2015 Nottinghamshire County 4th Heavyweights
Donderry – Devon County 2015, 4th in Heavyweights
NSAS 2012 3rd Heavyweights
Irish Draughts can be found competing at the highest level across most equestrian disciplines. They make exceptional hunters and are always in the ribbons in working hunter and showing classes. It is said their superior bone and temperament are their winning attributes. The breed is renowned for its strength, intelligence and courage.