Irish Sport Horses dominate in opening phase in Gatcombe

  • 9 August 2023, 11:57
Despite European Championships being this week it was yet another busy week for international eventing with Irish Sport Horses recording excellent results

The weather may have brought the Festival of British Eventing to an early end and cross-country not taking place, Irish Sport Horses showed their class in the first phase.

See below for the full list of Irish-bred Eventing results: 

Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe (GBR) 4th – 6th August 2023

The Event was abandoned. No classes did the Cross-Country and the Open Championship only did their Dressage.

British Open Championship Sec J

Standing after Dressage

=1st Swallow Springs [ISH] – 2008 gelding by Chillout (ISH) out of Kilila (ISH)[TIH] by Cult Hero (TB). Breeder: Maria Keating (Galway). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR) 27.2

3rd Brookfield Innocent (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Inocent (KWNP) out of Shalies Pet (ISH)[TIH] by Kings Servant (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: John Mulvey (Wicklow). Rider: Piggy March (GBR) 27.9

6th MHS Brown Jack (ISH) [was MHS Pop Star] – 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Gowran Lady (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Ita Brennan (Kilkenny). Rider: Tom McEwen (GBR) 29.4

8th Cooley Exchange (UNK) – 2013 gelding OIO. Rider: Aaron Millar (GBR) 29.7

9th HD Bronze (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Limmerick (HOLST) out of Northern Madera (TB) by Toca Madera (TB). Breeder: Declan Phillips (Antrim) Rider: Harry Mutch (GBR) 30.7.


British Intermediate Championship Sec A

Standings after Showjumping.

4th SBH Big Wall (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Puissance (ISH)[TIH] out of Unanibeath (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: John P Murphy (Kilkenny). Rider: Izzy Taylor (GBR) 28.1, 0 = 28.1

5th Classicals Euro Star (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Ol Metta (SF) out of Johns Porter (ISH)[TIH] by Porter Rhodes (TB). Breeder: John Pender (Carlow). Rider: Zara Tindall (GBR) 28.3, 0 = 28.3

6th Irish Trump (ISH)[was My Rocheston Trump] – 2013 gelding by Furistos Trump [SH] out of My Rochestown Lady (TB) by Beneficial (TB). Breeder: John P Murphy (Kilkenny). Rider: Sarah Bullimore (GBR) 28.5, 0 = 28.5

7th Fernhill Kankan (UNK) – 2015 mare OIO. Rider: Jonelle Price (NZL) 28.9, 0 = 28.9

10th Ballycoog Breaker Boy (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Ballycoog Bonnie (ISH)[TIH] by Bonnie Prince (TB). Breeder: Louise M Godkin (Wicklow). Rider: Will Rawlin (GBR) 31.2, 0 = 31.2.


British Novice Championship Sec B

4th Subtle Finesse (ISH) [was Power of Love] – 2015 gelding by Subtle Power (TB) out of OC Lux Flame (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Jane Darragh. Rider: Piggy March (GBR) 28.1, 0 = 28.1

5th Monbeg Shelby (ISH) – 2015 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Last Impression (ISH) by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Kieran Flynn. Rider: Kat Raybould (GBR) 31.0, 0 = 31.0

6th Shanbeg Legacy (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Future Trend (OLD) out of Graf After Eight (ISH) by Limmerick (HOLST). Breeder: Gilbert Graham (Laois). Rider: Jason Hobbs (GBR) 31.1, 0 = 31.1

9th Brookfield Kept in the Darco (ISH) [was Shannondale Dylan] – 2016 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BWP) out of Shannondale Greta (TB) by Millenary (TB). Breeder: Shannondale Stud (Clare). Rider: Piggy March (GBR) 27.4, 4 = 31.4.


British Restricted Novice Championship Sec F

Abandoned after Dressage

1st Lisnaught Lady Cruise (ISH)[TIH] – 2011 mare by Cruise On (ISH)[TIH] out of Sweet Girl (ISH)[TIH] by Cut the Mustard (TB)[IRL]. Breeder: Andre Bouabbse (Westmeath). Rider: Amy Barlow (GBR) 26.9

=4th Annagh Little Rosey (UNK) – 2009 mare OIO. Rider: Charlotte Clewlow (GBR) 26.9

6th In A Nutshell (UNK) – 2013 gelding by an unknown sire out of Miss Serpent Skye (ISH)[TIH] by Windsor Castle (TB). Breeder: Michael Dillane. Rider: Nancy Harper (GBR) 29.8

=8th Master R Douglas (ISH) – 2016 gelding by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Neills Girl (ISH) by High Roller [ISH]. Breeder: John O’Brien (Limerick). Rider: Laura Williams (GBR) 30.5

=10th Whitemoors First Flight (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Sir Shutterfly (HANN) out of Rooskeynamona Ramona (ID) by Annadown Star (ID). Breeder: Malachy Conlon (Down). Rider: Katy Lawrence (GBR) 31.0.


Early Bird Summer Event at Galway Downs HT (USA). 3rd – 6th August 2023

Open Intermediate

1st NC Sky High (ISH) [was Fernhill Sky High] – 2012 mare by Afellay Z (ZANG) out of Fanadwest Titans Sky (ISH) by NC Amiro (AES). Breeder: John D Carr. Rider: Chloe Smyth (USA) 30.9, 1.6, 6.4 = 38.9.


Open Preliminary

2nd Curraghgraigue Freeman (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Freeman VDL (KWPN) out of Curraghgraigue Vella Erri (ISH)[TIH] by Errigal Flight (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Baden Powell. Rider: Erin Kellerhouse (USA) 28.0, 0, 6.4 = 34.4.


Open Modified

4th Derroon Diamond (ISH)[TIH] – 2016 gelding by Carrick Diamond Lad (ISH)[TIH] out of Dianes Cruise Clover (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Sean Keevans. Rider: Erin Kellerhouse (USA) 26.9, 0, 4.4 = 31.3.


Spring Gulch HT (USA) 4th – 6th August 2023

Open Preliminary

3rd Ardeo Finnegan (ISH) [was Carhunaclogh Sam] – 2012 gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Ballymurphy Veronica (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Enda Mulkere. Rider: Ashley Demander (USA) 37.7, 0, 1.2 = 38.9.


Cobblestone Farms HT (USA) 4th – 6th August 2023

Open Preliminary

1st Excel Star Harry (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Moysella Cool Diamond (ISH)[TIH] by Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH). Breeder: John O’Brien. Rider: Kathleen Bertuna (USA) 29.6, 0, 0.0 = 29.6

2nd Dreamliner (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Don Diamond Girl (ISH)[TIH] by Glidawn Diamond (ID). Breeder: Cathal Lyons. Rider: Isabella Novak (USA) 32.3, 4.4, 0.0 = 36.7

7th Rock Jennings (ISH)[TIH] – Tajraasi (TB) out of Miss Goatenbridge (ISH)[TIH] by Crosstown Dancer (ID). Breeder: James Carey. Rider: Micheal Nolan (IRL) 34.8, 5.6, 10.4 = 50.8.


Open Modified

1st Rock on Cooley (ISH)[TIH] – 2011 gelding by Rock Hopper (TB) out of Glens Grey Lady (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Eugene Roe (Dublin). Rider: Irene Lampton (USA) 29.3, 0, 0.0 = 29.3

9th Dungar Silver (ISH)[TIH] – 2012 gelding by In Seclusion (TB) out of Dungar Gypsy (ID) by Woodland Boy (ID). Breeder: John Corbett (Tipperary). Rider: Taylor Gibson (USA) 36.4. 0, 9.6 = 46.0.


Huntington Farm HT (USA) 4th – 6th August 2023

Open Preliminary

1st Fernhill Quality Vision (ISH) [was Quality Vision] – 2015 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Lady Carla (ISH) by Welcome Flagmount (ID). Breeder: Sinead Murphy. Rider: Stephanie Jackson (USA) 36.1, 0, 0.0 = 36.1.


River Glen Summer HT (USA) 4th – 6th August 2023

Open Preliminary

1st Shannondale Magnum (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Mullentine Golden Cruz [ISH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Senan Canny (Clare). Rider: Chris Newton (USA) 28.9, 0, 0.0 = 28.9

5th Fernhill Focus Maxi (ISH) [was BSI Focus Maximus] – 2013 gelding by Candillo Z (HOLST) out of Stay Focused (ISH) by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: Michael Buckley (Waterford). Rider: Jake Tessler (USA) 33.6, 0, 7.6 = 41.2

7th Cajun Quality (ISH) [was Birrinview Dazzler] – 2017 gelding by Dakar VDL (KWPN) out of Birrinview Holly (ISH)[TIH] by Cougar (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Cyril Staphens. Rider: Ashley Hays (USA) 33.0, 0, 12.0 = 45.0.


Open Modified

3rd The Fernhill Fox (ISH)[TIH] [was Dancing Fox] – 2008 gelding by Nigrasine (TB) out of Willbrook Bess (ISH)[TIH] by Rakish Paddy (ID). Breeder: David Noctor (Wexford). Rider: Carolyn Rice (USA) 34.1, 0, 0.0 = 34.1

4th Ballygriffin Crossfield Cara (ISH) – 2017 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Crossfield Lass (ISH) by High Roller (ISH). Breeder: Martin Crowley. Rider: Joe Meyer (NZL) 31.0, 0, 8.0 = 39.0

7th Designer Fernhill (ISH) [was Fernhill Kilbunny] – 2014 gelding by Hermes de Reve (SF) out of Pleasant Star (TB) by Kasmayo (TB). Breeder: Gerald Allen. Rider: Eugenia Adams (USA) 32.9, 9.2, 4.4 = 46.5

10th Cooley Muze (ISH) [was Free To Dream] – 2015 gelding by Pollux ge Muze Z (ZANG) out of  America (HOLST) by Acord II (HOLST). Breeder: Trade Horses Ltd. Rider: Maxine Preston (USA) 35.7, 0, 19.2 = 54.9.


Hoosier HT (USA) 4th – 6th August 2023

Open Modified

5th Lieutenant Dan (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Carick Diamond Lad (ISH)[TIH] out of Foxglen Lass (ISH) by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: John Curtis. Rider: Jessica Milam (USA) 32.6, 0, 9.2 = 41.8.


Olney Farm HT (USA) 6th August 2023

Open Modified

2nd WEC Emperor of Hope (ISH)[TIH] – 2010 gelding by Emperor Augustus (TB) out of Right Time (ISH)[TIH] by Big Sink Hope (TB). Breeder: John Donaghy (Down). Rider: Will Englehardt (USA) 29.5, 4, 0.0 = 33.5

4th HSH Best Kept Secret (ISH)[was Ringwood Zante] – 2017 gelding by Adieu Z [was Ringwood Adieu Z](ZANG) out of Ringwood Sunny Clover (ISH) by Sunny Boy (KWPN). Breeder: Erika Leonard. Rider: Lee Maher (USA) 34.0, 0, 10.8 = 44.8.


Area VII Young Rider Benefit HT at Caber Farm (USA) 4th – 6th August 2023

7th Lutina (ISH) – 2017 mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of Hadine Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) by Colman (HOLST). Breeder: Michael Condon. Rider: Abigail Pope (USA) 30.5, 4, 0.0 = 34.5

10th Carlton Sweet Lad (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Linwood Sweet Excalibur (AA) out of Gort Pride Lady (ID) by Diamond Lad (ID). Breeder: Liam Filan. Rider: Olivia Martin (USA) 30.5, 12, 2.8 = 45.3.


Nokere-Waregem CCI 3* (BEL) 4th – 6th August 2023

CCI 3* Short

3rd Glenkeeran Casanova (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Glenkeeran Annie (ISH)[TIH] by Cruise On (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Maria Melvin (Louth). Rider: Steve Van Winkel (BEL) 37.6, 0, 4.0 = 41.6

9th Cooley Earl (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Regular Eaton (ISH). Breeder: Michael Earls (Wicklow). Rider: Elena Laffineuse (BEL) 34.3, 0, 17.2 = 51.5.


CCI 2* Short

4th Bonmahon Silver Vixen (ISH) – gelding by Bonmahon Master Blue [ISH] out of Bonmahon Vixen Flight (ISH) by Artist VDL (KWPN). Breeder: Francis Fitzgerald (Waterford). Rider: Kato de Smidt (NED) 32.4, 0, 0.8 = 33.2.


These results have been provided to Horse Sport Ireland by Charlie Ripman.

The Irish bred eventing results are part-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine under the Equine Technical Support Fund.