Alderson claims victory in Ballindenisk

  • 20 July 2023, 16:10
Daniel Alderson got valuable points on the table in the six-year-old division as the series reaches the half way point

Daniel Alderson with Annestown Royal Blue, winners of the 6-Year-Old HSI Studbook Eventing Series at Ballindenisk.
Photo: Irish Eventing Times

The Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) Eventing Studbook Series is now at the half way point. The third leg of the series took place on Sunday, 16th of July at Ballindenisk, Watergrasshill, Co Cork.

In the seven-year-old class all bar one combination successfully finished on their dressage score. Finishing one second over the time allowed in the show jumping meant Sarah Ennis and Silken Icon (ISH) added 0.4 penalties to their dressage score, however, this did not impact the overall standings.

Victory went to Suzanne Hagan with her own Loughview Commander (ISH), on a score of 27.5. Close on her heels was Joseph Murphy riding his own My Foxhall Kit (ISH) on 28.2. Completing the top three was Michael Ryan, riding Tom and Carol Henry’s Tullibards Bennys Rainbow (ISH).

In the seven-year-old league Patrick Whelan and Dermish Chill (ISH) hold onto their lead following a second and first place finish in the opening two legs. Sara Glynn and Granny Jean’s Unicorn (ISH) and Hagan with Loughview Commander are tied in second on 15 points each. A sixth place in Ballindenisk for Alyssa O’Neill and her own Danos Lola (ISH) moved this combination into fourth place in the league.

Steven Smith put in yet another good performance in the six-year-old class, but it was Daniel Alderson who won the class. Both Alderson and Smith were tied on a score of 25.8 with Alderson finishing closer to the optimum time cross-country to win with Annestown Royal Blue (ISH). On just her third run at EI110, this is the second victory at this level for the grey mare who is owned and bred by Margaret G Moore.

Smith had to settle for second place with Strangford (ISH) but did add valuable league points. Smith now holds equal first place in the league with two of his rides – Strangford and CJO Kann Surprise (ISH). Not for the first time in this series Smith filled two of the top three placings, coming home in third with Tullaher Paudie (ISH), who now sit in equal fifth in the league.

Alderson moves into third place in the league following his Ballindenisk victory with Annestown Royal Blue. Whelan holds fourth and fifth place with MBF Silver Bridge (ISH) and More Eire (ISH)[TIH] respectively.

Winners of the 5-year-old HSI Studbook Eventing Series at Ballindenisk – Nicola Ennis with CBI Joker
Photo: Irish Eventing Times

Victory in the five-year-old division went to Nicola Ennis, riding her sister Suzanne Ennis’ CBI Joker (WSI), finishing on a score of 26.0, ahead of Georgina Pettit and BCL Belletastic (ISH)[TIH] in second. Third place went to Caitie Slater and JFH Golden Spear (ISH)[TIH]. This podium finish for Slater proved valuable, moving this combination four points clear at the top of the league. Pettit is in second place and Slater fills third with Belline Imperial Diamond (ISH)[TIH].

The next leg of the series will take place at Tattersalls on August 20th and entries can be made via the Eventing Ireland website.

The Eventing Studbook Series is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and HSI’s coverage is brought to you in association with Redmond Property Maintenance.

Click here to see the full league tables. 


Loughview Commander (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Loughview La La (ISH) by Limmnerick (HOLST). Breeder: Judith Sossick. Owner: Suzanne Hagan. Rider: Suzanne Hagan (IRL)

My Foxhall Kit (ISH) – 2016 mare by Orestus (KWPN) out of Derg Kit Kat (ISH) by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Denis Collins. Owner: Joseph Murphy. Rider: Joseph Murphy (IRL)

Tullibards Bennys Rainbow (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Tullibards Bennys Legacy (OLD) out Barrahill Beauty (ISH) by Don Juan De La Bouverie (SBS). Breeder: Aidan McEvoy. Owner: Tom and Carol Henry. Rider: Michael Ryan (IRL)

Dermish Chill (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Chillout (ISH) out of Kilnamac Poppy (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG). Breeder: Patrick Finn. Owner: Paul Donovan. Rider: Patrick Whelan (IRL)

Granny Jean’s Unicorn (ISH) – 2016 mare by Jack of Diamonds (SWB) out of Killossery Ringwood (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Sara Glynn. Owner: Sara Glynn and Laura Glynn. Rider: Sara Glynn (IRL)

Danos Lola (ISH) – 2016 mare by Carrera VDL (KWPN) out of Abigail Cruise (ISH) by Cruising [TIH](ISH). Breeder: Julie Dennehy. Owner: Alyssa O’Neill. Rider: Alyssa O’Neill (IRL)

Annestown Royal Blue (ISH) – 2017 mare by Bonmahon Master Blue (ISH) out of Annestown Queens Concorde (ISH) by Royal Concorde (ISH). Breeder: Margaret G Moore. Owner: Margaret G Moore. Rider: Daniel Alderson (GBR)

Strangford (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Templepatrick Dara Bay (ISH) by Cruisings Micky Finn (ISH). Breeder: Dorothea Wilson. Owner: Terry Johnston. Rider: Steven Smith (IRL).

Tullaher Paudie (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Tullaher Luxpat (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Charles Killeen. Owner: Susan O’Shea. Rider: Steven Smith (IRL).

CJO Kann Surprise (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Kannan (BEWP) out of CJO Curiosity Lux (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Trevor Overend. Owner: Caroline Overend and Carla Leitch. Rider: Steven Smith (IRL)

MBF Silver Bridge (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Silvano (KWPN) out of My Rochestown Lady (TB) by Beneficial (GB). Breeder: John P Murphy. Owner: Carrie Meehan. Rider: Patrick Whelan (IRL)

Power Eire (ISH) – 2017 mare by Superior Premium (GB)(TB) out of Bing Power (ISH) by Tomgar Power Crest (ISH). Breeder: Bryan Maguire. Owner: Bryan Maguire. Rider: Patrick Whelan (IRL)

CBI Joker (WSI) – 2018 gelding by Tyson (KWPN). Breeder: Carroll Brothers Ireland. Owner: Suzanne Ennis. Rider: Nicola Ennis (IRL).

BCL Belletastic (ISH)[TIH] – 2018 mare by Killinick Bouncer (ID) out of Ballycushlane Crest (ISH) by Cut the Mustard (IRE). Breeder: Marguerite Pettit. Owner: Marguerite Pettit. Rider: Georgina Pettit (IRL).

JFH Golden Spear (ISH)[TIH] – 2018 gelding by Jackaroo (ISH) out of Ballybolger Georgina (ISH) by Craigsteel (GB). Breeder: Johnstown Sport Horses. Owner: Richard Ames. Rider: Caitie Slater (IRL)

Belline Imperial Diamond (ISH)[TIH] – 2018 gelding by Imperial Heights (ISH) out of Diamond Beaker (ISH) by Lester Lad (GB). Breeder: Amelia Comeskey. Owner: Richard Ames. Rider: Caitie Slater (IRL).


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