Approved stallion Valent (KWPN) upgraded to 5* Status in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook

  • 20 December 2023, 11:37

Horse Sport Ireland, on behalf of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook, is delighted to announce the new upgraded 5* Star Rating of the Approved 2002 KWPN stallion Valent.

Valent (KWPN) at the 2011 Horse Sport Ireland Stallion Selections in Cavan Equestrian Centre

Owned by the Rosbotham family in Keonan Stables, Co. Armagh, Valent (KWPN) was ridden in international competition by both Lisa Rosbotham, and the 2002 individual Gold Medallist at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Dermot Lennon.
With Lennon in the saddle, Valent competed at 1.50m level at the CSIO5* shows in Dublin (IRL), Aachen (GER), Falsterbo (SWE) and Gijon (ESP).
He was a member of the Irish Nations Cup team with Lisa Rosbotham at the 2011 Nations Cup in Drammen (NOR).

Valent (KWPN) at home in Keonan Stables, Co. Armagh

Available from Co. Kildare’s Hartwell Stud with Mary McCann, this son of Hors La Loi (SF) descends from the same damline as;
Wirma (KWPN) who competed at 1.60m level with Brianne Goutal-Marteau for the USA;
Dexter (KWPN) who competed internationally at 1.50m level with Lauren Hough for the USA, and Britain’s Charlie Jones, and;
Barnike (KWPN), who won the 7-Year-Old Championship with Ireland’s Betram Allen at the 2014 World Showjumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium in 2014.

Valent (KWPN) has been awarded a 5* EV PP merit for the performances internationally of his Eventing progeny including Cooley Rosalent (ISH) with Britain’s Oliver Townend and Jewelent (ISH) with Ireland’s Clare Abbott.

Clare Abbott and Jewelent (ISH) jumping the water complex at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Final in Boekolo

Cooley Rosalent (ISH) competing with British rider Oliver Townend

5* Status Requirements

To achieve 5* status for Eventing progeny, a stallion must have two or more progeny that earn Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) at CCI4*-L or CCI5*-L level.
An MER is achieved when a horse and rider combination has no more than 45 penalty points in the dressage test (minimum of 55% dressage good marks), no more than 16 show jumping penalties and is clear jumping cross country.

Clare Abbott and Jewelent
Winner of the Global Event Horses CCI4*-S
Sema Lease Kilguilkey International

The first of the counting progeny for Valent (KWPN) was Jewelent (ISH). This 2012 gelding is out of the thoroughbred mare Bellaney Jewel (IRE), by Roselier (FR) (TB), and bred by Woods Rosbotham. He achieved his MERs when finishing 8th with Clare Abbott in the CCI4*-L in Ballindenisk in 2020, and for his 14th place individual finish in the FEI European Eventing Championships in Avenches, Switzerland in 2021.

Cooley Rosalent (ISH) and Oliver Townend

The second of the counting progeny for Valent (KWPN), Cooley Rosalent (ISH), is a 2014 mare also bred by Woods Rosbotham out of Bellaney Jewel (IRE) (TB), making her a full sister to Jewelent.
She achieved her MERs when finishing 2nd with Oliver Townend in the CCI4*-L in Blair Castle 2022, and for her 3rd place finish in the 2023 CCI5*-L in Maryland, USA.

Horse Sport Ireland review stallion classifications and star rating criteria on an ongoing basis for the Irish Sport Horse and Irish Sports Pony Studbooks.  Owners and agents of approved stallions may submit them for star rating review either through their own performance or that of their progeny by contacting

To see Valent’s stallion page please click here.