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

  • 5 March 2024, 12:31

Horse Sport Ireland, on behalf of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook, are delighted to announce the new upgraded 5* Star Rating of the 2003 KWPN stallion Womanizer, achieved by the performances of his Eventing progeny.

Womanizer (KWPN)
2003, Approved Stallion by Heartbreaker (KWPN) out of Perina (KWPN) by Burggraaf (Holst)
Competing here with Olive Clarke
PhotoCredit: Laurence Dunne/


Owned by Olive and Ivor Broderick in Co. Galway’s Kylemore Stud, this son of Heartbreaker competed with Olive Clarke as a young horse, and later with Conor Swail with whom he won the prestigious 6- & 7-Year-Old Championship at the Cavan Indoor Championships.

Womanizer’s dam Perina (KWPN) by Burggraaf (Holst) is also the dam of Another Time (KWPN) by Quidam De Revel (SF), ridden at 1.50m level by British rider Paul Crago.






Womanizer (KWPN) now rated as 5* in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook, standing in Kylemore Stud in Co. Galway with Olive & Ivor Broderick

Womanizer also descends from the same damline as the stallion Larino (KWPN), the Grand Prix ride of Dutch rider Peter Geerink and the sire of horses such as Redefin (KWPN) who competed at international 1.60m level with Canadian rider Yann Candele, and With Wings (KWPN) the 1.60m winning ride of Japanese rider Karen Polle.
Womanizer’s damline also boasts horses such as Romulous 16 (KWPN), who competed internationally at 1.60m with Britain’s Damien Charles, Gruppo Prom Tonali (KWPN) who competed internationally with Italy’s Gabriele Ceola, and, Hallo Cerina F (KWPN) who is currently competing at 1.50m level with Spanish rider Antonio Mariñas Soto.


Based on the results of his international Three-Day Eventing progeny, Womanizer has been awarded a 5* EV PP merit in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook.
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.

The first of the counting progeny for Womanizer was Cooley Quicksilver (ISH). A 2011 gelding, out of the traditionally bred Irish Spot Horse mare Kylemore Crystal, by Creggan Diamond (ID), and bred by Alan O’Brien in Co. Galway. He achieved his MERs for his 21st place finish with American rider Liz-Halliday in the CCI5*-L in Pau (FRA) in 2021, and for his 5th place individual finish in CCI5*-L in Luhmühlen (GER).

Cooley Quicksilver (ISH) & Elizabeth Halliday-Sharp
2011, gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Kylemore Crystal (ISH)[TIH] by Creggan Diamond (ID)
Photo Credit: Lisa Madren/EventingNation

The second of the counting progeny for Womanizer, CHF Cooliser (ISH), is a 2010 mare bred by Raymond Carroll in Co. Offaly, out of Super Spring (ISH) by Ramiro B (BWP).
She achieved her MERs when finishing 2nd with British rider Tom McEwen in the CCI5*-L in Pau (FRA) in 2021, and for her 12th place finish in the 2022 CCI5*-L in Burghley, GBR.

CHF Cooliser (ISH) & Tom McEwen.
2010 Mare by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Super Spring (ISH) by Ramiro B (BWP)
PhotoCredit: Irish Eventing Times

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 Womanizer’s stallion page please click here.