Clare Abbott claims victory in the Horse Sport Ireland EI110 Series

  • 14 October 2020, 10:34

HSI EI110 Final – Punchestown

The Horse Sport Ireland EI110 Eventing Series drew to a close this weekend with the final taking place on Saturday 10th October in Punchestown, Co. Kildare. In the final, Patrick Whelan with Rehy Royal Occasion (ISH), owned by Henry Phipps, took the spoils finishing on their dressage score as one of only 3 double clears in the class. Second place went to Sarah Ennis and her own Action Lady M (ISH). Jonathan Steele & Rockfall (ISH) took third place after adding a pole down in the showjumping and 0.4 time faults from the cross country phase. The top 6 results are listed below:

Rider Horse Owner Breeder Sire Dam
Patrick Whelan Rehy Royal Occasion Henry Phipps Mark Russell Rehy High Society (ISH) Rehy Summer(ISH)
Sarah Ennis Action Lady M Sarah Ennis Susanne macken Plot Blue (KWPN) Action G. (HOLST)
Jonathan  Steele Rockfall Harold Lusk Michael Donoghue Financial Reward (IRE)(TB) Healy Bop (ISH)
Alyssa O’Neill Cydonia Frankly Cruising Iona Daly Norman Kearney Frankfort Boy (TB) (IRE) Frankfort Little Imp (ISH)
Sarah Ennis KSH Touch Of Quality Sarah Ennis James McDonald OBOS Quality 004(OLD) Touch of Imp (ISH)
Clare Abbott Malcolm X Douglas Sloan Judith Mcclelland Vechta (KWPN) Brookhall Lady (ISH)
Clare Abbott & Malcolm X

Clare Abbott & Malcolm X – Overall Winners of the HSI EI110 Series

Overall Series Results

The winner of the six-part HSI EI110 Series was Clare Abbott riding Malcolm X, an Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Douglas Sloan and bred by Judith McClelland.

Abbott partnered Malcolm X to victory in the first leg of the series in Loughnamore on the 5th of September. Keeping up their good run of form, Abbott & Malcolm X gained all important points by placing 2nd in the third leg of the series in Knockany on the 19th of September and placed 6th in the final in Punchestown last weekend. This was more than enough to secure the series on a total of 27 points and a six-point lead over second place.

Hot on their heels in second place was Jonathan Steele & Zermatt. Steele & the Caroline Keatley bred and owned, Zermatt, achieved their series points after winning in Knockany and placing 4th in Loughnamore at the start of the series, gaining 21 points in the series.

Joint third in the series on a total of 16 points went to Steven Smith and the Ann Bowe owned Hi Mr Henry (ISH), bred by John O’Sullivan, and Paul Donovan with his own Enniscrone Rollar Boy, bred by Siobhan McGuinness.


HSI EI110 Series Information:

The Horse Sport Ireland EI110 Series consisted of six legs:

Loughnamore 5th September 2020

Lisgarvan House 6th September 2020

Knockany 19th September 2020

Grove 20th September 2020

Hillcrest 3rd October 2020

Final: Punchestown 10th October 2020


The Horse Sport Ireland EI 110 series is a new initiative to Horse Sport Ireland in 2020. The series was open to athletes who are members of Eventing Ireland and horses registered with a passport authority and with Eventing Ireland. Horse Sport Ireland were delighted to sponsor the series with a total prize fund of €10,000.


Series Winning Horses Breeding:

Malcolm X (ISH) – Vechta (KWPN) out of Brookhall Lady (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH))

Zermatt – Centrestage (AES) out of Chamonix (ISH) by

Hi Mr Henry (ISH) – Cruising Harry (ISH) out of Coumroe Duca Di (ISH) by Tjipke (KWPN)

Enniscrone Rollar Boy (ISH) – Mermus R (KWPN) out of Cavalier Classic (ISH) by High Roller (ISH)

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