• 31 May 2014, 21:00

AFTER a thrilling day (Saturday) of cross country action at Tattersalls International Horse Trials in Co. Meath, Ireland’s Sarah Ennis moved up to challenge the leaders with a clear round inside the time on the Irish Sport Horse Stellor Rebound.

Ennis, who comes fresh from a victory on the same horse at Chatsworth’s Three-Day Event in England, improved by three places today after her dressage score to hold overnight fourth.

In sixth is Ciaran Glynn with another Irish Sport Horse, Killossery Jupiter Rising, while the lead is held by Britain’s Izzy Taylor and Allercombe Ellie. The world’s number one-ranked Eventer, Britain’s William Fox-Pitt, retired Gaucho on the cross country course.

Only six combinations came home clear and under the time.

The three-star event, which is run in association with Horse Sport Ireland,  finishes on Sunday with the show jumping phase.

In the CCI2* class, which will also finish tomorrow, Britain’s Piggy French is overnight leader on yet another Irish Sport Horse, Seapatrick Dark Cruise.

British rider Oliver Townend took first place in the CCI1* class with the Irish Sport Horse Colonel Joe after the completion of all phases, while in the Junior class, gold medallist Cathal Daniels was best of the Irish at the finish with a third place on Mister Brightside (ISH), the win going to the Netherlands – Janou Bleekman with Granntevka Prince. Ireland’s Lucy Latta also took fourth place in the Junior section on Cleo Ferra (ISH).

After cross country today Britain’s Millie Dumas holds the overnight lead in the CCI1* Under 25 class with The Duke of Cavan (ISH), while in ponies, Ireland’s Fionn Clarke was the outright winner on Black Velvet Band.

Sarah Ennis and Stellor Rebound (ISH) Photo: Equus Pix

Sarah Ennis and Stellor Rebound (ISH)
Photo: Equus Pix


Stellor Rebound (ISH) – 2004 bay gelding by VDL Ricochet (KWPN). Owner: Orla Ennis. Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)

Killossery Jupiter Rising (ISH) 2005 bay gelding by Master Imp. Owners: Laura Glynn & Emily Fleming. Rider Ciaran Glynn.

Mister Brightside (ISH) 2003 bay gelding by Ricardo Z. Owner: Margaret Kinsella. Rider: Cathal Daniels.

Cleo Ferro (ISH) 2007 bay mare by S Creevagh Ferro Ex Siebe. Owner Charles Harold-Barry. Rider Lucy Latta