EV Breeding: Six Traditional Irish Horses finished in the top ten in Eventing in the USA last week

  • 19 February 2020, 16:27

Six Traditionally-bred Irish horses finished in the top ten at the Rocking Horse Winter Horse Trials in Florida last week, including Carrick Finest Lad (ISH)[TIH] bred by Tom Jones (Monaghan), and BT Jump The Gun (ISH)[TIH] bred by Dan O’Brien (Waterford).

See below for the full list of Irish-bred Eventing results:


Rocking Horse Winter HT, Florida. (February 13th – 16th).

Advanced Test A.

3rd Business Class (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Harlequin du Carol (SF) out of Moxella (OLD) by Quick Star (SF). Breeder: Don Haddon (Wicklow). Rider: Alexandra Knowles (USA) 25.4, 4, 11.6 = 41.0

4th Carrick Finest Lad (ISH)[TIH] – 2008 gelding by Carrick Diamond Lad (ISH)[TIH] out of Clover’s Finest (P)(ISH)[TIH] by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Tom Jones (Monaghan). Rider: Abiail Niles (USA) 35.9, 0, 10.0 = 45.9.

Advanced Test B.

3rd Buccaneer (ISH)[TIH] – 2010 gelding by Clover Brigade (ISH)[TIH] out of Tobar Bhride (TB) by Good Thyne (TB). Breeder: David McCann (Kildare). Rider: Joe Meyer (USA) 32.3, 0, 8.4= 47.0

4th Copper Beech (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Radolin (KWPN) out of Cloverballen (ISH). Breeder: Paddy Daly (Offaly) Rider: Bruce Davidson Jnr. (USA) 28.4, 4, 13.2 = 45.6

7th Clip Clop (ISH)[TIH] [was Santamaria Lilly’s Eclipse] – 2003 gelding by Crosstown Dancer (ID) out of Terrific Star (TB) by Wolverlife (TB). Breeder:  Sandra Byrne (Dublin). Rider: Joe Meyer (USA) 34.4, 0, 17.6 = 52.0

9th Kiltealy Toss Up [ISH] – 2006 gelding by Kiltealy Spring [ISH] out of Kiltaly Lass [ISH](P) by King’s Servant (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: JJ Bowe (Wexford). Rider: Ashley Kehoe (USA) 38.3, 0, 24.4 = 62.7.

Open Intermediate A.

2nd BT Jump the Gun (ISH)[TIH] – 2012 gelding by Copper Field (CP) out of Fida Kahlo (TB) by Cricket Ball (TB). Breeder: Dan O’Brien (Waterford). Rider: Jennifer Brannigan (USA) 32.9, 0, 3.2 = 36.1

10th Lisbane Spartacus (ISH)[was Fernhill I’m Spartacus] – 2012 gelding by Cloonee Silver [ISH] out of Michelles Gift (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Gerard Mahon (Galway). Rider: Daisy Trayford (USA) 38.6, 4, 8.0 = 50.6.

Open Intermediate B.

7th Direct Advance (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Night Cruise (ISH)[TIH] out of Herbst Jennie B (ISH) by Concorde (KWPN). Breeder: Noel Good (Tyrone). Rider: Zachary Brandt (USA) 33.2, 0, 8.0 = 41.2

9th TKS Cooley (ISH)[was TKS Maximus] – 2010 gelding by Vivaldo Van Het Costersveld (BEWB) out of Badgerhill Cruise (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Thomas Killian (Longford). Rider: William Coleman (USA) 31.3, 0, 11.2 = 42.5.

Intermediate C.

9th Fernhill That Guy Jack (ISH)[TIH][was Cairnview That Guy Jack] – 2011 gelding by Loughehoe Guy (ISH)[TIH] out of Cairnview Clover Crystal (ISH)[TIH] by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Geraldine Quinn (Logford). Rider: Anna Loschiavo (USA) 42.7, 4, 0.0 = 46.7.

Open Intermediate D.

1st GarryNdruig Albie (ISH) – 2004 gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Diamond Abbie [ISH] by Glidawn Diamond (ID) Breeder: Geraldine McGeoghan Santry (Cork). Rider: Savannah Blackstock (USA) 35.2, 0.8, 0.0 = 36.0

3rd Lup the Loop (ISH)[was Killard Lup the Loop] – 2008 gelding by Lupicore (KWPN) out of Hogans Lass [ISH] by Farney Clover (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Rachel Sterling (Tipperary). Rider: Jackie LeMastus (USA) 30.5, 4, 4.0 = 38.5

8th Cooley All Out (ISH) – 2009 mare by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Poulmanna Princess (ISH). Breeder: Rebecca Glover (Wicklow). Rider: Betina Strini (USA) 35.9, 5.2, 23.2 = 64.3.

Open Preliminary A.

1st Cooley For Keeps (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of America (HOLST) by Acorn II (HOLST). Breeder: Hilton Farm (Monaghan). Rider: Lucia Strini (USA) 26.3, 0, 1.6 = 27.9

3rd Global Quarycrest (ISH)[was Quarycrest Destiny] – 2014 gelding by OBOS Quatity 004 (OLD) out of Royal China (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: John Dooley (Donegal). Rider: Autumn Schweiss (USA) 31.9, 0, 0.0 = 31.9

4th Little Cruz (ISH) – 2002 gelding by Cruz Forever (ISH)[TIH] out of Cavalero (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) Breeder: Andrew Dunlop (Tyrone). Rider: Rebecca Hoos (USA) 31.5, 0, 0.8 = 32.3

7th Quinseys Storm (ISH)[TIH] – 2012 gelding by Royal Storm (TB) out of Kilcotty Quinsey (ID) by Golden Trump (ID). Breeder: Bryan Maguire (Wexford). Rider: Ann Loschiavo (USA) 33.8, 4, 0.0 = 37.8

8th SBT Clover Road (ISH)[TIH][was Happy Highway] – 2011 gelding by Road to Happiness (TB) out of Crisp Clover (ISH)[TIH] by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: James Ryan (Limerick). Rider: Robin Walker (USA) 27.5, 4, 12.4 = 43.9

10th Ballinagore Rock Quality (unk) – 2008 mare OIO. Rider: Kimberly Begin (USA) 34.2, 0, 15.6 = 49.8.

Open Preliminary B.

5th Cobra King (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Highland Destiny (ISH)[TIH] by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder: Margaret Kinsella (Galway). Rider: Sam Kelly (USA) 32.9, 4, 10.4 = 47.3.

Open Preliminary Friday A.

4th Cooley Seeking Fortune (ISH)[was Seeking Fortune] – 2013 gelding by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of Jade Des Cotes (SEF) by Veneur Du Marais (SF). Breeder: George McCullough. Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 31.5, 1.2, 0.0 = 32.7.

Open Preliminary Friday B.

9th Shannondale Magnum (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Mullentine Golden Cruz [ISH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Senan Canny (Clare). Rider: Maxine Preston (USA) 34.0, 0, 7.2 = 41.2.

Open Preliminary Friday C.

3rd Cooley Be Cool (ISH) [was HHS Monte Carlo] – 2013 gelding by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of HHS Carlotta (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Marion Hughes (Kilkenny). Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 30.4, 4, 0.0 = 34.4

4th Fernhill Corbeagh Delux (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Corbeagh Clover (ISH)[TIH] by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Barbara & Joseph McGreal (Longford). Rider: Alexandra Green Kerby (USA) 35.0, 0.4, 0.0 = 35.4

5th Cooley SOS (ISH)[was Emilions Courage, Killyglass Emilions Courage] – 2011  gelding by Emilion (KWPN) out of Dalways Courage (ISH) by Courage 11 (HOLST). Breeder: JV Primrose (Antrim). Rider: Hallie Coon (USA) 34.0, 0, 1.6 = 35.6.

Preliminary Horse A.

2nd Fernhill Blueprint (ISH)[TIH][was Kildalton Blue Print] – 2012 gelding by Financial Reward (TB)(IRE) out of Sheaf Pride (ID) by Welcome Diamond (ID). Breeder: Teagasc Kildalton College (Kildare). Rider: Fraser Duffy (IRL) 30.0, 0.4, 0.0 = 30.4

5th Hot Bobo (ISH) – 2013 gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Taneys Leader (TB) by Supreme Leader (TB). Breeder: Emma Phelan (Dublin). Rider: Karl Slezak (USA) 30.0, 0, 4.4 = 34.4

9th Carrick Diamond Toome (ISH)[TIH] – 2012 gelding by Carrick Diamond Lad (ISH)[TIH]out of Toome Pippin (ISH)[TIH] by Diamond Chin (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Rose McGinn (Monaghan). Rider: Joe Mayer (USA) 30.8, 8, 9.2 = 48.0.

Preliminary Horse B.

9th Foxdale’s Celtic Charm (ISH)[was Legaland Rossas Lad] – 2013 gelding by Diarado (HOLST) out of Cheeky Rossa (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Joe Reilly (Cavan). Rider: Kristin Schmolze (USA) 30.8, 4, 8.0 = 42.8.

Preliminary Rider.

3rd Master Eli (ISH)[TIH] – 2007 gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Clista (P)(ISH)[TIH] by Coevers Diamond Boy (ISH). Breeder: Josette Gore (Limerick). Rider: Karli Wright (USA) 26.3, 0, 0.0 = 26.3

Fresno County Horse Park CCI & HT, California. (February 14th – 16th).

CCI** Short.

6th Kiltubrid Rhapsody (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Cascaletto St. Ghyvan Z (ZANG) out of Kiltubrid Heather (ISH) by Lombado (KWPN). Breeder: Marian Tighe (Leitrim). Rider: Kathryn Canario (USA) 31.7, 8, 0.0 = 39.7.


2nd Woodford Reserve (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Tinaranas Inspector (WESTF) out of Laharns Laughton (ISH)[TIH] by Laughtons Flight (ISH)[TIH] Breeder: Frank Hickey (Kerry). Rider: Erin Kellerhous (USA) 29.2, 0.4, 14.4 = 44.4

5th Ringwood Trendsetter (ISH)[was Ringwood Acapello] – 2011 gelding by Ringwood Harley Carol [ISH] out of Ringwood Cello (ISH) by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: Peter Leonard (Limerick). Rider: Kelly Pugh Goodman (USA) 35.3, 0, 10.0 = 45.3.

Preliminary Rider.

3rd Stonehavens Royal Touch (ISH)[was Farmhill Royal Touch & Cooley Stonehill] – 2009 gelding by Finbars Touch [ISH] out of Black Roller [ISH]by High Roller [ISH]. Breeder: Gerard Callan (Louth). Rider: Tess Molinar (USA) 32.0, 0, 0.0 = 32.0.

Paradise Farm HT, South Carolina. (February 14th – 16th).

Open Intermediate Preliminary.

1st Sportsfield Enquiry (unk) – 2012 gelding OIO. Rider: Erin Risso (USA) 36.4, 0, 13.6 = 50.0

Open Preliminary.

1st Watch Out (unk) – 2003 gelding OIO by Concorde (KWPN). Rider: Arden Wildasin (USA) 26.1, 0, 3.6 = 29.7

6th Baymax (ISH) – 2013 gelding by ARD Vivendi (HOLST) out of Olympics Corner (ISH) by Olympic Lux (KWPN). Breeder: Mary Quirke (Tipperary). Rider: Doug Payne (USA) 36.1, 0, 0.0 = 36.1

10th Kennystown Frankie (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Frankfort Boy (TB) out of Kennystown Lass (ISH). Breeder: Michael Kenny (Wexford). Rider: Lindsay Beer (CAN) 35.2, 0, 8.0 = 43.2.

These results have been provided to Horse Sport Ireland by Charlie Ripman.

For previous results please visit www.horsesportireland.ie/news.