HSH Explosion (ISH) wins with rider Lee Maher at Three Lakes Winter

  • 10 February 2023, 12:49
Lee Maher landed the top two places in the Open Modified at Three Lakes Winter.

In the Open Modified class at Three Lakes Winter Horse Trials, Florida, Irish rider Lee Maher claimed the top two places with two Irish Sport Horse. Winning the class on a score of 25.5 was HSH Explosion (ISH) and HSH Tolan King (ISH) finished second on a score of 33.0.

Irish Sport Horses filled numerous placings at Sports Days Farm and Galway Downs.

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

Sporting Days Farm February HT, South Carolina (USA). February 4th – 5th 2023.

Open Preliminary

2nd Fernhill Mac an Bata (unk) [was Mac An Bata] – 2014 gelding by The Bat (TB) out of Jerry’s Pride (unk). Breeder: Jerry Younge. Rider: Lillian Heard – Wood (USA) 36.4, 0, 5.6 = 42.0

3rd Monbeg Libertine (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Chill Lady (ISH) by Chillout [ISH]. Breeder: Ann Geraldine O’Malley, Co Mayo. Rider: Tim Bourke (IRL) 40.7, 0, 2.4 = 43.1

5th Cooley Mullingar (ISH) – 2012 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Omard Clover Barbie (ID) by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Brian O’Reilly, Co Cavan. Rider: Lillian Heard-Wood (USA)

Preliminary Rider

4th Lisdara Top Quality (ISH) – 2016 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Castle Kaniba (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Grainne Gormley. Rider: Stella Sunstein (GBR) 32.3, 8, 6.8 = 47.1

6th Poynstown Star (ISH) – 2012 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Good Lady (TB) by Good Thyne (TB). Breeder: John Martin McLoughney. Rider: Stella Sunstein (USA) 38.9, 0, 42.8 = 71.7.


Three Lakes Winter HT at Caudle Ranch, Florida (USA). February 4th – 5th 2023.

Open Preliminary

3rd Premier Fernhill (ISH) [was Premier Dreamer] – 2015 gelding by Balou du Rouet (OLD) out of Premier Hope (ISH) by Hermes de Reve (SF). Breeder: Premier Sport Horses. Rider: Fraser Duffy (IRL) 31.3, 0, 0.0 = 31.3.

Preliminary Rider

2nd MGH Heartbeat (ISH) – 2011 mare by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Douglas Darco (ISH) by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: John Carey, Co Tipperary. Rider: Chantil Ruud (USA) 29.2, 0, 13.2 = 42.4.

Open Modified

1st HSH Explosion (ISH) [was Ramiro Diamond Lady & Shaaclough Madison] – 2013 mare by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Tireragh Lady (ISH) by Rame Z (HANN). Breeder: Padraic Gillard. Rider: Lee Maher (USA) 25.5, 0, 0.0 = 25.5

2nd HSH Tolan King (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Kilmolash Clover Rhodes (ISH)[TIH] by Porter Rhodes (TB). Breeder: William O’Brien. Rider: Lee Maher (USA) 33.0, 0, 0.0 = 33.0

4th Master Chance (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Master Choice (ISH)[TIH] out of Miss Aachen (SWB) by Cortus (HOLST). Breeder: Barbara Hatton. Rider: Selena O’Hanlon (CAN) 33.3, 4, 0.4 = 37.7.


Galway Downs Kickoff HT, California (USA). February 3rd – 5th 2023.

Open Modified

2nd Ringwood Adios Amigo (ISH) [was Ringwood Phantom] – 2016 gelding by Ringwood Adieu Z (ZANG) out of Ringwood Operetta (ISH) by Ringwood Harley Carol (ISH). Breeder: Peter Leonard. Rider: Erin Kellerhouse (USA) 29.5, 0.4, 5.6 = 35.5

3rd Rathcash Olympia (ISH) – 2012 mare by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP) out of Fortmill Olympia Clover (ISH)[TIH] by Clover Brigade (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Mark Drea, Co Kilkenny. Rider: Kristin Terris (USA) 32.5, 8.8, 0.0 = 41.3.


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

The Irish bred eventing results are part-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine under the Equine Technical Support Fund.