Irish-bred dominate at Rocking Horse Winter, USA

  • 1 February 2023, 11:08
Countess Cooley (ISH) top the Open Intermediate and Irish-bred horses dominated at the Florida event

8-year-old Irish Sport Horse Countess Cooley won the Open Intermediate section  for British rider Leslie Law and Co Wicklow breeder Georgina Phillips. Irish Sport Horses filled the top two places in the Open Modified A, HSH Limited Edition (ISH) won and MRF Qwlkstep was second.

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

Rocking Horse Winter HT, Florida (USA). January 27th – 29th

Open Intermediate

1st Countess Cooley (ISH) – 2015 mare by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Regular Eaton (ISH). Breeder Georgina Philips, Co Wicklow. Rider: Leslie Law (GBR) 31.6, 0, 2.8 = 34.4

6th Direct Advance (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Night Cruise (ISH)[TIH] out of Herbst Jennie B (ISH) by Concorde (KWPN). Breeder: Noel Good, Co Tyrone. Rider: Zachary Brandt (USA) 30.8, 4, 4.4 = 39.2.

Open Intermediate One Day

10th Hot Bobo (ISH) – 2013 gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Taneys Leader (TB) by Supreme Leader (TB). Breeder: Emma Phelan, Co Dublin. Rider: Karl Slezak (CAN) 28.8, 4, 0.0 = 43.6.

Intermediate Rider

7th Global FX (ISH) [was Fredie Fox] – 2013 gelding by Cruising Harry [ISH] out of Nances Diamond [ISH] by Tjipke (KWPN). Breeder: John O’Sullivan. Rider: Madeline Hartsock (USA) 32.4, 9.6, 6.8 = 48.8.

Open Preliminary A

3rd Belline Cavalary Man (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Cavalier Cloe (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Eileen Duggan & Brendan Hearty. Rider: Ariel Grald (USA) 30.0, 0, 0.4 = 30.4

4th Fernhill One Too Many (ISH) [was MBF One To Many] – 2015 gelding by Harlequin du Carel (SF) out of Garrouse (ISH) by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Valerie Fogarty. Rider: Anna Loschiavo (USA) 33.2, 0, 1.2 = 34.4

7th Rinnwood Big Cat (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Mr Big Cat (TB) out of Rinnwood Touch (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Deanna MacGuinness. Rider: Katie Ruppel (USA) 34.7, 8, 1.6 = 44.3.

Open Preliminary B

1st Quality Explosion (unk) – 2014 gelding OIO by OBOS Quality 004. Rider: Sara Kozumplik (USA) 27.1, 0, 0.4 = 27.5

4th 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) 28.4, 4, 0.0 = 32.4

6th 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, Co Donegal. Rider: Autumn Schweiss (USA) 26.8, 8, 0.0 = 34.8

7th Shirsheen Fun For All (ISH) [was Glynnwood Chelsea] – 2015 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Chelsea (KWPN) by Tinka’s Boy (KWPN). Breeder: Peter Glynn, Co Galway. Rider: Michelle Mercier (USA) 25.5, 0.4, 10.0 = 35.9

10th In Vogue (ISH) [was Ballymolloy Monbeg Vogue] – 2016 mare by Future Trend (OLD) out of Ballymolly Hollyhock [ISH] by Lester Lad (TB). Breeder: Gill Langford. Rider: Ariel Grald (USA) 28.4, 4, 9.2 = 41.6.

Open Preliminary One Day A

3rd LCC King Julian (ISH) – 2013 geldings by Clinton (HOLST) out of LCC Molly (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: Fr Simon Cadam. Rider: Alexandra Green Kerby (USA) 32.4, 0, 3.2 = 35.6

7th Traditionally Fernhill (ISH)[TIH] {was Ken Black & Fernhill Ken Black) – 2014 gelding by Killinick Bouncer (ID) out of Church Lady (TB) by Snurge (TB). Breeder: Michael J Kavanagh, Co Wexford. Rider: Alexandra Green Kerby (USA) 35.5, 4, 5.2 = 44.7

10th Fernhill Stateside (ISH) [TIH] – 2007 gelding by Cloneen Clover (ID) out of Liladora (TB) by Lil’s Bot (TB). Breeder: Ian Smyth, Co Carlow. Rider: Livy Chambers (USA) 36.1, 8, 17.6 = 61.7.

Open Preliminary One Day B

10th MGH Heartbeat (ISH) – 2011 mare by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Douglas Darco (ISH) by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN). Beeder: John Carey, Co Tipperary. Rider: Chantil Ruud (USA) 34.5, 0, 10.4 = 44.9.

Preliminary Horse

4th Tullibards on Tour (ISH) – 2015 mare by A. Umonia 60 (KWPN) out of Mrs Bounce (ISH)[TIH] by Grange Bouncer (ID). Breeder: Hans Jurgen Kuehnl. Rider: Leslie Law (GBR) 29.2, 0, 0.4 = 29.6

7th Fernhill Fuerst (ISH) [was Master Fuerst] – 2013 gelding by Masurenfuerst (TRAK) out of Silken Heather (ID) by The Bard (ID). Breeder: Helen Troughton, Co Armagh. Rider: Candace Elizabeth Bell (USA) 29.7, 0, 4.8 = 34.5

9th Carrabeg Hulla Balou (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Balou du Rouet (OLD) out of Vella Flavour (ISH)[TIH] by Ballinvella (TB). Breeder: Joe Howley, Co Mayo. Rider: Michael Nolan (IRL) 31.1, 0, 8.8 = 39.9.

Preliminary Rider A

3rd EMS Florence (ISH) – 2010 mare by Loch Cruise (ISH) out of Kilshane Mansha (ISH) by Horace (AA). Breeder: Willie McElhinney. Rider: Caitlyn Sutherland (CAN) 31.1, 0, 0.0 = 31.1

6th Callan Quinto (ISH)[TIH] – 2005 gelding by Quinto Fabio (TB) out of Callan Clover (ISH)[TIH] by Coolcaum Hill (ID)  Breeder: John Young, Co Kilkenny. Rider: Claudia Sarnoff (USA) 33.7, 0, 2.8 = 36.5

8th 24 Karat Fernhill (ISH) [was Rado Star] – 2012 gelding by Radolin (KWPN) out of Cendry Nouvolieu (SF) by Tresor de Cheux (SF). Breeder: Ronan Byrne, Co Carlow. Rider: Catherine Shu (USA) 31.1, 4, 6.0 = 41.1

9th Greenfort Carnival [ISH] [was Attyrory Acres] – 2010 gelding by Aughrim Knight (ISH)[TIH] out of Easkey Princess (ISH). Breeder: Michael Cruise, Co Roscommon. Rider: Liz Holtz Messaglia (USA) 30.8, 0, 12.8 = 43.6.

Preliminary Rider A

7th Fernhill Dynamic (ISH) [was Picture This & Fernhill Imagination] – 2015 gelding by KEC Maximum Joe (WESTF) out of Carla (OLD) by Collado (HOLST). Breeder: Patrick J Kearns, Co Laois. Rider: Julie Bryer (USA) 40.8, 8, 12.0 = 60.8

8th Fernhill Thirty (ISH) [was MHS Thirty] – 2013 gelding by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of Royal Charter (ISH) by Cavalier Royale(HOLST). Breeder: Ita Brennan. Rider: Jerry Barnette (USA) 35.3, 4, 25.6 = 64.9.

Open Modified A

1st HSH Limited Edition (ISH) [was Ringwood Camouflage & Ringwood HSH] – 2015 gelding by Sibon W (KWPN) out of Tinirana Velvet (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Michael Cusak. Rider: Lizzie Hoff (USA) 29.5, 0, 0.0 = 29.5

2nd MRF Qwlkstep (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Metropole (KWPN) out of Silver Comet (TB)[IRL] by Exit to Nowhere (TB). Breeder: Mike Comerford. Rider: Katie Malensek (CAN) 31.5, 0, 0.0 = 31.6.

Open Modified B

3rd Fernhill Galavant (ISH)[was Mulvin Gabriel] – 2017 gelding by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Mindoran ARD Polo (ISH) by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: Richard JW Smyth. Rider: Michael Nolan (IRL) 31.8, 4, 0.0 = 35.8

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) 36.5, 0, 0.0 = 36.5

5th Global BGK (ISH)[TIH] [was BGK Ditto] – 2015 gelding by Carrick Diamond Lad (ISH)[TIH] out of Shanbo Impel (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Shanbo Stud. Rider: Madeleine Richards (USA) 33.3, 4, 0.4 = 37.7

10th Rock Jennings (ISH)[TIH] – Tajraasi (TB) out of Miss Goatenbridge (ISH)[TIH] by Crosstown Dancer (ID). Breeder: James Carey. Rider: Micheal Nolan (IRL) 33.3, 12, 2.8 = 48.1.


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.