Irish-bred podiums in two out of three international Eventing classes in the USA

  • 9 December 2021, 15:54

Irish-bred horses filled the top three in two out of three international Eventing classes in the USA last week, with first place in the Open Preliminary at Pine Hill, Texas going to HVL Hocus Pocus (ISH); and first place in the Open Intermediate at Rocking Horse HT, Florida going to Traditional Irish Horse Ballingowan Zeal.

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


Pine Hill GHCTA Schooling HT, Texas. (December 5th).

Open Preliminary.

1 HVL Hocus Pocus (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Dream Boy M (KWPN) out of Highland Lady C (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Tina McDermott (Wicklow). Rider: Katherine Rivera (USA) 32.4, 12.4, 3.2 = 48.0

2 Monbeg Candidate (ISH)[TIH] – 2013 gelding by Campign Swing (TB)[IRL] out of Grousehall Queen (ID) by All The Diamonds (ID). Breeder: Paddy McGauran (Cavan). Rider: Camdyn Rahe (USA) 34.8, 6, 30.0 = 70.8

3 Fernhill Leitrim Lass (ISH)[was Aughaslane Leitrim Lass] – 2012 mare by Hannibal V Overis Z (ZANG) out of Aughacushlann Leitrim Lady (ISH) by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB). Breeder: Helen Tighe (Leitrim). Rider: Lida McAllister (USA) 42.8, 5.2, 34.0 = 82.0.

Rocking Horse December HT, Florida. (December 4th – 5th).

Open Intermediate.

1 Ballingowan Zeal (ISH)[TIH] – 2007 gelding by Seabrook (TB) out of Shara Bride (ID) by Clover Hill (ID) Breeder: Tom Reilly (Cavan). Rider: Shanon Baker (USA) 29.8, 0, 2.0 = 31.8

2 Shirsheen Ice [ISH] – 2014 gelding by Beowolf [ISH] out of Candy Copper (ISH)[TIH] by Regal Sting (TB). Breeder: Patrick Murphy (Wicklow). Rider: Leslie Law (GBR) 26.4, 0.4, 6.8 = 33.6

3 BT Just A Rebel (ISH)[TIH] – 2010 gelding by Crosskeys Rebel (CP) out of Aubusson (TB) by Montjeu (TB) Breeder: Ben Jellett (Kildare). Rider: Lila Gendal (USA) 37.5, 4, 0.0 = 41.5.

Open Preliminary.

5 Carrabeg Hulla Balou (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Balou du Rouet (OLD) out of Vella Flavour (ISH)[TIH] by Ballinvella (TB). Breeder: Joe Howley (Mayo). Rider: Michael Nolan (USA) 30.0, 2.4, 9.6 = 42.0.

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

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