Irish Sport Horses dominate at Poplar Park, UK

  • 8 March 2023, 14:14
Read the full list of Irish-bred international eventing results from 27th February – 6th March 2023. 

Irish Sport Horses filled the top two places in two sections of the Open Intermediate at the opening British Eventing event of 2023. Oliver Townend and Irish rider Susie Berry held the top two places in both sections, with Townend claiming the honours on both occasions.

At the first European International event of the 2023 calendar the Irish Sport Horse SR Lonestar My Hunter, ridden by Heidi Bratlie Larson finished second in the CCI4*-S in Montelibretti, Italy.


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

Montelibretti (ITA). February 26th – 28th 2023.

CCI4*- S

7th SR Lonestar My Hunter (ISH) – 2008 gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Lonestar My Jessie (ISH)[TIH] by Cruise On (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Mary Coyle (Cavan). Rider: Heidi Bratlie Larson (NOR) 42.6, 10.8, 22.0 = 75.4.

CCI3*- S Sec 1

8th RNH Tom Tom R (ISH)[was RNH Hendricks] – 2014 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of RNH Beach Babe (ISH) by Beach Ball (ISH). Breeder Norman Hammond. Rider : William Levett (AUS) 33.7, 0, 22.0 = 55.7.

CCI2* Short

4th This Ones On You (ISH) – 2009 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Clovers Diamond (AID) by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: William Kirwan. Rider: Willian Levett (AUS) 29.6, 0, 0.0 = 29.6.

CCI* Intro.

6th Bay Emotion (ISH) – 2016 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Rockville Imp (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Padraig Smith (Longford). Rider: Pietro Majolino (ITA) 29.6, 4, 0.0 = 33.6.


Poplar Park (UK). March 4th – 5th 2023

Open Intermediate Sec F

1st Swallow Springs (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Chillout (ISH) out of Kilila (ISH)[TIH] by Cult Hero (TB). Breeder: Maria Keating (Galway). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR) 23.9, 0, 0.0 = 23.9

2nd Monbeg By Design (ISH) [was Eskerhills Elixir] – 2012 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Eskerhills Lexis (ISH) by Puissance (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Fiona Molloy) Offaly). Rider: Susie Berry (IRL) 32.1, 0, 1.2 = 33.3

4th Cooley One To Many (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Taffin [ISH] by Delamain (TB). Breeder: Ronnie Kelly (Limerick). Rider: Dan Jocelyn (GBR) 30.5, 0, 6.8 = 37.3.

Open Intermediate Sec G

1st Ballaghmor Class (ISH) – 2007 gelding Courage II (HOLST) out of Kilderry Place (ISH). Breeder: Noel Hickey (Limerick). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR) 23.0, 2, 0.0 = 25.0

2nd Ringwood LB (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Iroko (WESTF) out of Seoidin Alainn (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Caitriona Mulkere (Clare). Rider: Susie Berry (IRL) 24.6, 0, 1.2 = 25.8

8th Flash Cooley (ISH)[was Castlefield Casper] -2012 gelding by CSF Mr Kroon [ISH] out of Castleford Ruby (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD). Breeder: Jim O’Neill (Kilkenny). Rider: Gemma Stevens (GBR) 26.6, 0, 11.2 = 37.8.

Intermediate Sec E

1st Irish Trump (ISH)[was My Rocheston Trump] – 2013 gelding by Furistos Trump [SH] out of My Rochestown Lady (TB) by Beneficial (TB). Breeder: John P Murphy (Kilkenny). Rider: Sarah Bullimore (GBR) 25.9, 0, 2.8 = 28.7

2nd BGS Twin Peaks (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Power Blade (TB) out of Ballygrangans Lux (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Patrick Byrne (Wexford). Rider: Phoebe Buckley (GBR) 30.2, 1, 8.0 = 39.2

4th Ballinaguilkey Fortunus (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of Abbey Emerald [ISH] by Positively (TB). Breeder: Pam Walshe (Carlow). Rider: Anthony Clark (GBR) 32.3, 0, 10.8 = 43.1

5th Cooley Stirling (ISH)[was Kilnamac Croga] – 2015 gelding by Courage II (HOLST) out of Kilnamac Sue (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: James J Ryan (Tipperary). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR) 40.2, 4, 2.4 = 46.6

6th Swell Touchdun (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Moonlight Silver Shadow (CP) out of Cavaliers Candy [ISH] by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: James Duffy (Louth). Rider: Anthony Clark (GBR) 35.2, 0, 12.0 = 47.2

7th Jerpoint Eclipse (ISH)[TIH] – 2014 gelding by Chinook Eclipse (TB) out of Jerpoint [ISH] by Clover Man [ISH]. Breeder: William Savage (Kilkenny). Rider: Max Gordon (GBR) 33.6, 6, 8.4 = 48.0

8th Vivendi Cruise (ISH) – 2013 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Carton Free (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Raymond Donohoe (Longford). Rider: Harry Horton (GBR) 28.6, 0, 24.4 = 53.0

9th Solsboro Sweetpea (ISH) – 2012 mare by Ars Vivendi (HOLST) out of Solsboro Highlight (ISH)[TIH] by Beau Royale (TB). Breeder: Marie C Ennett (Wexford). Rider: Alicia Wilkinson (GBR) 31.6, 8, 13.6 = 53.2

10th Lady Ophelia (unk) – 2012 mare sire unknown out of Legal Lady (TB) by Over the River (TB). Breeder: Denis Hickey (Wexford). Rider: Padraig McCarthy (IRL) 41.4, 0, 13.6

Novice Sec A

3rd Twilight Rollercoaster (ISH) – 2014 mare by Diamond Roller [ISH] out of Veronicas Camario (ISH) by Camiro De Haar Z (ZANG). Breeder: John Kearney (Louth). Rider: Alison Lidstone (GBR) 32.8, 0, 4.8 = 37.6

5th Nguba (ISH) – 2016 mare by Cruising Arish (ISH)[TIH] out of Coolodge Aldatus Ginger (ISH) by Aldatus Z (OLD). Breeder: James Bergin (Laios). Rider: Sophie Fouracre (GBR)

33.3, 0, 9.6 = 42.9

7th Glenomra Harper (ISH) – 2015 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Glenmomra Lass (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: John Vaughn. Rider: Sarah Gairdner (GBR) 34.5, 0, 15.2 = 49.7

9th Deep Joy (unk) – 2007 gelding OIO. Rider: James Smith (GBR) 36.3, 4, 11.2 = 51.5.

Novice Sec B

4th MGH Mr Messack (ISH)[TIH] – 2015 gelding by Pointilliste (TB) out of Oldyard Diamobnd (ISH) by Diamond Serpant (ISH). Breeder: Michael Doyle. Rider: Padraig McCarthy (IRL) 31.3, 0, 5.2 = 36.5

7th Fernhill Future Capitol (ISH)[was Heritage Fibonacci & Heritage Fernhill] – 2016 gelding by Future Trend (OLD) out of Cutting Edge (ZANG) by Cathago (HOLST). Breeder: Heritage Bloodstock. Rider: Harry Horgan (GBR) 31.0, 0, 13.2 = 44.2.

Open Novice Sec D

1st Midnight Endeavour (ISH) – 2016 mare by Future Trend (OLD) out of Annsfort Coole Robin (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG). Breeder: James Nash (Clare). Rider: Tom Jackson (GBR) 27.5, 0, 0.0 = 27.5

2nd Cuffesgrange Diamond Echo (ISH) – 2010 mare by Clover Echo (ISH)[TIH] out of Cuffesgrange Kings Fortune (ISH) by Heritage Fortunus (HANN). Breeder: Eamonn Sheehan (Kilkenny). Rider: Indie Vaughan-Jones (GBR) 31.0, 0, 0.0 = 31.0

4th Urlanmore Friendly (ISH) – 2007 gelding by Courage II (HOLST) out of Urlanmore Delight [ISH] by Raise You Ten (TB). Breeder: Patrick Carey (Clare). Rider: Pip Taylor (GBR) 31.5, 0, 1.6 = 33.1

9th Coirban Sarco Delux (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Coirban Lady Lux (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Clara Marron (Monaghan). Rider: Rebecca Gibbs (GBR) 28.8, 0, 10.8 = 39.6

10th Monbeg Hendricks (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Harlequin du Carel (SF) out of Alda Puissance ([ISH] by Puissance (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Michael Byrne (Wicklow). Rider: Pru Dawes (GBR) 31.5, 0, 9.6 = 41.1.

Open Novice Under 18 Sec C

4th Grantstown True Loves (ISP) – 2014 mare by General Humbert (CP) out of Grantstown Dark Angel (ISH) by Templebready Bo’Sun (CP). Breeder: Laura Widger (Waterford). Rider: Eliza Culloty (GBR) 28.5, 0, 7.2 = 35.7

6th Global Promise (ISH)[was BMC Can Do] – 2013 mare by Sligo Candy Boy [ISH] out of Coevers Promise (ISH)[TIH] by Coevers Diamond Boy [ISH]. Breeder: Michael Handley (Sligo). Rider: Ivy Fisher (GBR) 21.5, 0, 14.4 = 35.9

9th Cooley On The Cards (ISH)[was MMG Way Back When] – 2013 mare by Sligo Candy Boy [ISH] out of MMG Showtime (ISH) by Couage II (HOLST). Breeder: Michael McGuinness (Mayo). Rider: Charlotte Cooke (GBR) 28.3, 0, 12.0 = 40.3

10th Stonehavens Cloud (unk) – 2007 gelding OIO. Rider: Elizabeth Jelfs (GBR) 28.5, 0, 13.2 = 41.7.


Eventing Grand-Prix at Bruce’s Field (USA). March 4th – 5th 2023.

Advanced Level Grand Prix

5th Cooley Quicksilver (ISH) [was OSH Del Boy] – 2011 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Kylemore Crystal (P)(ISH)[TIH] by Vregan Diamond (ID). Breeder: Alan O’Brien (Galway). Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 27.9, 0, 0.0 = 27.9

6th Pfun (ISH) [was Fernhill Teddy Two Two] – 2007 gelding by Tadmus (KWPN) out of Celerina (AEAS) by Cento (HOLST). Breeder: Tracy Priest (Tipperary). Rider: Will Faudree (USA) 28.3, 0, 0.4 = 28.7

7th Azure (ISH) – 2012 mare by Omar (BWP) out of Cavalie Roselier (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Elizabeth Power, Rider: Phillip Dutton (USA) 28.2, 4, 0.4 = 32.6.


Rocking Horse Winter II HT (USA). March 4th – 5th 2023.

Open Intermediate A

8th SKM Lux Sonata [was Whispering Lux] – 2012 gelding by Lux Z (OLD) out of Garrendruig Sally (ISH)[TIH] by Poltarf (TB). Breeder: Niall O’Donovan. Rider: Tik Maynard (CAN) 35.0, 4, 12.8 = 51.8.

Open Intermediate B

3rd BGS Firecracker (ISH) – 2010 mare by Capitalist (HOLST) out of Emmas Courage (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: Patrick Byrne (Wexford). Rider: Mia Farley (USA) 27.1, 0, 13.6 = 40.7.

Open Intermediate One Day

1st M S Thunderbolt (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Vingino (KWPN) out of Monastery Stud Symphony (HOLST) by Corrado I (HOLST). Breeder: Kristina Leddy. Rider: Selena O’Hanlon (CAN) 31.6, 0, 1.2 = 32.8.

Intermediate Rider

3rd Poynstown Jaguar (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Jaguar Mail (SF) out of Tireragh Stepping Stone (ISH) by Limmerick (HOLST). Breeder: Jim Tempany (Sligo). Rider: Alex Martini (USA) 34.6, 12, 18.0 = 64.6

4th 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 (Galway). Rider: Michelle Mercier (USA) 30.5, 5.6, 37.2 = 73.3.

Intermediate / Preliminary

2nd Kilcannon Kandy Kid [ISH] – 2013 gelding by Sligo Candy Boy [ISH] out of Charlestown Daisy (ISH)[TIH] by Cruise On (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Patrick J Wall (Mayo). Rider: Kelty O’Donoghue (USA) 39.3, 1.2, 26.0 = 66.5.

Open Preliminary A

4th SBT Good Guy (ISH)[TIH][was Kilcannon Good Guy] – 2009 gelding by Loughehoe Guy (ISH)[TIH] out of Watervalley Dawn Diamond (ISH)[TIH] by Glidawn Diamond (ID). Breeder: Sean Thomas Lydon (Galway). Rider: Michael Nolan (IRL) 27.1, 0, 15.2 = 42.3.

Open Preliminary B

1st Anahuac SDN (ISH)[TIH][was Monbeg Skylore & Parkmore Emper] – 2012 gelding by Emperor Augustus (TB) out of Parkmore Crest (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Patrick Wafer. Rider: Guillermo De Campo Marambio (MEX) 24.5, 4, 0.0 = 28.5

7th BGS Calculated Chaos (ISH) – 2016 mare by OBOS Quality (OLD) out of Frisky Amber (ISH)[TIH] by Power Blade (TB)[IRL]. Breeder: Michael Buckley. Rider: Mia Farley (USA) 24.3, 0, 29.6 = 53.9

8th Balanca SDN (ISH)[was Dalestown Castlebar HFS] – 2013 gelding by Clover Echo (ISH)[TIH] out of Bornacoola (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Robert Fisk. Rider: Enrique Mercado (MEX) 33.3, 4, 16.8 = 54.1

10th 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) 26.7, 17.2, 20.0 = 63.9.

Open Preliminary One Day A

2nd Westwick Rebel [ISH] – 2014 gelding by Flex A Bill (ISH)[TIH] out of Rebels Dream [ISH] by Rich Rebel (TB). Breeder: John Brady (Wicklow). Rider: Madeline Hartstock (USA) 31.0, 4, 0.0 = 35.0

7th DRS Resolute (ISH)[was DRS Cooley] – 2009 gelding by Radolin (KWPN) out of Royal Queen B (ISH) by Sire de Valette (SF). Breeder: Ray Brown (Westmeath). Rider: Strephanie Goodman (USA) 35.0, 4, 5.6 = 44.6

8th Joeys Reward (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Financial Reward (TB)[ISH] out of Norway Lodge (ISH) by Beauty Bath (IRIP). Breeder: Deirdre French (Wexford). Rider: Georgia Phillips (USA) 38.1, 4, 8.8 = 50.9.

Open Preliminary One Dat B

7th Monbeg Capricorn (ISH)[was Be Capricorn] – 2016 gelding by Capri Van Overis Z (ZANG) out of ESI Lady (ISH) by Guidam (SF). Breeder: Catherine Curran. Rider: Lauren Hoover (USA) 36.9, 0.8, 8.8 = 46.5.

Preliminary Horse

3rd Cappog Ferro Royale CDS (ISH) – 2014 gelding by S Creevagh Ferro Ex Siebe (KWPN) out of Emily Royale (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: David Miley. Rider: Robin Walker (USA) 29.5, 5.2, 18.8 = 53.5

6th 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) 25.5, 0, 45.2 = 70.7.

Preliminary Rider

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) 26.2, 0, 1.2 = 27.4

2nd 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) 29.3, 0, 0.0 = 29.3

3rd Yeats Royale (ISH) – 2013 mare by Yeats (ISH)[TIH] out of Diamond Royale (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: John James Hassett. Rider: Lisa Michelle Apted (USA) 33.3, 0, 0.0 = 33.3

4th 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) 36.0, 0, 0.0 = 36.0

5th Shirsheen Deal Me In (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Silvano (KWPN) out of Tradhearg Watt A Diamond (ISH) by Carrick Diamond Lad (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Anthony Gillespie. Rider: Anna Fitzhugh (USA) 32.9, 8, 0.0 = 40.9

8th Callan Quinto (ISH)[TIH] – 2005 gelding by Quinto Fabio (TB) out of Callan Clover (ISH)[TIH] by Coolcaum Hill (ID). Breeder: John Young (Kilkenny). Rider: Claudia Sarnoff (USA) 34.3, 4, 3.6 = 41.9.

Open Modified A

2nd Cullintra End Game (ISH)[was Cullintra Digger] – 2017 gelding by Quantino (HOLST) out of Cullintra Witness (TB) by Witness Box (TB). Breeder: Laurence Hanrahan. Rider: Ariel Grald (USA) 30.0, 0, 0.0 = 30.0

10th Ballygriffin Crossfield Cara (ISH) – 2017 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Crossfield Lass (ISH) by High Roller (ISH). Breeder: Martin Crowley. Rider: Joe Meyer (NZL) 33.8, 0, 4.8 = 38.6.

Open Modified B

1st Cavalier Monte Carla (ISH) – 2014 mare by Cavalier Land [ISH}out of Umhslanga [ISH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Peter Rice. Rider: Conoe Rollins (USA) 30.7, 0, 0.0 = 30.7

2nd Fernhill Intrigue (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Golden Master (TB)[IRL] out of Queen Victoriam OBS (ISH) by OBOS Quality (OLD). Breeder: Roberta Dowley. Rider: Joe Meyer (NZL) 31.7, 0, 0.0 = 31.7

6th Rock Jennings (ISH)[TIH] – Tajraasi (TB) out of Miss Goatenbridge (ISH)[TIH] by Crosstown Dancer (ID). Breeder: James Carey. Rider: Micheal Nolan (IRL) 30.7, 0, 7.2 = 37.9.

Open Modified C

2nd Carrigshawn HFS (ISH)[was Carrigshaw Quincy] – 2016 mare by Quantino (HOLST) out of Carrigshawn Lucy (ISH) by Olympic Lux (KWPN). Breeder: John Warner. Rider: Alyssa Phillips (USA) 33.8, 0, 0.0 = 33.8

5th Gortglass Lupin (ISH)[was Gortglas Lupin] – 2017 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Gortglas Skye (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Sian Carson Ball. Rider: Gabby Dickerson (USA) 33.6, 0, 2.0 = 35.6

6th HSH Mosstown Mexico (ISH)[was Mosstown HSH] – 2016 gelding by Stetter (KWPN) out of Marchesi Candoo (ISH)  by Cancun VDL (KWPN). Breeder: David Harrison. Rider: Darrah Alexander (USA) 31.2, 0, 4.4 = 35.6

7th Fernhill In Motion (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) out of Harney’s Lady (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG). Breeder: Michael Dunne. Rider: Amelia Ebhardt (USA) 30.7, 4, 2.4 = 37.1.


Sporting Days Farm March HT (USA). March 4th – 5th 2023.

Open Preliminary

1st Apogee (ISH)[was Saunderscourt Skyfest] – 2007 gelding by Harlequin du Carol (SF) out of Lavally Breeze [ISH] by Sky Boy (TB). Breeder: Eamon Maher (Tipperary). Rider: Arden  Foster Wildasin (USA) 29.8, 0, 0.0 = 29.8

2nd Sunday Times (ISH)[TIH][was Lackaghbeg Hero] – 2007 gelding by Cult Hero (TB) out of Lackaghbeg Crest (ID) by Sea Crest (ID). Breeder: Paddy Joyce (Galway). Rider: Arden Foster Wildasin (USA) 28.6, 4, 0.0 = 32.6.


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.