Irish Sport Horses dominate on international eventing circuit

  • 29 March 2023, 09:04
Irish-bred event horses continue to shine both in the UK and USA, read the full list of international results below

Despite the weather impacting eventing in the UK last weekend, Irish Sport Horses still recorded multiple top ten placings across the board. Coirban Sarco Delux (ISH) won the Intermediate Novice at Cirencester Park. Ridden by Rebecca Gibbs, the 10-year-old gelding was bred by Clara Marron and is by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB), out of Coirban Lady Lux (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN).

Kildare’s Liam Gaffney also bred a winner – Jag Womanizer Lady (ISH), ridden by Beatrice Montgomerie won the Open Novice, Section J, on a score of 24.8. The 8-year-old mare is by Womanizer (KWPN), out of Ballyscully Beauty (ISH) by Silvono (KWPN). Completing the trio of Irish-bred winners was Gentle Lion (ISH), bred by Fiona Sheridan. The 2015 stallion by Chillout (ISH), out of Lion Coco (ISH) by Ard  VDL Douglas (KWPN), won the Novice Section L.


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

Cirencester Park (UK). March 24th – 26th 2023

(Friday & Sunday Cancelled)

Intermediate Sec O

3rd BWE Newton De Jasper (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Newton De Kreisker (SF) out of Galoutino Jasper (ISH) by Ojasper (KWPN). Breeder: Brion McConville, Co Down. Rider: Adam Harvey (GBR) 29.1, 4, 0.0 = 33.1

5th Ventura Rock (ISH) – 2015 mare by Newmarket Venture (HANN) out of Rock Me Baby (AES) by Rock King (WNTR). Breeder: Kate Jarvey. Rider: Austin O’Connor (IRL) 30.9, 5, 0.0 = 35.9

6th Ballyengland Dawn (ISH) – 2014 mare by OBOS Quality (OLD) out of Ballyengland Belle (ISH)[TIH] by Derg Cruise (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Michael Enright, Co Limerick. Rider: Louise Lockwood (GBR) 26.8, 4, 7.6 = 38.4

8th Monbeg Darwin (ISH)[TIH] – 2015 gelding by Kiltealy Silver (ID) out of Porter Sky (ISH)[TIH] by Porter Rhodes (TB). Breeder: Philip Bowe, Co Wexford. Rider: Michael Owen (GBR) 35.9, 4, 6.4 = 46.3

10th RLE Cavalier Vivendi (ISH) – 2011 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Moores Cavalier (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Thomas Merrigan, Co Wicklow. Rider: Manon Schey (GBR) 22.4, 8, 18.0 = 48.5.

Intermediate Novice Sec N

1st 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, Co Monaghan. Rider: Rebecca Gibbs (GBR) 29.8, 0, 0.0 = 29.8

3rd Oughterard Quality (ISH) – 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality (OLD) out of Oughtererd Sky Cruise (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (TB)[TIH], Breeder: Geraed Lynch, Co Clare. Rider: John Westmore (GBR) 21.6, 12, 0.0 = 33.6

4th Ballylaffin Juno (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Cassino (SWWB) out of Ballylaffin Juliana [ISH] by Ghareeb (TB). Breeder: Catherine Long, Co Tipperary. Rider: Andrew Heffernan (NED) 29.8, 4, 0.0 = 33.8

8th Brookfield Benjamin Bounce (ISH)[TIH] – 2012 gelding by Nazar (TB) out of Ashmores Zoe (ID) by Grange Bouncer (ID). Breeder: Stuart Collier, Co Carlow. Rider: Sophie Callard (GBR) 25.2, 11, 3.6 = 39.8

9th PN Hugo (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Ringwood Harley Carol [ISH] out of Ringwood Cello (ISH) by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: Peter Leonard, Co Limerick. Rider: Abigail Tomlinson (GBR) 35.5, 4, 1.2 = 40.7.

Open Novice Sec I

4th CFH Dakar Hill (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Dakar VDL (KWPN) out of Lux Hill (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: John Carey, Co Tipperary. Rider: Millie Juleff (GBR) 33.3, 0, 0.0 = 33.3

5th Diamonds In Dubai (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Cardento (HOLST) out of Winter Cruise [ISH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Lisa Cawley, Co Kildare. Rider: Chelsea Pearce (GBR) 32.8, 0, 0.8 = 33.6

6th Ardeo Fun Size (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Star of Diamond (P)(ISH)[TIH] by Flagmount Diamond (ID). Breeder: Adrian Hill, Co Monaghan. Rider: Minnie Longdon (GBR) 29.3, 0, 4.4 = 33.7

8th Buenos Quality (ISH) – 2013 mare by O)BOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Shanbeg Grey Striker (ISH) by Maltstriker (KWPN). Breeder: Patrick Murphy, Co Wexford. Rider: Beatrice Montgomerie (GBR) 28.8, 4, 1.6 = 34.4

9th Interfields Abouddi (ISH) – 2016 mare by Future Trend (OLD) out of Coolcom Bella (ISH) by Gentle Diamond (ID). Breeder: Thomas McNulty. Rider: Saffron Creswell (GBR) 34.5, 0, 0.0 = 34.5.

Open Novice Sec J

1st Jag Womanizer Lady (ISH) – 2015 mare by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Ballyscully Beauty (ISH) by Silvono (KWPN). Breeder: Liam Gaffney, Co Kildare. Rider: Beatrice Montgomerie (GBR) 24.8, 0, 0.0 = 24.8

4th Cooley Cash (unk)[was KEC Clover Joe] – 2015 gelding by KEC Maximum Joe (WESTF) out of Ballynort Clover (unk). Breeder: Maria Ranahan, Co Limerick. Rider: Toby Pigott (GBR) 25.3, 0, 1.2 = 26.5

7th The Empress (ISH) – 2012 mare by Emperor Augustus (TB) out of Kateys Gem (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG). Breeder: Deirdre Boeler, Co Wexford. Rider: Emily Young-Jamieson (GBR) 29.8, 0, 2.4 = 32.2

9th Gooseberry Hill Cruise (ISH)[TIH] – 2013 mare by Ballynoe Nightcruise (ISH)[TIH] out of Gooseberry Hill Countess (ISH)[TIH] by Carlo Bank (TB)[IRL]. Breeder: Janet Burke, Co Cork. Rider: Zara Burke Ott (GBR) 33.3, 0, 0.0 = 33.3

10th Ballymurphy Lizzy (ISH)[TIH][was Ballymurphy Penhills Lizzy] – 2011 mare by Cougar (ISH)[TIH] out of Ballymurphy Sarah (ISH)[TIH] by Laughtons Flight (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Ann Doyle. Rider: Ben Edwards (GBR) 34.8, 0, 0.0 = 34.8.

Novice Sec K

3rd Cooley Killaloe (ISH)[was CSF Killaloe] – 2015 gelding by Kannan out of CSF Lady at Last by ARS Vivendi. Breeder: Shane Connolly. Rider: Sophie Callard (GBR) 23.5, 0, 3.6 = 27.1

9th Cavalier Gunfire (ISH) – 2013 mare by CMS Gunfire (ISH) out of Our Cavalier (ISH) by Cavalier Royals (HOLST). Breeder: Peter McEneaney. Rider: Tabatha Baker (GBR) 32.3, 0, 0.0 = 32.3.

Novice Sec L

1st Gentle Lion (ISH)[was Chilli Lion] – 2015 stallion by Chillout (ISH) out of Lion Coco (ISH) by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: Fiona Sheridan. Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR) 30.5, 0, 0.0 = 30.5

2nd GRS Carina (ISH)[was GRS Seven] – 2014 mare by Kannan (KWPN) out of Leena Rose (TB)[IRL] by Craigsteel (TB). Breeder: Denis Hickey, Co Wexford. Rider: Tristram Owers (GBR) 31.3, 0, 0.0 = 31.3

4th Calling Cooley (ISH)[was BSI D Man] – 2016 gelding by Tallmann TN (BWP) out of Ballyhane Ellie (ISH) by Luidam (KWPN). Michael Buckley. Rider: Selina Milnes (GBR) 32.0, 0, 0.0 = 32.0

5th Rehy MBF [ISH][was Rehy Hulabaloo] – 2012 gelding by Rehy High Society (ISH) by Kilfeara Lass (ISH){TIH} by Sanang Hati (TB) Breeder: Martin Costello, Co Clare. Rider: Millie Rogers (GBR) 32.3, 0, 0.0 = 32.3

7th Vantino (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Quantino (HOLST) out of Kilcoltrim Gold (ISH) by Porter Rhodes (TB). Breeder: Dan Galavan. Rider: Carys Thomas (GBR) 33.5, 0, 0.0 = 33.5

8th Sir Castor Troy (ID) – 2009 gelding by Castana (ID) out of April Daisy (ID) by Duleek Hero (ID). Breeder: Thomas Andrew Duffy, Co Roscommon. Rider: Dr. Caroline Bell (GBR) 34.3, 0, 0.0 = 34.3.

Novice Sec M

4th Katrinas Boy (ISH) – 2014 gelding by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Mosside Lass (ISH) by Mosside Treble C (ISH). Breeder: Thomas Murray, Co Leitrim. Rider: Alexander Bragg (GBR) 30.5, 0, 0.4 = 30.9

6th Barrettstown Wow (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Bonmahon Master Blue (ISH) out of Ricandy (KWPN) by Kigali (KWPN). Breeder: Jessica Healy, Co Kilkenny. Rider: Lucy Goodey (GBR) 31.3, 0, 0.0 = 31.3.


Majestic Oaks Ocala (USA). March 25th – 26th 2023

Open Preliminary

2nd Monbeg Odyssey (ISH)[was Carraigahulla Orlando] – 2012 gelding by Orestus (KWPN) out of Carraigahulla (P)[ISH] by Glen Bar (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Michael Byrne, Co Louth. Rider: Sophia Middlebrook (USA) 27.9, 0, 1.6 = 29.5

6th 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) 29.8, 0, 4.0 = 33.8.

Preliminary Rider A

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 (IRL) 31.9, 4, 0.0 = 35.9

5th MTF Cooley Classic (ISH)[was Camblin DC & Cooley All Over] – 2010 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Josephines Fancy (ISH) by Olympic Lux (KWPN). Breeder: Michael Ryan, Co Tipperary. Rider: Page Ramsey (USA) 29.8, 4, 14.4 = 48.2.

Preliminary Rider B

1st 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) 38.1, 0, 0.0 = 38.1

4th Cooley Romance (ISH) – 2012 mare by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP) out of Kalibra (ISH) by Countach (OLD). Breeder: Liam Gaffney, Co Kildare. Rider: Mary Cooke Catlett (USA) 35.2, 13.2, 0.0 = 48.4.


Texas Rose Horse Park (USA). March 25th – 26th 2023.

Open Preliminary

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, Co Waterford. Rider: Makenzie Lowe (USA) 32.1, 0, 8.0 = 40.1

5th Blakeneys Cruise (ISH) – 2017 gelding by FSS Correlli Bravo (ISH) out of Caoimhes Crusing (ISH) by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Brendan Noone. Rider: Quidley Kellermann (USA) 31.6, 0, 22.4 = 54.0.


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.