Irish Sport Horses shine at Pau CCI5* and the Pan-Am Games

  • 31 October 2023, 16:00
It was another excellent weekend for Irish-bred horses on the international eventing circuit 

Three Irish Sport Horses finished inside the top ten in the final CCI5* of 2023. Coolparks Sarco (ISH), ridden by Piggy March, was the highest placed, coming home in fourth place on a score of 36.5. The 11-year-old gelding is by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Coolpark Lady Diamond (ISH)[TIH] by Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH).

In the CCI3*-L Pan-Am Games taking place in Chile, it was Caroline Pamukcu and the Irish Sport Horse HSH Blake (ISH) who claimed the individual gold medal. The 8-year-old gelding is by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Doughiska Lass (ISH) by Kannan (KWPN). He was bred by Justin Burke.

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

Pau 5* International (FRA) 26th – 29th October 2023.


4th Coolparks Sarco (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Coolpark Lady Diamond (ISH)[TIH] by Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH). Breeder: Michael Burke (Galway). Rider: Piggy March (GBR) 28.1, 0, 8.4 = 36.5

5th SRS Kan Do (ISH) – 2010 gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of La Vie En Rose (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Michael Donner (Westmeath). Rider: Kylie Roddy (GBR) 31.7, 0, 8.0 = 39.7

10th MBF Connection (ISH) [was Grand Luidam] – 2013 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Traditionally Aloof (TB) by Traditionally (TB). Breeder: Ann Healy Baynes (Galway). Rider: James Avery (NZL) 33.8, 8, 17.6 = 59.4.


Other Irish bred finishers:

14th Heartbreaker Star Quality (ISH) – 2011 mare by Boswell Mr Heart Breaker [ISH] out of Killard Quality (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD). Breeder: Cora Horan (Galway). Rider: Libby Seed (GBR) 68.2

16th Copper Beach (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Radolin (KWPN) out of Cloverballen (ISH). Breeder: Paddy Daly (Offaly) Rider: Cosby Green (USA) 71.3

18th Morswood (ISH) – 2008 gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Princess in Arms (ISH)[TIH] by Present Arms (TB). Breeder: John Doherty (Louth). Rider: Alexandra Knowles (USA) 73.3

21st KND Steel Pulse (ISH)[was MGH Carver Doone] – 2011 gelding by Tinaranas Inspector (WESTF) out of Lady Lux. (ISH) by Olympic Lux (KWPN). Breeder: Kevin Daly (Cork). Rider: Tom Rowland (GBR) 75.3

22nd Grantstown Jackson (ISH)[TIH] – 2011 gelding by Clover Brigade (ISH)[TIH] out of Winning Lass (TB) by Right Win (TB)[IRL]. Breeder: Caroline Widger. Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL) 76.1

27th Diamond Sundance (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Sunny Boy (KWPN) out of KEC Costello Diamond [ISH] by Glidawn Diamond (ID) Breeder: William Kennedy (Kerry). Rider: India Wishart (GBR) 93.9

29th Ardeo Premier (ISH)[was MB Premier Boy] – 2012 gelding by Hold Up Premier (SF) out of Playgirl [ISH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Michael Beattie (Down). Rider: Alexander Bragg (GBR) 99.9

30th Master Point (ISH)[TIH] – 2013 gelding by Pointilliste (TB) out of Chikari (ISH)[TIH] by Kings Master (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Bridget McGing. Rider: Ian Cassells (IRL) 101.5.


Pan-Am Games, Santiago (CHI) 27th -29th October 2023.

CCI3* Long
Individual Results

1st HSH Blake (ISH)[was Galwaybay Blake & Galwaybay HSH Redfield] – 2015 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Doughiska Lass (ISH) by Kannan (KWPN). Breeder: Justin Burke. Rider: Caroline Pamukcu (USA) 26.8, 4, 0.0 = 30.8

2nd Castle Howard Casanova (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of K Cavalier Belle (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Susan Fitzpatrick (Wicklow). Rider: Marcio Carvalho Jorge (BRA) 29.8, 0.8, 1.6 = 32.2

4th Hot Bobo (ISH) – 2013 gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Taneys Leader (TB) by Supreme Leader (TB). Breeder: Emma Phelan (Dublin). Rider: Karl Slezak (CAN) 32.7, 8, 0.0 = 40.7


Other Irish Bred Finishers:

12th Ballypatrick SRS (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Ballypatrick Romance [ISH] by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Austin Broderick (Tipperary). Rider: Ruy Fonseca (BRA) 56.7

13th 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: Fernando Parroquin Delfin (MEX) 64.5

25th 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: Jose Mercado Suarez (MEX) 139.2.



Chattahoochee Hills International & HT (USA) 27th – 30th October 2023.

CCI4* Short

1st Rock Phantom (ISH)[TIH][was Fernhill Rock Phantom] – 2011 gelding by Sprit House (TB) out of Ballycroy Rose (ID) by Clonakilty Hero (ID). Breeder: Maura O’Malley (Mayo). Rider: Sara Kozumplik (USA) 35.5, 0, 6.0 = 41.5

2nd OKE Ruby R (ISH)[was Excel Ruby] – 2013 mare by Namelus R (KWPN) out of B.Termie R 6 (KWPN) by Germus R (KWPN). Breeder: Martina McCrory (Tyrone). Rider: Waylon Roberts (CAN) 40.5, 4, 0.0 = 44.5

5th Newmarket Jack (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Newmarket Jewel (WESTF) out of Newmarket Chantepie (ISH) by Newmarket Venture (HANN). Breeder: Billy Daly (Cork). Rider: Alexandra MacLeod (USA) 40.0, 0, 16.8 = 56.8.


CCI3* Short

1st Trendy Fernhill (ISH) – 2011 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Cruisings Girl (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Eamon Kenny (Laois). Rider: Jenny Caras (USA) 27.9, 0, 0.0 = 27.9

2nd Typically Fernhill (ISH)[was Castlefield Ciao] – 2012 gelding by Dondoctro Ryal K (KWPN) out of Castlefield Sarah (unk) by Guy Cavalier [ISH]. Breeder: Jim O’Neill (Kilkenny). Rider: Leslie Law (GBR) 32.1, 0, 10.0 = 42.1

10th Ado Rock (unk)[was Fernhill Di Caprio] – 2014 gelding by Finnanloon Flight (ISH)[TIH] out of Finnan Scarlet (unk) by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BWP). Breeder: Richard Delaney. Rider: Sallie Jiohnson (USA) 37.7, 12, 16.8 = 66.5.


CCI2* Short

3rd 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) 27.4, 4, 0.0 = 31.4

4th HSH Crypto (ISH)[was Pavoda] – 2016 gelding by Casallco (ISH) out of Cumano Kiss (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Carol A McLaughlin. Rider: Sydney Shinn (USA) 30.8, 0, 1.2 = 32.0.


CCI1* Short

1st Fernhill Fuerst (ISH)[was Master Fuerst] – 2013 gelding by Masurenfuerst (TRAK) out of Silken Heather (ID) by The Bard (ID). Breeder: Helen Troughton (Armagh). Rider: Candace Elizabeth Bell (USA) 28.0, 0, 0.0 = 28.0

4th Lisbane Spartacus (ISH)[was Fernhill I’m Spartacus] – 2012 gelding by Cloonee Silver [ISH] out of Michelles Gift (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Gerard Mahon (Galway). Rider: Katelyn Smith (USA) 32.3, 0, 0.0 = 32.3

9th Fernhill Focus Maxi (ISH)[was BSI Focus Maximus] – 2013 gelding by Candillo Z (HOLST) out of Stay Focused (ISH) by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: Michael Buckley (Waterford). Rider: Jake Tessler (USA) 35.5, 4, 0.0 = 39.5

10th Cooley Muze (ISH)[was Free To Dream] – 2015 gelding by Pollux ge Muze Z (ZANG) out of  America (HOLST) by Acord II (HOLST). Breeder: Trade Horses Ltd. Rider: Maxine Preston (USA) 29.9, 8, 4.4 = 42.3.



1st Wellview Mister Lux (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of KEC Gloriana (ISH) by Aldatus Z (OLD). Breeder: Pat Williams (Sligo). Rider: Matthew Ulmer (USA) 35.7, 12, 34.8 = 82.5.

Only 2 entered, only 1 finished.


Open Intermediate

2nd Fernhill Salt Lake (ISH)[was Haw Minister] – 2015 gelding by My O My (HOLST) out of Salt Lake City (ISH)[TIH] by Yeats (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: James Hickey). Rider: Waylon Roberts (CAN) 31.4, 0, 0.0 = 31.4.


Open Preliminary

6th The Fernhill Fox (ISH)[TIH][was Dancing Fox] – 2008 gelding by Nigrasine (TB) out of Willbrook Bess (ISH)[TIH] by Rakish Paddy (ID). Breeder: David Noctor (Wexford). Rider: Carolyn Rice (USA) 39.5, 4, 0.0 = 43.5

8th Tamara (ISH) – 2009 mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of Deerpark Diamond (ISH)[TIH] by Diamond Lad (ID). Breeder: John Muldowney. Rider: Andre Parro (BRA) 35.3, 0, 9.6 = 44.9

9th Killossery Kitten (ISH)[TIH] – mare by Mr Big Cat (TB) out of Killossery Kruisette (ISH) by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: F & L Glynn. Rider: Laure Sparks (USA) 38.2, 6, 4.4 = 48.6.


Open Modified

3rd HSH Redfield Poynstown Marshall (ISH)[was Poynstown Marshal] – 2016 gelding by Future Trend (OLD) out of Poynstown Queen (ISH) by Olympic Lux (KWPN). Breeder: Paula Widger (Waterford). Rider: Rebecca Hoos (USA) 35.8, 4, 0.0 = 39.8

4th 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) 44.3, 0, 0.0 = 44.3.


Kronenberg International (NED) 26th – 29th 2023.

CCI4* Short

3rd Blarney Monbeg Pepper (ISH) – 2015 mare by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) out of Ballyeden Hero (ISH)[TIH] by Cult Hero (TB). Breeder: Marie & Peadar Carter. Rider: Daniel Alderson (GBR) 33.2, 0.4, 4.4 = 38.0

5th Altitu (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Orestus (KWPN) out of Happy Choice (SWB) by Aram (KWPN). Breeder: Seamus Carew (Tipperary). Rider: Patrick Whelan (IRL) 34.4, 4.4, 9.2 = 48.0

8th The Spice Merchant (ISH) – 2012 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Killaloe Jewel (ISH) by Cezaro (HOLST). Breeder: Rosemarie Stuart (Clare). Rider: Alexandra Munn (RSA) 36.6, 0.4, 18.4 = 55.4.


CCI3* Short

2nd Lux Like Cruise (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Hyundai Santa Fe (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Oliver Walsh. Rider: Renske Kroeze (NED) 31.4, 0, 0.4 = 31.8.


Miki International (JPN) 19th – 22nd October 2023.

CCI Intro

1st Rienroe Lucky Ranger (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Kahtan (TB) out of Rienroe Lucky Diamond (ISH) by R Lucky Strike (BSPA). Breeder: Kiki Ward Platt (Limerick). Rider: Shion Sassa (JPN) 30.9, 0, 0.0 = 30.9.

Only 2 finished.


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.