Irish Sport Horses Triumphant in USA Eventing

  • 15 February 2023, 11:33

Irish Sport Horses take top places in the Open Modified classes in both Pine Top Intermediate HT, Georgia (USA) and Rocking Horse Winter 11 HT, Florida (USA). 

Monbeg Zebedee (ISH) bred by Marti Rudd, takes first place in the Open Modified B class in Georgia finishing on a score of 35.2.

Water Mill Smooth (ISH) bred by Alan Connaughton, comes in first place in the Open Modified class in Florida with a score of 26.9.

Irish Sport Horses filled numerous placings at Pine Top Intermediate HT, Georgia (USA) and Rocking Horse Winter 11 HT, Florida

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

Rocking Horse Winter 11 HT, Florida (USA). February 10th – 12th.

Advanced (Test A)

2nd 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) 31.6, 0, 14.0 = 45.6.

Open Intermediate B

2nd Countess Cooley (ISH) – 2015 mare by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Regular Eaton (ISH). Breeder Georgina Philips. Rider: Leslie Law (GBR) 28.2, 0, 3.2 = 31.4

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 (IRL) 29.8, 0, 12.0 = 41.6

9th Bonmahon Flash (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Bonmahon Master Blue (ISH) out of Bonmahon Ashley (WNTR) by Ashley Park (TB)[IRL]. Breeder: Francis Fitzgerald (Waterford). Rider: Sonya Crampton (CAN) 35.5, 0, 13.6 = 49.1.

Intermediate Rider

1st 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) 32.5, 0, 6.4 = 38.9

6th Greenfort Carnival (ISH)[was Attyrory Acres] – 2010 gelding by Aughrim Knight (ISH)[TIH] out of Easkey Princess (ISH). Breeder: Michael Cruise (Roscommon). Rider: Liz Holtz Messaglia (USA) 30.7, 4, 14.8 = 49.5.

Intermediate / Preliminary

2nd 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) 32.7, 4, 8.8 = 45.5.

Open Preliminary

8th Cooley SOS (ISH)[was Emilions Courage, Killyglass Emilions Courage] – 2011  gelding by Emilion (KWPN) out of Dalways Courage (ISH) by Courage 11 (HOLST). Breeder: JV Primrose (Antrim). Rider: Samantha Tinney (USA) 33.4, 4, 1.6 = 39.0

9th Stonehavens Royal Touch (ISH)[was Farmhill Royal Touch & Cooley Stonehill] – 2009 gelding by Finbars Touch [ISH] out of Black Roller [ISH] by High Roller [ISH]. Breeder: Gerard Callan (Louth). Rider: Tess Molinar (USA) 30.7, 4, 6.0 = 40.7.

Open Preliminary One Day

1st 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: Clark Montgomery (USA) 27.1, 0, 0.0 = 27.1

10th 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) 35.0, 0, 2.8 = 37.8.

Preliminary Horse

1st 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) 31.4, 4, 3.6 = 39.0

3rd Global Stellar Bling (ISH)[was Stellar Bling] – 2014 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Odzala (TB)[IRL] by Great Palm (TB). Breeder: Caroline Kennedy (Wicklow). Rider: Dana Cooke (CAN) 36.4, 0, 15.6 = 52.0

7th 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) 35.9, 0, 60.8 = 96.7.

Open Modified

1st Water Mill Smooth (ISH)[TIH] – 2014 gelding by Watermill Swatch (TB) out of My Smooth Damond (ISH)[TIH] by Diamond Lad (ID).  Breeder: Alan Connaughton. Rider: Kelsey Seidel (USA) 26.9, 0, 0.0 = 26.9

3rd Cajun Quality (ISH)[was Birrinview Dazzler] – 2017 gelding by Dakar VDL (KWPN) out of Birrinview Holly (ISH)[TIH] by Cougar (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Cyril Staphens. Rider: Ashley Hays (USA) 30.7, 0, 0.0 = 30.7

5th Cooley Vita (ISH)[was Dolmen Dolce Vita] – 2015 mare by Quantino (HOLST) out of Dolmen Denial (ISH) by Ricardo Z  (ZANG). Breeder: Jack Murphy. Rider: Leila Saxe (USA) 33.6, 0, 0.8 = 34.4

8th Rock Jennings (ISH)[TIH] – Tajraasi (TB) out of Miss Goatenbridge (ISH)[TIH] by Crosstown Dancer (ID). Breeder: James Carey. Rider: Micheal Nolan (IRL) 31.9, 0, 7.6 = 39.5.

Open Modified One Day

2nd Newmarket Cooley (ISH)[was Newmarket Generator) – 2010 gelding by Newmarket Jewel (WESTF) out of Able Flash (ISH)[TIH] by Able Albert (TB). Breeder: Brian Daly. Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 26.4, 0, 0.0 = 26.4

5th 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) 29.5, 0, 7.2 = 36.7.


Pine Top Intermediate HT, Georgia (USA). February 10th – 12th

Advanced / Intermediate

1st 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) 31.8, 0, 0.0 = 31.8

3rd Dassett Olympus (ISH)[was Ballyvadd Talisman] – 2013 gelding by Lancelot (KWPN) out of Cushlamochree (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Andrew Kirwan (Waterford). Rider: Lillian Heard (USA) 30.7, 6.8, 17.6 = 55.1

4th Vandyke (ISH) 2014 gelding by Vancouver (KWPN) out of Shannondale Willow [ISH] by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Deborah Palmer (Derry). Rider: Allison Springer (USA) 37.7, 1.2, 19.6 = 58.5

6th Fernhill Royale (ISH)[was Cavalier Trumps] (ISH) – 2009 by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) out of Greenacres Trumps (ISH)[TIH] by Ballinvella (TB). Breeder: Michael Callery. Rider: Mai Petersen (USA) 43.4, 14.8, 6.0 = 64.2.

Open Intermediate A

1st Cooley Gentleman (ISH)[was HHS Oaklands] – 2014 gelding by Acorad 3 (OLD) out of HHS Crystal Clear [ISH] by The Echo Factor [ISH]. Breeder: Miguel Bravo (Kilkenny). Rider: Lillian Heard (USA) 27.4, 0, 6.4 = 33.8

8th Ringwood Trendsetter (ISH)[was Ringwood Acapello] – 2011 gelding by Ringwood Harley Carol [ISH] out of Ringwood Cello (ISH) by ARD VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder: Peter Leonard (Limerick). Rider: Kelly Pugh Goodman (USA) 32.6, 0, 42.8 = 75.4.

Open Intermediate B

9th 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) 42.8, 4, 5.2 = 52.0.

Intermediate Rider

2nd 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) 32.8, 1.2, 28.8 = 62.8

3rd Paddrick (unk) – 2011 gelding by Kroongraaf (KWPN) out of a mare by Temple Clover (ISH)[TIH]. Rider: Elle Choate (USA) 37.0, 4, 32.0 = 73.0.

Open Preliminary A

1st Gorsehill Amy (ISH) – 2014 mare by Chippison (ISH) out of Gorsehill Magic (ISH) by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Anne Brennon. Rider: Katherine Brown (USA) 26.8, 0, 2.0 = 28.8

4th 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) 34.2, 0, 0.0 = 34.2

6th Loughtown Cici ZA (ISH)[TIH] – 2016 mare by Dermish Cruise (ISH)[TIH] out of Castlelawn Diamond Clover (ISH)[TIH] by White Clover (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Gabriel Slattery. Rider: Chris Talley (USA) 31.8, 0, 4.8 = 36.6

9th WEC Emperor of Hope (ISH)[TIH] – 2010 gelding by Emmperror Augustus (TB) out of Right Time (ISH)[TIH]by Big Sink Hope (TB). Breeder: John Donaghy (Down). Rider: Will Englehardt (USA) 32.6, 8.4, 3.6 = 44.6.

Open Preliminary B

1st 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) 23.4, 0, 0.0 = 23.4

7th Quality Touchdown (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Cara Touche (ISH) out of Lazio (ISH) by Aldato (KWPN). Breeder: Michael Hayde (Kilkenny). Rider: Booli Selmayr (USA) 30.5, 2.4, 6.4 = 39.3

10th Bellines Quality Lady (ISH)[was Belline Cracking Lady] – 2016 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Sweet Lady (AES) by KEC Maximum Joe (WESTF). Breeder: Paddy Power. Rider: Lillian Heard (USA) 28.2, 0.4, 13.2 = 41.8.

Preliminary, Junior / Young Rider

2nd Carlsburg (ISH)[TIH] – 2012 gelding by Puissance (ISH)[TIH] out of Flame and Passion (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Michael Reck Jnr (Wexford). Rider: Eliza Quigley (USA) 33.4, 4.4, 16.4 = 54.2.

Open Preliminary 2 Day

2nd Fernhill B Good (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Rigina (KWPN) by Lord de Lux (HOLST). Breeder: Richard Irwin (Tyrone). Rider: Will Faudree (USA) 30.8, 4, 4.8 = 39.6

6th 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) 37.6, 4, 10.8 = 52.4

9th Carden Balou Moon (ISH)[was Shadow Balou] – 2015 mare by Balou Du Rouet (OLD) out of Rendezvous (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Fiona Morgan. Rider: Ivie Cullen-Dean (USA) 40.3, 9.2, 18.4 = 67.9.

Open Modified A

7th Fanlehane Valentino (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of EPM Lady Zee (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG). Breeder: Edward McKeon. Rider: Kelly Pugh Goodman (USA) 33.3, 0, 10.0 = 43.3

8th Excel Star Saphira (ISH)[was AOC Piper] – 2016 mare by Future Trend (OLD) out of KEC Snooping Around (ISH) by Aldatus Z (OLD). Breeder: Andrew O’Connell. Rider: Sydney Schultz (USA) 37.0, 4, 4.4 = 45.4

10th 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) 34.3, 4, 15.6 = 53.9.

Open Modified B

1st Monbeg Zebedee (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) out of Bolacreane Dolly (ISH)[TIH] by Cult Hero (TB). Breeder: Marti Rudd. Rider: Alison Springer (USA) 26.8, 0, 8.4 = 35.2

4th HTS Jensen R (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of HTS Lady Clermont (ISH)[TIH] by Rhyne Clover (ISH). Breeder: Brian Kieran. Rider: Katie Lichten (USA) 32.8, 0, 6.4 = 39.2

8th Master Brooklyn (ISH)[TIH] – 2014 gelding by High Ho Dubh (ID) out of Norebrook (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: John Martin (Tipperary). Rider: Sierra Shurtz (USA) 33.0, 4, 8.8 = 45.8

10th Excel Star Vero Amore (ISH)[was Leestone Vigovol] – 2016 gelding by Vigo D’Arsouilles (BWP) out of Ultiem V (KWPN) by Voltaire (HANN). Breeder: John McKibbin. Rider: Caitlin Silliman (USA) 28.8, 0, 83.6 = 112.4.


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

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