Podium finish for Irish Sport Horse Cooley Rosalent at Maryland 5-star

  • 24 October 2023, 15:59
Cooley Rosalent (ISH) made an excellent five-star debut finishing third in the MARS Maryland CCI5*-L

Oliver Townend added another five-star success with an Irish Sport Horse to his list when he finished third with Cooley Rosalent in the MARS Maryland CCI5*-L on Sunday. The 9-year-old mare is by Valent (KWPN) and out of Bellney Jewel (TB), by Roselier (TB). She was bred in Co Armagh by J W Rosbotham.

A further two Irish Sport Horses finished inside the top ten. Greenacres Special Cavalier (ISH), ridden by Caroline Powell for New Zealand, was sixth, and LCC Barnaby (ISH) and Lillian Heard for America were 10th.

See below for the full list of international eventing results 

Bicton Arena International (GBR) 18th – 22nd October 2023.

CCI3* Short Sec D

1st Global Candy Boy [ISH] – 2013 gelding by Sligo Candy Boy [ISH] out of Star of Clover [ISH] by Clover Echo (ISH[TIH]. Breeder: John McDonnell (Mayo). Rider: Georgie Campbell (NZL) 31.4, 0, 0.0 = 31.4

4th Everon Vivendi (ISH)[was Corriebeg Vivendi] – 2009 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Ordell (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: B & G Campbell (Armagh). Rider: Fred Scala (IRL) 33.4, 0, 1.2 = 34.6

8th Ellies Candy Girl (ISH) – 2015 mare by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Oxmountain Star (ISH) by Ramiro B (BWP). Breeder: Malachy Cregg (Sligo). Rider: Carolyne Ryan-Bell (GBR) 36.1, 0, 2.0 = 38.1

9th Ringfort Reve Du Moulin (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Glasgow Vant Merelsnest (BWP) out of Moulin Fontaine (ISH) by Alligator Fontaine (SF). Breeder: Harron Eakin Farme (Down). Rider: Andrew Downes (GBR) 30.7, 4, 3.6 = 38.3.


CCI2* Long Sec A

6th 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) 31.1, 0, 6.4 = 37.5

9th The Real McKay (ISH)[was Seefin No Looking Back] – 2016 gelding by Road to Happiness (TB) out of Eagle Flight [ISH] by Coronea Eagle [ISH]. Breeder: James Lynch (Waterford). Rider: Jess Rimmer (GBR) 32.1, 8, 0.0 = 40.1

10th Cookstown Jackson (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Gortglass Sparrow (ISH)[TIH] by Ashfield Bobby Sparrow (CP). Breeder: Donal Callery. Rider: Alan Nolan (IRL) 27.2, 12, 2.4 = 41.6.


CCI2* Short Sec B

6th Riverstown Royal (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Royal Concorde (ISH) out of Riverstown Rosie (ISH) by Polanski (SWB). Breeder: Thomas Keenan. Rider: Georgie Frow (GBR) 33.0, 4, 4.4 = 41.4

7th Martins Irish Eddie (ISH)[TIH]– 2013 gelding by Killea Hill View (ID) out of Killea Hollodri (ISH)[TIH] by Hallodri (TB). Breeder: Liam Kenneally (Tipperary). Rider: Allegra Cowley (GBR) 36.4, 0, 5.2 = 41.6

8th Beech Hill Kiko Clover (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Kroongraaf (KWPN) out of Loughnatousa Ruby [ISH] by Temple Clover (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Heike Tracy (Dublin). Rider: Harriet Blair (GBR) 36.8, 0, 6.8 = 43.6

9th Bagheera (ISH) – 2014 mare by Greenacres Mirah (ISH) out of Greenacres Trumps (ISH)[TIH] by Ballinvella (TB). Breeder: Michael Callery. Rider: Althea Bleekman (NED) 36.3, 0, 10.4 = 46.7.


CCI2* Short Sec C

1st Rouge Angel (ISH)[was Corribeg Supernova] – 2012 mare by Silvano (KWPM) out of My Carrarea Beauty (ISH)[TIH] by Young Convinced (TB)[IRL]. Breeder: Thomas Mannion. Rider: Fred Scala (IRL) 30.1, 0, 0.0 = 30.1

8th Cooley Couture (ISH) – 2008 mare by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Ballinakill Clover (ID) by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: Noel Cawley. Rider: Gemma Stevens (GBR) 30.1, 0, 6.8 = 36.9.


Mars Maryland at Fair Hill International (USA) 19th – 22nd October 2023.

CCI5* Long

3rd Cooley Rosalent (ISH) – 2014 mare by Valent (KWPN) out of Bellney Jewel (TB) by Roselier (TB). Breeder: J W Rosbotham (Armagh). Rider: Oliver Townend (GBR) 23.1, 8, 6.0 = 37.1.

6th Greenacres Special Cavalier (ISH) – 2013 mare by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) out of Greenacres Touch (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Michael Callery (Meath). Rider: Caroline Powell (NZL) 29.0, 0.8, 12.8 = 42.6

10th LCC Barnaby (ISH) – 2006 gelding by Guy Cavalier (ISH) out of Lady Tanjour (ISH) by Rafael (KWPN) Breeder: Martin Collins (Meath). Rider: Lillian Heard (USA) 36.4, 4, 24.4 = 64.8.

Only 14 finished.


CCI 3* Long

1st HSH Connor (ISH)[was Galwaybay Connor & Galwaybay Redfield HSH Connor] – 2016 gelding by Connor 48 (HOLST) out of Galwaybay Merstona (ISH) by Mermus R (KWPN). Breeder: Justin Burke. Rider: Caroline Pamukcu (USA) 25.4, 0, 0.0 = 25.4

6th 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: Caroline Pamukcu (USA) 29.0, 4, 0.0 = 33.0.


Hagyard Midsouth International and HT (USA) 18th – 22nd October 2023.

CCI3* Short

3rd Baymax (ISH) – 2013 gelding by ARD Vivendi (HOLST) out of Olympics Corner (ISH) by Olympic Lux (KWPN). Breeder: Mary Quirke (Tipperary). Rider: Colin Gaffney (USA) 32.6, 4, 14.0 = 50.6

7th Kilcannon Max (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Bridies Flight [ISH] by Errigal Flight (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Dermot Ryan (Tipperary). Rider: Todd Wulf (USA) 36.0, 4, 18.8 = 58.8

8th 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) 34.6, 0, 30.8 = 65.4

10th 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) 40.4, 8, 30.8 = 79.2.


CCI2* Long

1st P.S. I Love You (ISH)[was PS I Love You 2] – 2016 gelding by FSS Correlli Bravo (ISH) out of Woodmount Queen (ISH)[TIH] by Crannagh Hero (ID). Breeder: Kevin Dooley. Rider: Alexandra Knowles (USA) 28.2, 0, 0.0 = 28.2

8th Cooley Cadence (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Caricello (HOLST) out of Starry Eyes [ISH] by Star Kingdom (ID). Breeder: Catherine Moynagh. Rider: Erin Murphy (GBR) 31.9, 0, 3.2 = 35.1

9th Da Vinci Code [was Killags De Vinci Code] (ISH)[TIH] – 2007 gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Clovers Apollo (ID) by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder: James White (Wexford). Rider: Annabelle Sprague (USA) 35.3, 0, 00 = 35.3

10th 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) 31.4, 4, 0.0 = 35.4.


Open Intermediate

2nd Rosconnell Alto (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Tabasco Van Erpekom (BWP) out of All Claover (ISH) by Cavalier Clover Lad (ISH). Breeder: Patrick Lacey. Rider: Kiersten Miller (USA) 25.4, 4, 13.2 = 42.6

10th Lisheen Lismakeera (ISH)[was Lisheen Vivendi] – 2012 gelding by ARS Vivendi (HOLST) out of Lisheen Solitaire (ISH) by Malltstriker (KWPN). Breeder: Messrs Cororan & Hourigan (Tipperary). Rider: Laurel Massey (USA) 32.8, 12, 35.2 = 80.0.


Open Preliminary A

2nd September Venture (TB)[IRL] – 2014 gelding by September Storm (TB) out of Solo Venture (TB). Rider: Alexandra Knowles (USA) 30.5, 0, 4.0 = 34.5

7th Traditionally Fernhill (ISH)[TIH][was Ken Black & Fernhill Ken Black) – 2014 gelding by Killinick Bouncer (ID) out of Church Lady (TB) by Snurge (TB). Breeder: Michael J Kavanagh (Wexford). Rider: Alexandra Green Kerby (USA) 33.2, 0, 29.6 = 62.4.


Open Preliminary B

2nd Dreamliner (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Don Diamond Girl (ISH)[TIH] by Glidawn Diamond (ID). Breeder: Cathal Lyons. Rider: Isabella Novak (USA) 27.6, 8, 0.0 = 35.6

6th Tokyo Drift (ISH) – 2011 mare by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of GTI Diamond (ID) by Glidawn Diamond (ID). Breeder: Kieran Kennedy (Limerick). Rider: Arden Wildasin (USA) 30.5, 8, 8.4 = 46.9.


Ram Trap Horse Park HT (USA) 20th – 22nd October 2023

Open Intermediate

3rd Cooley Mr. Murphy (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Kroongraaf (KWPN) out of Ballinabarney Highlight (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD). Breeder: John Burke (Galway). Rider: Sabrina Glaser (CAN) 38.6, 8, 7.6 = 54.2

6th Crafty Don (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Diamond Beaker (ISH)[TIH] by Lester Lad (TB). Breeder: Amelia Comiskey. Rider: Tamara Smith (USA) 35.5, 16, 20.0 = 71.5.


Open Modified

6th Coolrock Wacko Jacko (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Jacomar (KWPN) out of Lux D Part (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: Larry Muldoon (Monaghan). Rider: Jullian Mader (USA) 36.2, 4, 0.0 = 40.2

7th Dassett Endeavour (ISH)[was Ricardos Vision] – 2013 gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Cloneen Cavalier Countessa (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: James Thomas Wallace (Clare). Rider: Chloe Kischuk (USA) 34.8, 4, 2.8 = 41.6.


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.