The Shannondale prefix gets an early Top 10 Place as the season gets under way in the USA

  • 16 January 2024, 10:22
Tom Lenihan breeds the best placed Irish Sport Horse and Michael Nolan (IRL) rides the Sligo Candy Boy gelding into a T10P

See below the full list of International Eventing Results

Majestic Oaks Ocala HT (USA) 12th – 13th January 2024.

Open Preliminary

6th Shannondale Magnum (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BEWB) out of Mullentine Golden Cruz [ISH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Senan Canny (Clare). Rider: Chris Newton (USA) 33.2, 0, 0.8 = 34.0

7th 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) 31.3, 0, 2.8 = 34.1.

Preliminary Rider

6th Fernhill Thirty (ISH)[was MHS Thirty] – 2013 gelding by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of Royal Charter (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: Ita Brennan. Rider: Jerry Barnette (USA) 35.3, 4, 4.4 = 43.7

8th Fernhill Locklann (ISH)[was Fernhill Fifty Shades] – OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Cottage Cavalier (ISH) by Don Juan de la Bouverie (SBS). Breeder: Thomas Hutchinson. Rider: Janna Scholtz (USA) 32.1, 0, 12.0 = 44.1.

Open Modified

2nd Excel Star Montgomery (ISH)[was Lachain ES Montgomery & Lachain Knight] – 2018 gelding by Lancelot (KWPN) out of Lachain Jet (ISH) by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP). Breeder: Tom Lenihan. Rider: Hanna Bundy (CAN) 32.0, 0, 0.0 = 32.0

10th Lisdara Bravo (ISH)[was Fernhill Bravo] – 2014 gelding by an unrecorded sire out of Lisdara Impish Lady (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Grainne Gormley. Rider: Heather Navarrete (USA) 34.5, 0, 4.4 = 38.9.


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.