Three Irish Sport Horses finish in top 10 at Maryland five-star

  • 21 October 2022, 09:43

Irish Sport Horses were in excellent form at last weekend’s MARS Maryland five-star Event at Fair Hill, Elkton, Maryland in the USA, recording three top-ten finishes. One of only two five-star events in the United States, and seventh worldwide, the prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*) attracted a star-studded field.

The 12-year-old gelding Dondante (ISH), bred by Francis Brennan in Co Monaghan and ridden by William Coleman (USA), scored a sixth place finish on a score of 37.0, while the 14-year-old gelding Morswood (ISH), bred by John Doherty in Co Louth and ridden by Alexandra Knowles finished in eighth place on 39.2.

The 19-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Harbour Pilot, bred by Jacqueline Mars in Co Wicklow, brought a glittering career to a close in style, finishing in 10th place in what was his final competition with Hannah Sue Burnett (USA) on a score of 40.6.

Victory in Maryland went to World No.1 Tim Price of New Zealand and the 10-year-old Selle Français gelding Coup de Cœur on a score of 28.1.

6th Dondante (ISH) – [was Cooley All Air] – 2010 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Muckno Clover [ISH] by Euro Clover [ISH].
Breeder: Francis Brennan (Monsghan). Rider: William Coleman (USA).
8th 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).
10th Harbour Pilot (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Cruising (ISH)(TIH) out of Shannon (TB), by Fijar Tango (TB). Breeder:
Jacqueline Mars. Rider: Hannah Sue Burnett (USA)