World Champion runner-up off to a good start in 2023 winning the Open Preliminary 7-Year-Old

  • 22 February 2023, 11:07

The Irish Sport Horse HSH Connor, bred by Justin Burke, won the Open Preliminary 7-Year-Old in Ocala Winter 1 HT.

HSH Connor (ISH) finished second at the 2022 FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers in October 2022.

He was successful in the Open Preliminary class at the Three Lakes Winter Horse Trials in Florida (USA) earlier this month.


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

Ocala Winter 1 HT, Florida (USA) February 17th – 20th

Advanced / Intermediate

4th Direct Advance (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Night Cruise (ISH)[TIH] out of Herbst Jennie B (ISH) by Concorde (KWPN). Breeder: Noel Good (Tyrone). Rider: Zachary Brandt (USA) 40.5, 0, 3.6 = 44.1.


Open Intermediate A

1st Off the Record (ISH)[was Cooley Stateside] – 2009 gelding by VDL Arkansas (KWPN) out of Drumagoland Bay (ISH) by Ard Ohio (KWPN). Breeder: Peter G Brady (Cavan). Rider: William Coleman (USA) 28.0, 0, 0.0 = 28.0

3rd Shanroe Cooley (ISH)[was Shanroe Italk] – 2015 gelding by Dallas VDL (BWP) out of Shanroe Saphire (ISH) by Condios (HOLST). Breeder: Anthony Smyth (Down). Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 23.2, 0, 14.8 = 38.0

5th M S Thunderbolt (ISH) – 2014 gelding by Vingino (KWPN) out of Monastery Stud Symphony (HOLST) by Corrado I (HOLST). Breeder: Kristina Leddy. Rider: Selena O’Hanlon (CAN) 31.4, 4, 3.6 = 39.0

8th Global Quarycrest (ISH)[was Quarycrest Destiny] – 2014 gelding by OBOS Quatity 004 (OLD) out of Royal China (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: John Dooley (Donegal). Rider: Autumn Schweiss (USA) 34.6, 8, 5.6 = 48.2.


Open Intermediate B

7th MHS Mufasa (Unk) 2015 gelding by an unknown sire out of MHS Imagine (ISH) by Quidam Junior (KWPN). Breeder: Michael Brennan. Rider: Gabrielle Ruane (USA) 36.0, 0, 17.6 = 53.6.


Open Intermediate C

7th Cooley Nutcracker (ISH)[was Ballyshan Contender] – 2014 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Ballyshan Cleopatra (AES) by Cobra (HOLST). Breeder: Gary Doherty. Rider: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) 26.0, 0, 17.2 = 43.2.


Intermediate Rider

4th Global FX (ISH)[was Fredie Fox] – 2013 gelding by Cruising Harry [ISH] out of Nances Diamond [ISH] by Tjipke (KWPN). Breeder: John O’Sullivan. Rider: Madeline Hartsock (USA) 38.0, 0, 9.6 = 47.6

6th Fernhill DiCaprio (Unk)[was Ado Rock] – 2014 gelding by Finnanloon Flight (ISH)[TIH] out of Finnan Scarlet (unk) by Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan (BWP). Breeder: Richard Delaney (Kilkenny). Rider: Sallie Johnson (USA) 34.8, 4, 12.8 = 51.6.


Open Preliminary A

1st Monbeg Odyssey (ISH)[was Carraigahulla Orlando] – 2012 gelding by Orestus VDL (KWPN) out of Carraigahulla (ISH) by Glen Bar (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Michael Byrne. Rider: Sophia Middlebrook (USA) 20.8, 0, 0.0 = 20.8

2nd Fernhill Shutterfly (ISH)[was Kilcurry Shutterfly] – 2014 gelding by Sir Shutterfly (HANN) out of Wonnie [ISH] by Puissance (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Eileen Duggan & Brendan Hearty. Rider: Philip Dutton (USA) 21.3, 0, 0.0 = 21.3

6th 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) 21.6, 0, 7.2 = 28.8.


Open Preliminary B

6th Carsonstown (ISH)[was Carstown Do It Tomorrow] – 2012 gelding by Lougherne Capuchino (HOLST) out of Nonavic Spyridonna (ISH) by Limmerick (HOLST). Breeder: John Carlisle & Neil McCluskey (Down). Rider: Hannah Sue Hollberg (USA) 30.3, 0, 0.0 = 30.3

7th 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) 29.5, 0, 1.6 = 31.1.


Open Preliminary One Day A

6th Quality Explosion (unk) – 2014 gelding by OBOS Quality 004. Rider: Sara Kozumplik (USA) 34.7, 0, 0.0 = 34.7.


Open Preliminary One Day B

2nd Shirsheen Ice [ISH] – 2014 gelding by Beowolf [ISH] out of Candy Copper (ISH)[TIH] by Regal Sting (TB). Breeder: Patrick Murphy (Wicklow). Rider: Sharon White (USA) 30.8, 0, 0.0 = 30.8.


Open Preliminary One Day C

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) 30.0, 0, 0.0 = 30.0.


Open Preliminary 7-Year-Old

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 Martin (USA) 22.1, 0, 0.0 = 22.1

8th 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) 29.7, 0, 0.0 = 29.7.


Preliminary Horse

1st Tullibards on Tour (ISH) – 2015 mare by A. Umonia 60 (KWPN) out of Mrs Bounce (ISH)[TIH] by Grange Bouncer (ID). Breeder: Hans Jurgen Kuehnle. Rider: Leslie Law (GBR) 28.4, 0, 0.0 = 28.4

3rd 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) 33.4, 0, 3.6 = 37.0

5th 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) 34.2, 0, 4.4 = 38.6.


Preliminary Rider A

1st HSH Limited Edition (ISH)[was Ringwood Camouflage & Ringwood HSH] – 2015 gelding by Sibon W (KWPN) out of Tinirana Velvet (ISH) by Touchdown (ISH). Breeder: Michael Cusak. Rider: Lizzie Hoff (USA) 30.8, 0, 0.0 = 30.8

3rd Ardeo Lord Lancelot (ISH)[was Oldstone Lord of Lisray] – 2014 gelding by Lancelot (KWPN) out of Little Lou (OLD) by Landfriese (OLD). Breeder: John McNiece (Antrim). Rider: Eileen Galoostian (USA) 31.6, 0, 0.0 = 31.6

7th MGH Heartbeat (ISH) – 2011 mare by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Douglas Darco (ISH) by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN). Beeder: John Carey (Tipperary). Rider: Chantil Ruud (USA) 36.6, 0, 0.0 = 36.6

9th Callan Quinto (ISH)[TIH] – 2005 gelding by Quinto Fabio (TB) out of Callan Clover (ISH)[TIH] by Coolcaum Hill (ID). Breeder: John Young (Kilkenny). Rider: Claudia Sarnoff (USA) 36.3, 4, 0.0 = 40.3

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) 27.4, 16.4, 80.8 = 124.6.


Preliminary Rider B

1st EMS Florence (ISH) – 2010 mare by Loch Cruise (ISH) out of Kilshane Mansha (ISH) by Horace (AA). Breeder: Willie McElhinney. Rider: Caitlyn Sutherland (CAN) 29.5, 0, 0.0 = 29.5

2nd Yeats Royale (ISH) – 2013 mare by Yeats (ISH)[TIH] out of Diamond Royale (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Breeder: John James Hassett. Rider: Lisa Michelle Apted (USA) 32.6, 0, 0.0 = 32.6

5th 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: Lee Maher (USA) 37.4, 0, 0.0 = 37.4

8th Ardeo Living the Dream (ISH)[was LV Livin the Dream] – 2013 mare by VDL Arkanas (KWPN) out of Coevers Graney (ISH)[TIH] by Coevers Diamond Boy [ISH). Breeder: Rose Keenan (Roscommon). Rider: Eileen Galoostian (USA) 43.4, 0, 1.2 = 44.6

10th 24 Karat Fernhill (ISH)[was Rado Star] – 2012 gelding by Radolin (KWPN) out of Cendry Nouvolieu (SF) by Tresor de Cheux (SF). Breeder: Ronan Byrne (Carlow). Rider: Catherine Shu (USA) 44.7, 0, 8.4 = 53.1.


Open Modified A

7th Cooley Starship (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Simona (SWB) by Leuthen 1 (HOLST). Breeder: Tom Moloney (Kilkenny). Rider: Harper Padgett (USA) 33.3, 0, 9.6 = 42.9

10th Master Chance (ISH) – 2017 gelding by Master Choice (ISH)[TIH] out of Miss Aachen (SWB) by Cortus (HOLST). Breeder: Barbara Hatton. Rider: Selena O’Hanlon (CAN) 34.5, 4, 11.6 = 50.1.


Open Modified B

3rd 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) 34.0, 0, 0.8 = 34.8

4th Global BGK (ISH)[TIH][was BGK Ditto] – 2015 gelding by Carrick Diamond Lad (ISH)[TIH] out of Shanbo Impel (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Shanbo Stud. Rider: Madeleine Richards (USA) 35.5, 0, 0.0 = 35.5

5th Fernhill Quality Vision (ISH)[was Quality Vision] – 2015 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Lady Carla (ISH) by Welcome Flagmount (ID). Breeder: Sinead Murphy. Rider: Stephanie Jackson (USA) 31.5, 4, 2.4 = 37.9

8th Fernhill Intrigue (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Golden Master (TB)[IRL] out of Queen Victoriam OBS (ISH) by OBOS Quality (OLD). Breeder: Roberta Dowley. Rider: Joe Meyer (NZL) 33.0, 0, 9.6 = 42.6.


Open Modified One Day A

1st HSH Explosion (ISH)[was Ramiro Diamond Lady & Shaaclough Madison] – 2013 mare by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Tireragh Lady (ISH) by Rame Z (HANN). Breeder: Padraic Gillard. Rider: Lee Maher (USA) 30.0, 0, 0.0 = 30.0.


Open Modified One Day B

9th Rock Jennings (ISH)[TIH] – Tajraasi (TB) out of Miss Goatenbridge (ISH)[TIH] by Crosstown Dancer (ID). Breeder: James Carey. Rider: Micheal Nolan (IRL) 34.8, 0, 8.4 = 43.2

10 Avalon Realta (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Painter’s Row (TB) out of Clonshanny Tuibber [ISH] by Star Kingdom (ID). Breeder: John Collins. Rider: Emma Wick (USA) 29.8, 0, 29.6 = 59.4.


Jumping Branch Farm HT, South Carolina (USA) February 17th – 19th.

Open Preliminary

2nd Slieve Callan Alpha (ISH) – 2013 gelding by Porsch (BWP) out of Gi Miz Minx (ISH) by Courage II (HOLST). Breeder: Niamh Tottenham (Clare). Rider: Michael Pendleton (USA) 30.0, 0, 0.4 = 30.4.


Preliminary Rider

1 Excel Star Harry (ISH) – 2015 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Moysella Cool Diamond (ISH)[TIH] by Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH). Breeder: John O’Brien. Rider: Kathleen Bertuna (USA) 27.6, 0, 4.8 = 32.4

2nd Excel Star Kate (ISH)[was Loughan Uno] – 2012 mare by Numero Uno (KWPN) out of Loughan Cruiser (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Charlie McMunn (Sligo). Rider: Kerry Tracey (USA) 32.6, 0, 0.0 = 32.6

8th Fernhill Final Cavalier (ISH)[was Greenacres Cavalier Boy] – 2014 gelding by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) out of Greenacres Quality (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD). Breeder: Michael Callery. Rider: Liesel Fazekas (USA) 32.6, 8, 14.4 = 55.0

9th Call the Law (ISH)[was Willows Bossman] – 2009 gelding by Jack of Diamonds (SWB) out of Amazon Cruise (ISH)[TIH] by Cruising (ISH)[TIH].  Breeder: Thomas Jones (Cork). Rider: Charlotte Collis (USA) 39.0, 0, 28.0 = 67.0,


Ram Trap Horse Park HT, California (USA) February 17th – 19th.

Preliminary Rider

6 Castle Larchfield Purdy (ISH) – 2002 gelding by an unknown sire out of Hallo Purdy (ISH) by Hallo (SF). Breeder: Patrick Hally (Kilkenny). Rider: Maddie Smith (USA) 35.3, 0.8, 6.0 = 42.1.


Open Modified

6th Cooley Sky Watch (ISH) – 2016 gelding by Tolan R (KWPN) out of Miss Horos (ISH) by Horos (TB).  Breeder: Michael Hayden. Rider: Frankie Thieriot Stutes (USA) 34.0, 0, 6.4 = 40.4

10 Cooley Rock Star (ISH) – 2010 gelding by OBOS Quality 004 (OLD) out of Farina (ISH)[TIH] by Chairmaker [ISH]. Breeder: Michael Tyther (Kerry). Rider: Camille Brewer (USA) 36.0, 4, 7.6 = 47.6.


Bangalore (IND) CCI. February 7th – 11th.

CCI** Long

7th Aslan (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Porsch (BWP) out of Primo Lady Luck (ISH)[TIH] by Primo Pageant (TB). Breeder: M.J.S. Farrell. Rider: Capt. Yashdeep Ahlawat (IND) 33.0, 4, 29.6 = 66.5.


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. 

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