SIOBHAN English, a former editor of Irish Horse World, celebrated from a distance on Saturday when learning that her Kings Master mare, Ballycreen Kings Mistress, had won the Irish Sport Horse Young Horse Eventing Studbook EI100 for five-year-olds at Punchestown.

Ridden by Christine O’Donnell, the bay completed on her dressage score (31.3) on her fourth start. Her 2005 full-brother, Ballycreen Milord (CIC3*), also had three runs before posting his first success. Jim Newsam finished second with wife Emma’s Sligo Candy Boy gelding, MMG Candy Du Carel (31.8) who show jumped clear on this occasion having had a pole down on his previous two outings.