IRISH event riders produced some excellent performances at this weekend’s Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials, with Irish Sport Horses once again taking many of the top prizes.
Co Meath’s Sarah Ennis Eventing and the Irish Sport Horse Woodcourt Garrison took third place on the podium in the CCI-S4* Section B with a final score of 44.2. The winning performance also came from an Irish Sport Horse, Brookpark Vikenti, ridden by Japan’s Tomoto, Kazuma (JPN) finishing on a score of 33.3.
The Event Rider Masters at Chatsworth saw two Irish riders finish in the top eight.
Galway’s Cathal Daniels and Rioghan Rua (ISH) climbed from 28th after dressage, to finish sixth overall on a score of 47.0 after excellent cross-country and show jumping rounds. Ireland’s Susie Berry and Stonedge finished eighth on 49.2, while Co Carlow's Sam Watson and Tullabeg Flamenco finished in 18th place on 66.6. Victory went to Britain’s Laura Collett and London 52 on a score of 34.5.
Brookpark Vikenti (ISH)[TIH] – 2008 gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Tullineaskey Butler’s Simon (ISH)[TIH] by Ballysimon (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Tristan Kingston (Cork)
Woodcourt Garrison (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Garrison Royal (ISH) out of Davitt Star (ISH),
by Furisto (HANN). Bred by Patrick J Kearns, Co. Laois. Owner: Breda Kennedy
Rioghan Rua (ISH) – 2007 mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWE) out of Highland Destiny (ISH)[TIH] by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder: Margaret Kinsella (Galway)