PROMINENT in the four-year-old classes last season, Amanda Goldsbury and Red Hot Chilli Filly made a smooth transition to lead the EI 100 from the front. The property of her breeders Trade Horses Ltd, the daughter of Ramiro B is out of the thoroughbred-sired Willows Music, and is a full sister to the international event horse Red Hot Cooley (CCI4*).

The Co Meath pair added four show jumping penalties to their runaway dressage mark of 17.5, to head Adam Haugh with Ella Boyle’s six-year-old Jockeyhall Pure Quality and Louise Bloomer (Hollybrook High Maintenance).

Pony rider Josh Williamson (Rockon Pedro) came close to winning the EI 100 (P) but a fraction of a time fault saw him reverse placings with the marginally faster Oleana Cowan (Ballylee Roller). Molly O’Connor (Coolaneen Rebel) filled third.

The successful junior combination of Amelia McCarthy and Tillystown Girl posted an emphatic pillar to post victory in the EI 100 (J). Sharing the dressage lead on 20.5 and one of seven double-clear rounds from 26 starters, Amelia drew ahead to lead Matthew Kelly (Mr Ed) as well as the new partnership of Tom Rowlatt-McCormick with the former Alex Houston ride Skyfall Echo.

First-timer Chippisons Heartbreaker Girl, ridden by Gilly Crawford, overcame the opposition to win the EI 90. A nine-year-old by Simba, the mare produced one of only three clean sheets to head Terrence White (Ali West Star) and Annie O’Neill with Castlestrange Misty Boy.

Finally, Georgina Pettit landed the second leg of her Blackstairs double in the EI 90 (P). Riding her mother Marguerite’s home-bred first-timer Ballyerk Lover, she led the field from the outset to pip Carla Williamson with Comberton Coda, and Hannah Meaney with Carramore Master.