Good news for Irish showjumping and Dermott Lennon as Irish consortium buys top jumping mare

Liscalgot, the mare who partnered Ireland’s Dermott Lennon to a team gold medal at last year’s European Championships, has been bought by a consortium of three Irish owners for a “substantial” sum.

When previous owner Terence Harvey announced that the daughter of Touchdown was for sale, some huge internationaloffers were made. It was also rumoured that the Irish government might step in to secure her for its country’s team.

However, Woods Rosbotham, owner of Dermott’s mare, Garronturton Lady, Sam Thompson, and James Acheson, who owns the stallion Dow Jones Courcel, another of Dermott’s international horses, stepped in and bought Liscalgot.

Dermott Lennon celebrated the good news at last weekend’s show in Dortmund, Germany, where he and Liscalgot won their first ever World Cup qualifier.

“It’s tremendously exciting to have a secure future at last,” said the Northern Irishman, who has produced the 11-year-old mare since she was four. Dermott will now aim Liscalgot at this year World Equestrian Games and the Athens Olympics.

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