8 graduates of the Monart Sale who have made waves in the eventing world

  • Tomorrow (4 November 2020), the 11th running of the Monart Sale in Ireland comes to a close with the final day of online bidding. The three-day sale offers a selection of potential future superstar event horses, aged from three years old.

    Horses are selected by a panel of five-star event riders, this year Polly Jackson, Niall Griffin and Billy Levett and are vetted by Olympic team vet Marcus Swail before being sold by auction.

    Here we round up a few of the notable graduates from this sale. Time will tell if any of the 2020 graduates will make waves in the eventing world in years to come…

    Lassban Diamond Lift (Easy Lift x Diamond Chin)

    <p>Bill Levett (AUS) riding LASSBAN DIAMOND LIFT in OI Section H of Oasby (1) horse trials held at Foxhole in the village of Oasby near Grantham in Lincolnshire in the UK on 8th March 2019</p>

    Competed by: Bill Levett (AUS)
    Owned by: Jenny and Liz Murdoch
    Sold: in the 2013 auction
    Notable results: 15th Badminton (2019), third Bramham CCI4*-L (2018), third Tattersalls CCI4*-S (2018). Member of 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG) team

    Cooley Rorkes Drift (Courage II x Rachelle Comet)

    Jonty Evans riding Cooley Rorkes Drift at Badminton 2018. Picture by sarahfarnsworth.co.uk

    Competed by: Jonty Evans (IRE)
    Owned by: Elisabeth Murdoch, Jane Moss and Jonty Evans
    Sold: in the 2010 Monart and Goresbridge Go For Gold joint auction,
    Notable results: ninth in the 2016 Rio Olympics, 20th at Badminton (2017), winner of Belton’s CCI4*-S Grantham Cup (2018), eighth Boekelo CCI4*-S (2015), third in Blenheim’s eight- and nine-year-old CCI4*-S (2015).

    November Night (Bonnie Prince x Flagmount King)

    <p>Ciaran Glynn (IRL) riding November Night during the First horse Inspection at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trails between 1st – 5th May 2019 on the Badminton Estate near Bristol in Gloucestershire in the UK on 30th April 2019</p> Badminton trot-up fashion

    Competed by: Ciaran Glynn (IRE)
    Owned by: Susanna Francke and Peter Cole
    Sold: in the 2010 auction
    Notable results: member of the Ireland European Championships team 2019, 14th Burghley (2018), third Cappoquin CCI4*-S (2018), sixth Mallow CCI4*-S (2019), fourth Millstreet CCI4*-S (2017)

    Gortfadda Diamond (Water Valley Cool Diamond x Glacial Storm)

    Emilie Chandler and Gortfadda Diamond at Blair 2019. Blair cross-county results 2019Emilie Chandler Gortfadda Diamond

    Competed by: Emilie Chandler (GBR)
    Owned by: Maria Doel
    Notable results: first Blair Castle CCI4*-L (2019), clear Pau CCI5* cross-country (2020), sixth Blair Castle CCI3*-L (2018), third Osberton CCI3*-S (2017), third Somerford Park CCI3*-S (2017)

    Shannondale Mari (Shannondale Sarco St Gyvan x Lux Z)

    Owned by: Sarah Hughes
    Sold: in the 2016 auction
    Notable results: first Barroca d’Alva CCI2*-S (2020, ridden by Cathal Daniels), ninth Ballindenisk CCI3*-L (2020, ridden by Cathal Daniels), third Tattersalls CCI2*-L (2019, ridden by Alex Bragg), second Ballindenisk CCI2*-S and eighth World Young Horse Championships at Le Lion D’Angers (both 2018 with Elizabeth Power)

    Kilcoltrim Mermist (Mermus R x Sky Boy)

    Competed by: Sara Bowe
    Owned by: Caron Chapman
    Sold: in the 2013 auction
    Notable results: sixth Belton CCI3*-S (2018 and 2019)

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    Monarts Masterpiece (Master Imp x Crosstown Dancer)

    Competed by: Flora Harris and Polly Jackson
    Owned by: Caroline Harris
    Sold: in the 2011 auction
    Notable results: fourth Bramham CCI4*-S (2017), first Barbury CCI3*-S (2016), second Belton CCI3*-S (2016), fourth Ballindenisk CCI3*-L (2016), fourth Burgham CCI3*-S (2016), won five consecutive Novice classes in 2015 with Polly Jackson

    Prince Mayo (by Bonnie Prince Charlie)

    Competed by: Paul Tapner (AUS) (2014-2017) and now Matthew Wright
    Owned by: John Peace and Charlotte Cole
    Sold: in the 2010 auction
    Notable results: first Tattersalls CCI4*-L (2016 with Paul Tapner), 16th Tattersalls CCI4*-L (2018 with Matthew Wright)

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