Four-star eventer Tipperary Liadhnan died on Jan. 30. He was 18.
The 17.2-hand Irish Sport Horse (Fast Silver – Gypsy Star, I’m a Star) was bred by T. Corbett in Ireland. Olympic rider Kim Severson trained the gelding from novice to advanced. He completed the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** three times, finishing fifth in 2008.
The pair was short-listed for the 2008 Olympic Games (Hong Kong) and was named to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games team (Ky.), but the gelding was withdrawn before the first horse inspection due to cellulitis.
Severson’s student, Nina Ligon, began riding the horse in 2011. Their accolades from that year included second place at the Poplar Place CIC*** (Ga.).
When Ligon went to college, “Paddy” was sold to Louis Rogers, who competed the horse at the novice and training levels in 2014.