Horse Sport Ireland Chairman Prof Pat Wall pays tribute to Irish Sport Horse MHS Going Global following sale to Athina Onassis
- 25 November 2016, 20:48
Horse Sport Ireland Chairman Prof. Pat Wall has paid tribute to The Irish Sport Horse MHS Going Global, who along with Tipperary’s Greg Broderick, made an outstanding contribution to Irish Show Jumping over the past number of years.
It was announced today that MHS Going Global has been sold to Greek shipping heiress Athina Onassis, for a reported multimillion euro fee.
Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global (ISH) in action in the Aga Khan competition at the 2016 Dublin Horse Show (Photo: Sonya Dempsey)
HSI Chairman Prof. Pat Wall said:
“MHS Going Global is a truly special horse and he is proof that here in Ireland we can breed and produce horses to the very highest level. I would like to say a special word of thanks to Greg’s patron Lee Kruger who made her horse available for Irish teams for the past few years and for the Olympic Games in Rio. I wish the new owners the very best of luck with Going Global who I am sure will continue to be a wonderful ambassador for the Irish horse.”
MHS Going Global was produced in Ireland from a young age by Thurles-born Greg Broderick, jumping in Young Horse classes and on the national circuit before making his international debut in 2014 at 8-years-old. He went on to become one of Ireland’s most consistent Nations Cup team horses over the past number of years, including the 2015 Aga Khan Trophy competition at the Dublin Horse Show where he jumped a double clear round – helping Ireland to a memorable victory.
MHS Going Global and Greg Broderick went on to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio and in their very last outing together as a pair, Broderick and MHS Going Global finished second in the Longines Grand Prix at the Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona.
Elaine Hatton, International Marketing Director.with Horse Sport Ireland said
“The multimillion euro sale of MHS Going Global will be a loss to the Irish team, however it is a phenomenal testament to Irish-based breeding and his breeder the late Ita Brennan from Co. Kilkenny. Olympic rider Greg Broderick brought the horse through the Irish system from a young age to this exceptional level of performance. Through the Irish Horse Gateway brand we will continue to promote such Irish success stories to the global market in a bid to entice further inward investment to the country.”