Irish Horse Gateway to attend UK’s largest Three Day Event

  • 29 April 2016, 12:32

The Irish Horse Gateway brand will be represented at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials three day event to promote the global success of Irish-bred and produced event horses. With over 30% of the horses entered to compete at this year’s prestigious event bred in Ireland, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse three day event is a wonderful shop window for Irish horses. These include Paulank Brockagh, the 2014 winner of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials ridden by Sam Griffiths (AUS). Wicklow-bred Paulank Brockagh became the fourth mare in history to win the CCI4* event.

The 28 Irish-bred event horses will be campaigned by riders representing Australia, China, Great Britain, Ireland and New Zealand. Four Irish rider are entered to compete and all are riding Irish-bred horses; Sarah Ennis, Joseph Murphy, Michael Ryan & Camilla Spiers.

The Irish Horse Gateway aims to be the first point of contact for overseas clients seeking information on sourcing Irish horses and ponies for equestrian sport and leisure. The Irish Horse Gateway will be located at trade stand number 246 throughout the prestigious event and will be carrying out many promotional offers such as Irish hamper giveaways, autograph signings and much more.

The Irish Sport Horse Studbook is leading the way for eventers internationally and speaking about the event Elaine Hatton, Horse Sport Ireland’s Director of International Marketing  said;

 “It’s fantastic to see Irish-bred horses accounting for over 30% of the accepted entries again this year reinforcing their popularity amongst the world’s leading event riders. This successful partnership has led to the Irish Sport Horse studbook winning the world rankings for 20 of the past 22 years.”

Since 1995, Badminton Horse Trials has been won by an Irish-bred horse six times; Bruce Davidson & Eagle Lion in 1995, David O’Connor & Custom Made in 1997,Mary King & Star Appeal in 2000, Pippa Funnell & Supreme Rock in 2002 and 2003, with the most recent win going to Sam Griffiths & Paulank Brockagh in 2014.

For a full list of Irish-bred horses on the current accepted entries list please see the attachment.

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