Feb 1 2019

The Millstreet Horse Trials Organising Committee are thrilled to announce that the 2019 International Horse Trials will form part of the Event Rider Masters series.

Launched in 2016, ERM condenses the traditional equestrian three-day event into two days. Including all three disciplines – Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, each phase of every world-class competitor is live streamed and included in a post produced television highlights show which airs in 101 countries worldwide. (more…)

Aug 27 2018
The FEI Eventing Nations Cup in Millstreet, Ireland ended with a victory for France, with Great Britain settling for second and Ireland cruising to an easy third place. Olympic champions France were leading the scoreboard going into the Jumping phase and with only less than one penalty separating France in first place from Great Britain in second for this event, the pressure was tangible. (more…)
Statement from the Organisers of the Millstreet International Horse Trials

It is with great sadness that we announce that BGS Country Dreams, ridden and owned by Patrick Martin BYRNE (IRL) died as a result of a fatal accident while competing at The Millstreet International Horse Trials on Saturday 25th August 2018 in the CIC03* FEI Eventing Nations Cup.

BGS Country Dreams a 9 year old gelding had a non-rotational fall at Fence 22, The Gypsy Wagon, during the cross country phase.   The combination had jumped clear until that point.

The rider was uninjured in the fall.

The horse will be taken for a post mortem at the Irish Equine Centre.

The organisers of the event, the Duggan family, extend their deepest sympathy to the connections of BGS Country Dreams and Patrick Martin Byrne.

Saturday, 25 August 2018 at 1600.

Day 2 of the Millstreet International Horse Trials continued today with the dressage and jumping phases taking place on the main showground and the XC phases of the 1*s taking place at the stunning Drishane Castle.

The dressage phase of the  FEI Eventing Nations Cup presented by Connolly’s RED MILLS concluded this afternoon and the team from France head the standings on a score of 85.70.   Team USA are second, on an equal score to the French while Team GBR are third.

Thomas CARLILE (FRA) leads the section on an amazing score of 16.8. It is the best CIC3* dressage score in the last decade. Team USA rider Bruce O. DAVIDSON JR is 2nd and Ros CANTER’s great dressage week continues as she is in 3rd.  Sarah Ennis is the top Irish contender in 8th at this stage.

Over at Drishane Castle the CIC1* for Ponies saw Ibble WATSON (GBR) maintain her lead to win the section with fellow British riders Emily FINSTON and Daisy BATHE in second and third places.  The long trip back to the UK will start at 0300 on Saturday morning and will seem shorter with the rosettes and memories to keep them going. Ibble and Daisy’s mothers were both International riders for team GBR and is fantastic to

Gallivan Murphy Hooper Dolan CIC1* · Section A was won by Cassero 3 Brian MORRISON (IRL) followed by Camila READ (GBR) while the B Section awards head to the North of Ireland as  Steven SMITH (IRL) impressed the judges before producing spectacular performances in the showjumping and cross country phases.

Irish Sport Horse Studbook Coral Cove  CIC*YH 6yo was won by Aoife CLARK (IRL) with Suzanne HAGAN (IRL) 2nd and Heidi Woodhead (GBR) 3rd.

EPS Group CCI1* is headed by British rider Sophie BROWN, Irish rider Lucca STUBINGTON is in 3rd.

Emily BALDWIN (GBR) and Millie DUMAS (GBR) head the Donagh Hickey Motors CCI2*. Irish rider Melanie YOUNG is in 4th.

Rosalind CANTER (GBR) heads the Noel C Duggan Engineering CCI3* section followed by Aidan KEOGH (IRL) and Aoife CLARK (IRL) in in 4th

Eventing Ireland CIC2* sees Isabelle UPTON (GBR) on a score of  followed by Alexander BRAGG (GBR) and Aoife CLARK (IRL) after the dressage and show jumping phase.

Irish International Rider Sam WATSON is competing his WEG horse in this class  – Sam is making his comeback from a broken collarbone recently and is giving Horseware Ardagh Highlight a final run before he flies to Tryon next weekend.

The top 8 combinations from last night’s Irish Sport Horse Studbook National Eventing Discovery 4 and 5-year-old classes compete for the final honours tonight

Cross country continues on Saturday, starting at 0800

Aug 24 2018
Millstreet International Horse Trials got off to a flyer today.

The day has seen dressage take place for the ponies, 1*, 2* and 3* competitions, Show jumping for 1*, ponies and young horses and trot ups for all CCI classes.   Riders with multiple horses have certainly been kept very busy.

The Irish Field CIC* Pony class is headed up by Ibble WATSON (GBR).  Ibble lead the dressage on a score of 27.2 and then show jumped clear to take a lead of 3 marks into tomorrow’s cross country phase.  Ibble was one of the reserves for the team GBR Pony Team a few weeks ago so will be hoping for a great result here.

Leading Irish rider at this stage is Heather O’ CONNOR in 8th place.

The Irish Sport Horse Studbook Coral Cove 6 year old class is an Irish one two with Aoife CLARK and Suzanne HAGAN heading Heidi WOODHEAD (GBR).

Irish rider Brian MORRISON heads the Gallivan Murphy Hooper Dolan CIC* (Sect 1) on Cassero 3 and British riders Camilla READ and Flora HARRIS are 2nd and 3rd. In Sect. 2, Steven Smith and Hill Patrol lead the way.

Irish rider Aoife CLARK heads the Eventing Ireland CIC2* at this stage on a score of 24.4    British rider Isabelle (Bubby) UPTON who has enjoyed tremendous success at Millstreet over the years is 2nd on 25.3    Birthday girl Camilla SPIERS (IRL) is the highest placed Irish rider in 5th.

William FOX PITT (GBR) is making his Millstreet debut and is just out of the top 10 at this stage and is spending the evening judging the 5 year class.

The FEI Eventing Nations Cup presented by Connolly’s Red Mills started this afternoon in a blaze of sunshine.  This competition is trailing the Tokyo Olympic format and there is much talk about the team tactics.  Ros CANTER (GBR) leads the way on a score of 24 followed by fellow Brits Mille DUMAS and Alexander BRAGG.    Irish rider Sarah ENNIS is in 7th.

The fun continues into the evening with the Duggan Family inviting all competitors and their supporters to a drinks reception sponsored by Thin Gin.  Thin Gin is a multi-award winning Irish Gin from Anchor Spirits Ireland based in Waterford City  http://www.thingin.ie/home

The National Eventing Discovery Qualifier (4/5 year old horses) is taking place in the indoor arena during this evening as well.

Full results from today can be found https://www.rechenstelle.de/en/agenda/2018/millstreet-irl/ along with the timetable for another jam packed day on Friday.

The cross country phase at Drishane Castle will start at 13.30.