Feb 28 2019

The Millstreet Team are pleased to announce further information about the Millstreet International Welcome Tour which returns to the Green Glens Arena from Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th April.

Established seven years ago, the Welcome Tour has developed a reputation as the ideal season opener due to the variety of competitions on offer. More than seventy-five events are due to take place ranging from Newcomer Ponies up to CSI1* FEI classes and competitors and their connections will travel from across Ireland looking to take home their share of the €25,000 prize fund on offer. (more…)

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