Celebrating 50 years of equestrianism in MillstreetMillstreet is celebrating 50 years of hosting equestrian events this year. It is a monumental occasion of which we are very proud. In that time, we have welcomed to Co. Cork a myriad of International Horse Shows, World Cup Qualifying Events, multiple FEI European Championships for Ponies, Juniors and Young Riders in Jumping, Eventing and Dressage, as well as numerous National Horse Shows and Charity Shows for horses and ponies. Since developing the Drishane cross country track in 2014, we have proceeded to host a range of integral International Eventing fixtures including test events and qualifiers for the Olympic Games, the Irish leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup on two occasions and the only Irish stage of the acclaimed Event Rider Masters series.Irish horses and riders continue to reach new levels on the world stages of show-jumping, eventing and horse-racing. Over the past half a century, Millstreet has maintained its foundation role in the development of young horses, riders, officials and the ongoing ability of the sport to reach new audiences through public attendance, broadcast and live-streaming. A growing list of Olympians, Flat/National Hunt Jockeys and European Championship medallists have benefitted from competition experience in the Green Glens Arena while young horse development competitions such as the ‘Young Irelander (3yo),’ ‘National Discovery (4yo)’ and ‘Boomerang (6/7yo)’ are renowned for the graduates that progress through the ranks each year.There is no other venue in the country which can match such a record and to mark the 50th anniversary of equestrianism in Millstreet, the Duggan Family is very happy to announce a bonanza Millstreet Horse Show running from August 16th to 20th featuring:
- €180,000+ Total Prize Fund
- €70,000 Prize Fund for FEI Classes
- 9 FEI Classes including the Millstreet Grand Prix (€30,000) and the Millstreet Masters (€15,000)
- €110,000+ Prize Fund for National Classes including:· €25,000 Millstreet Boomerang Championship (6/7 yo)· €20,000 Millstreet Ruby Championship (5yo)· €15,000 Millstreet National Discovery Championship (4yo)· €10,000 Millstreet Young Event Horse Championship (4/5yo)· €10,000 Millstreet Young Irelander Championship (3yo)· Millstreet Ladies 1.10 Championship· Amateur Championship· Millstreet Small Horse Young Irelander· MIllstreet Small Horse Discovery· Irish Horse Board Sales Viewing / Marketing Arena· All categories of horse catered for from 90cm up to 1.30mMillstreet has a long tradition of innovative concepts devised to maximise the shop window provided during its events We are very proud of the role that we have played in the development of Irish Equestrian Sport and the wider industry over the past 50 years and look forward to sustaining our relationships with Irish riders, owners and producers while continuing to welcome International competitors and prospective purchasers to our equestrian events in the Green Glens Arena.Entries & Stabling booking will open on Wednesday 26th July.
Looking for an experienced rider to join our team (must be under 10stone) to ride young thoroughbred racehorses, flexible mornings.
please call Micky 085 257 4253
Millstreet/ Kanturk area
The 30th Annual International Mounted Games Association World Pairs Championships are to be held at the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, from tomorrow Thursday July 28th to Saturday July 30th.
The competition will involve approximately two hundred of the worlds most elite riders. There will be World Pairs Titles achieved in four categories: U12, U15, U18, and Open. The championships finish with a Gala event on Saturday night.
Mary-May Fenton From Kilcorney ( Duhallow pony club member) rode as a substitute rider for team Wexford in the under 10s Mounted Games national Championship at Millstreet arena Saturday and Sunday taking 1st place on her pony Taffy
Two Duhallow Club riders Hazel and Mary-May were on the Wexford winning team
“It is with great disappointment that the Duggan Family announces today that the 2021 Millstreet International Horse Show CSI2* will not take place. Despite the pace of the vaccination rollout in Ireland and the resulting reduction in current infection rates, it is clear that the easing of lockdown measures will not proceed at a pace that will allow us to stage the August show to its traditional standards while complying with the current Government guidelines.
The fundamental principle of Millstreet’s long running success is the inclusivity it offers to one and all. The annual schedule of classes provides opportunities for horses/ponies and riders of all levels, ages and abilities.
We take our industry support responsibilities very seriously; events such as the Foal Auction, 3yo Horse and Pony Young Irelander, 4yo National Discovery Championships also for both horses and ponies, and many other unique Millstreet concepts contribute incalculably to Irish horse and pony breeders and producers. To stage a show without one or more of these elements or limiting participation would go against our “open door” values.” [read the full announcement on Millstreet.Horse]
Millstreet International Horse Trials are currently ongoing at Green Glens & Drishane. Follow the action live in the video above, or live on Facebook
Mary-May Fenton from Butterfly farm Stables in Kilcorney had a great two days at the Owners Pony and Young Riders Show in Green Glens Millstreet. A fantastic opportunity for the youngsters to ride in the main arena with fabulous prizes given to all a very well run event.
Lots of photos and videos from the European Mounted Games Championships 2019 which was held in Green Glens last week. (Photos from the opening parade are here)
Love the comment (above):
“Millstreet, Co Cork, Ireland 🇮🇪 . Amazing reception by this small town, fab venue, lovely friends and best of all… the riding!!! Kids & ponies did us proud.”
On Tuesday evening in lovely sunshine, the Opening Ceremony for the European Mounted Games Team and Individual Championships 2019 was held in Millstreet. The Millstreet Pipe Band lead the parade of 17 European Countries from Green Glens up through the town where the official opening was declared in the Town Square. It was followed by music and a wonderful international social evening. Below are lots of photos and videos from the evening:
The European Mounted Games Championships shop window decorations competition
Thank you to all business and residential houses that decorated their windows, winners will be announced on Friday. Great to see the community welcoming all the different countries to Millstreet.
The European Mounted Games Championships 2019 are taking place every day this week in The Green Glens Arena. The games are a branch of equestrian sport and require courage, determination and all round riding ability. There are teams from all over Europe and all games are played at breakneck speed – not for the fainthearted and worth checking out ! – (Geraldine Dennehy)
The European Mounted Games Championships 2019 will be held at Millstreet Green Glens Equestrian Centre from July 8th – 14th. A Parade through Millstreet Town will be held on Tuesday July 9th at 7pm led by Millstreet Pipe Band followed by the Opening Ceremony in the Square. All are welcome.
A truly wonderful Irish Pony Club event – the National Minimus Championships, took place at Green Glens and at Drishane this past weekend. Here we share two images of the occasion with more to follow later. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
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Wanted: person to ride out 5 mornings a week and also a groom full time for horse racing yard. Contact Eugene O Sullivan 0862541398, Lombardstown.
The action in the FEI Nations Cup CICO3* at Millstreet International Horse Trials kicks off today in Green Glens. You can watch Thursday’s dressage live below or on the Millstreet Horse Trials Facebook page. The rest of the competition will be shown live on the FEI’s YouTube Channel and FEI TV, and there will also be a live stream on Eventing Nation each day.
Green Glens are taking applications for people who are available to work during Millstreet Horse Show and Millstreet Eventing – August 13th to the 26th.
CV’s should be dropped to Elaine Collins in Green Glens Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm. Phone 029.70800 or email <admin @millstreethorseshow.ie>
Dromtarriffe hunt was on this week with lots of horses and hounds on show. As ever the fox was much too cute. Tom has the story and lots of photos on his TMC Photography Page. Click the photo below and it will take you there.
Some of the world’s greatest event riders will be heading to the Green Glens Arena and adjoining Drishane Castle Demesne in 2018 as it was announced recently that Millstreet will host the Irish leg of the 2018 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series from August 22nd to August 26th next year. Speaking after the announcement, Millstreet director Thomas Duggan said:
“It is an honour to be bringing international team competition of the highest order back to Millstreet. Having seen the extraordinary level of talent at our recent Pony (2014) and Junior/Young Rider (2016) European Championships, I’m looking forward to seeing what senior riders make of the Mike Etherington-Smith designed Cross Country track and the unique Irish welcome we offer to all visitors.” – read the full article on Millstreet.horse
The sun set over the Drishane Cross Country course and the Green Glens Arena on Sunday evening, and with it the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors has come to an end! A huge congratulations to Bubby Upton Eventing ️(GB) and Hanna Knuppel ️️(DE) on their respective Junior and Young Rider Individual gold medals as well as the German J & YR teams who swept the boards in both the team competitions (full results).
Most teams have left Millstreet at this stage, so next for us in Millstreet, it’s the annual International Horse Show, which starts NEXT WEEK August 2nd-6th.FEI
Below is out last selection of photos and videos from Sunday (again it may take a little time to load): [read more …] “In Pictures: Last Day of the European Championships”
At the 2017 FEI European Junior and Young Rider Championships, Dressage took centre stage on thursday. While Thursday was a fine day, Friday had shocking weather, so some had to compete in the downpours. Thankfully the rain cleared Friday night, and the sun shone for Saturday’s Cross Country in Drishane, with the rain helping to make ground conditions excellent. There were a number of fallers, but no serious injuries, only bumps and bruises.
below are some photos and videos from the last few days, but be patient as it may be slow to load due to so many photos: [read more …] “In Pictures: Dressage and Cross Country at the European Championships”
After Wednesday morning’s rain, Noel C. got onto the man above and asked for sunshine for the evening, and as is normal he duly obliged. Just in time, the clouds parted and suddenly we had a lovely sunny evening for what has now become a tradition – the Parade of Nations through Millstreet, bringing a slice of colour and fun to town.
Led by the Millstreet Pipe Band the sixteen nations dressed in their finery and national colours, paraded up through the town, and back down to the Green Glens where the official opening of the Championships took place, followed by a concert and entertainment.
A big bualadh bos to all that helped organise, and participated in what was another lovely event.
Photos and videos are below: [read more …] “In Pictures: The Parade of Nations through Millstreet”
Today is a day of horse inspections, walking the courses, and final preperations before the action start in earnest at the 2017 FEI European Championships J&YR tomorrow
Don’t forget the big parade through town at 6:30pm this evening. The rain is due to have passed off at that stage for what will hopefully be another big bright and colourful occasion.
More photos below: [read more …] “Horse Inspections and the Big Parade this evening”
It’s been a really lovely warm and sunny day as many of the teams arrived for the sixteen countries in the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders and Juniors, which are being held in Green Glens and Drishane from Wednesday to Sunday.
Full show details can be found at Millstreet.horse/eu2017, or just click on the logo for the logo for the show which will be on the on the top of right of the sidebar all week.
To give a flavour of what’s happening, we’ve added below some of the photos that the teams have been posting to social media below: [read more …] “Teams arriving for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships”