FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017

This is the new logo for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, which includes Drishane Castle set against the spectacular backdrop of the Clara and Derrynasaggart Mountains.

The best Young Riders and Juniors from across Europe will be vying for success in Millstreet from 19th – 23rd July 2017. Timetables and more details are on millstreet.horse/eu2017 . continue reading the full article “FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017”

Winning the Style Stakes at Leopardstown Races

She almost didn’t come to the third day of the Leopardstown winter racing festival, but Gillian’s last minute decision to go ahead with her original plan to wear a Donegal tweed two piece she designed herself turned out to be a triumph in the keenly contested Cliff At Lyons Style Stakes.

Her peplum tweed jacket and longline skirt was accessorised with a Marc Millinery hat with pheasant feather, white shirt with jabot, cream patent Amy Huberman heels and vintage gloves and bag. The outfit was made by a polish dressmaker near her home and the family’s love of the hunting ‘n fishing county look was clear when they are jubilantly joined mum in the parade ring. Many congratulations to Gillian. continue reading the full article “Winning the Style Stakes at Leopardstown Races”

World Mounted Games 2016

Hi all, I would like to thank you for your hospitality during the MGA World Championships. The atmosphere at the opening ceremony was fantastic. The shop keepers dressing their windows was truly amazing. The time you took to decorate the streets all encompassed on making us as visitors very welcome and it will be one of my greatest cherished memories. Thank you once again to all the good people of Millstreet, best wishes, Alison Davies, Swansea.

Millstreet International Horse Trials 2016

Take a look at the Millstreet 2016 Cross Country course from the air! Horses and Riders are coming from all over the world, including much of Europe, and America.
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August. Timetables below.


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Horse Show Week

This week in Green Glens: Millstreet Horse Show is Ireland’s largest annual equestrian event and the only CSI*** to be held here, and has become Ireland’s largest shop window for the Equestrian Industry and young horse classes feature strongly; including the renowned Young Irelander loose jumping for 3 year old horses and the National Discovery for 4 year olds.The show features classes that cater for all age levels and grades with a full range of National classes as well as the final of the Coolmore Young Champion of Ireland series. It started on Wednesday and ends this Sunday. Clip My Horse are back and have the following two videos, one on the horse show, and the other on the welcome at Millstreet Museum


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These were FEI European Jumping Championships for YR J Ch 2016

The best Junior Showjumpers in Europe have been in Millstreet for the last week, and the standard of jumping was very high. It’s been a great week. We now wish them all a safe trip home. Below is a small section of the videos and photos from the Championships.


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Impressions of the opening ceremony of the European Championships

Video: “Impressions of the opening ceremony of the European Championships for young Riders in Millstreet”, by ClipMyHorse.TV, who have live streaming of the Championships on their website

Also: in interview with Thomas Duggan

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FEI European Junior Championships

We welcome all the visitors from twenty nine countries around Europe for this week’s FEI European Junior Championships in Millstreet. A fantastic week of Show Jumping is in store.

And … don’t forget the Parade of Nations at 6:30pm this evening through the town, with the opening ceremony in Green Glens, and entertainment by Liam O’Connor.

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Page 1 of the first edition of The Millstreet Times (an 8 page magazine for the European Championships). See the full magasine here.

Useful Information and Links:

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Spectacular Opening Parade & Concert for World Mounted Games

The spectacular Parade marking the official opening of the World Mounted Games reminded us all of Eurovision Week 1993 such was the colourful magic of the wonderful event on Tuesday evening - 12th July 2016 - blessed with superb weather.  There is a 27minute video by Porter Wilson on YouTube.  The Parade was followed by a brilliant Liam O'Connor and his Splendid Group Concert in Green Glens.  Here we share highlights of the amazing occasion.  MC of the Parade was Conor O'Leary and the official opening was by Noel Buckley in Green Glens in advance of the Concert and following the Drinks Reception.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The spectacular Parade marking the official opening of the World Mounted Games reminded us all of Eurovision Week 1993 such was the colourful magic of the wonderful event on Tuesday evening – 12th July 2016 – blessed with superb weather. There is a 27 minute video by Porter Wilson on YouTube. The Parade was followed by a brilliant Liam O’Connor and his Splendid Group Concert in Green Glens. Here we share highlights of the amazing occasion. MC of the Parade was Conor O’Leary and the official opening was by Noel Buckley in Green Glens in advance of the Concert and following the Drinks Reception. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Mounted Games World Team Championships coming to Green Glens this Summer

Mounted Games 0109_The Mounted Games World Team Championships will be held at the Green Glens Arena, Co Cork from July 11th-15th

The Mounted Games Association of Ireland (MGAI) will host the prestigious 30th annual Mounted Games World Team Championships (WTC) for 2016 in the Milstreet Green Glens Arena, Co Cork from July 11th-15th.

Mounted Games is a branch of equestrian sport in which 31 different games are played by people of all ages, on ponies up to a height of 15hh. The Games are a true test of horsemanship, skill and speed. Mounted Games is exhilarating to watch and is a spectacle at many top international shows including the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Horse of The Year Show (HOYS) and the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS.

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Videos: Impressions of Millstreet Show 2015


Impressions of Millstreet International Horse Show 2015 (above) is by ClipMyHorse.tv, the on site camera crew btoadcasting live on the internet. More videos below include an interview with Thomas Duggan, and an interview with Pat Wall – chairman of continue reading the full article “Videos: Impressions of Millstreet Show 2015”

It’s Horse Show Week !

2015-08-10 Horse Show Week - posterMillstreet International Horse Show is upon us again and gets underway this Tuesday morning, and continues on until Sunday evening. The weather looks like being very nice for the week, so hopefully all the visitors to Millstreet will have a great week (us locals should go and enjoy it too as it’s free for all 🙂 )

For more details see: Millstreet.horse for schedules, results, etc, @millstreetshow on twitter, and MillstreetHorseShow on Facebook. continue reading the full article “It’s Horse Show Week !”

Easter Monday – Sunshine and Showjumping

2015-04-06 Easter Monday Sunshine - Welcome Tour at Green GlensWall to wall sunshine this Bank Holiday Easter Monday for the first of the Eventing Ireland one day events – Cross Country gets underway in Drishane Castle from 1pm! The Welcome tour is on from April 2nd to 12th, taking a break tomorrow April 7th. Full details on millstreethorseshow.ie with updates and more on their facebook page.

Our own Gerladine Dennehy has been taking photos at the show for the last few days. Here are links to the photos from the first few days: Day 4 – Easter Sunday (52 photos); Day 3 – Easter Saturday (38 photos); Day 2 – Good Friday (19 photos); Day 1 – Holy Thursday (20 photos) continue reading the full article “Easter Monday – Sunshine and Showjumping”

Inaugural Millstreet / Drishane Castle International Horse Trials

2015-08-28 Millstreet & Drishane Castle International Horse Trials - a new Date for the diaryHaving built a new cross country course for the overwhelmingly successful European Pony Championships last year, Millstreet Horse Show have announced a new date on the equine calendar:

Millstreet / Drishane Castle
International Horse Trials

which will be held from August 28th to 30th.

See more on MillstreetHorseShow.ie

Below is a sample of the action from the European Pony Championships:

Neil named as Judge for 2015 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals

Neil O'Connor - formerly  of West End, now a top Showjumping judge in the USA (photo from Feb 2013)Congratulations to Neil O’Connor who has been announced as a judge for the 2015 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals which are to be held in Las Vegas from the 15th to the 19th of April next year.

Neil O’Connor (USA) is a USEF and FEI 3* Judge and Steward and officiates regularly at national and international shows. He has served as President or Member of the Ground Jury at many prestigious U.S. shows such as the Hampton Classic, Pennsylvania National, Winter Equestrian Festival, Washington International, National Horse Show, and the inaugural 2014 Central Park Horse Show. Internationally, O’Connor has officiated at Spruce Meadows and the Royal Winter Fair, both in Canada. A native of (West End) Millstreet, County Cork Ireland, O’Connor now resides in the U.S., and ironically he was the Foreign Judge at the 2014 Dublin Horse Show. – from the Chronicle of the Horse.

—— “Born in West End, Millstreet in County Cork, Mr. O’Connor, 33, has been involved with horses all his life, riding them and grooming them, simply because, he said, ”horses were the biggest thing happening in my town.” Mill Pearl, a horse that continue reading the full article “Neil named as Judge for 2015 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals”

Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show 2014

2014-10-25 Owners Pony and Young Riders Show - headerThere’s around 3,000 entries for this weekend’s Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show, in the Green Glens, Millstreet. The event has been a major attraction since it was launched 28 years ago (16th year in Millstreet), and this year is nothing different. Entry as ever is free, and the organisers are looking forward to seeing as many friends of the show as possible, both new & old.

Info/results: ownerscharityshow.org … Preview in the Irish Examiner

Photos: Friday (30) … Saturday (29) Sunday … (100) … Denisa Official (thousands)

Millstreet Grand Prix Winner Thomas Ryan from Tipperary

 

Judge Neil O'Connor (West End, Millstreet and USA) presents the celebratory bottle to Millstreet Grand Prix Winner 2014 Thomas Ryan from Tipperary at the superbly successful Millstreet International Horse Show at Green Glens on Sunday, 17th August.  Thomas (below) kindly signs his autograph for Millstreet Museum.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Judge Neil O’Connor (West End, Millstreet and USA) presents the celebratory bottle to Millstreet Grand Prix Winner 2014 Thomas Ryan from Tipperary at the superbly successful Millstreet International Horse Show at Green Glens on Sunday, 17th August. Thomas (below) kindly signs his autograph for Millstreet Museum. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Thomas on his lap of honour.
Thomas on his lap of honour

 

Joe Roche’s “Coomlogane Apache” A Very Popular Winner at Show

Joe Roche's "Coomlogane Apache" proved to be a very popular winner on Friday night at Millstreet International Show 2014.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Joe Roche’s “Coomlogane Apache” proved to be a very popular winner on Friday night at Millstreet International Show 2014. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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5Joe Roche's Horse Coomlogane Apache Wins at 2014 Show -800Throughout the week there has been a wonderful atmosphere at the Show in Green Glens.   We observe a further 6 images from Friday night’s continue reading the full article “Joe Roche’s “Coomlogane Apache” A Very Popular Winner at Show”

This is Horse Show Week (12-17th August 2014)

2014-08-11 Millstreet International Horse Show - posterThis is Millstreet International Horse Show week and it starts today (Tuesday 12th) at 10:30am. Horse Trucks and Horseboxes have been rolling into the Green Glens since the gates opened yesterday morning.

We’d like to welcome everyone that comes to Millstreet this week, and hope you have a great time. There’s a record number of entries this year and schedules have been changing at this late stage to reflect this.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate. There’s a few showers forecast every day, but nothing too serious.

A visit to the Millstreet Horse Show is unmissable for the equestrian fanatic. Enjoy a day out watching the country’s best horses and riders. Admission is FREE and there is ample car parking available.

Full up to date details are available on MillstreetHorseShow.ie, Facebook, and Twitter

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Geraldine Dennehy’s Truly Marvellous Coverage of the Highly Prestigious 2014 Pony Event at Green Glens

Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy, truly captured some very special images as she so dedicatedly achieved excellent coverage of the prestigious equestrian event at Green Glens.  She recorded the visit of the Duhallow Hunt (above) as well as famous visitors such as John Tracey (below) and Seán Kelly.
Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy, truly captured some very special images as she so dedicatedly achieved excellent coverage of the prestigious equestrian event at Green Glens. She recorded the visit of the Duhallow Hunt (above) as well as famous visitors such as John Tracey (below) and Seán Kelly.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Justin Black’s Superb Coverage of FEI European Championships for Ponies

We thank Justin Black of Justborn Photography, West End, Millstreet for this superb selection of six of his photographs from the prestigious Eventing Cross Country occasion at Drishane on Saturday, 2nd August 2014.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We thank Photographer supreme, Justin Black of Justborn Photography, West End, Millstreet for this superb selection of six of his photographs from the prestigious Eventing Cross Country occasion at Drishane on Saturday, 2nd August 2014.   Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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Champions All as the European Pony Championships Conclude!

Our picture says it all!   All Champions on the final day of the hugely successful European Pony Championships 2014 in Millstreet.  Noel C. Duggan expresses his delight on the remarkable five day event in Millstreet where world-class equestrian facilities enormously impressed the many European Visitors.  Here Noel C. joins the winners at the final presentation event - Beligium (silver), France (gold) and Ireland (bronze).  Over the next few days we shall catch up on sharing the many pics from the past fortnight in Millstreet including a special pictorial selection from Denis O'Regan.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Our picture says it all!   Champions All on the final day of the hugely successful European Pony Championships 2014 in Millstreet. Noel C. Duggan expresses his delight on the remarkable five day event in Millstreet where world-class equestrian facilities enormously impressed the many European Visitors. Here Noel C. joins the winners at the final presentation event – (from left) Belgium (silver), France (gold) and Ireland (bronze).  Over the next few days we shall catch up on sharing the many pictures from the past fortnight in Millstreet including a special pictorial selection from Denis O’Regan. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Noel C. is congratulated by Tom Slattery, Chef d'Equipe of the Irish Equestrian Team.  also included is Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy who has worked with both in the world of equestrian sprort.
Noel C. is congratulated by Tom Slattery, Chef d’Equipe of the Irish Equestrian Team at the conclusion of the final Press Conference.  Also included is Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy who has in the past worked with both in the world of equestrian sport.

Magnificent Drishane Cross Country Event Delights Huge Attendance on Saturday, 2nd August 2014 in Brilliant Sunshine

Huge crowds arriving at Drishane Cross Country Course on Saturday, 2nd August 2014 were absolutely enchanted by the magical 21-jump course.  All this in brilliant sunshine.   Here we feature Part One of our coverage.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Huge crowds arriving at Drishane Cross Country Course on Saturday, 2nd August 2014 were absolutely enchanted by the magical 21-jump course. All this in brilliant sunshine. Here we feature Part One of our coverage.   Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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Impressive Presentations, Exquisite Dining & A Superb Concert

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Very impressive presentation ceremonies at Green Glens, a visit to Galty Valley Mobile Customised Catering Marquee and a splendid Concert at Drishane with Marina Cassidy & Friends were all part of our Thursday, 31st july recordings at the European Pony Championships 2014.   One can view the various competitions  online by logging into www.millstreet2014.com.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Very impressive presentation ceremonies at Green Glens, a visit to Galty Valley Mobile Customised Catering Marquee and a splendid Concert at Drishane with Marina Cassidy & Friends were all part of our Thursday, 31st july recordings at the European Pony Championships 2014. One can view the various competitions live online by logging into www.millstreet2014.com. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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