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.
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.
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.
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.
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. [read more …] “Winning the Style Stakes at Leopardstown Races”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 [read more …] “Videos: Impressions of Millstreet Show 2015”
Millstreet 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 🙂 )
Wall 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.
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.
There’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.
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.)