The countdown has begun for the Goresbridge Go For Gold select event horse sale which, run by Ireland’s premier sport horse sales company, is due to take place on the 12th– 13th November.
With an unrivalled four graduates running at CCI4* level this year, and a further glut of winners in the three and two-star ranks, it has become a must attend event for riders and owners with ambitions to compete at the top level.
Previous graduates of the select sale included the superb Cooley SRS, who with Oliver Townend in the saddle, was the runner-up at Badminton this year.
Another is the popular Badminton and Burghley placed mare November Night, as is the American ridden Copper Beach, who completed Pau and was placed in Rolex, in the spring.
At this renewal, Ireland’s leading select event horse sale is offering 65 of the very best young horses, carefully chosen on pedigree, performance and potential.
Among the stand out lots are the much-admired Dublin Young Event Horse champion, Emerald Emoe, as well as Stonehaven Penhills Cobra, who scored top jumping marks when placed third at the Burghley Young Event Horse finals. The unbeaten five-year-old Boleybawn Freedom is also an eye catcher, as are a mouth-watering collection of three-olds.
Izzy Taylor, who recently landed the CCI* at the Osberton international with the 2016 graduate MBF Harley Rebel, commented. “I’m delighted with the Go For Gold horses in my yard. It was my first visit with an owner, and I feel that one we bought is potentially top class”
The American Olympian Boyd Martin is another supporter saying. “There was a wonderful selection of horses at the auction and I bought a phenomenal horse at a fantastic price. Buying one at such good value was a huge bonus.”
The sale takes place at Barnadown, Gorey, Co Wexford and at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford – an hour south of Dublin. Lots 1-36 will be shown on the flat, over show jumps and cross-country from 11am on Monday, 12thNovember, while at 11.am on Tuesday lots 36 – 65 will be loose jumped. There will be plenty of time to trial the ridden horses at the wonderful facilities at Barnadown, both on the flat and over fences. All 65 lots are all sold with a veterinary certificate and a set of x-rays.
The auction and gala dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 13th November at Amber Springs Hotel.
For further details about the sale, and for online catalogue and video footage please visit www.goresbridgegoforgold.com.