The top lot at this year’s Goresbridge Tattersalls Ireland Select Event Horse Sale was sold for €37,000.
The annual sale took place on Thursday evening, at Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair attracting a huge crowd who witnessed 11 potential young event horses carefully selected by Karen Dixon and Sally Parkyn.
The highest bid went to Lot 4, Dobby, consigned by Michael Heery, is a four-year-old gelding by Diacontinus (HAAN) out of Starlight B (HAAN), a sister to numerous graded showjumpers fetched, and was purchased DJ O’Sullivan.
Oliver Townend purchased two lots. Lot 6, a four-year-old unnamed gelding by Querlybet Hero (SBS) out of Ars Vivendi Lady (ISH) is a half-brother to Makin A Storm who was 4th in the 2018 Burghley Young Event Horse Final and Harlequin Vivendi. Consigned by Joanne Curtin and DJ O’Sullivan, he was secured by Townend for €29,000.
The sale concluded with an aggregate of €126,000 and an average selling price of €21,000.
Images courtesy of Lorraine O’Sullivan