Sep 27, 2021


Edition 4: The Breeders Select Foal Sale Ireland

A record-breaking viewing of almost 200 foals across the Island of Ireland has been consolidated in the presentation of Edition 4 of The Breeders Select Foal Sale Ireland via the Irish Horse Centres platform (www.ihc.auction) powered by The Mayo Roscommon Breeders Group.

Described by the selection committee as: 

'The most quality collection of foals ever selected for the sale both in terms of pedigree and athletism'

88 Showjumping and Event bred foals will be presented by leading Irish breeders and the  Irish Horse Centre Team at Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre on the 9th October with selling commencing at 11 am sharp. 

The full collection Part 1 & 2 is now available on the Irish Horse Centre Platform (www.ihc.auction/home). 

All foals are fully showcased with pictures, pedigree reports and videos on the Irish Horse Centre hybrid auction platform (www.ihc.auction) designed by Belgium based PWEB Solutions which will facilitate a live and online bidding function to facilitate the international market and will also feature a Livestream of the sale on the day to attract a larger bidding audience. 

The biggest international marketing campaign in Irish foal sale history: 

The group has partnered with the Horse Pay team Michael O'Flynn and Shane McCarthy to launch a strong online social media campaign towards the promotion of this year's sale as well as traditional marketing both nationally and internationally.  

Continued Innovation by MRBG

In line with MRBG's progressive outlook for the Equine Farming Sector they have also implemented the following innovations for the sector: 

- An online paperless linear scoring based foal evaluation and breeder feedback system for all evaluated foals. 

- Established the Equine Farming Taskforce which recently presented its submission to the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine for inclusion and to create better awareness of Equine Farming in the forthcoming Common Agricultural Policy 2023- 2027.

- The Irish Horse Centre 'Market Place' will also also be launched at the foal sale on the 9th of October which is another addition to the current platform which will facilitate year-round marketing and promotion of Irish Sport Horses via the IHC Platform. 

Foals in Focus:

The sale features some stunning lots that have market appeal to owners and producers of event and showjumping horses in the UK, Europe and North America. The sale features globally successful performance sires including Nick Skelton's Olympic Gold Medalist Big Star, Air Jordan Z, All-Star 5, Diamant De Semilly, Vivant Van De Heffinch, Verdi TN and the recently sold to the USA Thoroughbred sire Road to Happiness xx.

Lot 9 Road To Happiness (xx) x Kannan x Red House Condor. 1st Dam (Doughiska Lass) Galway Bay Talent (Mermus R) competed to nations cup level with Italy. Galway Bay Blake (Tolan R) placed forth in RDS as four year old, sold to to America as 5 year old and won Eastern Eventing Championships with Caroline Martin.

Lot 53 Quality Time x Pacino x Cavalier (Colt) 1st Dam: Unnamed (2013) 2nd Dam: Cuffesgrange Ars Royale CCI4*L, HHS Noble Juan sj 1.30, HSS Quality Noble dam of Cyders sj 1.40 (Christian Schranz).

Lot 57 Udancer x Cruising x Diamond Serpent (Colt) 1st Dam: Daytime Cruise dam of  Hilton Banner sj 1.60m (2012) (Clement Mc Mahon) 2nd Dam: Merrigans Call dam of Castle Rock sj 1.50m (Christopher Moorhouse), Thomascourt BGS sj 1.40 (Mervyn Clarke)

Lot 68 All Star 5 x Kannan x Darco. 1st Dam: Janana Panama (2015) 2nd Dam: Panama Du Seigneur s.j 150 with Delphine (Goemaere), has produced TIC TAC s.j 1.60 with Ben Maher and Armour du Seigneur under the saddle of Alberto Zorzi. From a strong line 3rd and 4th dam lines of s.j 1.60-1.30 performers. 

Lot 69 Big Star x Vigo D Arosouilles x Lux Z. 1st Dam. Sandyhill Vigoland 2nd Dam: Legaland Lux dam of: Legaland Las Vegas s.j 1.40 with Billy Davidson and mother two s.j 1.35 horses FSS Thumbelina and Legaland Double Clear. Mhs Going Global s.j 1.60 with Greg Broderick and Kilkenny s.j 1.60 with Cian O.Connor also appearing in the dam line. 

Lot 84 Diamant de Semilly x Indoctro x Libero H 1st Dam. Bright Eyes R& D 2nd Dam: Nakita Dam of: Flippo VDL s.j 1.40 ( Maria Ansatasie Nikolaidlou) and 4 s.j 1.35 performers including Cancun VDL, Queen Nikita R&D Z, Conrad 149, Volumia R&D. 3rd Dam: Hertogin s.j.1.30 dam of 3 s.j 1.60 performers Melissimo (Michelle Rodal). Robin Hood W (Ben Maher), Olibero- D (Charles Luychx)

Contract rearing is also provided by the group which aims to support the international market as the group maximises the benefits of Ireland ideal climate and pastures for optimum growth and development in young horses.

For any enquiries please contact the national and international sales team members, via the website and follow the Irish Horse Centre on Facebook and Instagram.

National Sales Team:

Noel Kilroy:  +353(0)87 2528473

Mark Hester:  +353(0)86 3572200

John Murphy: +353 (0) 87 4183382


International and Scandinavian Team:

Stall Patrick Hester

(Norway): +47 96 911705

(Ireland): +353(0) 86 0838056

Web: www.irishhorsecentre.ie

E.mail: info@ihc.com

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