Sep 29, 2022 · Patrick Hester


The Irish Horse Centre powered by the Mayo Roscommon Breeders Group will host Edition 5 of The Breeders Select Foal Sale Ireland which is now a well-established flagship foal sale ran by the group for the first time in 2018. It will also be complemented by its inaugural hybrid ‘Young Horse Auction’.

Edition 5: The Breeders Select Foal Sale Ireland 2022

91 carefully selected eventing and showjumping bred foals will be presented by vendors next Saturday 8th October at Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre Co. Galway with viewing of foals from 09.30 am with the sale commencing at 11am sharp.

All foals are now available for viewing online via The Irish Horse Centre’s  auction platform (www.ihc.auction)  designed by the Belgium based PWEB Solutions it will also accommodate live bidding where the group aims to attract the International market via a world wide social media campaign and promote contract rearing and transport services to the Global market.

The 2022 foal selection committee which included Peter Leonard, Lyndsey Graham, Meryl Connaughton, Susan Mc Donald, Dean Rogan and Joseph O’ Brien have unanimously agreed:

'The quality and the production of the record 235 foals presented this year has surpassed all standards of previous years and is an indicator that Irish breeders and the sale are on the correct track towards meeting the demands of the market and the sport of eventing and showjumping. 

      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. Edition 5 has them all featuring globally successful performance sires including Cornet Obolensky, Diamant de Semilly, Daniel Deussers legendary campaigner Tobago Z, Zirocco Blue, Comme ll Faut, Tangelo de Zuuthoeve, and Vivant to name just a few. The collection also boasts a strong contingent of foals for eventing with solid eventing sires such as Master ImpCruising, Puissance and Cavalier Royale appearing in a high percentage of dam line pedigrees.

Inaugural Young Horse Auction

34 preselected young horses for the group’s inaugural ‘Young Horse Auction’ will commence viewing at approx. 4 pm on Friday 7th October at the Glenamaddy Equestrian centre complex with sale commencing at 06.30 pm. All young horses are presented with veterinary reports and full x-rays on the on the IHC platform and are suitable for show jumping and eventing. All performance videos  and photos are presented on the IHC platform.

Link:  www.ihc.auction/collections

‘Turn Key Service’

For a number of years the group have offered contract rearing opportunities to national and international buyers and as the young horses have mature with age so to has the demand for a training and production service with the first young horses being trained under saddle for clients in 2022.  For more information and testimonials  on contract rearing and young horse production interested parties are invited to contact the team and visit the website.

Link:    www.ihc.auction/rearing

IHC Market Place: ‘Official Launch’

 ‘An all year round ONLINE marketing service for breeders and producers’

‘Connecting the ONLINE International Equestrain community with leading irish breeders and producers’

The group invite the industry to come along and attend both Edition 5 of the Foal Sale and the official opening of its new online marketing initiative ‘The ONLINE Irish Horse Centre Market Place’ which will act as an auxillary service to the IHC platform providing a 365-day, yearlong marketing service to assist breeders and producers in the marketing and promotion of their horses. Opening ceremony commences approx. 3pm on Saturday at the foal sale.

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.ihc.auction

E.mail: info@ihc.com

Follow us on Instagram: irishhorsecentre Facebook: Mayo Roscommon Breeders Group

Dates and Start Times:

Edition 5 The Breeders Select Foal Sale Ireland

Saturday 8th October 2022

Viewing from: 09.30 am

Sale Starts: 11.00 am

IHC Market Place Official Opening Ceremony

3pm Saturday 8th October at Glenamaddy Equestrian Ctr

Young Horse Auction

Friday 7th October 2022

Viewing from: 4.30 pm

Sale Starts: 06.30 pm  


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