Archive for December 10, 2013

Equestrian Social Media Awards 2014


The Millstreet team are in the running for four awards in the upcoming Equestrian Social Media Awards.

Established in December 2010, the Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMAs) bring together the global equestrian community through social media. We are looking for you to help us make the short-list in the following categories:

  • Category 1 (Best use of Facebook)
  • Category 2 (Best use of Twitter)
  • Category 9 (Best use of Social Media by an Event/Competition)
  • Category 18 (Best Use of Social Media in UK and Ireland)

With over 6,000 fans on Facebook, a growing collection of video material on YouTube and an active presence on Twitter, Millstreet continues to embrace the social media community, from keeping users up to date with developments at the Green Glens Arena to publishing videos from the archives and posting live updates during each show. This year, we expanded our online coverage to include live video streaming from the Main Arena during our CSI*** show in August and with a record three international shows coming up in 2014, (including the European Pony Championships) we aim to bring our social media activity to the next level.

We would really appreciate it if you could take the time to nominate us in the four categories above on the ESMA website and we look forward to bringing even more news, photos, video and live content to your screen in 2014!


2014 European Pony Championships – Dates Confirmed


THE FEI has today (Saturday) confirmed to Horse Sport Ireland that next year’s European Pony Championships in Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage will take place at Millstreet in Co. Cork from Wednesday, July 30th to Sunday, August 3rd 2014.

Horse Sport Ireland Chairman Pat Wall complimented both Millstreet’s Duggan family on securing the championships and the HSI executive, who assisted in resolving initial difficulties with the FEI over the proposed dates.

He said: ”It is a great boost to have these championships in Ireland in 2014. Congratulations to the Duggan family, who have an outstanding facility and who put together an excellent bid. We have had great success in ponies at European level in recent years. Hopefully we can do the business at home in 2014.”

Millstreet’s Thomas Duggan said today: “We are pleased FEI has approved the dates of July 30th to Sunday August 3rd 2014 for the FEI Championships for Ponies, Dressage, Eventing and Jumping. We look forward to welcoming competitors and their families from all over Europe to compete at Millstreet. We are very excited that this occasion will mark the launching of our new Mike Etherington-Smith designed Cross Country Course on the grounds of the centuries-old Drishane Castle.

“Many benefits, as yet unknown, will continue to accrue following these Championships.”