Archive for 2015

Trips to Olympia International Horse Show up for grabs in Young Champion of Ireland 2015!


Following it’s successful introduction during the FEI European Championships for Ponies last year, the Duggan Family is pleased to announce that the Young Champion of Ireland competition returns with a new format for 2015. With the generous support of Coolmore Stud, Young Champion of Ireland classes will be staged for 128cms, 138cms and 148cms ponies.

Qualifiers will take place across the country:

Mullingar EC (28th June)
Cavan EC (10th July)
Tubberbride (18th July)
South-East Clare (26th July)

A total of 24 Athlete and Pony combinations will qualify for the “Young Champion of Ireland” finals to be held during the 2015 Millstreet International Horse Show where the three Young Champions will each win a once in a lifetime trip for three to the London International Horse Show (Olympia) in December, including transport, accommodation and the chance to meet top riders. The Young Champion of Ireland will be decided over 2 competitions by means of a points scoring system. Single points will be awarded for the Table A class with double points being awarded for the Grand Prix class. The Winner will be the athlete who achieves the highest cumulative score.

Young Irelander Qualifiers 2015

The Millstreet Horse Show Team are pleased to provide details of the 2015 Qualifiers for the 3 Year Old Young Irelander class to be held during Millstreet International Horse Show CSI*** (11th – 16th August):


  • Green Glens Arena, Millstreet – Tuesday 7th July at 09:30am
  • Green Glens Arena, Millstreet – Friday 10th July at 09:30am

In addition to the qualifiers, 3 horses will qualify at each of the following shows:

  • Performance Show, West Cork Equestrian Centre on Saturday July 18th
  • Ballina Agricultural Show on July 12th
  • South East Clare on July 27th

5 horses have also qualified from Mullingar International Horse Show earlier this month.

For further information please contact Eimear in the Horse Show Office by phone (+353 (0)29 70800) or email.

Alan Jones RIP


The Duggan family is saddened to hear of the death of International show jumping judge Alan Jones. Alan officiated at Millstreet as foreign judge on many occasions and will be sadly missed by all who worked with him.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this time.

Sgt. Major Steve Hickey RIP


The Duggan Family is saddened to hear of the passing of renowned International Course Designer Sergeant Major Steve Hickey.

Steve played an important part in the development of the International Horse Show in Millstreet in his role as Course Designer and officiated at multiple Championship level, World Cup and International events.

Our sympathy goes to his wife Nora together with his family and friends.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Photo: SJC

Mr. Coolcaum wins the Welcome Tour Grand Prix


Tipperary man Liam O’ Meara remained cool and calm in Millstreet this afternoon to claim the Millstreet International Welcome Tour Grand Prix title after a thrilling competition.

Twenty eight horses came forward for the feature class, all vying for their share of the €5,500 prize fund and the first round claimed its fair share of victims. Thirteen combinations produced faultless performances over the Olaf Herrmann (GER) designed course to go forward to the second round – leading to one of the most exciting Grand Prix to grace the Green Glens Arena in recent years. Read more

Rock for Ott – Green Glens Arena

Alex Ott Appeal Poster

A Message from the Alex Ott Appeal:

Alex Ott suffered a serious spinal injury while exercising a horse last November. He has undergone phase one of his immediate treatment in Cork University Hospital and he is now in The National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin undergoing assessment and intensive treatment.

Alex is a well known hunt enthusiast where horses coupled with all forms of equestrian sport were his life. Alex is a passionate horseman, skilled in all aspects of horse management and both he and his partner Janet run Gooseberry Hill Horses. He has four young children Zara, Andy, Luke, Ella all active pony riders within Duhallow.

There are many events running to support this very popular family man and on April 8th 2015 @8pm we are having a Gala Show by the world renowned Liam O’Connor Musician and team who will ”Rock for Ott” in The Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

This is an evening of magical entertainment and a night to remember. Surprise Celebrity guests will be present to give their support so Trot for Ott to Green Glens where you can “Rock for Ott” your support and donations to date are truly valued and on 8th April you too can make a real difference in 2015 for one of
our own.

Tickets are €30.00 each and as there will be heavy demand for same you are advised to book early to ensure you are not disappointed!!!

Tickets can be purchased online and from local outlets.

2015 Welcome Tour


We are pleased to launch the provisional timetable for the 2015 Millstreet Welcome Tour.

Now in its third year, over 130 classes will take place at the Green Glens Arena from 2nd – 6th April & 8th – 12th April. Following their successful introduction in 2014, CSI* classes will take place on both weekends of the Tour.

Once again, there will be a number of qualification opportunities across the Welcome Tour including places in the Millstreet Ruby (5YO) and Boomerang (6YO) finals. A special bonus of €750 is on offer for any horse/rider combination that finish in the top seven of the 1.35m CSI* class on Sunday 5th April and go on to finish in the top seven in the CSI1* Grand Prix the following Saturday. The Grand Prix winning combination will also receive a complementary entry to the 2015 Millstreet International Horse Show CSI*** in August.

In a new initiative, Millstreet is proud to be offering qualifying places for the prestigious Alexanders Horseboxes/Scope Festival (UK) Supreme Championships (23rd – 30th August) during the Welcome Tour while the second weekend also includes a qualifier for the highly anticipated Mullingar Bet Showjumping Live final which will carry a €20,000 prize fund.

Millstreet was recently voted the Best Eventing Ireland fixture in the country and The Green Glens Arena / Drishane Castle will host eventing classes from EI90 to O/CNC* level on Monday 6th April and Sunday 12th April. There will also be Combined Training classes (Dressage & Showjumping) during both weekends of the Tour. Entries for all Eventing Ireland classes can be made through their website.

As in 2014, a number of advance entry packages are available. Competitors can purchase their required number of ‘starts’ and declare for the classes they wish to jump in on the evening before the class. Entries will open during the week commencing 2nd March and the provisional timetable together with further information on the Tour is available here.