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Tattersalls Ireland to host new Select Event Horse Sale

Goresbridge Horse Sales, in association with Tattersalls Ireland, will be holding a new Select Event Horse Sale on Thursday 31 May. The sale will take place on the Thursday evening of the Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair 2018.

The sale will offer a select number of potential event horses from the age of four upwards that have been chosen by a highly experienced panel of producers and breeders. It is expected 20-25 horses will meet the strict criteria during the inspection days in April.

Inspection dates: 

  • Thursday 19 April at Tattersalls Ireland
  • Monday, 23 April at Goresbridge

Horses can be viewed and tried prior to the auction on Thursday evening in Tattersalls Country House where a Gala Dinner will be available.

Viewing and Trial dates: 

  • Wednesday 30 May and Thursday 31 May at Tattersalls Ireland

All horses will undergo an approved five stage vetting, and performance videos will be available on line.

One of Tattersalls Ireland’s most successful graduates to go through the sales ring and excel at eventing is Arctic Soul. Arctic Soul retired from racing in 2012 and has gone on to achieve major success on the eventing circuit, competing at 4* level and finishing third at Burghley last year. After his 2017 win at Gatcombe Park his British Olympic rider Gemma Tattersall was quoted as saying “I think he is the best cross country horse in the world”. Arctic Soul was sold by Mr Timothy Kelly at the August National Hunt Sale to Cleaboy Stud for €15,000.

Goresbridge Horse Sales graduates have also achieved remarkable success, including the most talked about event horse of last year, Cooley Rorkes Drift (pictured) and multiple 3 star winner Copper Beach ridden by American Buck Davidson Jr.

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