An Incredibly fast paced few months, proved themselves very worth it, with championship success at The FEI European Championships and The Nations Cup Final, Barcelona!

The great results began at Chepstow 2* with all clear rounds on day 1. Lamira ES jumped a clear in the 1* Silver Tour, ABC Cortana Cruise in the 2* Medium Tour, Kannendro in the 2* Big Tour and star of the show, 7yo Kannoon Blue (half brother to Highland Presidant and Kannedro jumped clear in the 2* Small Tour on day one and ended his show with a 3rd in the 1.35 2* Grand Prix. What an exciting young horse!

From Wales to Italy, we headed to The FEI European Championships with Highland President. After a phenomenal clear in the first team/individual round, Trevor and ‘Archie’ helped the Irish team secure fourth spot, all the way up until the team competition final.

With the pressure on, Trevor and the rest of the team delivered more incredibly strong performances to ensure Ireland took home the silver medal! It is such a privilege to be able to fly the Irish flag and bring home such a fantastic result. Especially alongside such great team mates: Eoin Mcmahon, Micheal Duffy, Shane Sweetnam and Denis Lynch.

As well as a huge thank you to Ian and Heather Black, for the ownership of Highland President, none of this would be possible without you.

Back on home turf, our team of younger horses took on Hickstead September Show. 7 year old Kannoon Blue, proved just how promising he is, jumping the 1.30s with absolute ease! 8 year old Kannedro, homebred brother to Highland President, jumped into 8th place in the main ring 1.40.

After Highland President’s recent success in Dublin and at The European Championships – to name a few! It was fantastic to get the call up to jump for The Irish Team once again, this time at The Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. No matter how many times you receive the call to ride for your country, it still feels just as special as the first time!

Next on the calendar was Peelbegen 2* where young horses, Lamira ES and ABC Cortana Cruise shone bright. ABC Cortana Cruise didn’t touch a fence all week in the 7⁄8 year old classes, finishing with a 4th place in the 1.40 8 Year Old Grand Prix. Not to be outdone by stable mate Lamira ES, who placed in all the 7 year old classes, including the Grand Prix!

Chelsea jumped beautifully all week, with a clear in the 2* small tour and BSH trainee Maryaa Mahli jumped clear rounds in the 1* Medium Tour Grand Prix with BSH sourced ‘Desperado SW’ and ‘Don Juan 111 Z’. Well done Maryaa!

Kannendro jumped clear in the 2* medium tour and picked up a placing in the 2* 1.40 MT Qualifier before travelling to Barcelona for his 5* debut alongside brother, Highland President.

It is such an achievement for Breen Sport Horses to have two exceptionally talented homebreds at a show of this calibre. And they definitely did not disappoint! The exciting 8 year old Kannendro impressed in the 1,45 LR class to finish in the money and then continued his excellent form to jump another clear in the 5* La Vanguardia 1,45 Trophy!

We couldn’t be prouder of this 8 year old and we cannot wait to watch his career unfold in the coming months.

Highland President was the pathfinder for the Irish team on day one, jumping a crucial round to ensure the team qualified for the second round. Trevor and ‘Archie’ then jumped a remarkable clear round in an extremely tough second round of The Nations Cup Final.

Although it was not Team Ireland’s week, we still headed home delighted with brothers, ‘Archie’ and Kannedro.

Mia held the fought back at home with only clear rounds at Felbridge! Twilight Dancer jumped double clear in the 128cm Springboard Qualifer and Miclas Cookie jumped a double clear an2nd in the 128cm 1m Winter Qualfier. Following in her fathers footsteps!

As always, none of this would be possible without our amazing sponsors and supporters,

We now turn our attention to our future superstars in the making, heading to Villamora with our team of young horses. Alongside BSH trainees, Maryaa Mahli and Leah Knowles.

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