Sensational night at the 21st Showjumping Annual Awards Gala at the Killashee Spa last Saturday


Gala Night

Congratulations to Nicola Fitzgibbon and her team on running a first class Awards Gala last Saturday night(10th Dec 2016) at the Kilashee Hotel & Spa in Co. Kildare.

If you get a chance have a look at the Program for the night – it is amazing and the night is well supported by the half bred industry and the showjumping fraternity .

Thank you to all the businesses that supporting this event.


Connolly’s RED MILLS Spring Tour Winner – Liam O’Meara & “Curraghgraigue Jack Take Flight”

Liam o meara winner of the spring tour in mullingar 9-4-16 photo by Laurence dunne

Castlefield Sporthorse 7 & 8 year old Winner – Chris Connell & BVS ECHO ISLAND

Christopher Connell (BVS Echo Island) - winner of the Castlefield Sporthorse Young Horse Section - Connollys RED MILLS Spring Tour (Photo: Bit-Media)
Christopher Connell (BVS Echo Island) – winner of the Castlefield Sporthorse Young Horse Section – Connollys RED MILLS Spring Tour (Photo: Bit-Media)


Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix Champion & the Showjumper’s Club National Grand Prix Leading Horse 2016 – Vincent Byrne & “Mr Rockefeller”
Horseware/TRM Premier Grand Prix Champion 2016- Captain Geoff Curran riding “Ringwood Glen”


The Showjumper’s Club Premier Grand Prix Leading Horse 2016 – Francis Connors & “Erne Goldilocks”

SJI National Champion 2016 – Francis Connors

francis connors winner of the leinster summer tour at tattersalls 29-6-16 photo by meadbh dunne

Gain/Alltech Autumn Grand Prix – John Floody & “Ballyknock Diamond”

glencarron Nursing home congratulating John Floody on his win 270316

The Showjumper’s Club 7 & 8 YEAR OLD – “Ballyknock Diamond” owned and bred by Frances Hughes

The Showjumper’s Club Leading Horse 2016 – Jack Ryan & “Cavalier Teaca”

Blackriver Show Jumps Show of the Year – Tattersalls July Show

Tredstep Ireland Groom of the Year – Kate Devine from Seamus Hayes Stables in Co. Tipperary.

Cavan Equestrian Amateur of the Year – Joanna Penfold

Westwood Speed Amateur of the Year – Joanna Penford

ACADAML Bedding Team of the Year – European Gold Medallists:

Max O’Reilly Hyland, Michael Duffy, Matt Garrigan, Jenny Rankin & Gavin Harley 

Comd. John Leddingham(Chef d’Equipe), Michael Blake.

TRI Equestrian Young rider of the Year – Gavin Harley & “Understone Van de Kapel”

Shire Equestrian Rookie of the Year – Daniel Coyle

Ireland's Daniel Coyle and Fortis Fortuna win the $100,000 Prix De Penn Photo: Al Cook

OceanFeed Horse of the Year – “MHS Going Global”


EquiVET Ireland International Rider of the Year – Cian O’Connor

cian o connor dublin horse show photo by Laurence dunne

Nominated for this award: Bertram Allen, Denis Lynch, Greg Broderick and Cian O’Connor

The Stallion Company Special Achievement Awards:

2016 Six-year-old World Champion – “Killossery Kaiden” ridden by Ger O’Neill; bred by Laura and Frank Glynn; owned by  J. Kearney & H. Martin.

2016 Five-year-old Silver Medallist at World Breeders Championship: “27 Caretina” ridden by Mikey Pender; Bred by Marian Hughes & owned by Team 27.

2016 Five -year-old Bronze Medallist at World Championships: “27 Canya Dance” ridden by Mikey Pender; bred by Marian Hughes and owned by Team 27.


Photos compliments of  2016 Awards Photos will be posted on this site asap.



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