Martin and Mary Frances Donohoe, together with the Goresbridge team, have been delighted with the positive feedback from our 2020 sale, and are looking forward to sourcing and presenting this year’s catalogue.
As in 2020, potential candidates for the Go For Gold Select Event Horse Sale will be assessed by an internationally experienced panel of judges at strategic venues around the country.
We are delighted to bring you unrivalled coverage of the sale through our livestream broadcasting and online bidding platform.
The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale of pre-selected event horses has been the success story of recent years. Now heading into its twelfth renewal the sale has truly achieved its aim of bringing together Ireland’s best young event horses to one venue for one sale.
Staged in November at Barnadown and the Amber Springs Hotel in Co Wexford, the sale offers around 60 -70 proven and potential event horses from the age of three, all of whom have been carefully selected by a highly experienced panel of producers and international riders.
Always affordable, the 2020 returns produced a top price of €50,000. Successful customers at this eleventh renewal included the current world number one Oliver Townend, as well as top international riders Kim Severson (USA), Joe Meyer (NZ), Sam Ecroyd (GB) and Patricia Ryan (IRE). In addition, owners of Harry Meade and Tom McEwen were very active, all buying multiple purchases during the evening. These buyers and others contributed to an overall average of €22,978 (€21,074 in 2019, €20,510 in 2018 and €19,848 in 2017). Most significantly, these figures were achieved without a stand out lot, as despite a smaller catalogue 27 individuals clustered solidly between €20,000 – €50,000.
The consistency of our graduates is testament to the calibre of horse that are selected for our sale. As you can see below the results speak for themselves. The sale is still in it’s infancy, with the first sale held in just 2010, our Go For Gold Select Event Horse Sale Graduates are making their presence felt worldwide.