June Bulletin 2024

It has been another incredible month for our Go For Gold graduates. As the varying Olympic selections have taken place, we have been thrilled and proud to see the major eventing nations of America, Germany and Ireland initially list no less than four of our graduates Since the final selections, it has been announced that Cooley Nutcracker (Liz Halliday) will travel as the fourth ‘P’ member for team USA, while Lucy Latta and RCA Patron Saint travel as a reserve for the Irish squad. Also listed, but not making the cut this time were Kilcandra Ocean Power (Michael Jung) and Ballyneety Rocketman (Sam Watson).


  • Standing out among the many achievements of our graduates this month was Sam Watson’s brilliant CCI4*-L victory with Ballyneety Rocket Man at Millstreet. Sourced as a four-year-old from our selector Chris Ryan and family, the traditionally bred gelding has been slowly produced and to be Olympic listed is a great feat for all connections.
  • Turning to the show jumpers, the amazing Curraghgraigue Q Hill continues to rack up the wins under Ryan Page. Only a six-year-old, she has won her age classes at Bolesworth international and Chard international, and has qualified for the Newcomers, Foxhunter and Hickstead Novice Finals.
  • Another show jumper Bennys Kelly continues to excel under John Crippen, and at only eight-year-old competed recently at the Hickstead CSI4* in the 1.40m – 1.50m classes.
  • Across the water in America, it was brilliant to see Joe Meyer and the seven-year-old mare Ballygriffin Crossfield Cara win the CCI2* at Tryon International, while adding to the celebrations Cooley Corraghy Diamond and Kim Severson completed in third.
  • In Britain the wins are too numerous to mention, but standing out internationally the New Zealand partnership of James Avery and MBF Connection were notable in the CCI5* at Luhmuhlen, 
  • Looking at the younger horses, we are delighted to see our 2024 sale topper remain unbeaten after winning his first two BE100 classes under rider Max Warburton.