The Sale

Go For Gold 2021 Takes Place November 15th & 16th

Covid Update

2021 Selections:

3 Yr olds – Goresbridge Sales Complex – 3rd, 4th & 5th August

Applications Close July 20th

4 Yr olds & Upwards – Barnadown – 9th & 10th August 

Applications Close August 3rd

The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale of pre-selected event horses has been the success story of recent years. Now heading into its eleventh 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 2019 returns produced a top price of €41,000. Successful customers at this tenth anniversary renewal included the current world number one Oliver Townend, as well as former world and Olympic champion Michael Jung and French ace Astier Nicholas. All three were multiple purchasers during the evening, contributing to an average of €21,074 (€20,510 in 2018 and €19,848 in 2017). Most significantly, these figures were achieved without a stand out lot, as 27 individuals clustered solidly between €20,000 – €41,000. While prices were strong from the outset, it was the three-year-old trade that really lifted the night. At the close of play, 82% of those on offer change hands leading to an age group average of €20,700 (€19,220 in 2018 and €14,750 in 2017).

New For 2020

Live stream Of All Performance & Auction With Online Bidding!

(You Can Also Register For Online Bidding)

Catalogue Now Online!

For the 2020 Go For Gold Sale we have tried to make it as easy as possible for those who are unable to attend this years sale and so, we are offering an even broader view of all lots to give you a comprehensive perspective of all the lots on offer.

As always, our selection panel have been ultra diligent during the selection process to bring you the best quality young horses available, but in addition, we have kept in mind that potential purchasers need to see more detail and so we offered extended performance and images of all lots.

Veterinary certificates will be available to view in the image gallery prior to the sale and radiographs can be forwarded directly to your veterinary surgeon in advance of the sale also.

Hugh Suffern will also be in attendance at Barnadown for those who are travelling to sale this year.

Appointments can be made to view or trial any lot prior to sale.

(Phone; +353 87 2569496 to arrange)

The sale will not take place at the Amber Springs Hotel as in previous years but will be held at the Barnadown show grounds.

Veterinary Procedure

All horses will undergo an approved five stage vetting conducted by two specialist equine Veterinary Surgeons within 48 hours prior to the sale, this is a legal requirement.

All lots in the sale will be sold with a set of digital X-rays taken by members of the Goresbridge Veterinary Panel and will be available for Veterinary Surgeons to inspect prior to sale. Please contact the sales office for details.

Viewing will also be available on site with Veterinary Surgeon Hugh Suffern MVB MRCVS, Irish Team Vet for 13 years including 3 Olympic Games, 3 World and 6 European Championships.

Details of Veterinary procedures and X-Ray views are printed in the catalogue.

Prominent Go For Gold Winners Include

  • Copper Beach (ridden by Bruce Davidson Jnr) won the Plantation Fields CIC3* 2017, CIC3* Cahatahoochee Hills 2017. Winner of four, three-star events to date. Top ten finish at Rolex CCI4*.

 

  • Cooley SRS (Oliver Townend) 2nd Badminton International 4* 2018

 

  • MBF Harley Rebel winner of the CCI1* Osberton International & Young Event Horse Championships 2018.

 

  • Carlsburg winner CIC1* at Plantation Fields Horse Trials Sept 2018

 

  • Cooley Rorkes Drift (ridden by Jonty Evans) was placed ninth individually at the Rio Olympic Games.

 

  • November Night (Ciaran Glynn). Completed Badminton CCI4* 2017. Top ten placing at Blenheim CCI3* 2017 and 4th Millstreet CIC3* 2017.

 

  • Gorsehill Pearl (Joseph Murphy). Placed Bramham CIC3* 2017. Seventh CCI3* Ballindenisk. Double clear Chatsworth CIC***.

 

  • Poynstown Stonehaven (Tracy Walshe). Burghley Five-Year-old Champion 2017.

 

  • Castlerichmond(Roberto Rotarori) Placed fifth CICO3* Varano. Completed Blenheim CIC3* 2017

 

  • Prince Mayo (Paul Tapner) won the CCI3* at Tattersalls.

 

  • Sacramento (Kylie Lyman) won the CIC3* at Jersey Fresh. Placed third in the CCI3* at Bromont.

 

  • Bonmahon Wave Dancer (Mikhail Nastenko) placed fourth CCI3* Konakovo.

 

  •  LCC Cooley (Correna Bowe). Member of Ireland’s junior European championship squad in Millstreet 2017. Member of Ireland’s young rider European championship squad at Millstreet 2017.

 

  • Fernhill Full Throttle (Jenny Caras). Runner-up Plantation Fields CIC2* and also Richland.

 

  • Summerbridge Parc (Tamie Smith), Winners of the West Coast young event horse finals in USA 2017.

 

  • Big Berry (Piggy French) – 57 British Eventing points in his first season.

 

  • Exclusively Cooley (Kim Severson) – Winner of the East Coast young event horse championship in USA 2017

 

  • Kilcannon Harley Cruise. Double clear Blenheim CIC3* 2017.

Some of Our Graduates

  • Cooley SRS (2011 graduate) ridden by Oliver Townend, was the second highest placed Irish bred on the world rankings. Winner of CCI*** at Ballindenisk.
  • Copper Beech (2011 graduate ridden by Bruce Davidson Jnr) won the Allenwood CIC*** in USA.
  • Cooley Rorkes Drift (2010 graduate) was a member Ireland’s winning nations cup squad in Boekelo 2015.  He was placed 3rd at Blenheim CIC*** and is long listed for the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • SRS Richmond (2012 graduate) ridden by Roberto Rotarori, represented Italy in the WBFSH young horse world championships at Le Lion d’Angers.
  • Cuffesgrange Ars Royale (Jonty Evans) represented Ireland in Le Lion D’Angers.

Other Notable International Winners Include

November Night (Double clear Camphire and Millstreet CIC*** 2015)

Prince Mayo placed 4th at both Chatsworth CIC*** and Tattersalls CIC*** 2015.

Bonmahon Wave Dancer (placed CCI***) 2015.

Beechfields Gold Digga, Irish EI100 national champion 2015. 

Reenmore Alfie, winner CCI* in Stzregom 2015