Go For Gold 2023 Takes Place November 13th, 14th & 15th

“I like this auction because there is always a collection of different horses; all of which have something special. So many nice horses in one place.”

Michael Jung


Selections Dates – 3 Yr Olds – August 1st, 2nd, 30th & 31st – Goresbridge Sales Complex (Applications Now Open) 

(Selections Dates – 4 Yr Olds & Upwards – August 15th & 16th – Barnadown, Gorey Co. Wexford  (Applications Now Open)


Go For Gold 2023:

The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale of pre-selected event horses has been the success story of recent years. Now heading into its fourteenth 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 2022 returns offered value as well as a top price of €65,000.  Successful customers included the Olympic legend Andrew Hoy, as well as a host of international riders from seven different nations. Much to the delight of all connections, November’s remarkable edition capped even the 2021 record breaking returns and, producing the best figures since its inception, 44 lots realised in excess of €20,000, which led to an eye watering average of €26,350, together with a turnover of €1.58 million.

The showcase three-year-old sector saw 81% of those on offer change hands, and while this figure slipped to an overall clearance of 72% the averages in each sector all exceeded €25,000.

Adding increased significance to these returns, the sale topping figure of €65,000 was well supported, and being one nine lots to sell in excess of €40,000, was the highlight of a sparkling evening’s trade. Speaking afterwards, Martin Donohoe commented. “It was an incredible trade – and for the three-year-olds it was quite exceptional.” 

” The horses we have bought are proving very exciting and a couple of them exceptional. I would commend the sale to anyone seeking the best.”




The success of this sale hinges on the quality and potential of horses chosen. Our promise last year was to ensure a catalogue of finely selected individuals with an international clientele to match. This was fulfilled with seven horses topping the twenty five thousand mark. There is enhanced interest from both vendors and buyers in this year’s Goresbridge Go for Gold sale. The high profile and integrity of the Goresbridge Sales team has been very well received and acknowledged as the premier source of event champions.

The cream of Irish three,  four, five & six year old eventers will be selected on Pedigree, Performance and Potential.

There will be a number of selection days nationwide where we will ask the horses to show their paces over a derby style track to include banks ditches and water. The chosen venues offer a perfect viewing ground as well as a nationwide catchment.

You can read about our selection panel and our new guest selectors  here!


  • Kilcandra Ocean Power: (Michael Jung) 3* winner 2021
  • MBF Cooley Permission To Land: (Cole Horn) 3* Winner & Winner of 3 consecutive OI events and selected to represent USA at the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships at Le Lion d’Angers
  • Gorsehill Jewell: (Rio Hall) Corinthian Cup Winner Burgham International 2021
  • Pablo C: (Sophie Richards) 4th RDS 5 Yr Old Championships Selected to represent Ireland at WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championships, Lanaken 2021
  • Newmarket Patriot: (Sophie Richards) 2nd RDS 5 Yr Old Championships Selected to represent Ireland at WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championships, Lanaken 2021
  •  Red Hot Cooley: (Georgie Strang) Advanced Winner Wellington International 2020
  • Copper Beach: (Buck Davidson) Top 5 CCI4*L Ocala Jockey Club 2019
  • Newmarket Patriot (Sophie Richards) 4 Yr Old Irish Breeders Classic Champion 2020
  • Willingapark Cooley CCI4* Top 10 Canberra 2020
  • RCA Patron Saint CCI3*S Winner Ballindenisk International 2020
  • Cooley SRS (Oliver Townend). Placed 3rd at Badminton 2018 and 11th at Burghley. Represented team GB at the European championships 2017.
  • 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 Rorkes Drift (ridden by Jonty Evans) was placed ninth individually at the Rio Olympic Games.
  • November Night (Ciaran Glynn). Completed Badminton CCI4* 2017 and 2018. Top twenty placing at Burghley 2018.
  • MBF Harley Rebel (Izzy Taylor) Winner CCI* British young horse championships Osberton 2018.
  • Gorsehill Pearl (Joseph Murphy). Placed Bramham CIC3* 2017. Seventh CCI3* Ballindenisk. Double clear Chatsworth CIC***.
  • Fernhill Full Throttle (Jenny Carss). Winner Redhills CIC2* (USA) 2018
  • Poynstown Stonehaven (Tracy Walshe). Burghley Five-Year-old Champion 2017.
  • Carlsburg (Boyd Martin). Winner CIC1* Plantation Fields 2018.
  • Prince Mayo (Paul Tapner) won the CCI3* at Tattersalls 2016.
  • Sacramento (Kylie Lyman) won the CIC3* at Jersey Fresh. Placed third in the CCI3* at Bromont.