The success of the 2022 sale has given rise to very favourable feedback from our international clientele.

We look forward to welcoming them once again in 2023.

“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 - International Event Rider

“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.”

Sam Ecroyd - International Event Rider

“We have attended Goresbridge for a number of years and are always stunned with the quality of horses offered, especially at the Go for Gold Sale. Greananstown, our 2016 Graduate, delivered a super clear XC in his 4* debut in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Avenches (SUI) lately. Thank you for the great opportunities!”

Claudia KAINDL & Andreas RIEDL - International Event Rider

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“We’ve been attending the Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale for years and it never disappoints. We’re always amazed by the selection of top quality horses. Every single one we’ve bought home with us to North America has been more impressive than we had even predicted. The Go For Gold Team has always gone out of their way to make the entire experience a convenient smooth and organised process and we’re very excited about another trip this year.”

Karl Slezak - International Event Rider

“We have been at the the Go For Gold Sale for years now and it has become a true highlight in our calendar. It is amazing to see so many beautiful and talented prospects in one place and the selection committee does a great job presenting the most promising youngsters of the country. we just love the very special attitude of the Irish horses and the high proportion of thoroughbred in the breeding. We never left without taking a horse home and our Go For Gold graduates have easily grown into the sport up to CCI4* level. So excited for the future. 

Nicolai Aldinger - nternational Event Rider -

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“Go For Gold Sale is exactly what it says on the tin. The standard and quality of the horses in the sale is top notch. I personally have had some of my best young horses to date from the sale and it’s firmly in my diary every year.”

Derek Morten - British International Showjumper, showman and young horse producer.

“Our team has two horses from the Goresbridge sales including my top ride Redwood Clover, and the rising star Jerpoint Eclipse..A Go For Gold graduate, Redwood Clover has come to be my horse of a lifetime and we now compete at 5* level fulfilling a lifelong goal alongside my full time career as a barrister. Getting this far as an amateur is a mark of how amazing Redwood Clover is. Over the years we have looked elsewhere to find the right type of horses, but the way you can assess so many of the top young horses all together at Goresbridge makes it an amazing resource. We’ve always assessed the videos and breeding before heading over which helps a lot.”

Max Gordon - Amateur International Event Rider -

” Vendors keep their best horses for the Go For Gold sale. I bought what I think is possibly the best horse I’ve had there so it’s not a sale I’d want to miss.”

Sam Watson International Event Rider -

“There was a wonderful selection of horses at the auction, and I bought a phenomenal horse at a fantastic price. I really enjoyed the whole experience. It was fantastic to see so many quality horses all in one place – and to end up buying one at such value was a huge bonus.”

Boyd Martin. International Event Rider.

” I bought three Horses from the Go For Gold Sale for owners and have been delighted with all of them. It saved me searching the country as I Knew the expert panel would identify top quality stock. The Go For Gold Sale had superb trial facilities and was professionally run. I would highly recommend it.”

Joseph Murphy. Irish Olympic Event Team Member, London. 2012.

“All the horses I have ridden or come across have been good horses, without a shadow of doubt. The really good horses make a premium but there are definitely deals to be had. I have a great deal of faith in the veterinary panel. You can have sensible chats with the vets and can email the vettings and X-rays to your own vet for their verdict. I also have a lot of faith in the team – especially Sally Parkyn and Martin Donohoe. They are leaders in their field.”

JONTY EVANS. International Event Rider. (Buyer and Rider of Cooley Rorkes Drift)

‘I have got two horses that have been sourced by the selectors of the Go for Gold sale, both have been prolific winners in the UK this year. We believe both are world class and will represent Ireland at Championship level. I am very grateful to the Going for Gold selectors for their hard work and insight. I wish them and the sale all the best, and thank you.’

Jonty Evans. International Event Rider.

“A professionally run and marketed sale – one that we are proud to support.”

Richard Sheane – Cooley Horses International.

“This year was my first visit to the Go For Gold sale and I was very impressed. The fact that you can see all the horses jump and go cross-country over fantastic facilities was excellent. This coupled with being able to try them meant that I will be back this year to find another. It is also a much more enjoyable way to see 60 horses!”

Sharon Hunt, Olympic bronze medallist.

“I have ridden plenty of good ones, but I really think this is possibly the best horse I have ever sat on. He just felt top class, and has gears to burn.” 

Michael Ryan. Olympic Event Rider.

“Heading to the Go For Gold sale some years ago and coming away with two three year-olds felt like a big step at the time. Looking at two advanced horses now – it was a good call. Hats off and thank you to all the Go For Gold team.”

Robin Walker - USA Event Rider

“As an amateur, the decision to purchase a horse sight unseen through the online auction was a daunting one. The team at Goresbridge provided confidence in having a catalogue of well selected, thoroughly vetted, immensely talented horses to choose from. EPA Wildfire, has been nothing short of amazing. I could not be more pleased than I am with him. From purchase to arrival in the USA, the process was seamless.”“

Crissa Gilette - USA Event Rider

“I had a great experience at Goresbridge last fall. All of the staff were extremely helpful and informative, and the calibre of horses was outstanding. I have been so pleased with my horse, Ballycreen King’s Orbit, since we’ve gotten him back to the States. He has been progressing really well, and I am planning to take him to his first event in a few weeks.”

Katherine Mellis, USA event rider.

“I wish to express my sincere thanks for the very positive experience I had (as a vendor) at the Go For Gold sale last November 2012 Your entire sales and marketing team embraced all aspects of my needs in a professional and experienced manner. I felt empowered by the knowledge,advice and support afforded to me and my team by all at Goresbridge. Your team are truly inspirational and their vision and passion for what they do is palpable.” 

The Douglas Family.

“The best of fun – a chance to really study young Irish horses – fascinating!”

Lucinda Green – Six times Badminton winner, World Champion and Olympic medallist.

“The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale has once again been a great success. The professionalism, attention to detail and hard work of the Goresbridge team and the team at Barnadown has once again given a great lift to the Irish Sport Horse Sector. Ireland is the place to come if you want to buy an eventer and I want to wish all the purchasers the best of luck with their horses.”

Joe Walsh – Horse Sport Ireland Chairman 2012.

 “November 3rd 2011 will always lie in my mind. Never have I seen such extraordinarily happy vendors and purchasers in a sales environment. The Goresbridge crew got it very right – this creative gamble has kick-started the Irish horse industry out of recession and into a whole new level. Hopefully in the near future the Irish horse will retain its rightful place back on the world stage.” 

Donal Barnwell, breeder, producer.

“Our experience at Goresbridge Go For Gold sale was fantastic. There was a very nice selection of horses and the viewing and purchase process was very well organized and easy. We will be back next year with more clients!”

Joe Meyer, NZ Olympic Event rider.

“The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale was an extremely worthwhile part of our horse shopping trip to Ireland. We purchased a top class horse for clients in the United States and the horse is a true International event prospect. There were some very nice horses at very good prices and I will be back again next year for more!”

Ruthie Harbison, US Horse Agent.

“We came to Goresbridge sales with an open mind in 2012 but with tremendous interest. Although we are known more for showing horses we have always been interested in all disciplines and wanted to attend the sale. Although the weather was awful, we sat watching all these talented horses doing the cross country section not noticing the slicing rain. All the horses performed well under the conditions and we were most impressed with these young horses ability. We went to the auction in the evening which was a dinner, and champagne reception. We met up with so many friends and the evening was very enjoyable and attended by a huge crowd. We got into the mood….! and bought the lovely horse Gortglass Rinarinca. A talented youngster that we felt was good enough for our show ring in England. He has had the most amazing season with us in his novice year as a Light weight hunter, we haven’t put him in any jumping classes yet as we felt we can do that another year. All the horses we saw there had great ability and we could have filled a horse box up. We hope to return this year , even if not purchasing it is a great sale to attend, watch young horses giving their all and hopefully can follow their progress in the Eventing, s/jumping , dressage and showing disciples. The whole team that run the sale are friendly and helpful, a great venue and a sale to put in your diary.”

Jill Jerram, Purchaser Gortglas Rinarinca.

“It was a pleasure to view a great variety of young Irish horses in the one location with excellent facilities at Barnadown.”

Austin O’Connor, Irish Olympic rider.

“The Go For Gold sale was a great showcase of potential event horses, and provided a good opportunity to trial and view so many nice ones in one location.”

Adrian Little, UK event rider.

“To be able to see such a lovely selection of horses in one place with super trial facilities was fantastic. I am really pleased with both my purchases, and can’t wait to start eventing them.”

Emily Philp, UK event rider.

“The Goresbridge team presented an impressive collection of smart young event horses. With their experienced team selecting some of Ireland’s finest horses, and having top class trial facilities, the Go For Gold sale is a brilliant opportunity to find a future star. I shall definitely be returning next year in search of another top class horse.”

Tom How, UK international event rider.

“The sale was a great concept and proved to be a winning formula. It was a enjoyable couple of days, and I look forward to returning again this year.”

Tim Rusbridge, New Zealand event rider.