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1. Shane Breen

Born in Limerick, Shane got his first pony at the age of five and hunted throughout his childhood. He represented Ireland at Pony International level becoming European Silver Medallist and winning the opportunity to spend some time in Nelson Pessoa’s yard in Europe, and then progressed through Junior and Young Riders teams to the Senior Irish National Team. He represent Ireland on many occasions up to European and World Championships. Over the years he won many Grand Prix including 2010 Lummen, 2018 Monaco and 2019 Dublin. Clear rounds from Shane have contributed to many Irish Nations Cup victories, including those at Dublin in 2006 & 2011 and Hickstead in 2012, and also to Ireland's Bronze medal at the Furisiyya Nations Cup final in Barcelona 2012. Shane cites his double clear on World Cruise in the Aga Khan Trophy at Dublin in 2006 as one of his most memorable experiences. Shane has over twenty years’ experience of buying and selling horses. He has a brilliant eye for the right horse – be it a show jumper with Olympic potential, an amateur show jumper or eventer, or a hunter. With extensive contacts in many disciplines, and all over Europe and Ireland you can be sure that even if Shane doesn’t have the horse you need in his yard, he knows where it is. Shane’s rides for 2018 include Golden Hawk, Ipswich van de Wolfsakker, Laith, CFS Vendi Cruz and Can Ya Makan. In 2007 Shane married Chloe, daughter of Hickstead founder Douglas Bunn, and they are based at Hickstead in Sussex with their four children, Lorna, Darcy, Douggie and Wolftone.

2. Chloe Breen

Chloe Breen is a daughter of Douglas Bunn, founder of Hickstead and visionary about the future of show jumping in Britain. With other members of the Bunn family Chloe continues to be involved in the running of Hickstead and therefore has her finger on the pulse of all that is happening in show jumping both in Britain and around the world. Chloe has represented Britain on ponies, in juniors, young riders and senior competition and is a former winner of the Hickstead Speed Derby. She made a successful comeback to her international career at the CSI4* in Liverpool with 3rd place in the Amateur Grand Prix and now heads for the Sunshine Tour in Spain. For the previous few years Chloe's energies have been concentrated on running Breen Equestrian and raising Lorna (9), Darcy (7) and Dougie (2) and Wolfie (1). Chloe is the first point of contact at Breen Equestrian whether you are looking for training, a horse or to choose a stallion for your mare.


LGCT Cannes and a visit to South of England
LGCT Cannes and a visit to South of England
LGCT Cannes and a visit to South of England4
LGCT Cannes and a visit to South of England

It’s been a fantastic two weeks on the road for the Breen Team. Ellen with Z7 Ipswich and Haya headed to the south of France for the LGCT show in Cannes.

In the idyllic setting, Haya flew to 2nd in the 5* Prix de Nice Martin in good company. Z7 Ipswich was on the team for the GCL Rome Gladiators and delivered a crucial clear round for the team who now lie in 8th place overall - roll on LGCT Stockholm!

Back on British soil, Breen were out in full force at our favourite county show, South of England. The older horses did not disappoint, with Z7 Regal Don flying to 2nd place in the Area Trial on the Friday and then picked up 4th in the Grand Prix on the Saturday. On Sunday, Vistogrand pulled out all the stops in the 1.55 International Stairway class to finish on top and bring home the win! With these top 5 placings every day in the big classes, it solidified our love for this county show even further!

In the outer rings, the rest of the team were putting in solid rounds and jumping numerous clears. On the back of some fantastic results at Felbridge - where Katie and Evita took the win in the Grand Prix – it's always great to get the horses out competing on grass before Hickstead. Z7 Dubai Castlefield looked like he was in a class of his own schooling around the 1.30 with John, whilst Katie and Evita were consistently clear in the 1.30 & 1.35 classes. Philip expertly piloted BE Blue, Rivell PS and BE Top-Sekret in the Foxhunters classes, giving all these young horses a positive education.

A huge thanks to our entire team at home and at the shows who make it all possible, as well to our owners and sponsors for their continued support!


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