1. Shane Breenon
004 - Z7 Dubai Castlefield
SIRE OF DAM
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.
What a day!
We couldn't be more thrilled with how our first ever Stud Open day went yesterday. With over 200 visitors in attendance, our entire team along with our amazing stallions and some of their up and coming progeny put on a fantastic exhibition showcasing their class and talent. It was not only a terrific day to showcase our stallions and officially unveil Pook Bourne Stud but a wonderful opportunity to catch up with our sponsors, friends and fellow breeders.
A huge thanks to all who attended both in-person and online for making the day unforgettable. We would also like to thank all our sponsors who were able to contribute a prize to our raffle, with nearly £1000 being raised for charity in help of Ukraine 🇺🇦
Last but not least, we would like to say a huge thanks to our whole team for organizing and putting on such a stellar event. All the horses looked amazing and the day went off without a hitch!
A day to remember, and we are already excited to welcome everyone back next year!