The Breen Team takes on Canteleu and NexGen

Posted on September 27, 2021

This week, Shane and Ellen headed to Canteleu for the 3* show with Vistogrand, Cato Boy, Gait L & KBS Major Player.

Thursday was a day full of clear rounds, with not one of the horses touching a pole. Cato Boy impressed in the 7-year-old class whilst the Kennedy brothers’ KBS Major Player showed his scope in the 3* 1.45. The 3* 1.40 saw 8-year-old stallion Vistogrand give everyone a masterclass in how to ride a classy round, but it was Gait L who landed in the prize money, taking home 8th.

The horses kept their good form into Friday, with Gait L finishing just off the podium in 4th in the 3* 1.40, while Vistogrand jumped another great clear in the same class. Cato Boy gave his second stunning round in the 7-year-olds and KBS Major Player stepped up to the challenge in the 3* 1.50 Ranking Class to finish 5th in a blisteringly fast jump off.

Vistogrand stole the show on Saturday, picking up 2nd in the 6-bar class to then go on and finish his show on a high with another clear round in the 3* 1.45 on the Sunday. In the 3* Grand Prix, KBS Major Player jumped an educational round showing just how much more is to come from this 10-year-old.

Back on English soil, the rest of the Breen Team were kept busy with a successful show at Felbridge taking the young ones on Thursday. No rest for the wicked, the team were straight back out on the weekend with the young horses, competing at the NexGen Young Horse Final at Hickstead. John expertly piloted Z7 Mevano to 6th in the 4-year-olds as well as taking home 4th with Z7 Porsche in the 6-year-olds before repeating his success with Operette van Koekoek in the 7-year-olds. With horses like these coming up through the ranks, we can’t help but get excited about this next generation of horses.

This week also saw success from BE bred horses under Millie Allen, who rode BE Magic Cornet to an impressive show in the FEI Young Horse World Breeding Championships. It’s amazing to see our homebred horses be recognised on the world stage and finding it all so easy!