Welcome to the Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale.
The Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale gives a suitable target platform to our top producers of 3, 4, 5 and 6 year olds. Given the popularity, integrity and international promotion of Goresbridge Sales, there will be no better opportunity to buy or sell a young horse with real four star potential in 2012.
The 2011 Goresbridge Go For Go Sale of select event horses was without doubt the success story of the year. Acclaimed and attended by some of the most respected names in the sport, the November fixture achieved it’s aim of bringing together Ireland’s best young event horses to one venue for one sale. The result produced a sale topping price of €47,000, while a further sixteen lots made in excess of €20,000 to realise an impressive final average of just over €17,500.
Martin and Mary Frances Donohoe, together with the Goresbridge team, have been delighted with the positive feedback from last year’s sale and are even more excited at the potential quality for this year’s entry. Indications show that the number of horses planning to attend the five regional selection venues will easily exceed last year’s count of 200, thus enabling selectors to raise the bar once again. As in 2011, professional producers and agents Chris Ryan, Clare Ryan and Sally Parkyn will use their proven expertise to assess potential candidates. “We are delighted that all three have agreed to come on board again this year,” said Martin Donohoe. ”Between them, they have bought and sold some of the worlds most successful event horses in recent years, including two medallists at the last Olympic Games.”
The success of the sale would not have been possible without the top class facilities at both Barnadown and the Amber Springs Hotel. Barnadown boasts five all-weather arenas as well as a cross-country course, which make both the viewing and trialling the horses a stress-free experience. For added reassurance, the final catalogue of around 70 three to six year-olds will have undergone two veterinary examinations prior to sale, and will be sold with a full set of radiographs.