“I had my vet out to scan some of our horses pre using Uls Gard and found grade 3-5 ulcers! Since using, we have scanned them again and the results are incredible!”
Born in Limerick, Shane got his first pony at the age of five and hunted throughout his childhood. He believes this hunting background has stood him in good stead, especially helping to win many derby style competitions including the Hickstead Speed Derby and the Hickstead Eventing Grand Prix. Shane represented Ireland at Pony 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 rider teams to the Irish National Team.
In 2007 Shane married Chloe, daughter of Hickstead founder Douglas Bunn and has since run the successful operation that is Breen Equestrian from Hickstead. 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 Grand Prix win at Dublin Horse Show in 2019 with Z7 Ipswich as one of his most memorable experiences.
Shane had considerable success in recent years, including recording a memorable weekend in February 2022 with Z7 Ipswich where they not only won the 5* President of the UAE Cup Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi but played a crucial role in Team Ireland's 5* Nations Cup win on a historic score of 0.
Shane Breen's most recent results