Shane Breen

Hometown: Cashel, Tipperary

Competes for: Ireland

Notable Achievements: Winner of 1.55 Class at CSI5* La Coruna 2014 with Farao van’t Vennehof, Winner of SAP Prize in Aachen 2014 with Calido Boy, Winner of Queen Elizabeth II Cup with Zarnita 2013, Winner of 2* Grand Prix Dinard with Zarnita, Member of Irelands winning Nation’s Cup Team at Hickstead 2012 with Cos I Can, Member of Irelands Bronze Medal Nation’s Cup Final Team 2012 with Balloon.

Current String of Horses: Golden Hawk, Guidam Van Het Achterhoek, Silbermond, Acoustik Solo Du Baloubet, Farao van’t Vennehof.

Biography: 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.

Clear rounds from Shane have contributed to many Irish Nations Cup victories, including those at Dublin in 2006 and 2011 and Hickstead in 2012 and the Irish bronze medal in the Furisiyya Nation’s Cup Final in Barcelona in 2013.
 

Speed test - questions and answers

First Riding Memory: Hunting Crackle

First Pony’s Name: Crackle

Career Highlight: Double Clear in the Aga Khan Trophy on World Cruise

Greatest Riding Influence: Tommy Wade

Favourite Way to Unwind: Hunting

Dream Guests: Robbie Williams, Vincent O’Brien and Julia Roberts

Latest News Posts about Shane

More Success for RED MILLS Ambassadors

04 July 2016

It has been another incredible two months for the RED MILLS Ambassadors, whose horses continue to shine on the world stage - benefiting from the availability of RED MILLS top quality products wherever they are in the globe.

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Latest Blog Posts about Shane

Meet the Breen Equestrian Team

31 May 2016

Meet the Breen Equestrian Team

We at Connolly’s RED MILLS know that success is all about teamwork. Equestrian competition is above all a team event, whether that is the horse and rider in the ring, a Nations Cup Team representing their home country or stable staff, riders and their horses.

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The Countdown To Hickstead Is On

10 June 2015

The Countdown To Hickstead Is On

The countdown to the Derby meeting at Hickstead has now begun, there’s just two weeks to go.  As yet I do not have a ride for the main events – the Derbies – but is more than likely that I will conjure up a ride in both.

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