After limiting participation to virtual bidding only in 2020, the always popular Goresbridge “Go For Gold” Select Event Horse Sale is scheduled to return November 15 and 16, offering both in-person as well as virtual options. This year’s sale will once again take place in the ballroom at the Amber Springs Hotel in Wexford, Ireland and will feature a full livestream from performance through the auction itself for those unable to travel. Interested buyers who do wish to attend the sale will have a chance to see each horse offered in preview the day before the auction.
This year’s offering includes a total of 80 horses ranging from green three-year-olds up through more experienced young horses who are ready to go in any direction with their new owners. Each horse has been uniquely selected by a panel of experts (Chris Ryan, Clare Ryan and Sally Parkyn all sit on the selector board) and Go For Gold graduates can often be found traversing the levels of the sport with top professionals as well as amateur riders. Buyers at the 2020 sale included the current world number one Oliver Townend, as well as Kim Severson, Joe Meyer, Sam Ecroyd, Patricia Ryan, and owners for Harry Meade and Tom McEwen.
We’ll be along next week with our first wish list from this year’s Go For Gold catalog, but in the meantime you can follow the sale on Facebook or Instagram to see sneak peeks of the horses offered this year.