The 10-year-old Nabab de Reve stallion, Guinness owned by Noel Delahunty & Ballywalter Stables has been sold to Belgian's best female rider Gudrun Patteet and Seacoast Stables. Guinness has been a true star at Ballywalter Stables since he arrived in 2016, making numerous top placings with both Bertram and Harry in the saddle. Bertram brought him up successfully as a youngster, collecting several top placings. As a 6 -year-old, he was victorious at Vejer de la Frontera. The pair finished 5th and 7th in the Young Sires Masters of CSI5* Bordeaux, 1st in Lier and 3rd in the Young Horse Final at Swolle. In 2019 the young stallion partnered with Harry, making multiple appearances at the higher level.
This summer, the duo was part of the Irish showjumping team taking silver at the FEI Young Rider European Championships, where Harry finished 15th individually. The pair jumped a brilliant double clear at the Nations Cup in Drammen, contributing to victory in the 11-team contest.
Guinness has been my best horse so far.
In October, the two made a brilliant 5* Grand Prix debut in Oslo, scoring an impressive runner-up finish at their first-ever five-star 1m60 Grand Prix, followed by a formidable performance in the opening round of the FEI World Cup. One week later, Guinness added another top result when he finished second in the four-star Grand Prix at St Lo in France.
After the first jump, I knew this horse was special.