Top stallion Guinness has been sold to Gudrun Patteet and Seacoast Stables

Top stallion Guinness has been sold to Gudrun Patteet and Seacoast Stables

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. 

Guinness has been playing a huge part in launching Harry's career at the top level. "Guinness has been my best horse so far, taking me up to the top level. He has constantly given his best, for which I will always be thankful. He truly has everything anyone could wish for in a horse.  I will miss competing with him, and it will be emotional seeing him go. Still, I am delighted to see him continue his career with a top international and hardworking rider like Gudrun Patteet. I wish Gudrun all the best for the future!" Guinness arrived at Ballywaler Stables as a 5-year-old stallion. It didn't take long before he became a true favourite. "After the first jump, I knew this stallion was special. I wish Gudrun every success with this very talented horse, " says Bertram.

Guinness at work in Vilamoura.