Ballycoog Breaker Boy (William)
Birth year: 2012
Ballycoog Breaker Boy had a brilliant run at Blenheim Palace 4*L. His dressage test was good. I know we are capable of better so was a little deflated afterwards. However, he stayed in touching distance with the top ten and it certainly wasn't going to be a dressage test only competition.
He gave me a mega round in the cross country and made it feel very easy - just one combination we had to make it happen otherwise a foot perfect round with just a few time - and climbing into the top 10 as a result. The cross country certainly caused problems with many top horses not having such good rounds.
He sailed through the trot up. The results were very close with minimal points between everyone so sadly our one pole dropped us to 17th.
I was thrilled with his performance and very excited for 2024 as he will now have an early holiday and aiming for Badminton next year having got our qualification.