It will be a first Badminton for Irish rider Ciaran Glynn (34) who is based in Co Dublin just 15 minutes from Dublin airport, at the family-owned Killossery Lodge Stud where he is the manager. Aside from breeding Killossery Lodge is also a training centre for riders and horses, runs events as well as producing and trading in competition horses.
Ciaran comes from an equestrian family; his father Frank is an international showjumping course designer and his mother Laura is a coach and dressage judge. The pair founded the Killossery Lodge Stud. His brother Robert competed at both pony and junior European championships winning pony team bronze and sister Sara won individual bronze at the pony European championships and competed to three-star.
Ciaran has a BSc in Sports Management and is an FEI Level 1 coach. He gives courses at Killossery as well as bringing on the young and competition horses.
In 2009 he represented Ireland at the European Championships (Killossery Kruisita).
He trains with Heike Holstein and Ian Fearon
Outside of eventing Ciaran follows rugby and racing. He is married to Emily and the couple has two young children; James (2) & Megan (1).
November Night owned by Susanna Francke & Peter Cole is an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare. Bred by Pat Doherty she is by the thoroughbred Bonnie Prince out of a mare by the Irish Draught Flagmount King. She was bought at the first ‘Go for Gold’ sale as a four-year-old (hence her name) and has been brought on since by Ciaran. In 2013 the pair contested the seven-year-old World Young Horse Championship at Le Lions. In 2016 they completed their first four-star at Pau.
16.3hh , bay , mare
Sire Bonnie Prince
Dam Coolnalee Kate (Flagmount King)
Breeder Pat Doherty
Owner(s): Susannna Francke & Peter Cole, Co Kildare, Ireland