Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 1st May - Sunday 5th May, 2019 #MMBHT

Clare Abbott

  • 35 - Euro Prince


Irish rider Clare Abbott (31) from Co Down completed Badminton last year in 14th place with Euro Prince, her entry this year. In September the pair was 13th at Burghley and in 2016 was a member of the Irish team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Clare comes from an equestrian family – her mother is Catherine is Chairman of Eventing Ireland and her Father Ronnie is an event steward. In 2007 Clare represented Ireland at the Young Rider European Championships at Blair Castle and in 2013 gained her first place on the Irish senior squad when called up for the European Championships to replace Aoife Clark (Master Crusoe). She competed as an individual coming home clear inside the time and finishing in 29th place.

Clare specialises in producing young horses and in 2013 she won both five and six-year-old Irish Sport Horse eventing series leagues; the six year old with Cormac McKay’s Oakley (Beachball-Runton), the five-year-old with John Melvin’s Glenkeeran River (Crosstown Dancer [ID]-Snurge XX) who since won the Camphire CIC2* as a seven-year-old. With Euro Prince, Clare completed her first Badminton in 2014 and then rode as an individual at the WEG in Caen – in 2015 the pair also completed Badminton and was 9th at Pau.

Clare is a part-time maths teacher teaching in secondary school. Her father and mother rode in showing and hunting and sister Stephanie, who groomed for Clare at the OG, works with event horses in Australia. Clare trains with Ian Woodhead, Ian Fearnon and Yogi Breisner.

Euro Prince is a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Bred by his owners he is by Lougheries Quietman, a son of High Scope (sire of four-star horse Bluestone Luke). High Scope, who was also owned by the Mackay family, competed at the Sydney Olympics with Trevor Smith. High Scope was a son of Touchdown (sire of Badminton entries Paulank Brockagh and My Royal Touch). Euro Prince has been ridden by Clare since a five-year-old. 2017 is his fourth visit to Badminton




Euro Prince

ISH, Ireland, 2003
16.1hh , chestnut , gelding

Sire Lougheries Quiet Man

Dam Miss Tullydraw

Breeder Cormac Mckay

Owner(s): Cormac McKay, Co. Down, Nothern Ireland
John McKay

Notable Results

2017 – Burghley CCI4* 13th Euro Prince

2017 – Burgham CIC3* 8th Euro Prince

2017 – Belton CIC3* 10th Euro Prince

2016 – Rio OG 37th Euro Prince

2016 – Tattersalls CIC3* 6th Euro Prince

2016 – Belton CIC3* 11th Euro Prince

2015 – Pau CCI4* 9th Euro Prince

2014 – Ballindenisk CCI3* 1st Euro Prince

2014 – Caen WEG El Euro Prince

2013 – Malmo CH-EU-C3* 29th Euro Prince

2013 – Cappoquin CCI3* 3rd Euro Prince

2013 – Tattersalls CCI3* 14th Euro Prince

2009 – Tattersalls CCIU25 2* 4th Trinity Flight

2007 – Blair Castle CH-EU-Y-C2* 29th Mandalious

2007 – Ballindenisk CIC3*W 4th Mandalious


2017 – 14th Euro Prince

2015 – 30th Euro Prince

2014 – 24th Euro Prince