Sarah Ennis

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Sarah Ennis

  • 53 - Horseware Stellor Rebound


Irish team and Olympic rider Sarah Ennis (49) last competed at Badminton in 2022 albeit did not complete. She has three previous completions of the event. In 2023 with Badminton entry Grantstown Jackson she was 22nd at Pau – a first 5* for Jackson – and the pair was a member of the Irish team at last year’s European Championships in France (14th).

Sarah is based in Dunboyne, Co. Meath where she runs Stellor Sport Horses and livery yard. In 200 with Woodcourt Garrison she was a member of the Irish Olympic team and the pair was also a member of the team for the 2019 European Championships in Luhmuhlen. In 2018 with Stellor Rebound she was a member of the silver medal team at the WEG in Tryon (5th individual).

Sarah and her four sisters all rode as children – three of the four still compete – influenced by their mother, a keen rider. Her first memory is of riding her sister’s Shetland pony Christopher. She progressed through the Ward Union and Howth Pony Clubs and the Irish Pony Society. She competed in pure dressage and at the age of 15 was awarded her first Bronze Saddle. Aged 18 she began eventing and in 1996 was selected for the European Young Rider Squad. In 2012 she won the three-star at Ballindenisk with BLM Diamond Delux and at the end of a successful year was the highest ranked Irish rider in the world rankings. With Sugar Brown Babe she was a member of the Irish team for the 2013 European Championships in Malmo and the 2014 WEG in Caen. In 2017 with Stellor Rebound she was the highest placed member of the 4th placed Irish team at the European Championships in Strzegom.

Sarah trains with Ian Woodhead, Ethen Ahern and Chris Bartle. She is a keen sailor and diver and is qualified to Dive Master level. She is married to Nicolas Potterton and the couple has a 14-year-old son.

Grantstown Jackson is a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse registered gelding. Bred by Caroline Widger he is by Clover Brigade out of a thoroughbred mare by Right Win. He was acquired as a six-year-old from Ciaran Glynn as he felt he was too big on him. Sarah says; ‘he went out number 1 at the Europeans and was amazing – I will be forever proud of him’. This is the second Badminton horse for the owners who formerly owned the mare November Night ridden by Ciaran Glynn who completed in 2017 & ’18.


Horseware Stellor Rebound

ISH, Ireland, 2004
16.1hh , bay , gelding

Sire VDL Ricochet

Breeder Rhona Barnwall

Owner(s): Horseware Products Ltd, Co. Louth, Ireland
Niki Potterton & Orla Ennis, Co. Meath, Ireland

Notable Results

2023 – Pau CCI5*L 22nd Grantstown Jackson

2023 – Le Pin au Haras CH-EU-CCI4*L 14th Grantstown Jackson

2022 – Boekelo CCIO4*L21st Grantstown Jackson

2021 – Tokyo OG 36th Woodcourt Garrison

2021 – Millstreet CCI4*S 7th Woodcourt Garrison

2020 – Ballindenisk CCI4*L 2nd Woodcourt Garrison

2020 – Ballindenisk CCI4* 4th Woodcourt Garrison

2019 – Luhmuhlen Ch-EU-CCI4* 26th Woodcourt Garrison

2018 – Tryon WEG 5th Stellor Rebound (team silver)

2017 – Strzegom CH-EU-CCI3* 7th Stellor Rebound

2016 – Pau CCI4* 20th Horseware Stellor Rebound

2014 – Caen WEG 51st Stellor Rebound

2013 – Malmo CH-EU-3* 39th Sugar Brown Babe


2022 – El Woodcourt Garrison

2017 – 32nd Stellor Rebound

2016 – 34th BLM Diamond Delux

2014 – El Sugar Brown Babe

2013 – 38th Sugar Brown Babe