Irish rider Ciaran Glynn (35) completed his first Badminton last year with November Night, his entry this year also. Ciaran 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, as well as producing and trading in competition horses and running events.
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 Ian Woodhead, Heike Holstein and Ian Fearon
Outside of eventing Ciaran follows rugby and racing and enjoys surfing and playing poker. He is married to Emily and the couple has two young children; James (3) & Megan (2).
November Night owned by Susanna Francke & Peter Cole is a 12-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. She ‘likes her own space and hates dogs’. 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.
Killossery Jupiter Rising is a 13-year-old three-quarter bred Irish Sport Horse gelding. Bred by June Atkinson he is by the influential thoroughbred sire Master Imp out of Sesheta Flight by the ISH stallion Laughtons Flight (by King of Diamonds). He was acquired as a six-year-old from Bridget Mcauley who rode him to one-star. He is described as ‘a real character and in his younger days would be seen broncking across the lorry park’.
Killossery Jupiter Rising
17.0hh , bay , gelding
Sire Master Imp
Dam Sesheta Flight (Laughtons Flight)
Breeder June Atkinson
Laura Glynn, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Emily Fleming, Co. Dublin, Ireland
16.3hh , bay , mare
Sire Bonnie Prince
Dam Coolnalee Kate (Flagmount King)
Breeder Pat Doherty
Owner(s): Susanna Francke & Peter Cole, Co. Kildare, Ireland