It will be the third consecutive visit to Badminton for Irish rider Ciaran Glynn (36) and November Night. The pair completed its first Badminton in 2017 and completed last year also. They also completed their first Burghley in 2018.
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 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 (4) & Megan (3).
November Night owned by Susanna Francke & Peter Cole is a 13-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. Ciaran says; ‘She likes her own space and hates dogs’.
16.3hh , bay , mare
Sire Bonnie Prince
Dam Coolnalee Kate (Flagmount King)
Breeder Pat Doherty
Owner(s): Susanna Francke & Peter Cole, Co. Kildare, Ireland