Eric Smiley FBHS

Previous Horses

Over the years Eric has produced and ridden many horses from novice to advanced. The overwhelming majority of these are Irish bred. Whilst some are for resale others have been kept to compete on Irish teams from European Championships to Olympic level. With some great owners as well as home owned horses the list is impressive:

Madrigal:  1982 Irish Field Horse of the Year.    

Kells:  1985 European Championships, 1986 World Equestrian Games

Babaren:  1985 European Championship, 1987 Badminton

Enterprise:  1992 & 1996 Olympic Games, 1994 World Equestrian Games, 1993 & 1995 European Championship - team bronze medal each time, 1995, 1997 & 1998 Badminton - 12th each time

Giltedge: 1996 & 2000 Olympic Games, 2003 Horse of the Year in USA

Irish Patriot: 2000 Burghley - 7th, 2002 Badminton

Macloud: 2002 World Equestrian Games, 2004 & 2005 Badminton, 2008 Completed Rolex Kentucky ****

Grass Valley: 2010 Completed Badminton, 2010 Team Bronze Medal WEG for New Zealand, 2014 Competed in WEG for Brazil

On The Brash:  2017 13th Bramham CCI ***, 2018 29th Badminton CCI****,  2018 31st Burghley CCI****, 2019 20th Burghley CCI*****

Three star horses: 

 Purcombe, Denhay Sir Russian, Thornfield Jones, 

Four Star Horses:

Mr. Moss, Ben Phipps, Grass Valley, Irish Patriot, Macloud, On The Brash


Eric Smiley riding MacloudEric Smiley riding Ben PhippsEric Smiley riding Mr TadpoleEric Smiley riding EnterpriseEric Smiley riding Enterprise at Badminton Horse TrialsEric Smiley riding Mr MossEric Smiley riding Irish Patriot at Badminton Horse TrialsOn The Brash At Badminton 2018 ridden by Caroline PowellOn The Brash 20th at Burghley CCI***** 2019Frankie sold to USA in 2015 doing ****