The Alex Delazer auction, taking place between 11th and 14th September 2020, will give you an exclusive opportunity to bid for horses from The Celtic Collection: quality horses from Cooley Farm, Wrenwood Stables and Babes Horses with pedigrees from showjumping, eventing and American hunting disciplines.

A selection of the horses available

Cooley Farm is world-famous for its eventing horses, many of whom are Irish-bred. Their slogan “We let the horses do the talking” speaks for itself. In fact, Cooley horses are successful all over the world. The perhaps best-known Cooley horse is Cooley Master class, who under the saddle of Briton Oliver Townend won the Kentucky International Horse Trials for two consecutive years. For the Celtic Collection, they have selected seven horses that are sure to make the name Cooley justice with their future owners.

To take part in the auction, visit The AD Auction site and register your interest. On auction day you will be able to log in to access the bidding system.

Richard and Georgie feature in a recent episode of The Equiratings Eventing Podcast, the popular show hosted by Diarmuid and Sam from Equiratings, Nicole Brown and Jenny Autry.

In this episode Nicole and Diarmuid talk to the Sheanes about how Cooley started, their successes so far, their methods - both for finding horses and selling them, and the team that makes it all possible.

You can listen to the episode right here by using the player above, or by following this link:

WEG Team Gold Medallist and reining Badminton Horse Trials Champion Piggy French won a total of five sections over three days.

French won the Advanced Intermediate section with Cooley Monsoon, owned by Jennifer Saunders, and was first and second in a CCI-S2* section on First Lancer and Cooley Lancer, both owned by the Lancer Stud.

There were seconds also for Oliver Townend and Cooley Rosalent (Novice) and Jesse Campbell with Cooley Lafitte (CCI-S2*).

Two of the top 3 placings at the FORK CIC*** Test event were Cooley Horses - Cooley Cross Border and Kim Severson finished 2nd and  Sharon White and Cooley on Show were just behind them and took 3rd.  Photos courtesy of Jennie Auntry

Cooley off the Record and Will Coleman won the advanced class this weekend at Carolina Horse Trials.  This was the horse's debut run at this level so it was a fantastic feat.  There was other successes too -

Liz Halliday was 2nd in the Open Intermediate with Cooley Quicksilver. Timothy Burke and Cooley Rockmaster were 2nd in the Open Prelim and there was a win for Paige Crotty and Cooley Dawn Raid.

Will Coleman and OFF THE RECORD at Carolina - Jenni Autry.

Thanks Jenni Autry for the photo.

Great to see so many horses representing Cooley brand at Badminton Horse Trials:

In addition Dassett Cool Touch was purchased from Cooley Farm by Dassett Eventing.

There were lots of Cooley horses on show at Oasby last weekend, even though the competition was abandoned after two days due to a waterlogged course.

On Friday, the intermediate classes had a number of Cooley horses running, some just reaching this level, others on their first outing in preparation for Badminton in May.

Piggy French rode Cooley Monsoon to victory in one of the Open Intermediate sections, beating a number of four-star horses with their total of 22.6. A great start to their season. Cooley Master Class (Oliver Townend) and Cooley Lands (Kate Walls) feature in another OI section.


Oliver Townend and COOLEY MASTER CLASS
Oliver Townend and COOLEY MASTER CLASS

Kate Walls and COOLEY LANDS
Kate Walls and COOLEY LANDS

There were three Cooleys in the top ten in one of the normal intermediate sections, namely Templepatrick Cooley (Piggy French), Cooley Down Under (Oliver Townend) and Cooley By Name (Alex Postolowsky). A fourth Cooley graduate, Cooley Enno (Charlotte Bacon) was in eleventh place. What a team!

Alex Postolowsky and COOLEY BY NAME
Alex Postolowsky and COOLEY BY NAME

Charlotte Bacon and COOLEY ENNO
Charlotte Bacon and COOLEY ENNO

Oliver Townend and COOLEY DOWN UNDER
Oliver Townend and COOLEY DOWN UNDER


Piggy French returned to the saddle and won her opening event at Oasby on Cooley Monsoon.  The Ramiro B gelding is owned by Jennifer Saunders and was campaigned by Beth Burton at Cooley Farm in 2016 while Piggy took a year out to have her son Max.

Photo by Laurence Dunne


Lindsay Kelley and her impressive Cooley Cruise Control won their first CCI** at Virginia Horse Trials finishing on their dressage score.  This was their first CCI** event.  Other Cooley successes  were with Cooley All Out and Benita Strini who  were also attempting their first CCI** debut and  completed really well.  In the CIC** class Cooley Dream and Hannah Sue Burnett jumped a double clear and secured 3rd position.  Lucia Strini also got a 3rd with MTF Cooley Classic in the CCI*.

Good weekend all round for Cooley Farm horses!

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