Mister O’Reilly was born in Ireland in 1992 and is an Irish Sport Horse gelding. When he was four years old, a friend of his current owners saw him in a field in Ireland, fell in love with his adorable little ears and starburst tail and bought him on the spot and brought him over to London. His mom’s family was living in London in the late 90’s and his mom was just about at the point of moving up to a horse from a pony.
Amazing how the little things in life can really set you on your path; here are the ears that started it all for O’Reilly.
I would love this picture if it weren’t for the shadows; you can still see the adorable ears though!
O’Reilly has the ultimate tail for playing Barbie Dream Horse. This picture does not do his tail justice at all. It is so thick he has enough tail hair for five horses! I’ve seen lots of amazing horse tails but O’Reilly wins the tail award, hands down.
O’Reilly still has plenty of his firecracker attitude. Here he shows off a nice leap in the air as he plays in the melting snow. That is Traveller rolling behind him.
O’Reilly running through the field with Traveller. Look at that tail flowing behind him!
Three bays; L-R Bridget, Lexi and O’Reilly. Of course Bridget and Lexi are mother and daughter but from this picture you might think they were all three related.
Poco, Sparky and O’Reilly hanging out in January
O’Reilly over the fence
Taking a nap to ring in the new year; maybe he partied too hard overnight!
When his mom moved up to the big jumper divisions and beyond O’Reilly’s scope he then became her little sister’s first horse and took her up the ranks for a couple of years as well. He has been out of work for a couple of years due to a persistent soft tissue injury, and the decision was made to officially retire him last fall. So O’Reilly was off to his next adventure, joining us in retirement at Paradigm Farms!
O’Reilly setting off on his early morning adventure . . . coming for breakfast! I just thought he made a pretty silhouette as the sun was coming up.