Tapner Eventing Team have announced today that Paul's long time 4* and World Equestrian Games partner Kilronan (Tom) was put to sleep yesterday due to failing health.
Kilronan was an extremely successful Event Horse with numerous wins at every level of British Eventing , alongside numerous wins at FEI 2* and 3* levels. He completed Badminton CCI4* three times, Burghley CCI4* twice and represented Australia at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy 2014.
His highest achievement at 4* level of 4th place was at Badminton in 2014 (pictured). He amassed a huge 1160 British Eventing Points during his career and was retired from 4* level of competition during 2016
Quote from Tapner Eventing Facebook
"Kilronan has given many fond memories to his owners Fred and Penny Barker, but one tale which stands out, is from his XC round at The World Equestrian Games in Normandy. As he effortlessly sprinted over the final few fences on a XC course where so many horses had failed or struggled in the dire conditions, in the riders, grooms and owners CCTV tent there was a surge of support from many who were watching him, giving rise to many loud cries echoing around the tent of “GO TOMMY GO!”