Marion Hughes

Marion Hughes

Competing forIreland - IRL
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Number of starts: 717
Number of wins: 59
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
Individual Rank 76
Team Rank 10
Year Venue Horse Individual Rank Team Rank
2007   Continental/Regional Championships Mannheim Heritage Transmission 63
1999   Continental/Regional Championships Hickstead Charlton 10
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2009 Studbook: ISH Sex: Mare Last Ride: 2018
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2010 Studbook: ISH Sex: Mare Last Ride: 2018
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2011 Studbook: ISH Sex: Mare Last Ride: 2018
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
11/11/2018 Carmona CSI3* Grand Prix Two Rounds 150 Hhs Sevenhouses 26
11/11/2018 Carmona CSI3* Two Phases 140 Hhs Fortune 29
10/11/2018 Carmona CSI3* Table A 140 Hhs Sevenhouses 25
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "I always compare horses to children in school. If they are happy in school, they learn and progress but if they hate school and hate their teachers, they don't learn anything. While young horses need discipline, their work has to be fun and interesting to keep them motivated. If they do their exercises well, leave it at that. Don't keep pushing them because then you have to sort out a problem that you have created." (, 18 Aug 2014)
Famous relatives Her father Seamus was a horse breeder, while her husband Miguel Bravo represented Portugal in the team jumping event at the 1995 European Championships in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Her daughter Molly Hughes Bravo has competed in the sport at junior international level for Portugal. Her nephew David Mullins is a horse racing jockey and won the 2016 Grand National in Aintree, England. (Irish Independent, 28 Jul 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 25 May 2016;, 09 Apr 2016;, 30 Mar 2016;, 08 Jul 2014)
Other information OLYMPIC INJURY
She had to retire her horse Heritage Fortunus during the first round of the team competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. "He lost a shoe halfway round, stood on the clip and went lame. This was one of the hardest moments in my jumping career. The second round was 12 hours later, so we had enough time with the vet to take the pain away and manage to get him back. I jumped in the second round, but it was quite traumatic because once a horse pulls up lame in the ring, you feel like you don't even want to go back into the ring." (, 30 Mar 2016)

Medals description

Olympic Games
Gold medal - First place Gold medal - First place
Silver medal - Second place Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked Ranked
FEI World Championships
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place