Marion Hughes

Marion Hughes

Competing forIreland - IRL
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Number of starts: 686
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
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2010 Studbook: ISH Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Born: 2006 Studbook: Sex: Male Last Ride: 2017
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
17/06/2018 Harthill - Bolesworth CSI2* Accumulator 145 Hhs Amazing Grace 17
17/06/2018 Harthill - Bolesworth CSI2* Table A 130 Hhs Sevenhouses 37
16/06/2018 Harthill - Bolesworth CSI2* Table A 140 Hhs Amazing Grace
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
Pan-American Rankings 343 400
Combination in Jumping Can Ya Makan 1529 122
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. 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. Her nephew David Mullins is a horse racing jockey and won the 2016 Grand National in Aintree, England. (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 Equestrian Games™
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place