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Shane Breen’s Cos I Can Passes Away

Dublin, Ireland – February 01, 2021 – Earlier this week, Shane Breen (IRL) announced that his former partner Cos I Can had passed away. Bred by Shane’s cousin, John Griffin, the bay Irish Sport Horse gelding teamed up with Breen to win the 2012 Nations Cup of Great Britain at Hickstead CSIO 5*, going on to record several victories and top placings with the Irisman.

In 2013, he was purchased by Olympic Rider Reed Kessler (USA), forming a successful partnership with her too. Cosi retired in 2018 after many successful years as Reed’s top Grand Prix horse and returned home to Ireland where he lived quietly until a few days ago when he passed away at age 18.

‘Cos I Can most important career achievements were the following:

2012 Two-Phase Challenge at the Oliva CSI 2*

2012 Grand Prix of Bonheiden CSI 2*

2012 Jump-off Challenge at Maubege CSI 3*

2012 Nations Cup of Great Britain at Hickstead CSIO 5*

2013 The Bunn Leisure Derby Trial at Hickstead CSIO 5*

2013 Prix du Conseil Général d’Ile et Vilaine at Dinard CSI 3*

2016 Audi Zenna Prijs at Arhem CSI 3*

2016 Speed Class at Oliva CSI 2*

2017 Jump-off Challenge at Valkenswaard CSI 2*

2017 Two-Round Challenge at Gross Viegeln CSI 4*

The members of Team Breen made the following statements in their news release:

“Cos I Can was a very special horse with a huge heart.” – Shane Breen

“I met Cosi when I started my show grooming career at Breen Equestrian. I never knew how important my job as a groom was until I met this special horse who motivated me to work hard and learn every day. Now, at his passing, I want to say thank you to Cosi for being a patient, gentle friend who afforded me adventures all over the world. – Natty Biderman – Cos I Can’s longtime groom.

Sources: Shane Breen Equestrian / FEI – Fédération Equestre Internationale

Source: News release from Shane Breen Equestrian

Photo: © Shane Breen Equestrian