It’s not often that Greek shipping heiresses buy horses in Ireland but when they do, they buy big.

Athina Onassis paid between €10m and €12m for Olympic show jumping horse MHS Going Global, partly owned by Co Tipperary show jumper Greg Broderick. Now it looks like Broderick reinvested some of his pay cheque in farmland in Borrisoleigh at auction last Thursday. He paid €2.2m for Fortwilliam House and farm.