"I am really looking forward to heading to Lyon with MHS Going Global as I heard it's a fabulous show and the big indoor arena will suit him," Broderick said of the nine-year-old gelding by Quidam Junior I.
"The horse jumped fantastically all year but was not himself after the Nations Cup final in Barcelona so we took his bloods thinking it was a bug. He's now on a tonic and in flying form again.
"It will be nice to get away as this time of year is always busy for me with customers for young horses. We've had a good few clients in from Canada and America in recent weeks."
Well-known for his talent at producing young horses, Broderick gained much attention this year for his successes on board MHS Going Global, not least for the double clear jumped at the Dublin Horse Show in August.
Having impressed all before them when making their Nations Cup debut as a combination only a few months earlier in Lummen, Belgium, the pair quickly became the 'ones to watch' and, after Dublin, offers for the horse came flying in from all corners of the globe.
"He's still not for sale," Broderick stated. "I am blessed to have him and have great owners," Broderick said of Canadian Lee Kruger of Caledonia Stables who earlier this year confirmed that the horse would remain indefinitely with Broderick at his base near Thurles.
In addition to MHS Going Global, for the Lyon show Broderick will also take along MHS Automatic, who coincidentally is another sired by Quidam Junior I and bred at Mill House Stud in Kilkenny by Ita Brennan.
Owned by American woman Elizabeth Shiah, the 10-year-old RDS winner will be mainly aimed at the speed classes in France. "He's a brilliant speed horse and is a great addition to the team," Broderick added.
Flying the flag for Ireland at the opening leg in Oslo next Sunday and also in Helsinki a week later will be Shane Breen and Billy Twomey. Both will have had a quick turnaround after their appearances at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham this past weekend.
Amongst others, Twomey is expected to take along the Irish-bred stallion Ardcolum Duke. Owned and bred by Joe Flynn, the 11-year-old has racked up multiple wins this past summer, including the €50,000 Millstreet Grand Prix in August.
While Irish-bred show jumpers are scarce on the world stage on this side of the Atlantic, one horse who has been flying the ISH flag with aplomb in the US and beyond for many years now is Rich Fellers' stallion Flexible.
Winners of the 2012 World Cup title, the pair won the opening leg of the North American West Coast League in August and were expected to continue their quest for points in the coming weeks, but Fellers has yet to confirm his participation with the 19-year-old stallion son of Cruising.
"Flexible is never sharp coming out of the winter, and I think it might have something to do with his testosterone and that he's a stallion," Fellers explained.
"I know the Finals are in March so that makes it a little more unlikely (in terms of timing).
"At this stage he's feeling great though, and craving competitions. As long as that's the same, I'll keep carefully picking and choosing where he competes. I'm into 'simple.' That's how I evaluate everything (for Flexible)."
Meanwhile on the other side of the USA, Florida-based Irish rider Richie Moloney is enjoying his recent good run of form which saw him land the second leg of the East Coast League in New York last month.
Riding the 12-year-old stallion Carrabis Z the Kilkenny native provided the only clear round from six in the jump-off to net the €215,000 class and 20 valuable points for the league table.
Though the World Cup was not in the original plan for the 33-year-old, this win prompted him to look ahead to the spring with optimism.
"I went to World Cup Final this year in Vegas, and I saw how hard it was and I wasn't sure I had a horse, or two horses, that it would suit. We'll see. You never know by the time the end of April comes."
"My goals are to try and be competitive and that's kind of it, really," he added. "Long term, I have a few very nice horses, and it would be nice to do Europe next summer and maybe a few Nations Cup classes."