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Irish Horse Competition Records


Eezy, ISH - Show Jumper, USA
By Diamond Chin, ISH
Out of Brown Dollie, ISH
By Skylark, RID.
*Won the $45,000 US Derby at Del Mar, CA (Aug.)
*Won the $25,000 Grand Prix San Diego, CA 23rd Aug.
Eezy Irish Sport Horse


The Irish Draught Horse isn't just another pretty face! The Purebred and Sport Horse breeds' credentials rank among the highest in the world for international show jumping and eventing competition. With consistent winnings world wide in eventing and show jumping, the sport they founded, Ireland has essentially designed this powerful and noble equine for flight.

Conformationally, the Irish Draught is built to jump. The long, extremely well-angled shoulder is signature to the breed and is perhaps one of the most dominant characteristics. This incredibly free shoulder determines the highly prized jumping form and tremendous scope. Another equally significant conformational attribute is how the Draught uses its powerful hindquarters. Rounded haunches enable sturdy, spring-loaded hocks to reach deep under the horse's center of gravity to catapult over huge fences. In addition, the strong, well-balanced top line provides the extra lift needed to clear even the most ominous of obstacles. Lastly, ample bone and spacious hooves ensure soundness longevity.

When crossed with the Thoroughbred, the resulting sport horse has increased stamina, speed, and agility and often becomes a jumping powerhouse with a hard to beat competitive edge. Traditionally pigeon holed as a world class jumper, the Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horse are making their presence known in the dressage arena. The same superlative conformation creates the powerful suspension, impulsion, and flowing movement required at top level dressage competitions!

2000 Eventing Achievements


IRISH SPORT HORSE STUDBOOK leads eventing rankings for 6th consecutive year!
World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH)


6 of the top 26 horses in the WBFSH for eventing are Irish Sport Horses
6 of the top 19 horses in 2000 Olympics Individual Eventing are Irish Sport Horses


Olympic Games, Sydney 2000

Individual Gold for USA
- Custom Made, ISH by Bassompierre (TB)
out of Purple Heather (ISH), by Ben Purple (RID)

Team Silver for GB team included:
- Supreme Rock, ISH by Edmund Burke (TB)
out of Rineen Classic (ISH), by Bassompierre (TB)
- Shear H2O, ISH by Stan the Man (TB)
out of Starry Night II (ISH), by Carnival Night (TB)

Team Bronze for the USA team included:
- Giltedge, ISH by Glenbar (ISH)

Irish Sport Horse


Individual Placings in Eventing for World Breeding Federation

1st Custom Made, ISH (see above)

7th Star Appeal, ISH by I'm a Star (TB), out of Omineen Mode (ISH), by Carnival Night (TB)

14th Monaghan, ISH by Roman Guard (TB), out of Spotted Lady (ISH)

17th Horseware Fabio, ISH by Horace (AA), out of Monareen (ISH), by Babibi (TB)

18th High Scope, ISH by Touchdown (ISH), out of Berseevorr VII (Holst), by Silbersee

19th Equitop Bantry Bay, ISH by Leabeg (ISH), out of Dolly (ISH), by Merian's Problem (TB)

Irish Sport Horse

Irish Sport Horse


2000 Show Jumping Achievements


The top six Irish Sport Horses in the WBFSH for show jumping are:

31. Abbervail Dream, ISH by Chairlift (TB), out of Killea Beauty (ISH), by Smooth Stepper (TB)

109. Ballaseyr Twilight, ISH by Clover Hill (RID), out of Ballynagran Natalie (ISH), by Prince Riza (TB)

118. Clover Leaf, ISH by Clover Hill (RID), out of ?, by Middle Temple (TB)

119. Coolcorron Cool Diamond, ISH by Glidawn Diamond (RID), out of Banmahon Belle (ISH), by Bronti (ISH)

132. Liscalgot, ISH by Touchdown (ISH), out of Tulla's Pride (ISH)

138. Cruising, ISH by Seacrest (RID), out of Mullacrew (ISH), by Nordlys (TB)

Irish Sport Horse


Purebred Irish Draughts In Competition

Calgary Olympics 1994 - Show Jumping
Flash La Silla, RID gelding (Mexico Team) by Ginger Dick, RID out of Skehanore Lady, RID by Flagmount Boy, RID

Irish Sport Horse


Blarney Castle CCI* (June 2000) - Eventing
Grange Bouncer, RID stallion by Prospect Pride, RID out of Grange Heather 2, RID by Kilmore Heather, RID

Irish Sport Horse




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