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Ireland has been famous for the quality of its horses since medieval times when the fast Irish hobby was much sought-after. After WWII, as many of the world’s horse breeding nations turned their attention to the production of sports horses, it was inevitable that Irish breeders would produce their own version based on the bloodlines of the world-famous Irish Draught Horse and Thoroughbred. Leading equestrians in all three major competitive spheres, show jumping, dressage and eventing, often opt to buy an Irish Sport Horse. The breed excels at eventing, and producers often sell an Irish Sport Horse for this purpose.

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Irish Sport Horse Mix, Mare, 6 years, 14.3 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: ADLERFLUG XX
Eventing - Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
DE-14974
Großbeuthen
4,500 €
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 9 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure - Hunting
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DE-25923
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2,500 € to 5,000 €
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 8 years, 15.2 hh, Brown Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
Zementa Pink
DE-69234
Dielheim
2,800 €
~ 3,404 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 11 years, Smoky-Black Leisure - Breeding
Reinhold Distel
DE-63607
Wächtersbach
5,000 € to 10,000 €
price range ~6,079 $ to 12,158 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 10 years, Bay Brookville Lux 10 year old Gelding
F: LUX Z | MF: TOUCHDOWN
Jumping - Leisure - Eventing - Show
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IE-H91 T9CE
Co. Galway
price on application
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Irish Sport Horse Mix, Gelding, 5 years, Gray-Dapple 16.3hh 5 year old Superstar
F: DUNBEGGAN GREY MIST | MF: MASTER IMP
Jumping - Eventing - Show
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IE-C15 T223
Co. Meath
18,000 €
~ 21,884 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: POINTILLISTE | MF: CRUISING
Jumping - Dressage - Eventing
DE-91735
Muhr am See
10,000 € to 15,000 €
price range ~12,158 $ to 18,237 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 10 years, Chestnut Lovely 16.2hh Gelding old Irish Sport Horse
F: ASKOLL PETER PAN | MF: SYMBOLI HEIGHTS
Show Hunter - Jumping
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IE-X91 Y880
waterford
8,500 €
~ 10,334 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, 14.3 hh, Black Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
Gerty Tynan
IE-R32 AE79
Mountrath
5,500 €
~ 6,687 $
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Irish Sport Horse Mix, Mare, 6 years, 14.3 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: ADLERFLUG XX
Eventing - Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
DE-14974
Großbeuthen
4,500 €
~ 5,471 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 4 years, 14.1 hh, Gray
F: UNBEKANNT | MF: UNBEKANNT
Dressage
Ponyforum GmbH Vermarktungsstützpunkt
DE-34331
Marsberg-Erlinghausen
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Gray Traditional Irish bred 5 year old gelding
F: PRESCOTTS DIAMOND | MF: ROS REBEL
Show Hunter - Eventing
Claire Connors
IE-X42Y448
Waterford
12,500 €
~ 15,198 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 7 years, Gray-Dapple ISH 7 yr old. Stunning, Safe Armchair ride. 
F: DUNKERRIN LEADER | MF: ANSHAN TB
Eventing - Jumping
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IE-Y35 YV25
Wexford
price on application
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, 16.3 hh, Brown
F: WAR COMMAND
Vaulting - Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
Wolfgang Distel
DE-31008
Elze Esbeck
6,500 €
~ 7,903 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 4 years
F: KANNAN | MF: BALOUBET DU ROUET
Jumping
DE-55608
Berschweiler
15,000 € to 25,000 €
price range ~18,237 $ to 30,395 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 10 years, Bay Fabulous ISH. Safe and Straightforward
F: CARA TOUCHE | MF: CLARENBRIDGE
Jumping - Leisure - Eventing - Trail
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IE-X91 Y880
Waterford
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 11 years, 16.2 hh, Chestnut
F: NEWMARKET VENTURE | MF: HARLEQUIN DU CAREL
Jumping - Leisure - Eventing - Hunting
DE-72622
Nürtingen
17,000 €
~ 20,669 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, 16 hh, Gray-Dapple 16hh Exceptional Gelding by WOMANIZER €22,500
F: WOMANISER | MF: FRUITS OF LOVE(TB)
Jumping - Eventing - Trail
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IE-D11 HY09
Dublin
22,500 €
~ 27,356 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 8 years, 16 hh, Gray-Dapple Three Registered Irish Draught mares all in foalBreeding - Show Hunter - Jumping
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FR-32240
Gers, South West France
24,000 €
~ 29,179 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 7 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red Eventing - Leisure - Jumping
Sebastian Kainberger
AT-4202
Pelmberg
5,000 €
~ 6,079 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 1 year, 16 hh, Sorrel
F: ELUSIVE EMIR
Eventing - Leisure - Jumping - Hunting
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
IE-n91pf75
Moyvore
4,000 €
~ 4,863 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 17.1 hh, Gray-Dapple
F: PRESCOTTS DIAMOND
Hunting - Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
IE-N91VX33
Dalystown
20,000 €
~ 24,316 $ ONO
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Use and characteristics of the Irish Sport Horse

The Irish Sport Horse was created from crosses of the Irish Draught Horse and Thoroughbreds. Also sometimes known as the Irish Hunter and the Irish Draught Sports Horse, when equestrians buy an Irish Sport Horse they know these powerful warmbloods have nearly two centuries of selective breeding behind them. The Irish Sport Horse developed after WWII from earlier crosses of Irish Draught and Thoroughbred, with the addition of some Trakehner, Hanoverian and Selle Français lines in the 1990s. Irish Sport Horses stand 15 hands (60 inches/152 cm) to 17 hands (68 inches/173 cm) high.

Origin and history of breeding Irish Sport Horses

The Irish Draught Horse, which is the foundation of the Sport Horse breed, was always more of a utility type than a true draught horse. Strong enough to work on a farm yet attractive enough to ride on the social round, draw a carriage and go hunting, the Irish Draught was a powerful, clean-legged breed with a handsome head. They were also good jumpers across country, facing up to the demanding banks and ditches of the Irish countryside effectively. Thoroughbreds played a part in the creation of the Irish Draught from the beginning. In the middle of the nineteenth century, a line of Ulster horses known as the Harkaway Horses, descendants of a Thoroughbred stallion called King of Trumps and Irish Draught mares, were famous. The Irish Draught was in risk of decline after the famine of 1847, and subsequently Clydesdales and Shires were brought in both to work the land and to cross breed with the Irish Draughts. In the early years of the twentieth century, the Irish Draught Horse had developed into a distinctive hunter-type that was also an invaluable cavalry and artillery horse. The Book for Horses of the Irish Draught Type was established in 1917, and the breed gained its own society in 1976. Irish Draught cross Thoroughbred horses were known as some of the finest hunters in the world throughout the twentieth century. It was important that the Irish Draught type retained its qualities and was not absorbed into other breeds, since it is the ID cross with the Thoroughbred that creates the excellence of the Irish Sport Horse.

Irish Sport Horses in equestrianism

Leading Irish Sport Horses that have competed successfully at international level include US eventer David O’Connor’s gelding Custom Made, winner of Badminton and member of the gold medal winning team at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Special Envoy, ridden by Rodrigo Pessoa, was a highly successful show jumper, winning many international Grand Prix events. He was also a member of the gold medal winning team at the 1995 Pan American Games. The grey Shear L' Eau was highly successful with eventer Leslie Law, winning Bramham in 1999, being twice in the top three at Badminton, and taking team gold at the European Championships.

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