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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, Mare, 8 years, 16 hh, Brown Eventing - Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
Jan-H.Wollesen
DE-25923
Braderup
2,500 € to 5,000 €
price range ~3,040 $ to 6,080 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, Gray-Dapple Gentle Giant! 5 year old Irish Draught Gelding
F: BEECHMORE SILVER CREST | MF: AGHERLOW
Jumping - Show Hunter
Nagero Sport Horses
IE-D07 XKV4
Dublin
18,500 €
~ 22,494 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 6 years, Dun Potential top Worker/SJ/Dressage
F: LEGRANDE | MF: TOMBOLA
Jumping - Dressage
Nagero Sport Horses
IE-P47 KV58
West Cork
25,000 €
~ 30,398 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 10 years, Bay Sensible and talented ISH gelding
F: KILRAINEY (ISH) | MF: RAKISH PADDY (RID)
Jumping - Trail
Nagero Sport Horses
IE-N91 N446
Co. Westmeath
6,500 €
~ 7,903 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 5 years, Bay Super YR Prospect by Ricardo Z.
F: RICARDO Z | MF: CLOVER HILL
Jumping
Nagero Sport Horses
IE-P47 KV58
West Cork
9,400 €
~ 11,429 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 3 years, 16 hh, Chestnut Quality Homebred 3 year old
F: CAPRI VAN OVERIS Z | MF: NEWMARKET JEWEL
Jumping
Nagero Sport Horses
IE-X91 Y880
Waterford
6,500 €
~ 7,903 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 6 years, 17.1 hh, Gray-Dapple
F: PRESCOTTS DIAMOND
Hunting - Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
IE-N91VX33
Dalystown
20,000 €
~ 24,318 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: POLLUX DE MUZE Z | MF: LUX Z
Jumping - Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
SE Eventers
DE-75015
Bretten
20,000 €
~ 24,318 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, 16.3 hh, Black
F: INDOCTRO | MF: HIGH ROLLER
Dressage - Leisure - Jumping - Eventing
SE Eventers
DE-75015
Bretten
25,500 €
~ 31,005 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Gray
F: MULLENTINE CAVALIER | MF: PUISSANCE
Dressage - Leisure - Jumping - Eventing
SE Eventers
DE-75015
Bretten
17,500 €
~ 21,278 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, 16.3 hh, Black
F: INDOCTRO HOL. | MF: HIGH ROLLER
Jumping - Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
SE Eventers
DE-75015
Bretten
25,500 €
~ 31,005 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 3 years, 16 hh, Smoky-Black Jumping - Dressage - Leisure
Pferdevermittlung May NRW UG
DE-41334
Nettetal
8,900 €
~ 10,822 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 8 years, 15.3 hh, Pinto Dressage - Leisure - Endurance
Ausbildungs- u Verkaufsstall
DE-53909
Zülpich
9,999 €
~ 12,158 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 12 years, 15.3 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure
KaSa Dream Horses
DE-41372
Niederkrüchten
2,999 €
~ 3,646 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 8 years, 14.2 hh, Black Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Hunting
Pferdezentrum Hof Becker
DE-28876
Oyten
5,000 € to 10,000 €
price range ~6,080 $ to 12,159 $
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Irish Sport Horse Mix, Mare, 5 years, 14.3 hh, Pinto Leisure - Dressage - Baroque - Pleasure
Horse &Co Quality Riding Cobs
DE-53639
Königswinter
4,950 €
~ 6,019 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 5 years, 15.2 hh, Brown Leisure - Dressage
DE-32657
Vossheide
3,000 €
~ 3,648 $ ONO
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Irish Sport Horse, Stallion, 10 years Jumping - Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
c/o Familie Bera
DE-79730
Murg
price on application
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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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