Irish Sport Horse


The Irish Sport Horse, or Irish Hunter, is an Irish breed of warmblood sporting horse, used mostly for dressage, eventing and show-jumping. It was bred from 1923 by cross-breeding of Irish Draught and Thoroughbred stock. There was some limited intromission of Hanoverian, Selle Français and Trakehner blood in the 1990s.:467 It is a recognised true breed – foals may only be registered in the main section of the stud-book if both parents are registered in that section.

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Also known as

This breed is also called Irish Draught Horse Society of North America, Irish Draught Sport Horse, Irish Draught Sport Horse (USA), Irish Horse, Irish Hunter, Irish Sport Horse as well as The Irish Draught Sport Horse.

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