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My horse of a lifetime ‘Bannerman Breeze’

General December 15, 2014

by Debbie Tems Bannerman Breeze aka Ferdie is a 19 year old Irish Draught.  He is by Springpark Easy Breeze, out of Springpark Banner Girl.  I bought him as a just backed 5 year old. I got him originally to hunt, and for two seasons we were out nearly every Wednesday and Saturday with the […]

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Sultanate of Oman buys Irish horses

General September 9, 2014

“Selling our mare on Irish Horse Gateway was a great experience and very positive we only had the mare up a week and she was sold to the lovely people from Oman.  All the staff at Irish Horse Gateway were extremely helpful to both us and the clients.  The mare was sold and vetted and […]

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Irish Horses continue form at Tattersalls

General June 10, 2014

Michael Doherty of Irish Horse Gateway discusses what makes Irish horses so competitive in the sport. This week, Michael took a  look at horses competing at Tattersalls in Ireland over last weekend.  Read Michael’s post on Eventing Nation’s blog.  Check out the latest eventers for sale on the Irish Horse Gateway  

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Durlas Eile Hall of Fame

General May 22, 2014

Durlas Eile who took his name from his place of birth Thurles. He was bred by Father Sweeney in Tipperary better know as the sporting cleric.  This was the horse that would be go on to be a  Badminton winning Champion, team winner at the World Championships and individual winner at the European Championships as well as […]

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Imperial Cavalier Irish Sport Horse Hall of Fame

General May 19, 2014

“I thought I wouldn’t ask any more of him. He’s done so much; so many huge courses in his life. He’s a proven cross country horse. When he tells me he’s not wanting to do it, it’s time for him to stop.” Mary King  Imperial Cavalier “Archie” is a bay Irish Sport horse who was […]

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Breeding a Badminton Winner Erin Go Irish

General May 15, 2014

Hot on the heels of a glorious win for Irish Sport Horse Bay My Hero ridden by Fox-Pitt (GBR) at the prestigious Kentucky Rolex CCI4* is another sensational win by yet again an Irish Sport Horse, a mare called Paulank Brockagh.  This Wicklow Bred mare was ridden by (AUS) Sam Griffiths at one of the worlds […]

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3 Irish Sport Horses in the top 10 at Kentucky Rolex 2014 Dressage

General April 26, 2014

It was a pleasure to watch the wonderful performances of Irish Bred horses competing at what is one of the worlds most prestigous events, the Kentucky Rolex CCI4* of which 3 Irish Sport horses made the top 10 rankings after the Dressage. The work and schooling that goes in to creating the gymnastic movements showcases the suppleness, balance, […]

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Badminton Bound

General April 16, 2014

Michael Doherty of Irish Horse Gateway writes each week in a feature series in Eventing Nation discussing what makes Irish horses so competitive in the sport of eventing. This week, Michael takes a look at Irish horses at Badminton.    Click here to read “Badminton Bound” on Eventing Nation.  

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The British Enduring Love Affair with Irish Horses

General April 12, 2014

This week President Higgins was on the first state visit to the UK by an Irish President to the United Kingdom by invitation of Her Royal Majesty, the Queen . Throughout our Islands history there is a  particular  passion shared between the two nations, that common passion  is the horse in particular the Irish Horse. […]

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Connemaras Prove Their Worth in Competitive Driving

General April 2, 2014

Blog Contributor:  Ger Hennessy  Over many years Connemara ponies have been driven successfully in combined driving competitions in Ireland. However, internationally they have been out of favour, where Welsh ponies have been the preferred native breed. Combined driving is an official FEI sport. It tests the skill of the driver and the training, temperament and […]

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Buck Davidson and his Irish Horses

General March 25, 2014

Michael Doherty of Irish Horse Gateway latest article is now live on Eventing Nation website. This week he writes another great piece in the series called “Erin Go Irish” that takes an in-depth look at Irish Horses in Eventing and what it is that makes them so great. This article sees Michael focusing on Buck […]

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Erin Go Bragh : Ireland Forever RIP

General March 23, 2014

“I’ve ridden horses with more talent, but none that tried harder. He came into my world at a perfect time and the incredible adventures that he took me on were life-changing. “I’m just grateful that I had the good fortune to be his partner, and I so appreciate everything the Harrises did for him when […]

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Irish Horses at Rolex with Eventing Nation

General March 19, 2014

In the third installment of Eventing Nation’s “Erin Go Irish” Michael Doherty of Irish Horse Gateway writes about Irish Horses at Rolex.   “Since becoming a CCI4* event in 1998, three Irish Sport Horses have clinched first place at Rolex Kentucky. In 2001, USA’s David O’Connor won the event riding the Glen Bar (ISH) sired […]

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Susan Kane “Trail Riding in Galway”

General March 12, 2014

Susan Kayne is the creator of Unbridled TV, an equine lifestyles TV series broadcasting on HRTV. She spent several weeks riding in Ireland last year. We hope you enjoy this lovely piece she wrote about trail riding in Galway and be inspired to visit Ireland Land of the Horse .  This article features Susan riding the […]

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Biko “Horse of the Century” -Irish Horse Gateway Hall of Fame

General March 6, 2014

By Beau Charmeur (TB) out of a Prince Hansel (TB) mare. “He had a full brother who competed the Grand National, amazing conformation, beautiful withers–which actually kept me in the saddle most of the time, great shoulder, wonderful length hip to hock.  He was an unbelievably good looking horse with impressive size at 17.3. He […]

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