An initiative of Horse Sport Ireland

Breeding

Ireland has a world-famous reputation for the production of exceptional sporting and leisure horses and ponies. From top performance to a simple lifestyle, the Irish horse can match every rider’s ability and ambition. International buyers coming to Ireland to source their ideal horse or pony will find quality horses from established Registered Sellers on the Irish Horse Gateway.

Breeding is the largest sector in Ireland’s Sport Horse industry and there are currently over 15,000 active breeders. The current Sport Horse population in Ireland is estimated at over 135,700 animals.

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Irish Horse Breeds
Ireland, “Land of the Horse,” produces some of the finest Irish horse breeds in the world. Learn more about Irish horse breeds here.

Horse Sport Ireland’s Online Database
The Irish Horse Register Online is Horse Sport Ireland’s online database of horses including pedigree, progeny and performance data of over 400,000 animals in the Irish Sport Horse and Irish Draughts Studbooks. Thanks to the FEI, Showjumping Ireland, Eventing Ireland, AIRC and British Eventing the database contains live links connecting animal records in the database to their competition records in the respective organisations’s database. Visit The Irish Horse Register Online here.

Passports & Registrations

Horse Sport Ireland maintains the Irish Horse Register. This includes all animals registered in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook, the Irish Draught Studbook and the Irish Cob Studbook.  View the full range of registration services available with Horse Sport Ireland.

 

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