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Irish-bred horses in recent International Eventing competition

General February 27, 2019

With only six weekends completed in Eventing in the USA, Irish-bred horses are showing up well. Seven horses have gained a Top-ten place three times already; Around Midnight, Buccaneer, Cooley Cavalier, Duiske Abbey, Fernhill Chaos, SBT Clover Road and Xuanatu. It is unsurprising that Master Imp (TB) leads the list of sires. Seven horses by […]

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Breeding Success Round-Up 2018

General December 20, 2018

This year has been a remarkable one for Irish breeding – horses bred in Ireland have had national and international successes across Show Jumping and Eventing, showcasing the skill, stamina and adaptability of the Irish horse. One of the greatest achievements for an Irish horse in Show Jumping is Suma’s Zorro’s (Douglas X Horos) outstanding […]

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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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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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Irish Eventers on the Irish Horse Gateway

General October 18, 2013

  “The Irish Sport Horse Studbook won the eventing rankings every year since the conception of the rankings in 1994 up until 2010. In 2012, the Irish Sport Horse Studbook never looked in doubt of winning and ultimately finished on 1,427 points, to reclaim the top spot in the rankings. In that same year, Mr […]

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Irish Hunters in a class of their own

General September 11, 2013

As the autumn closes in the hunting season will soon be upon us. Ireland is known throughout the world for its big banks, ditches, rugged countryside and of course the famous Irish Hunter. The Irish hunting field for many riders is often considered the ideal start for both horse and rider where prospective jockeys,event riders […]

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Irish Eventing Horses on the Irish Horse Gateway

General July 8, 2013

They call Ireland the ‘Land of the Horse’ and not without good reason. If you mention the word eventing Irish horses spring to mind. As a country we continue to produce some of the best sport and riding horses in the world and Irish bloodlines continue to influence and shape equestrianism. The Irish eventing horse […]

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The Irish Equitation School – flying the flag for Irish horses since 1926

General June 25, 2013

The Irish Sports Horse industry is worth over 800  million to the Irish economy.  Global recognition of Ireland as land of horse is brought to the fore  by the  Irish army horse’s and their riders.  The Irish Equitation School is an asset that is  invaluable to Ireland’s economy and sport horse industry. “Since the foundation […]

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IRISH MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE CONGRATULATES IRISH BREEDERS SUCCESS

General June 19, 2013

THE IRISH Sport Horse Mr Cruise Control saw off some of the world’s top eventing combinations when claiming victory in Luhmuhlen’s CCI4* event in Germany at the weekend, ridden by New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson. Following closely in second was another Irish Sport Horse, High Kingdom, ridden by Britain’s Zara Phillips. The  Irish Sport Horse Studbook, […]

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Irish Horses Victorious at Mullingar at CSI2*Grand Prix

General June 7, 2013

Last weekend saw some fantastic equestrian action in Ireland. Mullingar International Horse Show, showcased super showjumping talent, resulting in SEVEN HORSES IN their GRAND PRIX TOP TEN being ISH’S. ALEXANDER Butler (shown in photo) and the Sport Horse Will Wimble claimed victory at the CSI2* Grand Prix at Mullingar today (Monday), adding to their recent win […]

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