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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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Irish Bred Horses Make the Winning Eventing Teams at the FEI World Equestrian Games, Tyron 2018

General September 18, 2018

The atmosphere around the Show Jumping phase of the Eventing competition at the World Equestrian Games yesterday (Monday) was electric – the fight for podium positions was contested right down to the last competitor when Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob OLD, who was in gold medal position going into the arena knocked only the […]

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Top International placings for Irish-bred horses at Dublin Horse Show.

General August 15, 2018

Last week’s Dublin Horse show once again attracted many of the world’s top horse and rider combinations. With many a thrill, and a few spills, competitors strove to put forward their best as they tackled the tough tracks on the famous grass of the Main Arena. There was hot competition in the international Showjumping classes, […]

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Woodson wins the Irish Horse Gateway sponsored Amateur Grand Prix, and Irish bred mare shines with double of wins at Bolesworth International.

General June 18, 2018

Olivia Woodson (USA) put in an impressive performance to win the Irish Horse Gateway CSI 1m25 Amateur class at Bolesworth International Horse Show on Sunday. She topped the predominantly British led field with a double clear, in a time of 38.32, aboard her 8yr old gelding, Cachacco. There were some notable performances by Irish Sport […]

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Launch of the Irish Breeders Classic 2015

General July 20, 2015

The €50,000 Irish Breeders Classic was launched last week at Jim Bolger’s Beechy Park Estate in Rathvilly, Co. Carlow. The Irish Breeders Classic is a young horse showjumping competition that is confined to Irish born sport horses and it boasts a massive €50,000 prize fund making it the ‘Richest Young Horse Showjumping Competition in the […]

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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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Poignant farewell to Coolcorron Cool Diamond Irish show jumping legend

General October 23, 2013

“He was great, brave, careful, honest, intelligent – as good a horse as you would ever want to go to war with.” Robert Splaine 2013 COOLCORRON Cool Diamond an Irish equine legend, known fondly as Bobbu spent his retirement in paddocks beside Irish show jumper Robert Splaine’s house on his farm in Co. Cork where […]

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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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FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2013

General September 13, 2013

The Irish Sport Horse team for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2013 was recently announced by Horse Sport Ireland. In addition to the 15 horses selected to represent the Irish Sport horse Studbook there are also a number of additional Irish bred horses heading for the Lanaken event next week. Austria’s […]

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Reed Kessler buys the Irish Sport Horse “Cos I Can”

General September 9, 2013

Congratulations from the Irish Horse Gateway to Reed Kessler who is now officially the new rider of the Irish Sport Horse Cos I Can (ISH).  Bred by John Griffin, Ballyvogue House, Asketon, Co. Limerick Cos I Can (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Olympic Lux (KWPN) out of Carel View Lass (ISH), by Harlequin De Carel […]

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AMBASSADOR Irish Sport Horse-Irish Horse Gateway hall of fame

General July 18, 2013

Born in Italy in 1937 Graziano Mancinelli enjoyed a long list of Grand Prix and Nations Cup wins throughout an International showjumping career spanning over 20 years. Much of Mancinelli’s International success came aboard Irish bred horses such as The Rock, Turvey, The Rockette, Water Surfer, Oxo Bob, Petter Patter, Doneraile and Impeccable. He participated […]

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Irish Sport Horse LOUGHVIEW LOU-LOU IN THE LIMELIGHT

General July 15, 2013

Geesteren CSI3* saw the Irish Sport Horse mare Loughview Lou-Lou add yet another win to an already impressive showjumping record when clinching the €74,000 Grand Prix ridden by Ireland’s Dermott Lennon. In February 2011 Dermott Lennon, 2002 World Champion, took over the ride on Loughview Lou-Lou. Since then they have recorded international wins in Aachen, […]

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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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IRISH SPORT HORSE’S CLAIM TOP TWO PLACES IN LUHMUHLEN CCI4*

General June 17, 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 ridden by New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson. Followed closely in 2nd was another Irish Sport Horse, High Kingdom, ridden by Zara Phillips (GBR) Mr Cruise Control (ISH) has been a consistent and reliable […]

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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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