- The Irish Draft: The national horse breed of Ireland developed primarily for farm use.
- Thoroughbreds: Originating in England in the 1600’sand widely used for racing and jumping.
- Irish Sport Horses: Produce of a cross between the Draft and (historically) the Thoroughbred (more recently) Warmbloods.
- Connemara Ponies: From the Galway region of Connemara and a cross breed known for it’s jumping ability.
- Irish Cob: Also know as the Gypsy Horse or Gypsy Vanner. Often Piebald or Skewbald with feathered heels.
The love of horses in Ireland is a story as old as time itself. A story that has evolved much throughout the years but still at the very core little much has changed. Throughout the next few weeks we’ll take a closer look at some of the main players in this field. All, as we’ll soon reveal, equally as beautiful and in their own ways quite unique.
Let us know what your favourite is? We’d love to hear.
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