Originally Posted by Jumping4Joy
Irish sport horses are AMAZING jumpers.
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To come out with such a broad statement as this is silly.
What is an ISH? It is a horse that has been bred in Ireland nothing more and nothing less. There is no breed standard and it can be any cross breed at all.
I do love the Irish horses and many of them can jump but not all will make the best jumpers.
As Jaydee pointed out, rules for affiliated jumping are different in the UK in that orders age and pony/ horse height come to the fore.
I do think that the height of a horse and the height of the rider should be taken into consideration. Most horses, classed as 16.2 are barely 16 hands. A small teenage rider on a big horse is going to have problems holding it together for SJ. It is also a big difference from a 14.2
Look at several horses, take someone who knows how well you ride and is experienced with buying horses, with you.
Look at track records especially of the horse has been affiliated.