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WoahHorsie 03-30-2013 11:40 AM

What exactly is an Irish Sport Horse?
Basically I've heard many different breeding combinations that result in an "irish sport horse". At first I though it was just a tb x irish draught, but then I heard it could be irish draught x Connemara, then arabian, then Tennessee walking horse...I'm a little confused. So what exactly qualifies as an Irish sport horse?

tinyliny 03-30-2013 12:30 PM

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good question. I am part leasing one. he is Irish Draught and Selle Francais (thbd).
here he is

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tinyliny 03-30-2013 12:32 PM

having trouble getting a photo to post.

DraftyAiresMum 03-30-2013 12:38 PM

From the Irish Draught Registry's website regarding Irish Draught Sport Horses (their "officially" name).
Irish Draught Horse Society - About The Irish Draught Sport Horse
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cakemom 03-30-2013 02:18 PM

We have an Irish Draught mare at our barn and she shall be producing her mother a sport I would be. She's a fabulous animal, but the draught isn't as refined as the show world likes.
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Maple 03-30-2013 05:25 PM

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I own an Irish sport horse, he's nothing like your horse Tiny!

ISH are to be a cross between ID and TB... but my gelding although registered as an ISH has no TB on his passport... I actually can't find any information at all about his sire or dam.

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AllieJ333 03-30-2013 11:27 PM

Technically, they're supposed to only have Irish Draught and Thoroughbred bloodlines, but a lot of other ID crosses are considered Irish Sport Horses.

tbcrazy 03-30-2013 11:34 PM

Love my Irish Draught! They make for some great crosses.

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