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We highly recommend that you read and understand the 'Buyer Beware' information before you purchase any animals advertised, particularly important if you wish to breed or compete at affiliated shows. Why not complete your advert on line and attach your photographs using the FOR SALE FORM. Don't forget to read the Advertising Terms & Conditions as well.

Warning – Scam

There are scams targeting people selling horses, these are not just on our website.

For example, they wish to buy your horse (unseen) and will send a cheque, once cleared, they will contact you to sort out delivery of the horse. A cheque is then sent for much more than you were asking for………
Just be aware, things that seem too good to be true, often are! Check your buyer carefully.

Important Information – Buyer Beware!

‘Registered’ does NOT mean ‘Inspected’ or ‘Graded’
‘Pure Bred’ does NOT mean the animal is ‘Inspected’ or ‘Graded’

It has come to our attention that people are purchasing mares, foals and youngstock and then find they are unable to show them in any breeding classes affiliated to the Irish Draught Society. This is because either the sire or the dam, or both, have not been inspected or graded.

Advertisers using the words ‘Pure Bred RID’ for foals and youngstock are incorrect, and possibly misleading. RID was the classification given to inspected and graded stallions and mares between 1979 and 2010.

‘Pure Bred’ does NOT mean ‘Inspected’ or ‘Graded’.

People associate RID as meaning ‘Registered Irish Draught’. By law all foals must be ‘Registered’ with the Society in order to get a passport.

‘Registered’ does NOT mean ‘Inspected’ or ‘Graded’.

IDHS (GB) Showing rules state: All stock shown in the In Hand Breeding classes MUST be the progeny of a Graded Mare ( Class 1, Class 2, RID, AID, or on the Supplementary Grade Up Register) AND by an Irish Draught Class 1, Class 2, RID and RID(GB) Stallion on the Irish Draught Breed Register. The same rules apply to competing Irish Draught stallions that must be registered or overstamped by the IDHS (GB). Competing Irish Draught Sport Horse Stallions must be registered with the IDHS (GB).

Horse Sport Ireland: Irish Draught Inspection Amnesty:

‘For the years 2017 -2021, by means of an amnesty stallions and mares that are by a Class 4 (Uninspected) Irish Draught stallion or are out of a Class 4 (Uninspected) Irish Draught mare, are also deemed eligible to be presented for inspection for Classes 1, 2, and 3 in the Irish Draught Horse Studbook.’ The studbook of origin rule states that mares and stallions must be “eligible to be presented for inspection” therefore the mares and stallions must be of an age for inspection during the period of the current amnesty. The progeny of either Class 4 (Uninspected) stallions or mares that have not been inspected by the end of 2021 will not be eligible for future inspection under the present ruling.

The IDHS (GB) strongly advocates the use of inspected stallions and mares in order to preserve and protect the breed from hereditary defects. Please remember Inspected and Graded = Vetted. All stallions and mares that have been Inspected or Graded and have the following classifications Class 1, Class 2, RID, AID, or on the Supplementary Grade Up Register have all been vetted and found free from hereditary defects.

Note: Class 3 is a Veterinary Failure

Before you purchase please check the horse’s passport which will state the Grade given to the sire and dam.

Any queries please ring the Administrator. Miss Carol Malin, Tel. 03452 300 399

For Sale

Ceide Superhero

Date Posted
13 July 2022
Sire
Gortfree Hero C1 Gold Merit
Colour
Liver chestnut
Dam
The Pride Of The Sea C1
Height
17.2 hh
D.O.B.
April 2019
Price
£10,000
Owner
Domanique Corris
Owner Tel
07498 030440
Owner Email
loveabulls@icloud.com

Description:

I’m reluctantly offering my lovely gelding for sale to the best of homes…

Rua is standing around 17.2hh HW type…
Excellent pedigree – by a Class 1 Gold merit stallion out of a Class 1 merit mare
He is great to handle, just a very big lad…
He has clean limbs, no vices, is wormed and vaccinated to date
Good with the farrier, has his feet trimmed regularly…
Loads & travels well, great in the stable!

He is currently unbroken as I believe something of his size should be left to mature a little…
He has a fabulous temperament
He is a pleasure to be around and will make anybody smile!
He is for sale as iI can’t justify wasting such a lovely animal…

Filly by Offaly Clover

Date Posted
8 April 2022
ID Class
Eligible Class 1
Sire
Offaly Clover (class 1)
Colour
Chestnut
Dam
Illaninagh Cross (class 1)
Height
Currently 14.3hh
D.O.B.
May 2021
Price
£4000
Owner
Sarah Kinsella
Owner Tel
0035 3871 513028
Owner Email
sarahkinsellaa@gmail.com

Description:

Top class potential show filly foal out of a Class 1 RID MARE.

A straight and correct filly with no vices, lumps or bumps.

An easy going filly showing great potential and an excellent step.

Garregs Holy Echo

Date Posted
7 August 2022
Sire
The Holy Grail (C1)
Colour
Chestnut
Dam
Kanecho
Height
To make approx 16.2hh
D.O.B.
April 2022
Price
£5000
Owner
Mrs Jill Boulderstone
Owner Tel
07789 646493
Owner Email
Jill.boulderstone@hotmail.co.uk

Description:

A quality filly by Class 1 stallion The Holy Grail.

She moves well, is straight and correct and is well handled. She also has an excellent temperament.

She has seen the farrier and is wormed to date.

Well grown and eating hard feed.

Ideal Hunter foal, a real head turner.

Growhowdy Ardrahan Master

Date Posted
3 May 2022
Sire
Huntingfield Sunny C (C1)
Colour
Chestnut
Dam
Growhowdy Jesseys Pride (C1)
Height
16.2 hh
D.O.B.
May 2017
Price
£9000
Owner
Sally Goodbody
Owner Tel
07852 277464
Owner Email
sallygoodbody94@hotmail.com

Description:

Quality Irish Draught, he is broken and riding, brought on slowly as a big growing horse.
Hacks out and is great in traffic. Done some pole work and small cross poles.

Very kind and lovely temperament.
Seems very willing and will progress with the right rider, potential hunt horse, would carry a good weight.
No novice riders.

Clean limbs
Good to shoe, wash, handle, box and travel.
Must go to a loving knowledgeable home.

Hafodhill Henrietta

Date Posted
6 July 2022
ID Class
Eligible Class 1
Sire
Pembroke Royal Blue RID GB
Colour
Chestnut
Dam
Snowford Monileesa RID
Height
Currently 16 hh
D.O.B.
April 2018
Price
£8000
Owner
Ben Jones
Owner Tel
07879 418771
Owner Email
bj_cardiff@hotmail.com

Description:

Hetty’s sire, Pembroke Royal Blue needs no introduction as his stock is well known in showing circles.

Her dam, Snowford Monileesa was bred by Pam Symonds and is a both a Hornby Premium mare and was placed as Champion at the Breed Society Show in 2011.

Hetty currently stands at 16hh and should finish at 16.1.

She is a very friendly, well put together traditional type filly and is eligible for grading.

She is unbroken, but very well handled and up to date with Flu/Tet, Farrier, teeth

Lennox Emilia

Date Posted
28 April 2022
Sire
Aye Aye Skipper RID (GB)
Colour
Grey
Dam
Illicit TSR
Height
15.2 1/2 hh
D.O.B.
May 2017
Price
£4250
Owner
Joe McCarthy
Owner Tel
07795 967609
Owner Email
joemccarthy1@btinternet.com

Description:

Misty is a steel grey proven broodmare.

She is out of a Master Imp mare ,and would make an ideal family horse / all- rounder.

She lives out, is sound with clean limbs, un- broken good feet, fully vaccinated and ready to go

Quantocks Summer Mistral

Date Posted
14 July 2022
Sire
Whinney Royd Hillview Blue
Colour
Bay
Dam
Whinneyroyd Secret Solitare C1
Height
16.1hh
D.O.B.
July 2020
Price
£8000
Owner
Julie Singleton
Owner Tel
01278 671868
Owner Email
juliebsingleton@googlemail.com

Description:

Mistral is a top class Pure Bred Irish Draught. He is out of a Class 1 RID mare.

A lovely well grown gelding with great potential in the right hands.

Clean, no blemishes, open to vet. Friendly and well handled. This boy is ideal for showing and will make 17hh. Home reared and looking for a forever home.

No time wasters or dealers. Email me for more photos or to view.

Scannells Cross

Date Posted
2 August 2022
Sire
Holycross C1
Colour
Chestnut
Dam
Sue Ann RID
Height
16.2 hh
D.O.B.
2010
Price
£4950
Owner
S Sanderson
Owner Tel
07971 868569
Owner Email
sevinch@hotmail.co.uk

Description:

Regrettably for sale through no fault of her own due to owners circumstances.
Broken in and has had a few foals,  used as a brood mare last year.

Superb old fashioned draught bloodlines.

Good in traffic and to box