November 22, 2013
Country Ireland

O’Hara’s breeding – Irish hunter

Our breeding of 5 Irish Hunter is based in the region of Connemara, Ireland.
We’ve been passionated since 2001 for the irish hunter wich is for us, the epitome of Ireland itself.

Irish Hunter :

The Irish Sport Horse (ISH) (US: Irish Draught Sport Horse[1]), also known as the Irish Hunter, is the result of a cross between the Irish Draught and the Thoroughbred. It has been given recognition as a separate breed.[2] It is commonly bred from parents who are also Irish Sport Horses, in addition to being bred from the definitive parent breeds.

The Irish Sport Horse is traditionally used for all purposes, from transportation to riding, and working the land and is increasingly popular as a competition riding horse. Its natural athletic ability and exceptional jumping talents means that it excels in the show jumping arena, as well as competing at the highest levels of eventing. The horse is globally renowned as a fox hunting mount.

The Irish Sport Horse Studbook nearly always wins the prestigious title of the leading studbook in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses Eventing Rankings. In the 2012 rankings the winning horse was Mr Meddicot, an Irish Sport Horse gelding on 364 points. The ISH Studbook finished on 1427 points, over 100 points ahead of the second placed Hanoverian Studbook.