These are the stallions i heard have passed grade 1 on the irish draught register
Dunbeggan Grey Mist by Dunkeerin Grey Mist
Eastern Hero by Huntingfield Rebel
Crystal Crest by Coolcronan Wood
Ballineen It's William by Bealagh Blue
Carrabawn Cross by Young Carrabawn
Carrickcottage Star by Carrickrock Close Shave
King of Mourne by Star Kingdom
Scrapman by Crosstown Dancer
I keep checking HSI website for results but nothing yet. I seen gawtcha k and castlecomer Q being ridden on friday,two very nice horses. As far as the draught horses are concerned, there was nothing i would want to own or use that i seen on friday except The Scrapman. i dont like draughts but i liked this boy.(i would change his name). most of the draught stallions would struggle to find jobs as geldings.
no real point to this post just a couple of thoughts
Not generally my sort of thing but isn't the approved pony Mr hale bob absolutely lovely.
Beowulf surprised me, just how solid he looks, if you looked at the photos without names beside them, i would have guessed he was one of the draughts.
Not many horses blowing away the minimum requirement marks. If Stallions are supposed to be the best of the best to upgrade the herd then shouldn't the qualifying scores be a little more testing aswell.
Where are the preliminary approved stallions like LVS cobana listed?
New rules! Pure-bred ID can apply to go into the SH stud book - provided they pass inspection AS sport horses and meet the performance criteria.
Cloneen Clover, Carlton Hill and Mackney Hill had all graded Class 2 ID - which I guess would limit their appeal to owners of pure-bred mares. Being approved as ISH would give them another string to their bow!
Yeah, but when you think of it, Spyder is far too special for a normal stud book. How many other stallions can shoot webs from their hooves and climb buildings? They just don't want to make the other stallions look ordinary by comparison.
The SHR of IDHS(GB) is COMPLETELY divorced from the stud book in Ireland! Well, more than divorced - it was never married!
I think it's strange that RID stallions can go to Sport Horse Breeding and be graded with them - but not with IDHS(GB) - there are plenty of pure-bred ID stallions that are more sport horse in type. There'll have to be some revisiting of the SHR rules as a result of the changes in the pure-bred 'rules', I think, so be patient and it MIGHT happen! But the problems with the pure-breds and Ireland have to be sorted first.