Irish Draught Horse

Irelands draught horse dates back to Norman times when imported horses were crossed with smaller native animals. Later crosses included Andalusian, to produce an allrounder, suitable for riding, pulling a trap or working on a small farm.

Now renowned as a heavyweight hunter, and crossed with the thoroughbred to produce quality hunters and competition horses.

Origin: Ireland.

Colour: Bay, brown, chestnut and grey.

Height: between 15 and 17hh.

Conformation: neat head, on strong, short neck, powerful body, strong legs, large round feet.

Character: sensible, willing, docile.

Uses: hunting, cross-breeding.

The Irish Draught Horse Society (G.B)
PO Box 1869,
Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP3 5XA
Tel: 08452 300399 or 01722 714970
Fax: 01722 714979

Irish Draught Horse Society of North America

Irish Draught Horse Society Ireland

Irish Draught and Sport Horse Society Australia
IDSHS(AUS) – Honorary Secretary
5 Ridgeway Road
Kilcunda, Victoria 3995