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Irish Draught


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  • Coldblood/Warmblood.


  • Irish Draught   Irish Draught  .

General information

  • Lighter than other draught horses, moves more freely.
  • Foundation of the Irish Hunter.
  • Irish farmers bred a horse that could be used for driving or riding.
  • An active, powerful horse.
  • A good jumper.
  • Quiet and intelligent.


Principal uses

  • Draught.
  • Riding.
  • Hunting.
  • Cross-breeding for competition.


  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN: 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN: 1-7513-011-59.


  • Irish Draught Horse Society, Thomas J Gibbons (Administrator), Levalley, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Tel: +353 085 8613772; Fax: +353 094 9520963. Website:
  • Irish Draught Horse Society (GB), Carol Malin (Administrator), The Forge, Avenue B, 10th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LG, UK. Tel: +44 08452 300399 (Mon-Fri 9.30-13.30); Email:; Website:
  • Irish Draught Horse Society of North America, Priscilla Menard (Registrar & Member Services Coordinator), 4037 Iron Works Parkway, #160, Lexington, KY 40511, USA. Tel: +1 859 455 8090; Fax: +1 858 761 0264; Email:; Website:
  • British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2XZ, UK. Tel: +44  02476 840500; Fax: +44 02476 840501; Website:

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