Irish Draught, Grey, Gelding, 6 years, 17.3 hands
Regisered full Irish draught
Ted is a big heavy full Irish Draught Hunter. He has clean limbs with good bone, great bloodlines and is registered section A with the Irish Horse register. He has done hunting and showing in Ireland. He is well schooled, snaffle mouth with scopey jump. He works well from behind, tracks up, has a straight movement with elevated paces. He hacks alone and in company, great in traffic, will jump ditches, walls, hedges etc.
Ted is by GENTLE DIAMOND (Irish Draught Class1), Gentle Diamond has a pedigree steeped in performance combining as it does KING OF DIAMONDS, LEGAUN PRINCE and SEA CREST. Gentle Diamond has jumped to 1.30m level and has gained 144 SJAI points. This has entitled him to be awarded coveted Gold Merit status by HSI. He also has 77 Dressage points having competed at Advanced Medium level. Gentle Diamond has breed correct foals with wonderful temperament and athletic ability.
Ted is out of SUMA BLUEPRINT, by the now deceased, HUNTINGFIELD REBEL whose genes are totally free from Clydesdale or other cold bloodlines. Huntingfield Rebel qualified for the Foxhunter Regional Finals as a 5 y.o. but was in Ireland during the Finals. He won nearly £500 in 2 abbreviated seasons then in Ireland with Dermott Lennon he went up into Grade C with only a few outings. In the show ring, he was Champion at the RDS in 1999 and a few days later he was Reserve Champion in the I.D. Performance Event. In 2001 he was the Champion Riding Horse at the I.D. National Show with a student. He has done a few Dressage Tests and has won twice, gaining 48 points, again in very few outings.
This is a big strong powerful horse but a kind and gentle sort who is easy to handle and ride, he is regularly ridden by female jockeys, of small-medium build.
Ted competed in the Irish Draught Horse Society Annual Breed Show at Lincoln showground Sat 30th August and Sunday 31st August. He was placed in the dressage, show and ride, and did well in the working hunter. His behaviour at the show was faultless. He stabled on site overnight and was as calm and chilled there as he is at home.