Irish Draught stallion makes history in the dressage ring!
Irish Draught stallion, Steeped In Luck, made history by becoming the
first of his breed to compete at three-star dressage level
We welcome FLAG OF DIAMONDS RID to our studbook
The Irish Draught Horse Society of Canada is pleased to welcome FLAG OF DIAMONDS RID to its studbook. By entry into the IDHSC studbook, this stallion is also entered into the harmonized studbook with RID(CAN) status, which has equivalent breeding privileges to Class 1 in Ireland, Great Britain and Canada.
This 2000 Stallion by Flagmount King and out of Realta, an Annaghdown Star mare is available for live cover, by fresh cooled and frozen from Celtic Manor Farm in Pottsdown, PA. Please contact Gina Kirby at (610)326-1450.
Please visit our stallion book of approved Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horse Stallions.
Kings Ransom produces Winning Offspring
Kings Ransom owned by our member Kitty Tougas is a lovely Irish Sport Horse Stallion who is also registered and approved bronze premium Canadian Sporthorse Stallion.
He has a wonderful temperament, and has won numerous conformation classes including the Governor Generals Cup.Congratulations to this wonderful stallion and his owner.
He produces winning offspring ( Escada II below) please look at our stallion book for contact information to order fresh cooled and frozen semen
"Escada II" by King's Ransom approved Irish Draught Sport Horse
Farewell to Jumbo’s breeder and Ledbury master, Archie Smith-Maxwell
The breeder of one of the highest-ranking event sires of all time died peacefully at home last week (22 November) at the age of 86.
Archie Smith-Maxwell bred the Irish draught-thoroughbred stallion Jumbo, who evented to advanced level with Andrew Nicholson. His progeny include 2012 Burghley champion Avebury and triple 4-star winner Headley Britannia.
In 2010, Mr Smith-Maxwell was presented with awarded the British Equestrian Federation’s Meritoire award for a lifetime’s contribution to British sport horse breeding.
He was also a master of the Ledbury for a decade and was involved in the breeding of the hounds for more than 30 years.
His son Philip told H&H that he was a “great man” and that he had taken great pleasure in the week before his death in seeing his wedding present to his granddaughter Alexandra Dunn — a racehorse called Holy Veil — come in 4th at Wolverhampton.
Read more at http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/farewell-archie-smith-maxwell/#3bTFGoAluxWHlgfT.99
2o13 highlights of Irish Draught Stallion "Kilronan's Glenstone"
Kilronan’s Glenstone, seven year old Irish Draught Stallion in some of his 2013 competitions. Click here to read a write up on the highlights of 2013 for this lovely stallion and his progeny.
Congratulations Larry and Michelle Robbins on a great year!
"People Who Make a Difference"
Our very own membership/treasurer was awarded the Ontario Equestrian Federation "People Who Make a Difference" award Nov 23, in recognition of her 50+ years of volunteering with the Canadian Pony Club.
Pictures and formal announcement to be posted at http://horse.on.ca/oef-events/annual-awards-banquet/.
Congratulations (and thank-you) Lesley!!
Please Congratulate the owners of the following stallions that have just had their RID(CAN) status confirmed by Ireland:
Beeston Laird (Beeston Lord Henry x Beeston Bowhill)
Breeder: Archie Smith-Maxwell
Owner: Pat Orgas
Brave Heart (O'Leary's Irish Diamond x Kilbline)
Breeder: Robert DuBois
Owner: Debbie Fullilove, Deanfield Farm
Bridon Beale Street (Mountain Pearl x Graceland Pride)
Breeder:Brianne & Elizabeth Sells
Owners: Shirley Kahlert & Connie Arthur
Bridon Glenmore (Glenlara x Flagmount Belle)
Breeder: Brianne Sells
Owner: Bridon Irish Draughts LLC
Dandelion Diamond Rebel: (Rebel Yell x Ballyhehan Beauty)
Breeder: Lucy Stevenson, Dandelion Farm
Owner: Irvin L Crawford II
In Shining Armor (Glenlara x Westfield Beauty)
Breeder: Nikko Konyk, Westglen Farms
Owner: Nikko Konyk, Westglen Farm
Kilronan's Glenstone (Glenlara x Little Gem)
Breeder: Larry & Michelle Robbins, Kilronan Irish Draughts
Owner: Larry & Michelle Robbins, Kilronan Irish Draughts
Manu Fortis Touch Down (Touch of the Blues x Kerryoak Lady Dawn)
Breeder: Doug & Simone MacKay, Manu Fortis Farm
Owner: Rick & Kate Triplett, Homesick Angels Farm
Moorpark Image (Moorpark Boy x Rockbarton Beauty)
Breeder: Patrick Costello
Owner: Frank R. Olivito, Abbeymore Irish Draughts
PL Diamond Hill (Coille Mor Hill x Ballygarris Black Diamond)
Breeder: Patrick Shorthill
Owner: Charles & Diane Player, Playland Farm
RID(CAN)is a special transitional status given to horses approved as RID prior to harmonization. Stallions with RID(CAN) status have identical rights and privileges as those holding Class 1 status.
Congratulations to all!
Cheryl AndersonRegistration Officer
Stallions that have just had their Class 1 status confirmed by Ireland
Rhyd's Sea Quest (Sea Crest x Ginger Anne) has been granted Class 1 status
Breeder: Elizabeth Freeman DVM Owner: Ken Haley, Kinsale Farms.
Class 1 Status
Breeder: Maggie Tyler Owner: Antony Phillips and Sarah Bright-Phillips, Belltower Stud
It's the Luck of the Irish (Flagmount King x Maggie's Last) Class 1
Breeder: John Shortill Owner: Charles & Susan Yates, Tully Cross Farm
Sonrise Genesis (Winmaur Sargeant Pepper x Winmaur Over the Top) Class 1
Breeder: Belltower Stud Owner: Antony Phillips and Sarah Bright-Phillips, Belltower Stud
These horses join Steeped in Luck (Class 1, Gold dressage) and Jaunty Star (Class 1, Silver Eventing).
Congratulations to the owners of the following horses on the results of the 2012 Irish Draught Horse Society of Canada inspections:
A Real Gem (Glidawn Diamond x Gurraun Mijanou) Class 1 Irish Draught mare with Bronze merit for jumping
Dandelion Meadowlark (Harkaway Lionhawk x Heathercombe Silver Satin) Class 1 Irish Draught mare
Benmar Nightingale (Bridon Belfry x Roma Blue Hawk) Class 2 Irish Draught mare
Manu Fortis Lady Blue (Touch of the Blues x Kerryoak Lady Dawn) Class 2 Irish Draught mare
Blue Lady of Pairadox (Loguestown Bluesman x Ducal State Emblem) Class 2 Irish Draugth mare
Fourwinds Restless Comet (Garryowen of Suma x Suma’s Patience) Approved Irish Draught Sport Horse mare, Grade up Register.
Provisionally Approved Irish Draught Sport Horses, subject to completion of registration requirements goes to:
OPS Kitten 2009 mare (Garryowen of Suma x Kit), with merit for jumping
OPS Rogan 2009 Gelding (Déjà Vu x OPS Raven)
Hawksview Siobhan 2009 mare (Garryowen of Suma x Daisy)
Congratulations and many thanks to Inspectors, Dr Charlotte Moore and John Butler.
Many thanks also to all who were so very helpful during our first HSI-approved inspections!
Forts Lady Blue” (Touch of the Blues x Kerryoak Lady Dawn) owned by
Kathryn Hicks of Stouffville Ontario, being evaluated by the inspectors
Other Member News:
CONGRATULATIONS TO JAUNTY STAR
STATUS, with SILVER merit for Eventing. Jaunty Star was bred by Mr T. A.Storr (Llwyndafydd, Wales) and is owned by DKH Sport Horses of Buck Creek,Alberta.
Jaunty Star is a 9 year old bay stallion currently competing at preliminarylevel of eventing in Canada and the USA.
He joins Grange Bouncer (GoldMerit) in the elite ranks of Irish Draught stallions holding merit for their
own performance in eventing. Jaunty Star obtained his silver merit based onsuccess in competition at the Fair Hill, the Ocala
and the Rocking Horse
Jaunty Star is the only Irish Draught stallion holding Silver Merit for hisown performance in Eventing at this time. In 2011, he was named high point
champion at preliminary level and in 2010, reserve high point champion forthe province of Alberta. Jaunty Star stamps his progeny with a kind
temperament, correct conformation, 3 clean gaits and strong athleticism.For more information, please contact
Kim Hughes at PO Box 17 Buck CreekAlberta Canada T0C 0S0, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONGRATULATIONS TO LIONWOOD KINSALE'S LAD
CONGRATULATIONS TO LIONWOOD KINSALE'S LAD
CONGRATULATIONS TO STEEPED IN LUCK
Steeped in Luck (Eamon) is owned by Keith and Elizabeth Douglas of Pairadox farm, and was bred by James Lee of Co Louth in Ireland. "Eamon" is the first Stallion in North America to be granted Class 1 status through harmonization with the Canadian Studbook.
He is also the first Irish Draught stallion, and presently the ONLY Irish Draught stallion world-wide to be granted gold merit based on performance in Dressage. In addition, "Eamon" was named to Canada’s high performance long list for 2012. (Dressage Canada uses the High Performance short and long lists to determine which horse/rider combinations are most qualified to receive financial and other support from Equine Canada that aids in their development to represent Canada in international High Performance dressage competitions.)
Congratulations to Keith, Elizabeth and to James. Please go to www.pairadoxfarm.com for more information on this remarkable stallion.