Pure Irish Draughts

Silver Rose RID mare, Stable name: Rosie, Born 1995.
Sire: Fast Silver RID, Dam:Killarney Rose RID x Creggan Diamond

  • 17hh, grey she was highly graded with 129. Rosie is living proof that traditional bone and substance with quality does exist! She has had a few foals, the most prominent being the IDSH stallion Killarney Jack who was a multiple county show champion in-hand. She will visit Diamond Lodge early 2013 and we look forward very much to seeing her foal by him. Rosies dam line is superb and her dam was 1/2 sister to prolific Irish champion show mare Sheans Lady. Her sire Fast Silver is out of the most winning mare ever, Fast Woman, who won the prestigious Kerrygold championship in Ireland 4 times. Looking back at pictures of her I can see very much her type in Rosie. Fabulous bone, type, length of rein and the all important great temperament. Rosie has been a real performer herself being a fabulous hunter and team chaser in her youth. She has been shown in-hand only once, coming 2nd in the RID class at the National Breed Show in 2010.

    Rebel Rose RID Premier mare, Stable name: Rose, Born 1996.
    Sire: Glenagyle Rebel RID, Dam:Amber Rose RID x Ginger Dick

  • 15.3hh, 9" bone, liver chestnut. Rose is a Premier RID mare- now a Class 1 Bronze merit mare under the new HSI grading system. She has a fantastic pedigree, a complete outcross containing all our dream bloodlines- tracing back to Glenside and Rusheen Hero on her sire line and Ginger Dick and Colman on her dam side. She is sister to the deceased RID stallion Inver Steel x Agherlow out of the same dam Amber Rose who was also a Premier RID mare and full sister to several succesful showjumpers in Ireland. Rose herself has been a successful broodmare, being the dam of the well known multi County and HOYS winning champion cob Hallmark IX. We have high hopes for Rose and are thrilled to have found her. She will be put in foal this year with the aim of producing another successful cob type. She has superb floating movement, fantastic short cannon bones with a deep body and excellent shoulder and front- she is the proper old fashioned 'true to type' mare that we have been searching for.

    Lady Hammerfield Tumbledown, Stable name: Tumbles, Born 1993.
    Sire: Copper King RID, Dam:Tregew Teaka Moon(coloured cob)

    Tumbles is our official ‘happy hacker’ and all round golden girl who is a great nanny and matriarch of the yard! We purchased Tumbles from Cornwall(that was a long 7 hour journey home!) and were told she was the kindest, sweetest mare they had ever owned- she loaded herself first time every time into the box, could be shod/clipped without even being tied up and it was genuinely a heartbreaking sale. I‘m sure we have all heard this before but we were very, very lucky that it was all 100% true- she is exactly what they said! We bought her because we loved her and were uninterested in breeding at the time but were later thrilled to find out from her covering certificate that she is actually by the RID stallion Copper King who was by the famous King of Diamonds. Tumbles has inherited her dams fabulous skewbald colouring but is the image of her sire and has the 'Diamond family' pop in her when loose schooled over jumps. Tumbles is 16.2hh with over 10” of bone and is a true heavyweight mare. She has had one foal with her previous owners by the TB event stallion My Eclipse and the filly called Lucy will be aimed for a career in dressage.

    Amber Lass AID, Stable name: Amber, Born 1997.
    Sire: Amber Legend RID, Dam: Ballina Lass SID

  • Amber is our super little pure bred Irish Draught mare. She is very small at just 15.2hh with 8 1/2" bone but with her back breeding on both sides of her pedigree she is throwing bigger with her offspring and stamps them with fantastic quality heads, limbs, movement and above all loving temperaments. Amber is currently 1 of only 4 graded mares by the late Amber Legend RID so we are very pleased to have found her. We put her forward in September 2007 where she graded AID. Amber is an absolute sweetie, clearly she had no previous handling but has been a good honest mare from the start, always willingly accepting everything we have asked of her- a sure testament to the Draught temperament! We had Amber lightly backed and then put in foal to Ladys Tralee Raj from which she produced her first foal our lovely 2008 filly Evie. Although not a show mare Amber is in fact more valuable to us as she is producing the goods at home. 2008 results: Snowford Breeding qualifier, North West Irish Draught show. In 2009 Amber produced her second foal- a filly by Tobias Corbett. In 2011 she had a cracking colt by Ferdi.

    Ballina Lass SID, Stable name: Tiddy, Deceased 1990-2009 .
    Sire: Believed- Clontoo Lad RID, Dam: Lady Luck 3 RID x Colman RID

  • Tiddy was Ambers dam and was quite unexpectedly offered to us for sale. We went to see her and of course it was fatal- she had THE most amazing floating movement and in trot actually looked as though she was flying! She was a beautiful colour, the darkest deep chocolate dappled liver chestnut, 15.2hh with 9" quality flat bone and a perfect stamp of a small show hunter. If we had found her years ago we think she could have been a superb showing star with faultless conformation and movement. She was a complete outcross and her dam line contains some incredibly rare breeding which we are very fortunate to have in our breeding programme. Her sire on her foal papers is Clontoo Lad(this is unconfimed by DNA) who was a small traditional chestnut stallion at 15.3hh and with 9 1/2" bone by the great Ben Purple and her dam was by Colman which is probably where the movement comes from. She had the 'prophets thumb' mark to her shoulder which they say is the sign of a good horse! In 2008 she had her 2nd foal our stunning filly Pearl x Lady's Tralee Raj. Tiddy owes us nothing and made us smile every time we saw her in the field each day- we just loved everything about her and she is responsible for the 3rd generation of this dam line all of which have great quality, wonderful temperaments and super movers- what more could we have ever asked of her?! We hope she is looking down on her family now with great pride.

    Pure Tralee Lass, Stable name: Evie, Born 2008.*SOLD*
    Sire: Lady's Tralee Raj RID, Dam: Amber Lass AID x Amber Legend RID

  • Lovely pure bred filly foal- born black but will be grey. She is exactly what we ordered and means we now have 3 generations of this dam line- Amber has really done us proud. Evie is a quality filly with excellent floating movement and a real 'look at me' quality. She is very correct with a good short back, straight limbs, strong hind quarters and a lovely head with our favourite big ears! Amber and Evie qualified for the Snowford Breeding championships in 2008. Evie is fully eligible RID on inspection- she takes everything in her stride just like her dam and loves her food(just like her dam!). She is a tall filly- we expect her to make a good middlewight stamp of around 16.2hh at maturity. Although very similar to Amber in many ways she has defintely inherited many traits from the old Blue Peter line in particular she looks the image of Blue Rajah(her grand sire) when he was a youngster which is very interesting. 2009 results: 2nd Mixed Youngstock(1st Yearling) at Midland Counties, 4th Mixed Youngstock(2nd Yearling) at Anglesey County show. 2010 results: 2nd Mixed youngstock(1st 2 yr old) at Midland Counties, 1st Mixed youngstock Canwell show. 5th NFU Championships and 4th 2yr old filly at National Breed Show.

    Pure Lady Luck AID, Stable name: Pearl, Born 2008.
    Sire: Lady's Tralee Raj RID, Dam: Ballina Lass SID

  • We could not belive our luck to be blessed with another pure bred filly and a sister to our Amber. Pearl is the image of her mother, a proper 'mini-me' apart from the fact she is now going grey and not staying chestnut as we had hoped! She has a superb shoulder and limbs and is very showy having inherited the outstanding floating paces of her dam- she has to be seen to be believed and could definitely rival many a warmblood with her elastic ground covering movement. For Tiddy to have re-produced herself so completely is quite astounding and a joy for us to watch. This filly was special from the moment she was born and we could never part with her, she is very precious to us and will be retained. She is super to handle and is always the first to come in the field for cuddles being a very bold and loving filly. She will be aimed at a competitive ridden career in showing and dressage before having a foal of her own. We plan to do embryo transfer with her in the future to retain her movement and bloodline for future generations. We expect her to make a middleweight stamp of around 16hh at maturity although we would have loved her to stay smaller like her mum and become a small show hunter! Pictured here just after her 1st birthday, she has matured into a super stamp with a real leg in each corner, a great length of rein and a bold outlook. 2009 results: 2nd Mixed Youngstock(1st Yearling) Anglesey County show, 5th yearling filly national breed show. 2010 results: 1st and champion Derby County show. 1st Midlands Irish draught show. 4th North West Irish Draught show. 4th NFU championships at National Breed show. Pearl graded AID at the breed show in September 2010.

    Pure Amber Nectar, Stable name: Honey, Born 2009.*SOLD*
    Sire: Tobias Corbett RID, Dam: Amber Lass AID x Amber Legend RID

  • Ambers second foal and lucky us another lovely filly who is also eligible RID on inspection! Honey is just a little cracker and quite fiesty too taking no messing from the older girls in the field! She has the most adorable head with white blaze and pink nose and Amber has again done us proud with a lovely correct foal. We are especially thrilled to have her after the sad death of her sire, Tobias Corbett, just a few weeks earlier which makes her very precious to us. Pictured here as a foal at 5 weeks old and below as a 2 yr old. She is a 'mini me' of Amber but has also inherited much from the Errigal line particularly in her head and limbs and very similar in looks to both her grandsire Slyguff Hero and his full brother King of Diamonds. We hope she has also inherited their jumping ability! Honey has nothing short of THE most outstanding temperament- she willingly does anything that is asked of her, first time every time, and is extremely affectionate and loving. She is a super light and very staright mover. She has stayed small and should measure in at 15.2hh to make top class small show hunter at maturity.2010 Results: 1st Derby County Show,2nd Yearling North West Irish Draught show. 2011 results: 5th Mixed youngstock Midland ID show(1st 2 year old), 3rd Mixed Youngstock Aintree(2nd 2 year old), 1st NW ID Show 2 year old class. 4th NFU Champs Breed show and 4th 2yr old filly Breed Show.

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