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    Default Irish Horses...jumping and dressage

    So we all know Irish horses can jump...and that King of Diamonds and his progeny are brillant at it...but did you know that there is a K.O.D. gggrandson that excels in dressage? He is going PSG ~ kickin booty and takin names
    He is purebred RID
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    before you ask~~~YES! I am biased

    sorry for the crosspost :/



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    Looks like he is a super fun horse! And, I love it when the "off brand" horse kicks some booty!



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    I love it too

    I cant help but wonder what he would bring to the eventing table with the right infusion of TB blood.



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    There ARE some pure RID's eventing out there!



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    Agreed!!!

    I had a King of Diamonds ggson that I sold to Cali and is now doing upper level dressage out west.

    Great pics. And my former horse was a very cute bay like the one in the pics.



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    Very cool!

    The one that i know of thats competing at high levels is Tipperary Liadhnan..and hes not full ~ I believe he is 3/4 bred ~ always my favorite



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    And Leslie we can't forget RID Bridon Beale Street who has a 2nd & 3rd place finish in his first two outtings at prelim! I think his IDSH get are going to kick some booty
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    OOO Bridon Beale Street!!! yes! He is a great athlete and suprememly friendly. He is doing really really good in CAli, right? I think he is quite popular as a stallion too.
    (I had forgotten about him...as he is closely realated to my girl (POS)...I always remember them a potential babydaddy. I have a one track mind LOL)



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    Unhappy No Irish need apply

    Quote Originally Posted by leslie645 View Post
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php...1356806&ref=mf

    before you ask~~~YES! I am biased

    sorry for the crosspost :/

    I also love O'Leary's Irish Diamond http://www.kinsonstud.com/kinson-stu...h-draught.html and KEC Double Diamond, http://www.adsagsona.com/stallions.htm(thinking of breeding Beeza to him) but it is amazing to me how many people dismiss Irish horses especially for eventing or jumping.
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    HUH?
    In my area the Irish are wellknown for being outstanding foxhunting, eventing and jumping prospects. I've sold several and always seem to have someone looking for one.
    He keeps throwing me back. http://horsejunkiesunited.com/?p=63881



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    Another King of Diamonds purebred ID grandson is my beloved Kilkelly Southern Comfort, as seen in my profile pic, who does dressage, foxhunting (my favorite), eventing, jumping, well - anything you ask!! I'm not biased, am I?? He's by KEC Double Diamond.



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    Quote Originally Posted by retreadeventer View Post
    HUH?
    In my area the Irish are wellknown for being outstanding foxhunting, eventing and jumping prospects. I've sold several and always seem to have someone looking for one.
    FWIW, I have suggested Irish stallions to several people, mainly on the Sport Horse Breeding forum and they have said they were not interested in breeding to an Irish horse....don't understand it at all

    ETA
    Carol, I don't think I want to go Irish but thanks for the suggestion.

    From a thread where I suggested Steeped in Luck to a Canadian, I just thought it was odd
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    Well when I got my Irish horse which was supposed to be my AA hunter a friend (not an Irish horse fan) said the problem he had w/ Irish horses was they didn't do lead changes.. well I guess I messed that up because mine does flawless lead changes...

    He was a good hunter - placed in every hunter class entered including a stint at side-saddle... then we decided to give eventing a whirl. In the years that I evented him he was usually in the top 5 after dressage, faultless cross country but a little cavalier in show jumping so he would likely have 4 faults there..

    I think if you look at some of the horses breeding at the top events (Rolex, Badminton, Burghley) there's a lot of Irish blood going...ditto w/ show jumping...



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