Kiss Me, I’m an Irish Sport Horse!

Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM, an Irish Sport Horse, at Rolex 2013. Photo by Kasey Mueller. Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM, an Irish Sport Horse, at Rolex 2013. Photo by Kasey Mueller.

As athletic as they are tough, it’s no wonder Irish Sport Horses have topped the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) 2013 Eventing Studbook rankings for 7 out of the last 10 years. The 2013 rankings, released in October, showed 4 of the top 6 Irish horses competing under the U.S. flag:

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Who are some other Irish Sport Horses at the top of American sport? In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a not-even-exhaustive list:

Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot (ISH). Photo by Jenni Autry.

Boyd Martin and Trading Aces win the Red Hills CIC3*! Photo by Jenni Autry.

Boyd Martin and Trading Aces. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda. (photo by Jenni Autry)

Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda (ISH). Photo by Jenni Autry.

Kristin Schmolze and Ballylaffin Bracken. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Kristin Schmolze and Ballylaffin Bracken. Photo by Jenni Autry.

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Allison Springer and Arthur (ISH). Photo by Samantha Clark.

Buck Davidson and Ballynoecastle RM

Buck Davidson and Ballynoecastle RM (ISH). Photo by Jenni Autry.

We're glad to see some things don't change. Michael still rides with his tongue out today! Photo by Jenni Autry.

Michael Pollard and Ballingowan Pizzazz! Photo by Jenni Autry.

Phillip Dutton and Mr. Medicott. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Phillip Dutton and Mr. Medicott (ISH). Photo by Jenni Autry.

James Alliston and Jumbo's Jake. Photo by Jenni Autry.

James Alliston and Jumbo’s Jake. Photo by Jenni Autry.

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Karen O’Connor and Mandiba (ISH). Photo by Samantha Clark.

Buck Davidson and Petite Flower. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Buck Davidson and Petite Flower. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Mighty Nice

Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice (ISH). Photo by Samantha Clark.

 Go Irish Sport Horses!

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