Irish hunters

Irish hunter jumping

Irish Hunter

The Irish Hunter is famous throughout the world for his versatility: it is first and foremost a horse with a great temperament, very honest, very willing to please, and who can cross any country. Nowadays, the Irish Hunter is also used for dressage, eventing and show-jumping.
The Irish Hunter is not a breed as such, but a type of horse : originally, it was used to describe a horse that could cross the Irish Country side, with it’s hedges, ditches and stone walls.

It is mostly bred by crossbreeding a cold blooded horse like and Irish Draught  or a cob with a thoroughbred or a sport horse, with a view to get a horse with a very good head but also good stamina.