Irish Draught Horse Stallion The Irish
The Irish Rover is a 17.1 hand Registered Irish Draught stallion imported from Ireland at two years of age. "Seamus" is chestnut with three white stockings and white blaze.
He is conformationally very correct with a strong athletic build, while exhibiting a forward, free flowing movement.
His sire, Kildalton Gold, a Registered Irish Draught, won the stallion class at the prestigious Royal Dublin Horse Show in both 1988 and 1989. This photo was taken of Kildalton Gold shortly before his death in Spring 2000, at an advanced age, clearly still able to fly over this 4' triple bar.
The Irish Rover's dam, Knockavera Pride, won the mare division in both 1982 and 1983 at the Royal Dublin Show, making him the only Registered Irish Draught Stallion able to claim this exceptional breeding.
Prior to being imported to the United States, The Irish Rover was shown in Ireland 7 times and won all 7 shows. Shown here is a photo taken of Seamus at 20 weeks of age at the Castlewellan Breed Show in Ireland. He has continued this winning pattern by placing first in Dressage at his very first outing in Texas at Meadowcreek Horse Trials in 1999
The Irish Rover is currently in training at Normandy Farms with Mike Huber, member of the Gold Medal Pan American Team, United States Olympic Team, Vice President of the United States Equestrian Team. Sarah White, BHSI, left her position as senior coach at Glen Eagles Equestrian Center in Edinburgh, Scotland to assist Mike in Seamus' continued schooling. An active competition schedule is currently being planned for Seamus.