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Six Irish Draught sires make the grade in Cavan

Last week we profiled the eight Irish Sport Horse stallions that secured the 'Approved' status and the four stallions that reached the 'Preliminary Approved' status at the Horse Sport Ireland stallion inspections.

This week, we look at the six Irish Draught stallions that were awarded Class 1 (C1) status in the Irish Draught studbook.

These stallions were put through their paces by an experienced panel of inspectors, including Ger O'Sullivan, Liam Cotter, Marily Power and Michael Ryan.

The stallions were assessed on their conformation, type, movement and athleticism, on the flat and over fences.

Details of the stallions profiled are available on, while video footage is available on

Irish Independent