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Simon Reynolds: Irish draught bloodlines helped build the horse industry *H&H VIP*

Opinion

My latest judging appointment was at the Irish Draught Horse Society annual breed show, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The show attracted big numbers and I was encouraged to see so much enthusiasm and passion for the breed. It was a real showcase, particularly for breeders and producers to show their stallions, mares and youngstock. There was something for everyone, with in-hand, showing, dressage, side-saddle and working hunter classes. It really shows just how versatile and trainable the breed is.