Irish Draught

Episode #15

Featured Horse:
Cappa Aristocrat Class 1 RID Stallion.
Filmed with Cappa Stud in Ireland.


The Irish Draught Horse developed as a working horse on Irish farms with references to the breed dating as far back as the 18th century.

Due to the small size of farm holdings in Ireland at the time most farmers could not afford to keep more than one horse and as a result Irish breeders developed an adaptable draught horse capable of carrying out all of the work on the farm as well as being used for riding, hunting and driving.

Consequently the breed developed to be extremely versatile and intelligent with an excellent temperament and willing nature.
— Irish Draught Horse Studbook


Want to learn more about the breed? Check out this breed video:


Alyssa Mathews