TB-cross Irish Sports Horses still set the eventing gold standard – William Micklem

According to research by British Horse Society Fellow, William Micklem, of the 50 top point scoring horses of all time in USA eventing 36 are full TB’s (many Irish), another 9 are Irish Sport horses…it is difficult to beat the TB for longevity and performance….and it is difficult to understand why this info is so hidden.  In the UK the success of the Irish horse in terms of the top points scorers of all time, led by Lenamore, is even more stunning.  Another traditional TB cross, Gilt Edge by Glenbar was recently elected to eventing’s Hall of Fame.

If you’re looking for an event horse, an Irish bred with a good drop of TB in his pedigree is still the way to go…..

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