Irish Cob Studbook

HSI was Approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to maintain the Irish Cob Studbook on a temporary basis in October 2013. The Irish Cob is a native Irish breed and although it has a long history the Studbook was only officially founded in 1998. Prior to this linages were passed down verbally from generation to generation. The breed is referred to worldwide by many different names such as Gypsy Cob, Gypsy Horse, Gypsy Vanner and Irish Tinker.

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The Irish Cob breed was developed by the Travelling Community in Ireland. For hundreds of years these sturdy, hardworking horses pulled wagons and carts throughout Ireland, Britain and Europe. The breed adapted to be strong and versatile. They needed to be gentle enough to be handled by children but sturdy enough to pull a wagon all day.

Irish Cobs have an imposing appearance with a stout, powerful body. They are noted for their high knee action, excellent temperament and flowing hair. Their wide short backs make them very comfortable under saddle. The Irish Cob is ideal for leisure riders, being very good weight bearers, versatile and kind. They are suited for children, pony clubs and adults alike for riding and driving.

 

Irish Cob Horse Studbook Stallion inspections

Stallion inspections for the Irish Cob Studbook will be carried out annually in the spring and autumn. In addition, breeders/owners that have a minimum of 10 horses to be inspected may apply to HSI to have their horses inspected at their premises providing they have suitable facilities.

Stallions must be a minimum of 2 years of age to be presented for Irish Cob Studbook inspections. At the inspections Irish Cob stallions are assessed on their conformance to the Irish Cob breed standard and their conformation and their movement in hand in walk and trot.

Stallions meeting the inspection requirements and are eligible for classification in the Main Section of the Irish Cob Studbook are awarded ‘Main Elite Stallion Class’ status. Stallions that are not eligible for the Main Section can achieve classification in the Supplementary Elite/Supplementary Section of the Irish Cob Studbook.

CLICK HERE to download the Procedures and Guidelines for the Irish Cob Studbook Inspections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irish Cob Horse Studbook Mare Inspections

Mare inspections for the Irish Cob Studbook will be carried out annually in spring and autumn. In addition, breeders/owners that have a minimum of 10 horses to be inspected may apply to HSI to have their horses inspected at their premises provided the venue has suitable facilities.

Mares must be a minimum of 2 years of age to be presented for Irish Cob Studbook inspections. At the inspections Irish Cob mares are assessed on their conformance to the Irish Cob breed standard and their conformation and their movement in hand in walk and trot.
Mares meeting the inspection requirements and are eligible for classification in the Main Section of the Irish Cob Studbook are awarded ‘Main Elite Mare Class’ status. Mares that are not eligible for the Main Section can achieve classification in the Supplementary Section of the Irish Cob Studbook.

CLICK HERE to download the Procedures and Guidelines for the Irish Cob Studbook Mare Inspections

Irish Cob Studbook Inspection Results 2023

Horse Sport Ireland Irish Cob Stallion, Mare and Gelding Inspections are supported by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Equine Technical Support fund.

Mares/Geldings that achieved MAIN ELITE status at the Spring 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
Ba Bog Dubh (IRC) 2014 Ryehill Leader (IRC) NON Alan Egan Eoin Mooney
The Black Berry (IRC) 2015 Ryehill Leader (IRC) NON Alan Egan Eoin Mooney
Mares/Geldings that achieved SUPPLEMENTARY ELITE status at the Spring 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
Athloman Banbha (IRC) 2020 Padraic Whelan
Blackwood Emerald Isle (IRC) 2021 Darren McGillycuddy
Blaithain (IRC) 2009 Padraic Whelan
Cairnviewstud Kora (IRC) 2020 Dermot & Flore Ryan
Clogheen Ranny (IPSA) 2010 Tom Gallagher
Jolly Happy (IRC) 2017 Eileen Shanahan
Miss Ballymack (IRC) 2005 Tom Gallagher
One in a million (IRC) 2013 Caitriona Harrison
Mares/Geldings that achieved SUPPLEMENTARY BASIC status at the Spring 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
Ardfert Tilly (IRC) 2017 Dee Clancy
Bramble Lady (IPSA) 2010 Padraic Whelan
Cairnviewstud Indiana (IRC) 2018 Dermot & Flore Ryan
Gucci of Meelin (IRC) 2006 Dee Clancy
Kilgowan Blackberry (IRC) 2011 James Foley
Kilmurray Velvet Lady (IRC) 2012 Padraic Whelan
LA Black Betty (IRC) 2017 Dee Clancy
Little Charmer (IRC) 2018 Dee Clancy
Mountcahill Rose (IRC) 2010 Dee Clancy
Puzzle Piece (IPSA) 2017 Dee Clancy
Rince na Realta (IRC) 2021 Dee Clancy
The Black Berry (IRC) 2020 Kate Lepert
Tilly (IRC) 2012 Dee Clancy
Vegas (IRC) 2012 Jason Moore
Stallions that achieved SUPPLEMENTARY ELITE status at the Spring 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
THE HULK (IRC) 2018 Edward  Dignam
Stallions that achieved SUPPLEMENTARY BASIC status at the Spring 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
Athloman Toby (IRC) 2016 Philip Cussen
Johnnys Junior (IRC) 2019 Edward  Dignam
Mares/Geldings that achieved MAIN ELITE status at the Autumn 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
Timepiece Golden Rose (IRC) 2021 Morstack Cream King (IRC) Shambo (IRC) Noel Flanagan James Gavin
Timepiece Rambling Rose (IRC) 2021 Rocky McGuire (IRC) Noel Flanagan Martin Gavin
Mares/Geldings that achieved SUPPLEMENTARY ELITE status at the Autumn 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
Athloman Madonna (IRCPB) 2021 Major Toms (IRC) NON Philip Cussen Michael Scanlon
Garbally Daisy Girl (IRC) 2021 Marie Corbett
Kilmurray Bambi (IRC) 2021 Padraic Whelan
Mares/Geldings that achieved SUPPLEMENTARY BASIC REGISTER status at the Autumn 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
Athloman Blue Bell (IRC) 2008 Philip Cussen
Cairnviewstud Innis (IRC) 2018 Dermot & Flore Ryan
Clonfad Wren (IRC) 2020 Martin Gavin
Divine Ebony and Ivory (IRC) 2021 Brigid  Devine
Mooncoyne Angel (IRC) 2020 Frank Flynn
Mooncoyne Morag (IRC) 2020 Frank Flynn
Stallions that achieved MAIN ELITE status at the Autumn 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
The Casino Cowboy (IRC) 2018 Tyersal Warlord (IRC) NON Grace Valley Grace Vallely
Libertys Above The Law (IRC) 2021 Libertys Law (IRC) NON Sean Murray Vincent Lynskey
Stallions that achieved SUPPLEMENTARY ELITE status at the Autumn 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
Taylors Golden Storm (IRC) 2021 Robbie Taylor
Stallions that achieved SUPPLEMENTARY BASIC REGISTER status at the Autumn 2023 Irish Cob Studbook Inspections
Name YOB Sire Damsire Breeder Owner
Acorns King of the Mountain (IRC) 2020 Adrian Menton
Cremello Eagle (IRCPB) 2020 Golden Euro (IRC) Kevin Lynch Richard Clogher
Morstack Cream King (IRC) 2012 Shambo (IRC) Eugene Morgan
Shannonvalley Aslan (IRC) 2021 Tom Guinan

 

Irish Cob Studbook Inspections are funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the Equine Technical Support Fund.