The Traditional Irish Eventer is sought out by international buyers who seek the traditional Irish bloodlines which have shaped, dominated and excelled in the sport of eventing. The TIH contribution to the sport of eventing is immense. Ireland's reputation as a world leading producer of top eventers was built on the achievements of the TIH eventer throughout the 20th century. The TIH eventers unique characteristics of stamina, courage, athleticism, longevity and heart allows them to perform at the very highest levels over long careers. Their achievements have been a huge factor in the success of the Irish Sport Horse (ISH) studbook which has topped the world Eventing Rankings for 22 of the last 24 years.
In 2012 Mr Medicott (ISH)(TIH) took the number one position in the individual event horse rankings and in the same year was awarded the title United States Eventing Association (USEA) Horse of the Year. In 2012 upon retirement Lenamore ISH(TIH) was the highest British Eventing point earner. Other leading eventers include High Kingdom ridden by Zara Phillips (GBR), Bay My Hero ridden by William Fox-Pitt (GBR) and Kilronan to name but a few.
In the USA Eventing Hall of fame, McKinlaigh (ISH)(TIH) has most recently been inducted. This is a prestigious recognition of which only 11 horses in total are honoured, 8 of which are Traditional Irish Horses.
With a reputation for heart, stamina and courage the TIH Eventer has taken first place at Rolex three times since it became a CCI4* event in Kentucky.
Learn more about our best TIH eventers on our Famous Horses page.