EquusXpress, Breeds, Irish Draft horse The Irish Draught horse is the national horse breed of Ireland which developed primarily for farm use. Today, they are especially popular for crossing with Thoroughbreds and warmbloods, producing the popular Irish Sport Horses (also called Irish Draught Sport Horses) which excel at the highest levels of eventing and show jumping.
Irish Draught Horse, the national horse of Ireland. Light and elegant, it is a heavy warmblood; not a true draft. It is crossed with thoroughbreds to create Ireland's Olympic-level competition breed, the Irish Sport Horse, previously called Irish Hunter.