Past New Irish Draught All-Breed Award Winners

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HANG ON OLLIVER, owner Susan Hardesty (NV), rider Julia Mineikis (NV)—2019 Fourth Level Open (Irish Draught Horse Soc. of NA)

The mighty Irish Draught Horse! We are celebrating them as our January 2023 Breed of the Month on YourDressage! We recently asked our social media followers to share photos of their favorite Irish Draught and Irish Draught crosses, and there are so many gorgeous horses we get to share with you! Check back all month for more photos and stories of these mighty horses.

Did you know that dressage riders who choose Irish Draught Horses as their mounts are eligible for special awards through the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards program, as the Irish Draught Horse Society of North America is a participating organization?

For our USDF Flashback this week we take a look back on some past All-Breed winners from 2011 to 2019 that appeared in the USDF Connection Yearbooks.

2011

BELLE’S FOXY DOUBLE DIAMOND RID, owner Elizabeth Drake (AZ), rider Juan Torres (AZ)—Training Level Open (Irish Draught Horse Soc. NA)

2012

2013

NORTHERN QUEST LADY’S MAN, owners Erica Jorgen (NJ) & Nick Olijslager (NJ), rider Erica Olijslager (NJ) – First Level Open & Mus. Freestyle, Training Level JR/YR (Irish Draught Horse Soc. NA)

2014

FLAGMOUNT’S TRADEMARK, owner/rider Toni Rogers (GA) — Second Level Open & AA; First & Second Level Mus. Freestyle (Irish Draught Horse Soc. NA)

2015

No winners pictured.

2016

2017

IRISH BELLE, owner/rider Terry Adcock (VA)—First Level Open & AA (Irish Draught Horse Soc. NA)

2018

2019

HALCYON’S KEEPSAKE, owners Michele Sweeny & Skyline Sport Horses (CT), rider Alix Szepesi (CT)—First Level Open (Irish Draught Horse Soc. of NA)

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