Gerty was brought up on a farm with horses, cattle and sheep. Her Dad was a horse breeder and so she understood the skills involved in producing young horses and matching them to clients from a young age. Gerty has been involved with Irish Sport Horses all her life.
Irish Sport Horses
We breed Connemara, Irish Draught and Half-bred sport horses and cobs. We also purchase some of the best young Irish horses and cobs and along with our own, school and produce them to make Hunters, Trekking Cobs, Riding School Horses, Show jumpers and Competition Irish Sport Horses.
Our training yard is equipped with everything necessary to give our horses the very best start in life, including dedicated staff and superb riders. Our commitment is to produce confident and capable competition Irish sport horses
Why Choose Irish Sport Equine?
All horses produced by us have a wide range of experience. We school all our horses over x-country fences, ride them in traffic, hack out in groups both in fields and on the roads, as well as riding out alone. During the hunting season our horses are hunted regularly with the Laois Hunt. Here at Irish Sport Equine, we value our reputation very highly!
We supply good quality, genuine horses.
We know our horses’ personality before they’re sold and we will do our upmost to match our horses with a suitable owner.
All our horses are schooled on the flat, over coloured poles, and cross- country fences, as well as, on the road.
Our horses are accustomed to traffic as we live on a farm where horses see a variety of farm machinery.
Our horses are groomed, handled and ridden daily.
We have a proven track record for selling quality Irish horses worldwide.
We offer an after sales service, where we will exchange the horse within 14 days, if you are not satisfied.
Like many people, I was sceptical about buying online, untried and unseen. Most people thought I was taking a big risk and I admit to feeling nervous, but after failed viewings close to home, we’d almost given up. Then a friend recommended IrishSport Equine and we were addicted to looking at all the horses online! We saw Mary, watched her video lots of times and decided that she could be a match. After speaking to Gerty and emailing lots of questions, we took the plunge. Mary arrived nearly a year ago and we haven’t looked back. She took awhile to settle and we had some fleeting moments where I thought i’d made a bad decision, but she has been absolutely amazing overall. She has never put a foot wrong and she has safely carried my 15 year old daughter around x-country courses, show jump arenas and across open plains. They stayed at riding club camp winning the jumping classes and had lots of fun through the summer. Mary is with us for life, but if I had to buy again I would definitely come back to Gerty.
One in a Million
Spent months looking for a horse (and met some very dodgy people too) I had spotted the Irish Sport Equine website weeks earlier. And just like everyone else, the thought of buying unseen seemed such a massive risk that I was very reluctant to go there. I really shouldn't of worried. One evening I saw the video of my beautiful boy and that was it. I rang Gerty, had a good conversation about our suitability and put a deposit down there and then. Had the vets check done and 7 days later he was here. Omg! He was far better than I could ever have imagined. I cannot recommend Gerty highly enough.Just take the plunge and trust her. Then you too can have your very own 'one in a million'. Thank you Gerty. Long may your outstanding business prosper.
After looking for ponies and horses for months and months, loosing my confidence in finding the right pony for me and in private sales, we started thinking about dealers. For a few weeks on and off I researched about dealers in England but as none were up to a good standard, I found a recommended dealer in Ireland. But as this was my first pony I thought it was a bad idea to buy a horse unseen, but we were getting nowhere with private sales, so we researched Irish Sport Equine and decided to give Gerty a call. We told her exactly what we were looking for with a thought in our minds that she would say that what we were looking for was thin on the ground and unavailable, however she recommended three horses to us, I was spoilt for choice and couldn't decide! However after one full day of deciding we narrowed it down to two ponies. We called Gerty and out of the two ponies, Rum was most suited to me. A vet check was then arranged and after 1 week and a half, he arrived at our yard in a huge horse box. As our yard was too small to allow the box to enter, we resulted to off loading onto the quiet road, Rum off loaded like a dream as well as the pony in front of him. I then lead him onto the yard and into his stable. He was fairly nervous and on edge like all new horses are but after 2 days he was so settled and we all just fell in love with him. I've had him for 5 days and he is exactly what Gerty told us he would be and more, I love him so much and I'm so glad we waited because he truly is the perfect horse for me. Gerty really has a nack for finding the right horse for you. I would recommend Irish Sport Equine to anyone everywhere as it really is an amazing place with amazing horses.
Efficient fair and extremely helpful
Like everyone else i was sceptical about buying unseen untried and not vetted, i bit bullet and decided to buy brandy when he arrived after his long journey and came off the lorry i was delighted with what i saw he was obviously tierd but he was calm and laid back , i took him home. The next day i rode him round the local tracks and fields and he was just perfect and as described from them until now he hasnt changed. I would highly recommend and if like me your unsure go for it im sure you wont be disappointed. He has even just won his dressage test. Thanks gerty
True to her word Gerty exchanged for a prefect match 😁
Being fairly new to this. I was recommended Irish Sport Equine by a friend. I watched a video we call Gerty who was very helpful and I decided to purchase the horse. He arrived and I decided he wasn’t a good match for me after an agreed trial period. Gerty was very helpful and he was returned. After a number of discussions, Gerty was true to her word and found me the perfect match “Big Tom a 17hh, 9yrs handsome Irish Sport Horse ”. I am delighted with him.
He was hacked out by my inexperienced Children within the first week of arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more in Tom, he has the sweetest nature, a delightful character and has settled in very well. Thanks Gerty for the Professional Helpful Service you are highly recommended.
Cheers Gillian Horsfield
I never thought for one moment I would buy unseen on line !!
I never thought for one moment I would buy unseen online but I am now so glad I did. I had a long list of things I was looking for in my next pony and I watched Cocos video over and over again and also spoke to Gerty who was very helpful and understanding. My friend joked saying we will laugh about this one day and yes we do now as Coco has brought us much happiness. He is the most affectionate pony we have ever had. I never wanted to do jumping but Coco loves it so he has given me the confidence to try. We have done a bit of everything and he also does well in dressage and he loves cross country. Everything went smoothly from buying to Coco arriving safely. Thank you!
Ali arrived with new shoes, delivered by professional transporters who took great care to give a calm journey for their cargo. Efficient and caring service.
Ali is everything and more that Gerty described. No surprises a genuine and honest young mare with heaps of ability. There are no issues to iron out, a soft mouth, forward going but responsive to leg and seat - a pleasure to sit on and a temporament that wants to learn.
Five days now and following Gerty's advice of regular exercise Ali has completed schooling in and outdoor, jumping all clear and hacking alone and in company on roads and through country.
Ali has had a good break in and initial training which has set her up for her new eventing career. It will only be amateur pre novice stuff but Gerty and her team have given her a secure and safe education.
I have complete faith in Gerty Tynan and wish her ongoing success. I would not look anywhere else for a horse. Gerty listens to what you are looking for, takes note of your abilities and provides the right horse to suit the jockey. I am nearly 60 and know when to trust someone and give them respect and this is what I give Gerty and my thanks.
After losing my confidence on a previously purchased horse from a private home, the thought of looking again filled me with dread! I found Irish Sport Equine while searching and thought let's see. I have now owned Little Daisy for 6 months and I'm so happy with her! Everything Gerty said she would be and more! Matched perfectly, I have found her not to be a problem with anything, jabs, worming, shoeing, traffic, fantastic. Excellent to deal with, reassured me at every step, Wexford transport also brilliant! I would recommend Gerty to anyone! It can feel unsettling buying unseen but with Gerty's reassurance, excellent videos and the exchange promise I went for it and so glad I did!
I found Zoe on Gerty's website. I liked the look of her and the way she rode and decided to put a deposit down straight away. Whilst waiting for Zoe to arrive I thought what have I done! She arrived in good hands and I rode her the next day and never regretted putting that deposit down for a minute! She's a one in a million horse,thanks Gerty's you have some stunning horses, and your as honest as the days long with describing them! (Posted: 15/05/17)
100% Sold as Described
Like many others I never thought that I'd buy a horse unseen. A friend showed me Gertys website, I took what felt like a gamble at the time, and the rest is history!
Initially I was interested in another horse, but I rang Gerty, described what I wanted and she recommended Jasper.
The whole process was smooth and efficient. I've had Jasper 4 months now and we've had so much fun.
He is everything Gerty has said he would be and more. Safe, sane, sensible, well mannered and taken everything in his stride. We've been out on fun rides, XC, Show jumping, dressage, combined training and stay away shows. Much more than I'd have expected from a 6 year old.
I am really looking forward to the rest of 2017 with him - thank you Gerty for such a fantastic fun horse.
I would highly recommend Irish Sport Equine to anyone looking for a new horse.
Thank you Gerty for finding us the most super pony.
I was nervous at buying a pony for my 10 year old daughter untried. She is everything you described and more. It has only been a week but we've already been show jumping and xc training as you recommended.
I can tell this partnership will only grow and we are all looking forward to a successful 2017.
I will be recommending you very highly to all my friends and will be ringing you when we need the next one (hopefully not for a good few years!)
The picture attached is of our xc training after only one week !
Im very impressed with the website giving great videos which is great, when buying the right pony. The whole procedure was very easy, and the communication, and transport was excellent in every way. I would highly recommend Gerty and her quality ponies/horses. We are extremely happy with Sky, his proved to be a little gem, and my daughter has been doing well showing him at in hand competitions.
Thank you Gerty
Karen & Sophie Pryce
We bought Amy for our daughter without seeing her, Gerty sent several emails to us and was quite honest with her description of the pony. Amy arrived on the transporter and the two young men were very efficient and friendly. Amy has been here now approx 4 weeks and has settled in well, our daughter who is a novice rider is now hacking her out in her own, and is progressing well in the school, no vices as described, only problem we have had is that she jumps out of the school when put in there to muck out, a genuine pony who will hopefully be with us for many years.
Got my connie from Gerty 3 weeks ago; never thought I would buy a horse this way. I found Gerty and the transport people (Eric Ghillie) super-professional and made the whole process easy and seamless. I am over the moon with the horse who is exactly as described. Wish I had discovered Gerty years ago; could have saved myself a lot of money/heartache and broken bones(!)buying the wrong horse(s). Would definitely recommend/definitely be back if I am looking to buy again (though my new boy has a home for life).
I would highly recommend purchasing a horse from Gerty. I took the plunge in September 2016 and decided to purchase Silver a 15.2 Conemara. I have to say I have not looked back!!! He is a very sweet natured little man who always gives 100%. When he arrived he took a week or so to settle however he is now most definitely part of the family. We have been working on his flat work and look forward to an enjoyable season now in 2017. Thank you for everything.
I saw an advert for a 14.2 dun mare and really liked the look of her. Then looked at the website. I would never think to buy without seeing a pony first but after having a chat on the phone to Gerty I thought she sounded like a perfect match for my 12 year old daughter. She is everything that Gerty described and we have been really pleased with her. She has such a lovely attitude to look after and to ride.
I would recommend buying a horse from Gerty.
Irish Sport Equine Pony
In January 2016 I was looking for a pony to join us at home and live alongside my son's pony. I wanted a super safe gelding who would be suitable as a mother and son share. I'd had a bad experience with a previous pony and so buying un tested off a website was a complete leap of faith ! I watched the video for Ardlea Pumpkin and read his review and he appealed to me instantly. I emailed Gerty and then we spoke on the phone several times and she was very sympathetic to my worries and assured me he was a lovely pony. Gerty arranged a five stage vetting and I decided that I would have him ! We have now had Pumpkin for a year and what a fantastic year it has been, I hack him out alone and with my son, he has a real 'can do ' attitude and is very keen to please. He has excelled at dressage and we have had numerous wins including championship classes at Hickstead. He has competed in showjumping , one day events, combine training and recently arena eventing. He is a joy to own, easy to handle and we all could not love him more !
Thank you Gerty
I contacted Gerty after searching endlessly for a pony that would suit my children and I . I came across Irish Sports Equine on Facebook and after reading all the testimonials , got in contact . I explained to Gerty I was a novice rider and needed a calm , easy going pony , that was well schooled and liked to hack out and have fun . Cornflake ( We call her Flake ) is 5 and a half , really pretty and is exactly as Gery described . My girls and I have completely fallen in love with her and ride her every day . She was vetted in Ireland and brought over to the Uk , everything is done for you ! Thoroughly recommend Irish sports equine .Thank you Gerty !
Honest, Proffessional, Exceptional, Amazing
I have recently 1 week ago, had the pleasure of receiving our new horse/pony Tasty Mel who is now called Henry. I would recommend whole heartedly that anyone intending on buying a pony/horse buy one from Gerty. He was vetted in Ireland which I organised and delivered 2 weeks later. She took him for me to get vetted. I had never met him only in videos and pictures. He is amazing and has coped well with all aspects his travelling, his new home the different noises and language and accent. He is now being schooled and excercised daily and has been out on our busy Manchester roads. He has been clipped with no bother and Gerty was honest to tell me he doesn't like the farrier and his feet being messed with. He is getting used to this slowly and has done amazingly well. We are so pleased with our purchase and would recommend Gerty without a doubt. She kept in contact throughout the process and was their to answer all my worries. We now own a fantastic pony/horse. Thanks so much James
Extremely knowledgeable with fantastic eye for a horse
We bought Max unseen from Gerty in October 2016 after we couldn't find what we were looking for in the South East of England. It was very unnerving to buy unseen and many people advised not to. But a couple of friends had bought from Gerty and based on the extensive video of Max and numerous phone calls and e mails I made to Gerty I just had a sense that this was the pony for us. We have had Max 6 weeks at the time of writing this. The stand out thing about him is his amazing temperament and that I completely trust him with my 10 year daughter. And she already completely loves him and they are developing an amazing bond. We have a winter of lessons, pony club rallies, schooling rounds and clinics planned before starting the pony club eventing season in the spring so the timing is perfect. Not only is Max very good and steady at the low level stuff he also has a lot of jump and talent in him that we can tap into as my daughter progresses so he's going to be with us a long time. Max is a very special pony and we feel very privileged to have him. Thanks for your support Gerty and for your amazing eye for a good pony!!
Irish sport horse
II was looking for a good looking gelding but importantly a horse with a kind nature. Roger is everything you have said and much more. I had lost my confidence and Roger has accepted all by bad nervous errors until I felt got myself back on track. Thank you Gerty..
My Dream Horse
If you had told me a few months ago that I would buy a horse off the internet without even trying him I would have said you were mad!! However, after watching the video of Sam so many times, I decided to call Gerty. We had a long chat and she assured me he was everything I was looking for (something gentle, quiet and kind). Gerty also told me to speak to one of her other clients, which I did and that really put my mind at rest. So I bought Sam, and I absolutely love him, he is everything I wanted in a horse. I would definitely recommend Irish Sport Equine, Gerty made the whole purchase and transport process so easy.
2 superb mares
We live in Switzerland and bought two horses from Gerty - unseen! Both mares are exactly like she described them on her webpage. Two so cool and lovely mares! Rosie is now 10 months with us and she's making us happy every day! Although she's only five years old even my 9 year old daughter can hack out with her easily. She is safe but also fun and very forward going. Fanta just arrived a few weeks before but she's one of the easiest and coolest horse in our stable already. We will and would buy a horse from Gerty again anytime!
I saw an advert for a 14.2 dun mare and really liked the look of her. Then looked at the website. I would never think to buy without seeing a pony first but after having a chat on the phone to Gerty I thought she sounded like a perfect match for my 12 year old daughter. She is everthing that Gerty described and we have been really pleased with her. She has such a lovely attitude to look after and to ride.
I would recommend buying a horse from Gerty.
My perfect match
I knew I wanted a dun Connemara and after a quick search online I came across Gerty's website. I saw a few of her videos and was instantly taken with the way she sells, the extensive video and the exchange policy. Against everyone's advice I bought Freddie unseen as a just turned 4 year old. He was exactly as described. He was green, what 4 year old isn't? But he is safe, honest, and most importantly we have had so much fun in just 15 months together. I hope to event him next year and I don't think he'll disappoint. Wouldn't hesitate to go back to Gerty in the future.
Gerty is the perfect matchmaker ?
If your looking for a perfect match go to Gerty I was ready to give up after a bad fall last year I couldn't find anything to match my old boy had lots of "unsuitables", now thanks to Irish Sport Equine and Gerty I have another perfect boy, a million thanks is not enough
I bought my boy from Gerty a year ago and haven't looked back! He is my dream horse a one in a million ! I'm from London so never came to see him I had only seen the pictures and video of him but knew he was worth taking the chance for as I would never had brought a horse with out viewing it ! But he was worth the risk all day long and I would only come to Gerty for another horse as I compleatly trust her to find the perfect one . We compete every weekend and always coming home with red ribbons . I cannot thank Gerty enough for reassuring me and giving me the best horse I could of ever wished for !
Fantastic horses and cobs
I found Gertie's website after wasting a huge amount of time searching for safe riding horses for valuable clients. We were also desperate to replace popular riding school horses and I cannot speak too highly of the fantastic horses and cobs which have arrived from Ireland. I have only very happy customers and only recently received a large bouquet of flowers from France from a very happy first time horse owner all thanks to Gertie. On a personal level I have been in business for over fourty years and am pleased to work closely with Gertie whose horses are everything she described them as if not better !!
The perfect horse
Searching long and hard for the 'perfect' horse, which in my head was a 16.3hh Dutch Warmblood. I became so disappointed that every horse I tried was not as described and I then came across Gerty's site on Horsequest. After a whole night of watching all the unedited videos of the current horses for sale , I phoned Gerty first thing in the morning. After a long chat she thought Sweetie would match me really well and also happened to be the cheapest! Much to my husbands delight! I was a bit worried about buying without trying and spent hours online searching for anything negative about Irish Sport Equine and couldn't find one negative comment! That confirmed in my head that I would take a gamble and Orla (as we later named her) arrived and has been 'as described' since arriving in the UK 6 months ago. After a 6 year break from riding, she's brought on my confidence and we've been on many fun rides, on holiday, and explored most of Somerset together. Couldn't have bought a better horse. I then recommend ISE to my friend who went on to buy a lovely boy who again has been completely sane and lots of fun. Thank you Gerty for finding my forever horse.
Found a great pony at Irish Sport Equine
I bought a 14.2 Connemara cross gelding in 2015 having only viewed him on the website and briefly emailed Gerty with a few questions. He has proved to be a very well behaved pony in the stable, to clip, bath, catch, in traffic, everything as they said. He rides well and is well behaved with others too. I have ridden for a number of years so am experienced. If you are not then I would suggest getting advice about what would suit you. You need to be honest about your experience to make sure you are matched to something suitable.
Fantastic service fantastic horses
I bought my Hero in September 2014, he was everything Gerty said he was, fantstic temperment fantastic horse, my experience with Gerty was proffesional and friendly, Gerty listened to my life story and all my he must be, his must nots lol and she recommended Hero, sooo very happy with the service and horse i got! So much so 4 of my friends have bought horses from Gerty! One very happy lady, thank you Gerty, love Julia Merriman