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 30 days, if you are not satisfied.
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