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A Brief History Equine

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Ciarán De Barra

on 11 June 2014

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He is the point to which thoroughbred breeding, after 300 years, has arrived"
Sea the Stars (IRE)
Education
Tourism
Stud
ART CONNOISSEUR
BIG BAD BOB
DRAGON PULSE
ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL
FAMOUS NAME
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT
LORD SHANAKILL
WORTHADD
8 Stallions
Japanese Gardens
St. Fiachra's Garden
Living Legends
Horse Museum

Thoroughbred Breeding and Management Course
Internationally recognised Equine Management
Program
Run at the Irish National Stud since 1971
INS Alumni boasts several industry leaders
Bred at the Irish National Stud
Fleeting Spirit
Lawman
Mayson
Moonlight Cloud
Rosdhu Queen
Vale of York
Yosei
Kingman to be continued...
They've got
Foundation Sires
The Byerley Turk
Darley Arabian

First domesticated circa 4000 BC as a livestock food source
Horses in the wild
2014 - Chinese Year of the Horse
A Brief History Equine
Ireland as a centre of horse excellence
The Irish National Stud

Horses in Warfare
The Modern Thoroughbred
Any color - so long as it's black
-Chestnut?
Cottage Rake
Won the Cheltenham Gold Cup 3 years in a row
Asserting his trainer's dominance at the festival
Top class Training Facility at Ballydoyle
Several Irish Winners Later...
Britain alone lost 484,000 horses over the course of World War 1
"The Thoroughbred exists because its selection has depended not on experts, technicians or zoologists, but one piece of wood: the winning post of the Epsom Derby."
- Federico Tesio
The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today
Well-developed sense of balance and a strong fight-or-flight response
Przewalksi's horse - the only remaining true wild horse
Horses and Humans
Became the main mode of transport
Soon used to ride and drive
Godolphin Arabian
The Age of the Automobile
Dominating the Derby
Won Major Races in 4 different countries including
The Epsom Derby
The Washington DC International
Cemented Ireland's reputation Internationally as a Centre of Horse Excellence
The Year of Sir Ivor
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