Welcome to Bowland Irish Draught Horses

Breeders of top quality Irish Draughts and irish sport horses including

Horse of the Year show winners

Royal International Horse show winners

Great Yorkshire Show ridden and inhand champions

Royal Windsor horse show winners

IDHS (GB) Bluechip £2000 challenge winner

NFU mutual youngstock champion 

Supreme inhand IDHS (GB) annual breed show

Champion ridden IDHS (GB) annual breed show


Caerba Legacy Class 1

16.2hh Black 10" bone

Hillviewfarm Trevellyn Class 1

15.1 1/2hh Liver Chestnut 9" bone

Classic Scot Class 1


16.2hh Chestnut 9" bone

About Bowland Stud

Irish Draught horses have long been a part of life at Closes Hall farm, for over 20 years there have been Irish draughts on the farm alongside our dairy cattle and sheep.


Starting out with one foundation mare ‘Nellie’s Version’ whom we sadly lost a few years ago, we slowly built up our stud. A highlight in the early days was breeding our own RID stallion Bowland Bradley


We have always competed our horses wherever possible, we have taken part in British Dressage, British Showjumping and shown our horses successfully at county level, we particularly enjoy competing in the IDHS classes. 

Horses we have sold have competed successfully in all equestrian spheres, and provided great pleasure for their new owners. Horses we have bred have made superb family horses, happy hackers and competed to as high a level as the Horse of the Year show, the Royal International horse show and the IDHS (GB) Bluechip finals. We have bred winners and champions of most county shows and a supreme champion at the annual Irish Draught Horse Society breed show.


Our clients at the stud range from HRH the Queen to family friends, we treat all our clients individually and pride ourselves on our personal and friendly approach.


Get in Touch



01200445255 07936500954

07811219239 07745554181


Closes Hall Farm
Bolton by Bowland

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