Welcome to Bowland Irish Draught Horses
Breeders of top quality Irish Draught and Irish Draught Sport Horses
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
Stallions standing at public stud in 2024
Caerba Legacy Class 1 Irish Draught
Hillviewfarm Trevellyn Class 1 Irish Draught
Classic Scot Class 1 Irish Draught
16.2hh Chestnut 9" bone
Eachleim Blackwatch Class 2 Irish Draught
17.1hh Black 9.5" bone
Gateridge Kelso Licensed Suffolk Punch
17.3hh Chesnut 11" bone
About the 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 several 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.