Three main reasons: performance, temperament and versatility.

Irish sport horses have a history of performing well in eventing and cross country jumping. if you want to event, an Irish horse will take you around and you’ll have a blast doing it! Our ISH bloodlines we have here at Bally Carlton Horses are chock full of great eventing and showjumping horses, such as Sea Crest (Crystal Crest’s grand sire). Irish horses are known for their good temperament and trainable nature. Their willingness to work with riders and handlers makes them suitable for riders of different skill levels, from amateurs to professionals. These horses are versatile and can excel in a variety of equestrian disciplines.

We have a little more than one hundred acres in the north western part of the Willamette Valley, we have overall a fairly  mild climate which allows us to keep horses outside for much of the year. We keep the horses in appropriate groups, grazing for as much time as possible. Living in a herd, we believe, helps the horse be a well adjusted individual and facilitates the horses knowing themselves, their bodies, gaining confidence in play and movement in the fields. We believe in raising our youngsters in varied footing helps their bodies grow strong. We can provide a group, age appropriate pasture board for weanlings to four year olds we have bred at a monthly cost. We can also provide training for starting their undersaddle career.

In running our trek for so many weeks in the summer, this allows us to get young horses out hacking as their first riding education. The 4 year olds learn to trailer, cross water, climb mountains, climb sand dunes, walk into rivers, stand tied at lunch, occasionally carry a saddle bag full of lunch or farrier equipment.

We usually have several excellent fox hunting mounts for sale, please inquire. These horses gallop in a group and have been ridden front middle and back, well schooled and ready to go especially in the fall.

Our Stallion

Crystal Crest

Crystal Crest is a 2005 Class 1 Registered Irish Draught stallion by Coolcronan Wood who is by Sea Crest, sire of ‘Cruising’ ISH TIH CSI5* 1.70 meter international showjumper and he is out of a Mountain View mare. Crystal Crest has proven himself talented in the showjumping ring achieving Silver merit in showjumping up until 6 years old before being exported to the USA where he competed up to Grand Prix level with Jared Peterson until 2015. Crystal Crest also competed in Eventing and Dressage successfully in the US.

Our Mares

Bally Carlton’s band of mares consists of mares that bring overall correct conformation,  additional athleticism, movement, as well as have a trainable, positive demeanor.

  • Sonata Ash

    HANOVERIAN MARE YEAR OF BIRTH 2019 16.3H Height Sonata Ash 2019 Dark Brown, bay, 16.3h registered Hanoverian mare by Sinatra’s Song (Sandro Hit) out of a mare by Don Frederico (Donnerhall). This young mare is a tall, handsome mare, with really light and expressive movement, we feel she will bring excellent blood to the match with our […]
  • Dendelein

    IMPORTED KWPN MARE YEAR OF BIRTH 2008 16.1H Height Dendelein is an imported KWPN, 16.1h, jumper bred mare. Proven at 1.40m she is by VDL Douglas (Darco) and damsire is Hold Up Premier. A generous mare with, nice bone, very careful nature, wonderful canter and jump with lots of power with high rideability. Video of Dendelein
  • Happy Pill

    THOROUGHBRED MARE YEAR OF BIRTH 2015 16.3H Height Happy Pill is a jockey club thoroughbred mare (Snapy Halo x Cozzene), this mare is a 16.3 bay with socks and blaze, she raced, had a second career as a riding horse, and now broodmare to pair with our Irish Draught stallion. “Tika” as she is called around […]
  • Angel’s Can Be Wild

    THOROUGHBRED MARE YEAR OF BIRTH 2007 16.3H+ Height Angel is a KY bred Thoroughbred mare, she successfully raced before becoming a career broodmare, remaining sound throughout. Angel is a large bodied, correct legs and hooves. Producing big foals that are lovely traditional Irish hunter type horses. Her offspring all inherit a nice big gallop, a […]
  • Countess Carmilla

    CWB MARE YEAR OF BIRTH 2016 Countess’ sire Lestat is a beautiful, jumper stallion, with excellent rideability, very elastic movement, and a beautiful scopey jump. Lestat is by Lordanos, his offspring are highly sought after not only in the jumper ring but is also the sire of many in the show hunter ring. Countess’s great […]

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