Stallion Prospect Acquisition Program


Part of our population growth, development, and improvement strategy is to acquire from breeders superior Irish Warmblood colts as stallion prospects. 


We are open to a variety of routes to acquisition including:

  • purchasing the colt;
  • entering into a partnership with the colt's owner;
  • buying an option to purchase the colt at a later date;
  • buying an option to purchase a colt after it is born; and
  • buying an option to purchase a custom-ordered colt.


The criteria we use to select colts/stallions are:

  • he must be registered by WSI;
  • he must have a 5-generation pedigree with no missing ancestors and no unapproved stallions, and the damline must have produced at least several CSI/CCI/CIC/CDI athletes (the damline requirement may be waived if the first or second dam is a Thoroughbred);
  • his dam must be a WSI Approved Mare, WSI Studbook Mare, or be eligible for these designations; 
  • he must show the athleticism, gaits, conformation, and type required in modern breeding stallions; and
  • all else equal, preference is given to colts owned by WSI members.

Irish Warmblood National Stud encourages every breeder to have his or her foals inspected by WSI to receive independent feedback on their breeding programs and to contribute to WSI's ongoing assessment of stallions. WSI inspectors are always looking for top quality colts to recommend to Irish Warmblood National Stud. WSI foal inspections and selections, Eventing Foal Festival, and Showjumping Foal Festival are ideal events for your colts to be seen by WSI inspectors and Irish Warmblood National Stud.


In 2018 we will consider for acquisition highly athletic colts sired by a modern showjumping and eventing stallions, and out of outstanding broodmares and sport mares. 


In 2018 and 2019 we are especially motivated to find outstanding colts sired by Clarcon and other WSI Approved and Recognised Stallions. 


We invite all Irish Warmblood breeders to send us a message using the form below if you have an outstanding colt foal for sale that has been registered by WSI. Please provide details and your mobile number, and representative of the Stallion Prospect Acquisition Program will contact you.