Pedigree :

Owned privately by John & Mandi Meer since he was a foal, Balinmore Irish Rebel ​is a true allrounder.  A supremely powerful purebred Irish Draught Stallion with a magnetic presence he is a Breed National Male Youngstock Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion in his own right.  He is recognised by HSI in Ireland & is also BS Approved for competition & is currently (or so we believe) the only purebred Irish Draught stallion to be licensed with Breeders Elite Studbook.

​   A highly athletic stallion he has BS winnings & British Dressage points & has also won working hunter & combined training classes as well as dressage. His temperament is second to none & whilst he is a powerful unit, he is kind to a fault & can often be found cuddling children. He travels in the lorry with any horse...stallion, mare or gelding.

    With 5 Grade A Show Jumpers in his breeding & a wealth of blue bloodlines for the Irish Draught enthusiast, he is a natural choice for adding presence, power, bone & athleticism.  He will often be seen promoting the Irish Draught Breed at major stallion parades including at Burghley Horse Trials.

    He carries the now very rare Mountain Prince bloodline as a result of which he is on the Royal Dublin Society Genetic Diversity Programme & therefore has frozen semen available in Ireland for purebred mares. Sport Horse mares in Northern Ireland should contact us directly for semen shipment.

​    His progeny are now beginning to make themselves known. All have won or been placed at high County Level &/or National Breed Show level. They are also receiving excellent marks & comments from the BEF Futurities & in 2016 Arrathorne Lawbreaker& Arrathornes Alderaan​ gained a First & Higher First Premium, both being recognised as having star quality and superstar futures. Alderaan gave his sire the highest mark ever achieved to date by a purebred Irishd Draught Stallion at the BEF Futurities.

​  Available by AI only (fresh & chilled subject to competition schedule), frozen semen is always available. Come & meet him...his photos never do him justice & you won't be disappointed!


Arrathornes Light of the Shore

Arrathornes Alderaan

Stud Fee:  £450 24hr Live Foal Guarantee (concessions for graded purebred Irish Draught Mares & returning Owners).

Frozen Semen available : £350 (initial & 2nd dose if required), £150 all subsequent doses if required.

CEM, EHV, Strangles, EVA tested & EVA Vaccinated.


​2004  16.2 1/2hh  9.75" bone

Class 1 Irish Draught Stallion, HSI Recognised, BS Approved, Breeders Elite Licensed

Arrathornes Make Believe