Poppinghole Equestrian

Poppinghole Farm work and care for a wealth of horses including home bred sports horses and race horses.

Our first class facilities include a sand school, show jumps, horse walker, wash and dry areas and secure tack rooms.

We frequently have horses ready for sale, so please contact us with any queries you may have.


Carraig Donovan

Owned by Shane Carter

Carraig Donovan (stable name Donni) is a pure bred 10 year old Irish Draught stallion, standing at 167cm with 22.5cm of bone. Carraig Donovan has rare bloodlines going back to Parnell, Night nurse and Ben purple.

Donni was the highest placed purebred stallion in the performance class at the Irish draught bred show 2014. He was also the overall ridden stallion champion at the breed show, gaining the most points for his performance over the weekend.

We imported Donni from Ireland in 2013, where he had a late start to his Show Jumping career.

He jumped up to 1.20m in his first season and was regularly placed whilst accumulating 28 SJI points and double clears in both 1.10m and 1.20m classes. He has an impressive jumping technique for his breed and type, as well as wonderful temperament. In addition, he shows impeccable manners with a fantastic nature and a relaxed, affectionate attitude. A great trainable temperament to put on all your mares.

This versatile stallion, not only show jumps but does dressage, hunting, goes up the gallops and joins in on beach rides with all the other horses on the yard.

Donni is a very versatile and athletic example of his breed. The Irish Draught Horse is a powerful and athletic animal with substance and quality. Today, they are especially popular for crossing with Thoroughbreds and warmbloods, producing the popular Irish Sport Horses (also called Irish Draught Sport Horses) which excel at the highest levels of eventing and show jumping and are exported across the globe.

Donni was purchased to breed with good quality thoroughbred mares to produce event horses and hunter jumpers.

All foals by this stallion out of a class 1 or 2 Irish Draught mare are eligible for class 1 status in the main Irish Draught stud book.

This will be only the second year Carraig Donovan will be standing in the UK – at stud at Poppinghole Farm, Robertsbridge, East Sussex.

He covered a range of mares last season from Balmoral II to a Hanoverian state premium mare. We are looking forward to seeing our first crop of foals due early in March 2015.


Phone 01580 830622  Email equestrian@poppingholefarm.co.uk

Letter Poppinghole Farm, Poppinghole Lane, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5BN

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