About Us

 

Welcome to draftcross.com

…home of Dundulk Sporthorses and thanks for visiting. The first thing we would like you to know about this site is that our horses are different! We strive to put together an extraordinary collection of cross bred horses. We truly believe the sporthorses horses you find on our sales pages are different from most draft crosses out there. To put together our collection, we travel great distances and inspect literally hundreds of horses to present the dozen or so we have for sale at any given time. We offer Clydesdale, Percheron, Belgian, and Shires crossed with TBs, Hackneys, Saddlebreds, Andalusians (even the occasional Morgan!) for the ultimate sporthorse. The horses we source must be out-of-the ordinary in terms temperament and athleticism. We look for horses that are suitable for a wide range of sports: Field hunting, dressage, eventing – we’ve even sold horses to vaulters. Our horses undergo a physical exam before we market them and while there is no such thing as a “perfect horse”, we are confident that the horse we sell is sound for the job at hand.

We take great pride in correctly representing our horses – they are what we say they are! If we say a horse will jump anything for anybody – it will. If we say it has the movement for dressage – it does. Because we hunt and event ourselves, we know what a horse needs to be successful. If you are not happy – we are not happy. The number one comment we hear from buyers is: “he’s exactly what you said he was”.

We take even greater pride in matching up people with horses. We select, care for, train, ride and market each horse so we know it very well. Our reputation is very valuable to us and we can provide references from past customers.

We sometimes have a few homebreds that are uniformly exceptional, please consider them if you are looking for a young prospect. Please visit our FB page often, as our sales list changes regularly and it is more up to date.

As of April 2020, we have sold the Maryland farm we operated out of for 20 years and relocated to Aiken SC. After a year of renovating our new property, we are happy to say we are back in business – although with a slightly different focus.

Our farm, “Lucky Enough Farm”, home to Dundulk Sporthorses is located eight miles from downtown Aiken and from two to ten miles to most every venue Aiken has to offer – Stable View, Full Gallop, Bruce’s Field, Jumping Branch, Paradise Farm, Sporting Days, The Vista, etc. We are located on a quiet road, around the corner from the New Bridge Polo club.

We offer the following services

Seasonal Rentals:

We have a twelve stall barn available for short and long term seasonal rentals with 12×12 newly matted stalls. It is an ideal location for folks coming down for a weekend, a couple of weeks or a month or more. It is a quiet, bucolic setting away from the hustle and bustle of the “tent city” stalls of the large venues, yet conveniently close to all of them. Hack here, or a take a short trailer drive to school cross country. Horses settle in nicely in the relaxing atmosphere.

Retirement Board:

Have a cherished horse that would benefit from a milder climate, lots of turnout and soft ground? We can give them that, plus a stall during any inclement weather, a high-quality feeding program, vet, farrier and dentist appointments and whatever they need – blanketing, flyspray, etc. We have 40 years of experience caring for horses and can supply references. We treat every horse as our own and are experienced with geriatrics and rescue cases. Please contact us for more details. We are currently full but have a wait list.

Training & Lessons, horses:

Also, currently located here and available for lessons or training of your horse is Jorgen Olijslager, an advanced level eventer who is available for lessons and training. Jorgen has been riding since he was eight and has taken many horses up the levels. He is a lovely, quiet rider who always puts the horse first. He can travel to you or take horses in for training. He is starting several of our youngsters and we highly recommend him. He may be reached at 908 448 7304.

Training, people:

Finally, we are pleased to introduce Mary Regele of Mary Regele Workouts and Wellness (www.maryregeleworkoutsandwellness.com) Mary lives on the farm (with her horse, Patrick) and is our trusted caretaker of the animals when we are not here. She is also a personal trainer who offers online training. Being a horsewoman herself, she knows what riders need and has several classes that target equestrians. Her classes are incredibly reasonable and you can work out safely from your own home – no masks needed. And you can work out with her from anywhere in the US! Follow her FB page or check out her website. You can drop into classes whenever you feel like it, or sign up for personal training. Watch a free training video for equestrians here: https://youtu.be/vhXIVMxV01M Contact her through her website.

And yes! We will still be selling horses, although fewer than before. Please check out our Sales Page for the new arrivals!

Thanks for visiting!

“Be happy in your work . . . this is a gift of God”. . . . Ecclesiastes 5:19