PROOF that you can learn much from other people’s recipes for success, as well as your own experience, can be gleaned from two sets of very unique content data carried in Irish Horse World this week.

After considerable research over the past few weeks, Sally Parkyn this week presents her comprehensive analysis of what turned out to be the extraordinary sales trade at the country’s main auction houses during 2021, along with handy tables, divided into thoroughbred, continental and Irish Sport Horse sires - these tables are well worthwhile cutting out and keeping for future reference.

Sally’s three-page report and analysis makes for a fascinating summary of the public sport horse sales trade in the State - there’s certainly lessons to be learned from it for all those interested in breeding and producing horses and ponies (see pages 84-86).

The top producers in the sport horse game have certainly hit upon a winning formula at the key sales and while not everyone can reach their dizzying heights of success, the standard is there to be seen for all who aspire to reach it.

Which horses and studbooks fared best in Hippomundo’s 2021 final rankings? Susan Finnerty analyses how Irish breeding did in the all-important prizemoney leaderboards (see page 79) and next week Susan covers the Hippomundo leading sires of 2021 so stay tuned.

Whether you are a professional or a hobby breeder, producer or owner, such key information, presented well ahead of the coming breeding season, can only help inform your mating plans or aid in your buying/selling goals for 2022.