Quality Irish Hunters for Jump, Event and Field 

​​​​​Taproot Sport Horses

We proudly announce the addition of Silver Tax, a TRADITIONALLY BRED stallion son of Mark Todd's Aberjack to the Taproot herd. 
Silver Tax Pedigree
We were fortunate to be able to purchase him from the estate of Ray Hinson of Mt. Vernon Farms in Wadesboro, NC. Ray loved this horse and refused to sell him several times. I am forever grateful the family entrusted this awesome stallion to Taproot.

Aberjack descends from the proven New Zealand eventing line of Aberloo that sired some of New Zealand's best eventers - most famously Messiah, Delta and Alibi. Aberjack was hand picked by Mark Todd to be his personal breeding stallion and after standing in the US at Tamarack Hill Farm, was awarded USEA 2011 and 2012 Leading Eventing Sire of the Year with only 11 progeny competing! Aberjack sired Absolute Liberty, the USEA Leading Mare, and gold and bronze medalist at the recent Pan American Games with Buck Davidson and Courtney Cooper's 4* mount Who's a Star among several other international upper level eventers.

Silver Tax's dam line is a who's-who of Irish draught bloodlines.

Rockrimmon's Silver Diamond was a foal champion several times over, finalist of the 3 y/o RDS loose-jumping class typically dominated by sport horses and was the only stallion to win FULL breeding approval from IHB during his performance testing. Silver Diamond had the highest assessment marks in central testing or open performance testing in all of Ireland in 1997! He also drew a lot of attention as a 4 y/o by Winning the Dressage Phase of the Special Performance Event organized by the IDHS at the Lumberton Show with an 81.2.

Suma's Poll Tax came from multiple generations of carefully managed Suma Stud breeding and culling. Sired by jumper and proven field hunter, Glenagyle Rebel and out of consistently awarded, multi champion, Thatcherite. Poll Tax was imported to the US by Jim Cordell of The Fork Farm to breed top Irish eventers.


Silver Tax is offered to a LIMITED book of approved outside mares. 

Silver Tax

2005  Irish Draught Sport Horse 15.2h