The Traditional Cob Registry
The Traditional Cob Registry (TCR) was established in Ireland with aim of creating an online register that can serve as a worldwide registration hub for all Traditional Cob breed types (Irish Cob, Gypsy Cob, Mini Gypsy Cob and Stepping Cob). To this aim, TCR created an open database with open registration which allows all Traditional Cob breed type males (including geldings) and females to be registered online with TCR even if they have no recorded pedigree and with open pedigree which allows Traditional Cobs that are registered with other registries to be uploaded to the TCR database so that they can be shown on TCR pedigrees as parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
It is appropriate for Ireland to have an online register that can serve as a worldwide breed registration and pedigree recording hub for all Traditional Cobs the Traditional Cob breed was created by the Traveller / Gypsy community of Ireland and the UK using mainly Irish-bred Traditional Cobs. Some of the most world-renowned Irish-bred Traditional Cob stallions that contributed so significantly to the creation of the Traditional Cob breed are The Lion King, The Road Sweeper, The Old Coal Horse, The Lob and The Henry Horse. It is therefore because of the essential influence Irish-bred stallions (and also Irish-bred mares) had on the creation of the Traditional Cob breed that the breed is known to have its roots mainly in Ireland.
Evelyn Flynn (TCR Founder) on her Irish Cob 'Myla'. Pic taken on 17/9/22 with the Fingal Harriers Hunt.