Welcome to the website of the Irish Draught Horse Breeders Assoication. This site is intended to be a valuable resource for members, breeders and enthusiasts. We aim to cover a wide range of topics relating to the Irish Draught Horse and our association, which endeavours to promote and protect our national breed. Please check back regularly to keep up to date with upcoming events and information. We also invite members to share their successes and their love of the Irish Draught with us. Don't forget that you can also make use of our website to advertise branch events, horses for sale and Irish Draught stallions at stud.

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Hall Of Fame Award 2017

Congratulations to Kitty Cotter,
our 2017 recipient of the National Hall of Fame Award.
Pictured here receiving her award from Aogán Ó Fearghail, president of the GAA.

hall of fame


2017 YearBook

The 2017 Yearbook is now available. Books will be distributed free to members.
If you would like to get a copy, you can also purchase this, along with older editions in our Web Shop.
Secure Payments via Paypal.


Task Force Report

The Horse Sport Ireland led task force on the future breeding policy for the Irish Draught has published its findings.
Download the full report here.

Equine Premises Registration

It will now be a legal requirement that any premises where an equine is kept be registered with the Department of Agriculture. This is compulsory, so please make yourself familiar with the new guidelines.
Click here for FAQs and Application Form.

Please note: Following a meeting between a number of equestrian bodies (including HSI & ISA) and the department of Agriculture, some changes have been made to the form and some questions have been removed.

Stallion Auction 2017

The IDHBA would like to thank the owners of these stallions for their kind generosity and those who placed bids.






Please send your Diary Dates to the secretariat idhba@eircom.net

Endurance Ireland:
Larkfield, Co.Kildare. Sunday September 24th.
Individual Event for Irish Draughts. 30km
Also Team Event for Irish Draughts, 30km trail ride.
Open to all Irish Draught riders.
Details contact Yvonne on 087 9512896
One day event
1st October 2017
at Marguerite Lodge, Kilteel, Co. Kildare
by kind permission of the Byrne family
Dressage test AIRC 5 (2017),
showjumping/ cross country 80-90cm
For more info contact the secretary Sarah Conway on 0861008574 or email kildareidhba@gmail.com
More Info and Entry Forms
HSI Autumn Mare Inspections
For Irish Draught Mares
September 27th - October 9th
Closing Date For Applications: 12th September
Venues and Application Forms
IDHBA Tipperary Branch
are holding a Charity Ride in Association with
Circle of Friends Tipperary on Sunday 8th October 2017 starting @ 12.30 Bansha GAA centre
and going through Scenic Glen of Aherlow
and finishing @ GAA Centre where
Tea & Sandwiches will be served.
Adults €20 children €10.
Cork / Kerry Branch
Ballybrack Equestrian Centre
Glenville, Co. Cork
(Watergrasshill Exit on Dublin Motorway)

Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.