Welcome

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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News!

Stallion Auction 2016

Great selection of stallions available at a reasonable cost.
Completed bids to be returned to the secretariat before April 20th.
Check out our stallion auction catalogue. Minimum bid €150

Catalogue

Bid Form

Terms and Conditions

 

Inspection Review

Inspections have been reinstated for Spring 2016 pending the outcome of a review.
Proposed changes can be viewed on HSI website.
Please send any feedback to adoran@horsesportireland.ie and cc to gerry.greally@agriculture.gov.ie.
Make sure the breeders' voices are heard!

Awards 2015

The Kilkenny Branch would like to thank everyone who attended the Awards Night, particularly those who made the long journey from the north of Ireland, and guests from the USA.

 

2016 YearBook

The 2016 Yearbook will be distributed to members shortly through their branch secretaries. 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.

Yearbook 2016

 

RDS 2015

Champ and Reserve
Champion and Reserve Champion Stallions
Cappa Cassanova & Cappa Aristocrat
with owners, Jimmy & Edel Quinn (Cappa Stud)
and handlers Seamus Sloyan and John Keane

More photos and results.

 

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.

 

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

EGM / AGM
An Extraordinary General Meeting ( EGM) of
The Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association
will be held at The Park Hotel Mullingar,
on Sunday 15th May 2016 At 2.00pm
The AGM of the Association will follow afterwards.

 


Stallion Auction 2016
Great selection of stallions available at a reasonable cost.
Completed bids to be returned to the secretariat
before April 20th.
Check out our stallion auction catalogue. Minimum bid €150

Catalogue

Bid Form

Terms and Conditions

Laois Branch IDHBA One Day Event
for IRISH DRAUGHTS AND PART BREDS
POSTPONED UNTIL
Sunday May 8th 2016 @ 11 am

Due to unsafe ground conditions.
Poster
Entry Form
Marking Sheet

HSI Inspections 2016
MARES
Week of: 25th April 2016 Marguerite Lodge, Kilteel, Naas, Co Kildare
Week of the: 9th May 2016 Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre, Co. Kilkenny East Clare Equestrian Centre, Drewboro, Tuamgraney, Scarriff, Co. Clare
Week of the: 16th May 2016 Sligo West Stud, Attychree, Enniscrone, Sligo Galway Equestrian Centre, Peakroe, Athenry, Co Galway
Week of the: 23rd May 2016 Mullingar Equestrian Cnetre, Athlone Road, Mullingar, Co Westmeath Laurel View Equestrian Centre, Templepatrick, Co Antrim
Closing Date: Monday 15th April
Link to Venues and Application Forms
Wicklow Branch Show
Monday 6th June 2016
Spruce Lodge, Co. Wicklow

PRIZE SCHEDULE

ENTRY FORM

Gorey Show
18th June
Schedule includes ridden ID classes
along with breeding and youngstock classes.
Over €1000 prize fund.
Laois Branch IDHBA Show
3rd July 2016
Stradbally Hall
IDHBA Stand at RDS
20th - 24th July 2016
The date of the 2016 national show has been announced. Mark your diaries:
** 27th August in Punchestown**
IDHBA Cork / Kerry Branch
Irish Draught & Mixed Horse Sale
16th October
Ballybrack EC, Glenville, Co. Cork

Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.