Welcome to the webiste 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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The 2014 Yearbook is currently being distributed to members
through their branch secretaries. If you would like to get a
copy, you can also purchase this, along with older editions in
our new Web
Shop. Secure Payments via Paypal.
Laois Branch Eventing Day 2014
Download Entry Form
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Recent Show Jumping Success
Please click here to read about recent part-bred Irish Draugh successes in show-jumping.
2013 National Awards
The Donegal Branch of the IDHBA ran a hugely successful
National Awards Night in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny
on Saturday November 9th.
Our thanks to all who supported.
To find out who received this years honours, please visit
the awards page.
HOYS Success For Irish Draught
The Irish Draught had a magnificent week at the Horse of
The Year Show. The Heavy weight hunter of the year was
Loughkeen Dancing Lord (by Crosstown Dancer),
The Supreme Cob of the year was The
Comedian (by Welcome Flagmount)
and the Maxi cob of the Year Hallmark IX (by Welcome
Flagmount),who later went on to take the overall SUPREME.
All three of these champions
are full Irish Draught geldings.
The supreme championship at HOYS is another achievement
of the Irish Draught Horse!!!
Congratulations to all involved!
Our November Newsletter can now be downloaded from our Newsletters &
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
Click here for FAQs and Application
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.
|Please send your Diary Dates to the
|Barnadown Spring Show |
special rosettes for Irish Draughts in ridden
| Mayo Branch Stallion Parade,
|HSI Irish Draught Spring Mare
Monday 7th April 2014
Topflight EC, Warrington, Co. Kilkenny
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Galway EC, Athenry, Co.
Date for Applications:
Details & Entry Forms
3 yr. old and over for Spring
|The National AGM will take place
on Sunday 13th
in the Grand
|Laois Branch performance day.
Download Entry Form
Contact Kevin Croke for further
|Laois Branch Show, |
Sun. 6th July
|Wicklow Branch Show, |
Boswell Eq. Centre:
Sun. 20th July
|The Kilmacanogue Horse Show 2014
is on Saturday 26th July |
at Monastery, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.
Classes for Registered
Irish Draught horses will be sponsored by the Dublin
Branch of the I.D.H.B.A. at the Show.
|IDHBA National Breed Show|
Please check our calendar for
all upcoming events.