The RDS Dublin Horse Show

Every August, horse enthusiasts from all over the world flee to the Mecca that is the RDS Dublin Horse Show in Ballsbridge. For most people, Thursday at the RDS is Ladies' Day, but for Irish Draught enthusiats, we are looking at different lovely ladies, with the Irish Draught mares and foals competing. Friday is the turn of the Irish Draught Stallions - this is always a fantastic class. In recent years, an addition to the schedule for the Irish Draughts is a performance class which takes place on Wednesday.

The Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association always has a stand in the main hall, which is a great place to get information about Irish Draughts and to make useful contacts.


Eileen Brennan, Kitty Cotter, Damien Kenny, Noel C. Hamilton, Mary Kenny and Una O'Gorman at the IDHBA Stand 2018
  stand 2018
Eileen Brennan, David Cosby and Susan McCarthy manning the IDHBA stand 2018

Gortfree Hero

Champion Stallion 2018
Gortfree Hero


Reserve Champion Stallion 2018
Cappa Aristocrat


champion foal 2018
Champion Foal 2018

Gillian Devenney’s colt by Moylough Bouncer – Glensmill JLo’s Silver Star

  reserve foal 2018
Reserve Champion Foal 2018

Enda Hamill’s Gweebarra Realta by Mill Hollow Real MacCoy  - Dreamtime Mayfie

champin mare 2018
Champion Mare 2018
Eddie Murphy's Holycross Grace
  reserve mare 2018
Reserve Champion Mare 2018
Liam Lynskey's DS Bounce With Me Baby



RDS Irish Draught Results