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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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.
Congratulations to Sam Linton, Laois Branch member receiving he award at the Endurance Ireland Awards Dinner.
Sam's horse is Ballycoolan Hero a 16HH Crannagh Hero gelding. Apart from a series of other rides he qualified to go Open by completing two 64 Km (40 miles) rides the second one at one at 14 KPH. He completed over 250 competitive miles this year. He was second to David Cosby on Ballycrean Minerva at the National Championships for ID horses. He was bred by Gordon and Vivienne Bradley from Ballycoolan Stradbally and was originally hunted by Ken Bryan.
National Raffle Result
Draw took place at the national show.
1st Prize: €500 Catherine Farrell, Co.Laois
2nd Prize:€300 Ellen Walton, UK
3rd Prize: €200 Eddie Meehan, Co.Sligo
Congratulations to all the winners!
National Breed Show - Saturday August 2nd
Our most sincere thanks to everyone who supported our show, despite the inclement weather conditions!
Paul Corson, Dubarry of Ireland, presenting Valerie Davis a pair dubarry boots as Breeder of the Supreme Champion at Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association National Show.
Our sincere thanks to Dubarry for this fantastic prize.
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.
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Jackets can also be ordered through your
Recent Show Jumping Success
Please click here to read about recent part-bred Irish Draught 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.
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.