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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 and horses for sale.

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Hall of Fame Award 2019

Hall of fame

Congratulations to Tim Wilson, Co. Kilkenny, the 2019 recipient of the
Hall of Fame Award.
Pictured receiving his award from Kevin Moran TD.

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2019 YearBook

The 2019 Yearbook is now available. Books will be distributed free to members.
If you would like to get a copy, you can also order this, along with older editions in our Web Shop.
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yearbook 2019

Thanks to Liz Freeman, Kathleen Cox, Lyndon McKee Photography and Catherine Cotter for the cover photos.

 

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ID Foal Statistics for 2017

Thank you to Sally Begg for compiling these statistics on the Irish Draught Foals born in 2017. Click HERE.

Membership Renewals Now Due!

You can renew online HERE. Secure card payment via Stripe.

 

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

IDHBA NI Branch Annual Show
Show of the North
24th August 2019
The Meadows Equestrian Centre
CLOSING DATE 19th AUGUST
RULES
FLIER
FINAL
In-hand Rules
In-hand Entry Form
Kildare Branch ODE
25th August
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
MARGUERITE LODGE, KILTEEL, CO.KILDARE
POSTER
IDHBA National Breed Show
31st August 2019
Punchestown Racecourse
Entries close August 23rd
DETAILS & ENTRY FORMS
AUTUMN MARE INSPECTIONS
Horse Sport Ireland will be holding Irish Sport Horse, Irish Sport Pony and Irish Draught Horse mare inspections throughout the country in September and October. Closing date for receipt of applications is
Monday 9th September 2019.
Application Forms
24th September Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo
25-26th September Galway Equestrian Centre, Co. Galway
30th September Warrington Topflight Equestrian Centre, Co. Kilkenny
1st October Coilóg Equestrian Centre, Co. Kildare
3rd October Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Co. Cork
9th October Portmore Equestrian Centre, Co. Armagh
Cork / Kerry Branch
Irish Draught & Mixed Horse & Pony Sale
Monday October 28th 2019
Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Glenville, Co. Cork
Exit 17 (Watergrasshill) on Cork - Dublin Motorway
Enquiries to: Kitty on 086-2782413 or
Deirdre on 087-4157557

ONLINE ENTRY FORM

POSTAL ENTRY FORM

FLYER
CONDITIONS OF SALE
Further Information