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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National Breed Show 2018
Saturday September 1st, Punchestown
Entries Close Friday August 24th
National Show 2018 Information
Hall of Fame Award 2018
Congratulations to Padraig Fitzpatrick, Co. Leitrim, the 2018 recipient of the
Hall of Fame Award.
Pictured receiving his award from Denis Naughten TD.
Stallion Auction 2018
Our sincere thanks to all of the stallion owners for their support and generosity.
Terms & Conditions
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.
The 2018 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
Secure Payments 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
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
|2018 IDHBA National Breed Show
Saturday September 1st 2018
PRIZE SCHEDULE AND ENTRY FORMS
|Tullow Agricultural Show
Sunday 19th August
Performance Irish Draught Classes
RID Mares, Geldings or Stallions, 4yr or over
Half Bred Irish Draught Mares, Geldings or Stallions 4yrs or over
Class run over a course of rustic fences with showing phase
Registered Irish Draught mare with foal at foot or stinted
Details on tullowshow.com or Tullow Show on Facebook
Due to take place on
Sat 24th March
has been postponed.
A new date will be issued as soon as possible.
|The Leitrim Irish Draught Breeders Championship
will be held at Mohill Agricultural Show
on Sunday 19th August 2018.
|HSI Autumn Mare Inspections
||Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo
||Creagh Equestrian Centre, Co. Galway
||Warrington Topflight Equestrian Centre, Co. Kilkenny
||Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Co. Cork
||Ravensdale Equestrian Centre, Co. Louth
Closing date for applications is Monday August 13th
|Kildare Branch One Day Event
Postponed due to ground conditions!
New Date September 23rd
MARGUERITE LODGE, KILTEEL, CO KILDARE
|Cork / Kerry Branch
Horse and Pony Sale
Sunday October 21st 2018
Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Glenville
Exit 17 (Watergrasshill)
Showing classes for foals at 11am
Sale starts at 12 noon
Entriesclose Friday October 5th
For further details, please contact:
Kitty 086-2782413 or Deirdre 087-4157557
Please check our calendar for
all upcoming events.