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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Breed Show Cancellation
On behalf of the Directors of the IDHBA the
Chair (Jennifer Haverty) would like to extend her good wishes, and those of the Board to all
and hope that you are well at this difficult time.
Following a Zoom meeting of the Board of Directors, the Chair advises that the Board have reached the difficult decision not to hold the IDHBA Breed Show this year.
The ongoing restrictions caused by the Coronovirus Pandemic made the Board conclude that for the health of all our members and supporters the 2020 breed show would be cancelled.
We are saddened to share this news with you, but the uncertainty surrounding the virus at this time makes it impossible for us to guarantee the safety of all involved.
The Directors and Jennifer ask that you take a moment to think of all front line staff as they continue to work on behalf of everyone in overcoming the virus.
We look forward to coming back
better than ever in 2021.
Please click here to see information from DAFM on Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations.
Thank you to all who supported our stallion parade in Mullingar Equestrian Centre.
For those who could not make it, you can view the CATALOGUE HERE.
The 2020 Yearbook is now available. Books will be distributed free to members through your branches, along with your 2020 membership cards.
If you would like to get a
copy, you can also order this, along with older editions in
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Hall of Fame Award 2019
Congratulations to Tim Wilson, Co. Kilkenny, the 2019 recipient of the
Hall of Fame Award.
Pictured receiving his award from Kevin Moran TD.
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.
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.