Welcome to the website of the Irish
Draught Horse Breeders Assoication. This site is intended to
be a svaluable 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 checks
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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Please click here to see information from DAFM on Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations.
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.
|Please send your Diary Dates to the
|HSI Spring Mare Selections 2021
Horse Sport Ireland will be holding Irish Sport Horse, Irish Sport Pony and Irish Draught Horse mare inspections throughout the country in March and April 2021.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5th March 2021.
Application Forms Available Here
||Tubberbride Equestrian Centre, Co. Sligo
|24th & 25th March
||Creagh Equestrian Centre, Co. Galway
||Warrington Topflight Equestrian Centre, Co. Kilkenny
||Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Co. Cork
||Kernans Equestrian Centre, Newry, Co. Down
||Greenogue Equestrian Centre, Co. Dublin
|Cork / Kerry Branch Webinar
Friday April 16th @ 8pm
Calling Irish Draught Breeders Pre-register now for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Know how to identify your breeding goal and use the tools available to you from linear profile to match your mare to an appropriate stallion.
Learn how to identify traits in linear profile and understand the studbook classifications.
Speakers: HSI Inspectors, Ger O'Sullivan and Liam Cotter
Real World Examples
|National AGM, via Zoom
Thursday 29th April,
Link will be available through your local branch secretaires.
|IDHBA Laois Branch Show
Sunday 4th July 2021
(Dependant on Regulations)
|IDHBA National Breed Show 2021
(Dependent on regulations)