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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Hall Of Fame Award 2017

Congratulations to Kitty Cotter,
our 2017 recipient of the National Hall of Fame Award.
Pictured here receiving her award from Aogán Ó Fearghail, president of the GAA.

hall of fame


2017 YearBook

The 2017 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.
Secure Payments via Paypal.


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.

Stallion Auction 2017

The IDHBA would like to thank the owners of these stallions for their kind generosity and those who placed bids.






Please send your Diary Dates to the secretariat idhba@eircom.net

Call for Yearbook Material
Work is under way on the next edition of our yearbook.
Please send branch reports, articles and photos to the office, in electronic format, no later than January 20th 2018.
Photos must be high resolution and have appropriate reproduction permissions.
Horse Sport Ireland Stallion Inspections 2018
The HSI stallion inspections will take place at
Cavan Equestrian Centre on the 21st & 22nd March 2018. The Closing date for applications is extended to
the 19th January 2018.
Message from Governing Body.
Unfortunately, due to time constraints, the judges training planned for this Autumn has to be
deferred until next Spring.
Applicants will be contacted in due course.
The Leitrim Irish Draught Breeders Championship
will be held at Mohill Agricultural Show
on Sunday 19th August 2018.
2018 IDHBA National Breed Show
Saturday September 1st 2018

Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.