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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Stallion Auction 2017
The IDHBA is delighted to offer a wonderful selection of 50 stallions, mostly Irish Draughts, with a few select T.B.s, for our 2017 Stallion Auction. The IDHBA would like to thank the owners of these stallions for their kind generosity.
Minimum Bid is €150.
Completed bid forms MUST be returned to the office by Friday March 31st!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Mare Inspections Spring 2017
Mare inspections will go ahead in Spring 2017 under the existing rules.
This is to facilitate the members of the Equine Knowledge Transfer Scheme, but inpections are open to all.
Application Forms available here.
IDHBA Awards 2016
The Association wishes to congratulate the recipients of this year's awards and thank all of those who supported what was a wonderful evening. Special thanks to the Cork/Kerry Branch for hosting the awards and to our guest speaker, Pat Corbet, President of the Irish Shows Association.
Details of Awards Recipients & Photos
Hall of Fame Award 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 IDHBA recipient of the Athlone Show National Hall of Fame Award, David Cosby, pictured receiving his award from Mairéad Laverty, editor of Irish Country Living.
Inspections have been reinstated for Spring 2016 pending the outcome of a review.
Proposed changes can be viewed on HSI website.
Please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc to email@example.com.
Make sure the breeders' voices are heard!
The 2016 Yearbook is still available. If you would like to get a
copy, you can also purchase this, along with older editions in
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
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.