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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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.
The 2019 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.
Thanks to Liz Freeman, Kathleen Cox, Lyndon McKee Photography and Catherine Cotter for the cover photos.
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
|Articles, branch reports, advertisements, photos etc.
for the 2020 Yearbook
To be submitted to the office by January 31st.
Digital photos must be high resolution and have permission from the photographer for use.
|Laois Branch AGM
Monday 10th February
Teagasc Offices, Portlaoise, 8pm
Guest Speaker John Watson (TIH)
|Stallion Parade, Mullingar Equestrian Centre, Sunday 23rd February, Commencing 12 noon.
Enquiries to the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 044 9661199
(Cost will be €100 for 1 horse, €50 for subsequent horses)
|Westmeath Offaly Branch AGM
Grand Hotel, Moate at 8.30pm.
|Horse Sport Ireland will be holding Irish Sport Horse and Irish Draught Horse stallion selections at
Cavan Equestrian Centre on 10th and 11th March 2020.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 17th January 2020.
|HSI Spring Mare Selections 2020
Closing date for receipt of applications is
Friday, 6th March 2020
||Creagh Equestrian Centre, Co. Galway
||Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Co. Cork
||Warrington Topflight Equestrian Centre, Co. Kilkenny
||Portmore Equestrian Centre, Co. Armagh
Working Hunter Show.
Saturday 21 March
Jump X league Greenogue Equestrian.
Newcastle, Co Dublin.
Sunday 5th 19th 26th April
|IDHBA Wicklow Branch show.
26th July 2020 in Marlton Stud, Wicklow town