Welcome to the webiste 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.
Please read our Cookie
At the AGM of the Irish Horse Board, an announcement was made that both mare and stallion inspections under H.S.I. would be suspended for Spring 2016, pending a review. Please see the full statement here.
The IDHBA will be making a submission outlining the association's position, but we are also encouraging members to make individual submissions.
We understand that HSI/IHB will be advertising for submissions very shortly.
It is important that people make their voices heard by those in control. We have the best interest of our native breed at heart and need to ensure its future.
Christmas Gift Idea
Noel Mullins has recently released his new book titled ‘The Irish Hunter'
"This latest book is a pictorial portfolio of some 500 images of more than 60 hunting packs taken in his travels in Ireland and abroad over the last 20 years. They illustrate the exceptional ability of this marvelous horse though over 200 jumping images tackling a wide variety of natural cross country fences..."
"In the introduction the author looks at how horses originated in Ireland from wild horses 28,000 years ago to domesticated horses circa 2,400 BC, and some of the various breeds of horses that graced the Irish countryside in the meantime."
Books also by Noel Mullins – ‘Horse Tales & Hunt Talk’, and ‘The Origins of Irish Horse Fairs & Horse Sales’. To Order Online – www.noelmullins.com
National Breed Show
Our sincere thanks to all our sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and supporters who helped to make our 2015 National Breed Show such a resounding success.
Wicklow Branch Show
Supreme champion Bannvalley Mandolin, owned and bred by Miriam and Pat O'Sullivan
The 2015 Yearbook is currently being distributed to members
through their branch secretaries. If you would like to get a
copy, you can also purchase this, along with older editions in
our new Web
Shop. Secure Payments via Paypal.
Champion and Reserve Champion Stallions
Cappa Cochise & Cappa Aristocrat
with owners, Jimmy & Edel Quinn (Cappa Stud)
and handlers Seamus Sloyan and John Keane
More photos and results.
Patrons' Draw 2015
A small number of tickets still available from the office.
Support your Association and have a chance of winning each month!
Congratulations to the August winners of the Patrons Draw
1: Aine Donnelly (Leitrim)
2: Damian McDonald (Kildare)
3: Bob Hare (Dublin)
Another seven chances to be a winner.....
There are still a few tickets left for anyone interested in being in with a chance for the next 8 months! Contact the office email@example.com if you would like to purchase one.
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.
Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association ''Regatta
Professional'' SoftShell Navy Crested Jacket in Sizes L and XL for Sale in our online
for the working out door person.
Shower Proof, Wind Repellent, Breathable Light
Weight easy clean Jacket,
all for €45.00 plus P&P.
Jackets can also be ordered through your
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.