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.

Please note:
This website uses Cookies. Please read our Cookie and Privacy Policy.


National Breed Show 2018

Saturday September 1st, Punchestown
Entries Close Friday August 24th
Show 2018
National Show 2018 Information

Hall of Fame Award 2018

Hall of fame

Congratulations to Padraig Fitzpatrick, Co. Leitrim, the 2018 recipient of the
Hall of Fame Award.
Pictured receiving his award from Denis Naughten TD.

Privacy Policy

In line with GDPR regulations, please make yourself familiar with our privacy policy.

Stallion Auction 2018

Our sincere thanks to all of the stallion owners for their support and generosity.


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.

2018 YearBook

The 2018 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 Stripe.

2018 Yearbook


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.





Please send your Diary Dates to the secretariat

2018 IDHBA National Breed Show
Saturday September 1st 2018
Tullow Agricultural Show
Sunday 19th August
Performance Irish Draught Classes
RID Mares, Geldings or Stallions, 4yr or over
Half Bred Irish Draught Mares, Geldings or Stallions 4yrs or over
Class run over a course of rustic fences with showing phase
Registered Irish Draught mare with foal at foot or stinted
Details on or Tullow Show on Facebook
Judges Training
Due to take place on
Sat 24th March
has been postponed.
A new date will be issued as soon as possible.
The Leitrim Irish Draught Breeders Championship
will be held at Mohill Agricultural Show
on Sunday 19th August 2018.
HSI Autumn Mare Inspections
21st August Tubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo
22nd/23rd August Creagh Equestrian Centre, Co. Galway
27th August Warrington Topflight Equestrian Centre, Co. Kilkenny
30th August Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Co. Cork
4th September Ravensdale Equestrian Centre, Co. Louth

Closing date for applications is Monday August 13th
Kildare Branch One Day Event
Postponed due to ground conditions!
New Date September 23rd
Cork / Kerry Branch
Horse and Pony Sale
Sunday October 21st 2018
Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Glenville
Exit 17 (Watergrasshill)
Showing classes for foals at 11am
Sale starts at 12 noon
Entriesclose Friday October 5th
Entry Form
For further details, please contact:
Kitty 086-2782413 or Deirdre 087-4157557

Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.