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.

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2014 YearBook

The 2014 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.


Laois Branch Eventing Day 2014

Laois Eventing
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Ideal for the working out door person.  
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all for €45.00 plus P&P.  
Jackets can also be ordered through your branch.

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Recent Show Jumping Success

Please click here to read about recent part-bred Irish Draugh successes in show-jumping.

2013 National Awards

The Donegal Branch of the IDHBA ran a hugely successful National Awards Night in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Saturday November 9th.
Our thanks to all who supported.
To find out who received this years honours, please visit the awards page.

HOYS Success For Irish Draught

The Irish Draught had a magnificent week at the Horse of The Year Show. The Heavy weight hunter of the year was Loughkeen Dancing Lord (by Crosstown Dancer),
The Supreme Cob of the year was The Comedian (by Welcome Flagmount)
and the Maxi cob of the Year Hallmark IX (by Welcome Flagmount),who later went on to take the overall SUPREME.
All three of these champions are full Irish Draught geldings.
The supreme championship at HOYS is another achievement of the Irish Draught Horse!!!

Congratulations to all involved!


Our November Newsletter can now be downloaded from our Newsletters & Updates Page.

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 idhba@eircom.net

Barnadown Spring Show
20th April,
special rosettes for Irish Draughts in ridden classes
Laois Branch performance day.
April 27th
Stradbally Hall.
Download Entry Form
Contact Kevin Croke for further details mailto:kevincroke@eircom.net
Gorey Agricultural Show Saturday
21 June
at Clonattin Gorey
Irish Draught Classes
€ 1000 Prize Fund
Please contact Miriam 087 6232068 or www.goreyagriculturalshow.com

Laois Branch Show,
Stradbally Hall
Sun. 6th July
Wicklow Branch Show,
Boswell Eq. Centre:
Sun. 20th July
The Kilmacanogue Horse Show 2014 is on Saturday 26th July
at Monastery, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.
Classes for Registered Irish Draught horses will be sponsored by the Dublin Branch of the I.D.H.B.A. at the Show.
IDHBA National Breed Show
Mullingar Equestrian Centre
Saturday August 2nd

Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.