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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Thank you to EVERYONE who made the show such a success this year. From exhibitors, spectators, sponsors, stewards, event staff, suppliers, supporters, Punchestown staff, friends & family you all played a part, big or small, in ensuring an enjoyable day was had by all.


Supreme In-hand Champion 2018
Eddie Murphy's Holycross Grace
Presentation being made to Patrick Murphy 
by National Chairman, Damien Kenny 

National Show 2018 Entry List and Results

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 idhba@eircom.net

Yearbook Material Wanted
Please send to the office: idhba@eircom.net
By January 31st
Northern Ireland Branch AGM
1st February 2019
Dungannon Rugby Club, 7pm start
Laois Branch One Day Event
Stradbally Hall
Sunday 5th May
Laois Branch Show
Stradbally Hall
Sunday 7th July
Wicklow Branch Show
14th July 2019
Marlton Stud in Wicklow Town
IDHBA National Breed Show
31st August 2019
Punchestown Racecourse
Cork / Kerry Branch
Irish Draught & Mixed Horse & Pony Sale
Monday October 28th 2019
Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Glenville, Co. Cork
Exit 17 (Watergrasshill) on Cork - Dublin Motorway