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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National Breed Show launch 2017

The National Show Committee would like to extend an invitation to all members of the Association to the launch of the 2017 National Show.

This is the 10th anniversary of the show, which we would like to celebrate. We would appreciate if you would let us know how many are interested in attending by Friday 28th July. Also if any members have photographs from previous shows or indeed any photos from the last 10 years of the Association they feel would be of interest, please ask them to bring them along on the night. As this is the 10th anniversary of the Assoication's National Breed Show we feel it is well worth celebrating & would love to see as many members there as possible on the night.

Launch Invite

Hall Of Fame Award 2017

Congratulations to Kitty Cotter,
our 2017 recipient of the National Hall of Fame Award.
Pictured here receiving her award from Aogán Ó Fearghail, president of the GAA.

hall of fame


2017 YearBook

The 2017 Yearbook is now available. Books will be distributed free to members.
If you would like to get a copy, you can also purchase this, along with older editions in our Web Shop.
Secure Payments via Paypal.


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.

Stallion Auction 2017

The IDHBA would like to thank the owners of these stallions for their kind generosity and those who placed bids.






Please send your Diary Dates to the secretariat idhba@eircom.net

IDHBA Breed Show 2017
2nd September
Visit Show Page for Details
Cork / Kerry Branch
Ballybrack Equestrian Centre
Glenville, Co. Cork
(Watergrasshill Exit on Dublin Motorway)

Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.