Welcome

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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News!

2015 YearBook

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.

2015 Yearbook

 

Patrons' Draw 2015

A small number of tickets still available from the office.
Support your Association and have a chance of winning each month!

Draw

Congratulations to the first month's winners of the Patrons Draw
1st: €200 J.Draper - Sligo
2nd: €100 T.J.Crowley - Cork
3rd: €50 E.Brennan - Laois
There are still a few tickets left for anyone interested in being in with a chance for the next 11 months! Contact the office idhba@eircom.net 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.

 

National Breed Show 2014 - Saturday August 2nd

Our most sincere thanks to everyone who supported our show, despite the inclement weather conditions!

Dubarry Presentation

Paul Corson, Dubarry of Ireland, presenting Valerie Davis a pair dubarry boots as Breeder of the Supreme Champion at Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association National Show.
Our sincere thanks to Dubarry for this fantastic prize.

Merchandise

Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association ''Regatta Professional'' SoftShell Navy Crested Jacket in Size, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, for Sale in our online shop.  
Ideal 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 branch.

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Recent Show Jumping Success

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

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.

 

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

Wicklow Branch Show
13th June
at Boswell Equestrian Centre

Schedule
Entry Form
Gorey Agricultural Show
takes place in Clonattin, Gorey
Saturday 20 June 2015
and will include a full schedule of Irish Draught classes including brood mares and foals, young stock and a ridden class.
€1000 PRIZE FUND
www.goreyagriculturalshow.com
or phone Miriam 087 6232068
Athlone Agricultural Show Present
Irish Draught Mare & Foal Championship
June 28th 2015
Direct Entry to Athlone Show
Details
National Breed Show 2015
New date and venue.
Mark your Diaries!
Punchestown Racecourse,
Co. Kildare
Saturday August 29th 2015

Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.