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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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

Bannow & Rathangan Show promoting The Irish Draught Horse Irish Draught
Thursday July 12th
Led Classes Yearling/Colt/Gelding
2 & 3-Year-Old Gelding
2 & 3-Year-Old Filly
Brood Mare with Foal at foot or stinted
Irish Draught Riding Classes
Irish Draught Riding Class
Irish Draught Working Hunter Class
The Kilkenny/Wexord Branch will present a rosette to the winner of each class
IDHBA Northern Ireland Branch Challenge
Over £500 in prize money
Venues and Dates
7th April Show of the North
28th April Ardncashel
6th May RDA Coleraine
23rd June Enniskillen show
6th July Omagh Show
22nd July Connell Hill
Mount Briscoe Rare & Traditiona Breeds Show
Dangean, Co. Offaly
Sunday July 22nd 2018
Schedule & Entries
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 tullowshow.com 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.
Kildare Branch One Day Event
26th August 2018
Marguerite Lodge, Co. Kildare
2018 IDHBA National Breed Show
Saturday September 1st 2018

Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.