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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AIRC Festival Success
Sophie Marks and Barbervilla Lily
7 yr old mare
By Gortfree Hero
Placed 1st in Irish Draught class and also 2nd in the Irish Draught performance class at AIRC Festival
Hall of Fame Award 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 IDHBA recipient of the Athlone Show National Hall of Fame Award, David Cosby, pictured receiving his award from Mairéad Laverty, editor of Irish Country Living.
Stallion Auction 2016
Our sincere thanks to all who supported our stallion auction.
Special thanks to all of the stallion owners who donated services.
Inspections have been reinstated for Spring 2016 pending the outcome of a review.
Proposed changes can be viewed on HSI website.
Please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc to email@example.com.
Make sure the breeders' voices are heard!
The Kilkenny Branch would like to thank everyone who attended the Awards Night, particularly those who made the long journey from the north of Ireland, and guests from the USA.
The 2016 Yearbook will be distributed to members
shortly through their branch secretaries. If you would like to get a
copy, you can also purchase this, along with older editions in
Shop. Secure Payments via Paypal.
National Breed Show 2016
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
Click here for FAQs and Application
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
|Autumn Irish Draught Mare Inspections will be run by HSI at regional centres in early October.
Closing Date for Applications is September 12th.
Entry forms available from HSI Website
6th & 7th October 2016
Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
10th October 2016
Warrington Top Flight EC, Co. Kilkenny
12th October 2016
Sligo West Stud, Atthychree, Enniscrone, Co Sligo
14th October 2016
Northern Ireland – venue to be confirmed
17th October 2016
Ballybrack EC, Ballybrack, Glenville, Co Cork
|Cork / Kerry Branch
Irish Draught and Mixed Horse Sale
Irish Draughts, Sport Horses & Ponies
Showing Classes for Foals Sunday
October 16th 2016 Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Glenville, Co. Cork
Starting at 11 am
Watergrasshill Exit (17) off Cork/Dublin Motorway
Closing Date for Entries October 1st
Kitty on 086-2782413 or Deirdre on 087-4157557
Conditions of Sale
|IDHBA National Awards Night
Hosted by the Cork / Kerry Branch
Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
Saturday 12th November
Please check our calendar for
all upcoming events.