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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Attention all horse owners in Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath:
The Tellus North Midlands project (a project by the Geological Survey of Ireland) is a survey to map the rocks and soils of the north midlands region, including an Airborne Survey and Soil Sampling.
Survey work will commence in August 2014 and run until the end of December 2014. As part of the airborne survey, two aircrafts will be flying at an altitude of 90m approx, taking measurements as they fly over the different types of rocks and soil.
All flights have permits issued by the Irish Aviation Authority.
We will notify IDHBA the day before the flight to make you aware of the timing etc
(likely early-mid September)
You should have had a flier delivered by An Post as well....
National Raffle Result
Draw took place at the national show.
1st Prize: €500 Catherine Farrell, Co.Laois
2nd Prize:€300 Ellen Walton, UK
3rd Prize: €200 Eddie Meehan, Co.Sligo
Congratulations to all the winners!
National Breed Show - Saturday August 2nd
Our most sincere thanks to everyone who supported our show, despite the inclement weather conditions!
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.
Southern Region Performance Irish Draught League
The Cork / Kerry Branch of IDHBA are running a new initiative this Summer for performance Irish Draughts. A series of qualifiers is being run at various shows and venues with two horses qualifying from each round to take part in the final at the Festival of Traditional Breeding at Limerick Show on August 23rd.
This is a great opportunity for exhibitors to get a feel for the RDS performance class at a much reduced cost and gives an opportunity to demonstrate the suitability of the Irish Draught as an amateur riding horse.
Each horse first gives an individual display to demonstrate their paces. They are then asked to jump a series of fences according to their age. 4 yr olds jump 90cm, 5 yr olds 1 M and 6 yr olds jump 1.10 M. The horses will then be ridden by the judge and stripped and assessed by an ID conformation judge.
There are still two chances to qualify at the West Cork Horse Breeders Performance Show on July 19th in The West Cork Equestrian Centre, Kilbrittain and on July 26th at the Branch Training evenining at Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Glenville.
Please contact the Branch Secretary for details.
The 2014 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.
Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association ''Regatta
Professional'' SoftShell Navy Crested Jacket in Size, S, M,
L, XL, XXL, XXXL, for Sale in our online
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
Recent Show Jumping Success
Please click here to read about recent part-bred Irish Draught successes in show-jumping.
2013 National Awards
The Donegal Branch of the IDHBA ran a hugely successful
National Awards Night in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny
on Saturday November 9th.
Our thanks to all who supported.
To find out who received this years honours, please visit
the awards page.
Our November Newsletter can now be downloaded from our Newsletters &
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.