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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Wicklow Branch Show


Supreme champion Bannvalley Mandolin, owned and bred by Miriam and Pat O'Sullivan


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

Yearbook on Tour

IDHBA Yearbook
Cristian Herrera, President of the World Young Riders Endurance Championships, being presented with an IDHBA Yearbook by Kevin Croke at Santo Domingo, Chile.


Patrons' Draw 2015

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


Congratulations to the fourth month's winners of the Patrons Draw
1: M.Kirwan, Kilkenny Branch
2: T.Casey, Leitrim Branch
3: L.Burke, Cork Branch
Another eight chances to be a winner.....
There are still a few tickets left for anyone interested in being in with a chance for the next 8 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.


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.

More Photos

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.




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

National Breed Show 2015
New date and venue.
Mark your Diaries!
Punchestown Racecourse,
Co. Kildare
Saturday August 29th 2015
Ammended Schedule & Entry Forms

Tullow Show 16 August
As part of their schedule Tullow Show has included an Irish Draught Performance class for registered Irish Draughts mares, geldings or stallion and a Half bred Irish Draught Performance class for mares, geldings or stallions www.tullowshow.com or 086-0873729
HSI Autumn Mare Inspections will take place in August and September at the following venues:
Week commencing 24 August at Creagh EC, Ballinasloe, Co Glaway and Tubberbride EC, Collooney, Co Sligo
w/c 31 August at Warrington Top Flight EC, Co Kilkenny, Tralee EC, Co Kerry and Maryville Stables, Carrigaline, Cork
w/c 7 September at Danescroft EC, Lisburn, Co Antrim and Coilog EC, Kilmeague, Co Kildare.
Entires close 10th August.
Entry forms available from
The 2015 Awards Night
will be hosted by the Kilkenny Branch of the Association this year.
Mark your diaries for the 13th November.
More details to follow soon.

Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.