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.
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.
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.
HOYS Success For Irish Draught
The Irish Draught had a magnificent week at the Horse of The Year Show. The Heavy weight hunter of the year was Loughkeen Dancing Lord (by Crosstown Dancer),
The Supreme Cob of the year was The Comedian (by Welcome Flagmount)
and the Maxi cob of the Year Hallmark IX (by Welcome Flagmount),who later went on to take the overall SUPREME.
All three of these champions are full Irish Draught geldings.
The supreme championship at HOYS is another achievement of the Irish Draught Horse!!!
Congratulations to all involved!
Our November Newsletter can now be downloaded from our Newsletters & Updates Page.
Strong PerformANCE by Irish Draughts At AIRC Festival
Click Here for Report and Photographs.
Click here to view a report and photos from the ID section at Gorey Show.
The 2013 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.
HSI Stallion Inspections 2013
If anyone is interested in seeing video footage of the stallions approved at the recent inspections, have a look at IrishHorse.TV at the following link:
To all you budding photographers out there...
We are currently seeking good quality photographs of Irish Draughts for use in promotional materials.
We are particularly interested in photos of Irish Draughts participating in various disciplines, e.g. hunting, carriage driving, Trec, jumping, working hunter, eventing,
riding club, endurance etc.
Please send high resolution photos to email@example.com.
Photos must be your own and you must give permission for them to be reproduced by the Association for the promotion of the Irish Draught Breed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Stallion Inspections for the
Irish Draught Horse Studbook will be held by Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) at Cavan Equestrian Centre commencing on 25th February 2014
For further details please visit www.horsesportireland.ie
|Mayo Branch AGM
Friday February 28th
The Gateway Hotel
Swinford, Co. Mayo
|Tuesday 4th March @ 6pm
SPRING IRISH DRAUGHT SALE
Cavan Equestrian Centre
Last supplementary entries being taken on line. Main catalogue gone to print. Broodmares, 3 y.o. and upwards seventy euro / yearlings and 2 y.o. animals fifty five euro entry fee. www.cavanequestrian.com
|IDHBA LEITRIM BRANCH
ARE HOSTING A TABLE QUIZ
ON FRIDAY 7TH MARCH
IN J’S IN MOHILL
TABLES OF 4 PLAYERS
€10 PER PERSON
GREAT PRIZES & REFRESHMENTS
|CORK / KERRY BRANCH AGM
Wednesday 12th March
Castle Hotel, Macroom, Co. Cork.
|Kilkenny Branch AGM
Monday 10th March 8pm.
Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
Declan McArdle, 'Using sales web sites for best advantage in selling our horses and preparation of horse images for those sites
Presentation 2: Equilume will present their new system of bringing mares into season earlier in the breeding season using a special mask providing blue light to one of the mares eyes.
Both lectures should be very informative.
|Cavan/Monaghan Branch AGM,
Errigal Hotel, Cootehill
on the 13th March 2014
|Barnadown Spring Show
special rosettes for Irish Draughts in ridden classes
| Mayo Branch Stallion Parade,
Drummindoo Stud, Westport,
|HSI Irish Draught Spring Mare Inspections
Monday 7th April 2014
Topflight EC, Warrington, Co. Kilkenny
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Galway EC, Athenry, Co. Galway
Closing Date for Applications:
Details & Entry Forms
3 yr. old and over for Spring Inspections
|The National AGM will take place
on Sunday 13th April
in the Grand Hotel, Moate,
|Laois Branch performance day.
Contact Kevin Croke for further details email@example.com
|Laois Branch Show,
Sun. 6th July
|Wicklow Branch Show,
Boswell Eq. Centre:
Sun. 20th July
|The Kilmacanogue Horse Show 2014 is on Saturday 26th July
at Monastery, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.
Classes for Registered Irish Draught horses will be sponsored by the Dublin Branch of the I.D.H.B.A. at the Show.
|IDHBA National Breed Show
Mullingar Equestrian Centre
Saturday August 2nd
Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.