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.
2013 National Breed Show
Prize Schedules and Entry Forms now available to download on the Show Page.
This year, we are also offering Online Entries with secure payment via PayPal.
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.
Laois Branch EVenting Competition For Irish Draughts
The Laois Branch recently held a very successful eventing competition. They wish to thank all those who supported it. Please have a look at the Laois Branch Page to see a small selection of photos and video from the day.
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:
Huge thanks to everyone who bought and sold lines for our fundraising Draw!
Sharyn Alexander, David Cosby, Timmy Sullivan & Helen Kelly
Assisting Jennifer Haverty with the Draw at the 2013 AGM
1st Prize: Pedigree Charolais Embryo or €400 donated by Meadowland Charolais
Agnes Kenneally (Tipperary) card 462, line11
2nd Prize: Meat Hamper to the value of €300 donated by Dawn Meats, Eddie Murphy and Glebo Farm
Bernie Taite, card 473, line 3
3rd Prize €150 Bord na Mona Fuel Voucher donated by Bord na Mona
Deirdre Clancy, card 6, line2
4th Prize: Galway Crystal donated by Kay Blackwell
John Walsh, card 301, line 6
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Goresbridge Stallion Parade
A Stallion Parade which was organized by the The South East Ireland Connemara Pony Group and the Irish Stallion Owners Association was recently held in Goresbridge. Our PRO, Mary O'Halloran was on hand with her camera.
Click here to read her report.
IRISH DRaught Qualifiers
Eyrecourt show have been in touch to let us know the following:
Eyrecourt Agricultural Show are delighted to be holding the Draught Filly Foal and Colt Foal qualifiers for the Championships held at Ballinasloe Show. Due to an oversight Eyrecourt show was omitted from the Show Book but it will be present on the ISA Web page. The date of our show is Sunday 15th September. We are the last show before Ballinasloe.
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.