Inspections

Stallion & Mare inspections: 1st & 2nd September 2022

In line with the majority of stallion owners’ expressed wishes, and as announced in the last news sheet, we will once again be holding our 2022 Stallion inspections for purebred and Irish Draught Sport Horse stallions in September at Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell. The date is 1 September 2022.

Mare inspections will be run the following day, 2 September 2022, when voluntary athleticism assessments will be available for existing or newly-graded Class 1 or RID mares.   

The venue has been booked and we welcome expressions of interest at an early stage, so that we can keep you informed of developments with regard to Ireland’s inspection amnesty, which is due to end this year. This will be reviewed before the end of February. The future of the amnesty does affect some applicants for the stallion inspections.   

The application forms and full guidance will be on our web site from 1 January 2022.

The set of 16 stallion radiographs required by Horse Sport Ireland and the IDHS (GB) will also be available from our web site (it is on the pre-inspection veterinary report form) and from the inspection administration team at inspections@idhsgb.org.uk

Please have the radiographs completed between six and three months before the inspection date, e.g. between 1 March 2022 and 1 June 2022 (the closing date is 15 June 2022). This will give you time to ask your vet to repeat any x-rays that are difficult to read.

Owners of colts or stallions with an uninspected parent should wait until the outcome of the amnesty review before spending money on veterinary examinations. Please keep in touch with the inspection team for updates.    

Please complete the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR STALLION & MARE INSPECTIONS Form (see the forms section on the Inspections page) or email inspections@idhsgb.org.uk

No fees are required until you have to submit your formal application. After 15 March, you will need to complete a formal application, not the expression of interest form.

The FINAL closing date for the stallion inspections is 15 June 2022. This means submitting a completed formal (signed) application, to include:

Fees (in full), radiographs, pre-inspection vetting reports and health certificates.

All x-rays are submitted to our radiograph panel. Please allow plenty of time, in case there is an issue with one or more of the x-ray views.

We regret that we cannot accept late applications.