Please find below the outline plan for inspection venues this year. Mare venue viability can only be confirmed after the applications have closed.

For all remaining inspections in 2024, please apply before the closing date: 15 May 2024.

Mare applications are not complete until a form and payment has been received.

INSPECTIONS – Irish Draught Horse Society (Great Britain) (

If venues become unviable due to applicants withdrawing, they may be merged with another venue in

the region. Please watch our website for further announcements.

Stallion applications must have all the veterinary health checks and x-rays in addition to the

application form and fee. All forms and guidance notes are available on our website:

All venues below are open to mares which are eligible for Class 1 (including through the current

Inspection Amnesty), Supplementary Grade-Up and Hornby Premium inspections.

The venue at Onley on 6 September is our second combined stallion and mare inspection of this

year. This is also the only venue at present which offers athleticism assessments for mares for a

possible Bronze Merit Award in show jumping. This venue is a great opportunity to have your mare

inspected so that she will be eligible to compete in hand in Breed Classes at the National

Championship Show the same weekend. We do not accept any late stallion entries. This is because of the time needed for the extensive administration required.

If mare entries are submitted late, they will be assigned to one of the venues planned around those applications received by the closing date of 15 May. We cannot set up new venues for late applicants.

  • Scotland – 25th June 2024. Confirmed Venue. Linlithgow, West Lothian. (Grading and Hornby Premium Inspections).
  • North – Week commencing 2 September 2024. North Lincolnshire. (Grading and Hornby Premium Inspections). Carlisle (Gradings and Hornby Premium Inspections), Yorkshire and/or Greater Manchester – venue TBC (Grading and Hornby Premium Inspections)
  • South East and West – Week commencing 2nd September TBC or Week commencing 9 September. South West England – Venue TBC, North and South Wales – Venue TBC, East Anglia – Venue TBC, Southern / South East England – Venue TBC. (Grading and Hornby Premium Inspections)
  • Confirmed Venue – Stallions and Mares – 6 September 2024. Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, Combined Stallion & Mare Inspections. (Stallions & Mares, Grading and Athleticism Assessments of Mares. Hornby Premium Inspections).

Inspection Management Team 6 May 2024.