Event, Inspections

Combined Stallion and Mare inspection events in 2024

In 2024, as for this year, the Society will hold two inspection events where both stallions and mares can come forward for grading.  These events will provide inspection opportunities for:  The Council is clear that these two combined inspection events must be individually financially viable. Viability is assessed on the number of completed applications, with […]


Passport Office Update

Dear Members I am writing to inform you that I will be going on maternity leave from Friday 4th August, and covering my role during my absence for the society will be Amy Graham. Amy has a background within the equine industry and is knowledgeable of the type of work involved. Amy is contactable on […]


FEI Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission Survey

The FEI has asked The Showing Council to circulate the Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission Survey, to all its Member Bodies. Please take a look and complete if possible https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RH6WC8C?fbclid=IwAR34vNba1Rf5Sl0Y3FMsdKBio6u0HH-XGjcSc5CYvYxwYUq-itX2pczzktg_aem_th_AYDO84pPI3hqHLb9HdxaroIBo0aKOMrtvzbvyK8O23WHOdhBx14pSPxdsyoJSN8kBl4&mibextid=Zxz2cZ



For many years, Brian and Liz Gates have kindly run a volunteer Helpline from their own home to advise and support anyone who has a question about the Irish Draught horse or the Society.   With Brian’s imminent retirement from our Council after 25 years of service, the Helpline will be closed from Monday 20 March […]

News, Inspections

Calling mare owners in Scotland

We have arranged a mare inspection on Tuesday 27 June 2023 at:  Inchcoonans Equestrian Centre, Errol, Perthshire PH2 7RB – For Irish Draught mares with two inspected and graded parents; – Mares on the Sport Horse Register which are eligible for Supplementary Grade-Up on inspection; – Class 1, RID or Grade-Up mares with a foal at foot […]

News, Inspections

Autumn Stallion Inspections

Warwickshire College has given us a new confirmed date for our autumn Stallion Inspections: Tuesday 31 October.  This is because we cannot have inspections at the College during term time, while the young people are there.  Mare inspections will also be offered, as usual, on this revised date. All application forms and guidance documents for […]