General Meeting 2023

Irish Draught Horse Society (GB)General Meeting 2023 The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) extends a warm welcome to memberswho wish to attend our General Meeting on Sunday 26 March 2023. The meeting will be held at:Stallion AI Services Ltd & Cryogenetics Ltd. Chapel Field Stud, Ash Lane, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4BP By kind permission of […]


DNA test before Christmas !

If you require the DNA results for your pure- bred foals to be passported before the end of the year, then your DNA SAMPLES MUST ARRIVE AT THE SOCIETY OFFICE BEFORE 20th NOVEMBER. Any samples sent in after the 20th November will not receive DNA results until the new year! The final date we expect […]

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


Autumn 2023 Stallion Inspections

Stallion inspections will be held at Onley Grounds, near Rugby in Warwickshire, on Wednesday 18 October 2023. The closing date for stallions is 30 June 2023. Application forms can be found here The closing date for the mare inspections running at various venues through the summer is 15 May 2023. he updated mare inspection […]



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 […]