Uncategorised, Inspections

2024 Spring Inspections Information

Combined Stallion and Mare Inspections – 10 April 2024 Onley Grounds, Willoughby, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8AJClosing date: 10 February 2024. No applications can be accepted after this date. By 10 February, you must submit:For Irish Draught stallions:• The pre–inspection veterinary report (including any stallions being re-inspected)• A full set of x-rays as specified in the […]

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 […]


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 […]