IDHSNA NEWS

Office Move and New Registrar   Dec 09, 2014

We are delighted to announce that Lucy Stevenson was selected as our new Registrar and Member Services Coordinator (MSC). Lucy will start work on a contract basis on Monday, January 19th from her home in Stevensville, MT. Lucy previously served as Registrar for the Society and we anticipate a smooth transition.

The KHP Office will close on December 19, 2014 to allow for transition to the new office over the holidays and the first couple of weeks in January. We will have very limited service from Dec. 12, 2014 to Jan. 19, 2015 as we roll-up the carpet and ship the essentials to Lucy. During this transition all correspondence (mailed or e-mailed) will be forwarded to Lucy, but please don’t expect a reply until after we reopen January 19, 2015.

Our new address is:
IDHSNA MSC
4617 Store Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870

We will have our same e-mail account at IDHSNA@hotmail.com and a new phone number will be available shortly.  Read more...


Congratulations Christina Moutray   Dec 07, 2014

The IDHSNA Board wishes to congratulate member Christina Moutray as the 2014 recipient of the Nicholson Family Tribute Trophy! This Award is presented each year to the Member who excels in Volunteerism for our Irish Community. Christina's work on the Blarney Team, the 2014 Calendar, the Silent Auction, the CafePress IDHSNA Store, Saddle Pads Sales, awarding highest-placed IDSHs at local Events, the Year End Awards and the Marketing Committee demonstrate the tireless advocacy of our recipient.

We present this honor with great appreciation of your extensive time and efforts spent on fund-raising and promoting our Breed and our Society. Thank you Christina for your enthusiasm and your many hours of service.


IDHSNA Inspection Results   Dec 01, 2014

Congratulations to the following members and horses for achieving breeding approval (the big R) during the 2014 inspection tour!

Connie Arthur's Liam's Guinness - RIDSH Gelding
Jeanette Aumon's Cerulean Nightlife - RID Stallion
Tjode Favier's Kilkea Castle - RIDHS Mare
Lisette Healy-Kremer's Foxwood Love Me Tender - RIDSH Mare
Julie Lane's Storming Pride - RID Mare
Jody McManus' Bridon Holly Golightly - RID Mare
Amara Packwood's Shoulda Been My Sports Car - RIDSH Mare
Misty Payne's Viveka - RIDHS Mar e
Amanda Pierce's Padi's Classic Banner - RID Mare
Lee W. Ramensky's Imperial Option - RIDSH Gelding
Toni Rogers' Flagmount's Trademark - RID Gelding
Alexandria Stapler's Mister Deagan Street - RIDSH Gelding
Brian Szczech's Touch of The Guinness Blues - RIDSH Gelding
Margo Taylor's Irish Allure - AID Mare
Jessica Zak's McGee's Summertime Blues - RIDSH Mare

Also thank you to all our inspection participants, judges, veterinarians, stewards, Regional Chairs and other volunteers.


2014 Annual Show Wrap-up   Nov 17, 2014

Not only was this year's annual show a fun time, it was also underwritten by the generous support of members from all our regions and even a Diamond Sponsor (a "friend of the North East Region" who wishes to remain anonymous)! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the show's success: competitors, volunteers, silent auction donors and bidders, committee members, sponsors and attendees! We could not have done it without you all.

Full show results may be found on show secretary Deb Garris' website. Scroll down to Breed Shows. Congratulation to all the winners!

Fun photos from the show may be found (and purchased) from MayneImaging.

A special big thank you to show manager Tom Green and NE Regional Chair extraordinaire Ann Morss.


2014 Breed Inspection Tour   Sep 29, 2014

We have scheduled inspections in four locations - outside Chicago, near Reno, near Atlanta and at the Annual Show in Logan Township, New Jersey. Inspections are for possible inclusion in the IDHSNA stud book and measure whether horses used for breeding meet the breed standard. This year we welcome Irish Inspectors, Mr. Denis Dullea and Mr. Michael Kirwin, both are very experienced inspectors and horsemen.

Our first stop is Friday, October 24 and the host farm is Coyote Junction Equestrian located at 343 South Kinsman Road, Seneca, IL 61360. Inspections will begin at 9:30 am, and a conformation clinic will follow the inspection. Please contact Susan Jensen for more information. Central Region will be handing out IDHSNA items from CafePress to each participant.
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2014 Annual Show News!   Sep 25, 2014

It is all coming together for a great show annual show at The Dream Park Show Facility in Logan Township, New Jersey on Oct 30 through Nov 2, 2014.
Go to the Annual Show website for details and forms including: the Show Premium, the Silent Auction Donation Form, and more. The IDHSNA Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 31, and a banquet and silent auction on November 1.
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Kiko and Boo’s Great Adventure to World Equestrian Bronze!   Aug 14, 2014

Enjoy this article by IDHSNA member Boo Fitch on her very great adventure representing the United States in the 2014 FEI World Para Equestrian Driving Championships on her own Kiko an Irish Draught Sport Horse!

After much planning, organizing, and packing we were ready to leave. June 10 dawned very early. Kiko and Gloria Ripperton left at 4:45 am for JFK Airport in New York. They arrived uneventfully about 2pm. They boarded the plane to Amsterdam about 10:30pm. I flew out of Dulles meeting another member of our team, Mary Garren, there as well. Kiko flew very well, but upon landing, Gloria said she whinnied and started pawing. I think the sentiment was "get me outta here we are on the ground now" Gloria and Kiko were picked up by a commercial van and hauled the rest of the way to Koos and Marie De Rondes farm. She arrived very tired and it took about 4 days of rest and hand walking and grazing to regain her energy.  Read more...


IDHSNA Show Hotel   Jul 21, 2014

Book your room now for the IDHSNA annual show Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2014! We have 70 rooms available at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia South - Swedesboro. Rooms are just $89.00 per night plus tax, and rooms have been booked already! Be sure to mention the Irish Draught Horse Society when making a reservation. The hotel is also the site for the Annual Banquet
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Seeking Nominees for Board   Jul 07, 2014

The 2014 Nominating Committee for the IDHSNA has been assembled. They are:
Karen Downer (Ohio) - kmule_77@yahoo.com
Christine McCarter (Texas) - cmccarter90@gmail.com
Lucinda Romero (California) - lucinda@klearyfield.com

Please contact any of the committee members if you have an interest in running, or if you would like to recommend another member for a position. Individuals must be members of the IDHSNA in good standing in order to run.  Read more...


2014 Annual Show and Inspection Oct 30-Nov 2   Jun 30, 2014

Mark your calendars for the IDHSNA 2014 Annual Show and Irish Gathering to be held Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2014. That leaves plenty of time to get your horses ready to show! The event will be held at The Dream Park Show Facility located in Logan Township, New Jersey (about 1/2 hr southwest of Philadelphia). Watch for further information.

Related Links: [ IDHSNA Annual Show Website ][ The DREAM park website ]


Virginia Boo Fitch and her IDSH Kiko competiting in USDFD World Championships   Jun 23, 2014

Virginia Boo Fitch and her IDSH Kiko are on the road to the USDFD World Championships in Sandringham, England! The team will be representing the USA in the 2014 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships, June 27-29, 2014. The IDHSNA is very proud to have this pair in our membership. Kiko is by Welcome Diamond (RID) x Moorpark Mystery Date by Moorpark Boy (RID) and she is registered with the IDHSNA. Kiko was purchased in utero by Wendy Ying and foaled in Northern Virginia. She is owned and loved by IDHSNA life-time member Boo Fitch and they have been driving together since 2009. This is an amazing adventure for them and we are excited to bring you this update.  Read more...


2014 Spring Blarney Is Up   Jun 10, 2014

Review All The Irish Activity From This Spring! This issue is packed with information, photos, reports, features and activities from this spring and awaiting your eager eyes now! View the Spring eBlarney by clicking here.

If you have content, news or photos for the Summer e-Blarney issue the deadline is July 15. Contact Sarah Hooper or Contact Christina Moutray to submit. And remember to get your ads in too! You can submit online by clicking here or contact Josh Walker.


Register for 2014 Inspections by July 15   May 07, 2014

Deadline EXTENDED to July 15! If you have a horse(s) eligible for the Irish Draught Horse Society of North America inspection this summer, click here for important information and an application. This PDF also includes an UPDATED 2014 cover letter with important information on how inspection sites are determined. NOTE: If your horse is located at an address significantly different from the Owner address - please provide the location of the horse for determining inspection sites. Please complete one form per horse.
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Register by July 15, 2014 - save $75   May 02, 2014

EXTENDED TO July 15 Attention IDHSNA members - take advantage of this special offer to register your horse at foal prices! For a limited time, you can register an Irish Draught or Irish Draught Sport Horse of any age or sex for the low, low price of $85 registration fee + $49 for DNA. That's a saving of $75 for your mare or colt!

Don't delay. REGISTER YOUR HORSE(S) TODAY!
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Order a 2013 Blarney Yearbook   Apr 03, 2014

The 2013 IDHSNA Blarney Yearbook has arrived! The Yearbook is mailed to all members, but sometimes one is not enough. Order your extra copies today and spread the excitement. Order online with PayPal or send a check to the office for $10.00 (includes shipping and handling).

Not a member? Don't miss out! From the Annual Breed Show to our Year End Awards Winners you don't want to miss a single one of the 60 pages packed with information and color photos of our favorite subject, the Irish Draught and Irish Draught Sport Horse.  Read more...


2014 Year of the Irish Horse calendar is here!   Feb 06, 2014

Get the IDHSNA 2014 Year of the Irish Horse calendar free with a new or renewing membership to the IDHSNA. Returning members can join for 2014 now, by CLICKING HERE. New members also need to complete the membership form found HERE.

Need more calendars for your family, friends and farm? Of course you do! Click "support" and "make a payment", write in "calendar" and price is only $15.00, including shipping!  Read more...


Yearbook Deadline Jan 24   Jan 15, 2014

The deadline for all content and ads for the Blarney Yearbook edition is Friday, January 24th. If you have member news, sales or thank you ads, or just a big brag about your IDHSNA registered horse please send them to the Blarney Team. Contact Sarah Hooper, Christina Moutray or Josh Walker who will happily assist you in creating that perfect ad or answering any questions you may have.  Read more...


Welcome new Board Members   Jan 15, 2014

Please join us in welcoming the new board members of the IDHSNA.
Vice President: Betty Drake
Executive Secretary: Jennifer Stevens
Directors at Large: Janeen Pasquill and Randy Rease
South Central Regional Chair: Debbie Fullilove  Read more...


Register Your Current Year Foals Before 12/31 and SAVE $$$   Dec 09, 2013

Register your foals by 12/31 of their foaling year, to realize up to 46% savings on registration cost. IDHSNA members pay $85 to register a foal by 12/31 and $160 after that date. A non-member will pay $120 by 12/31 and $205 after that date.

So don't delay. REGISTER YOUR FOALS TODAY!!!


YEA Entries Due by Dec. 1 , 2013   Nov 26, 2013

As the 2013 competition year is nearing its end the Year End Award (YEA) Committee would like to thank all who have been showing their Irish Draught and Irish Draught Sport Horses across the country! From all reports seen on Facebook etc it looks like it has been a very successful year for members and their horses.

We would also like to remind everyone that all the information and entry forms for YEA are on the Society website. Just scroll down to Awards on the Forms page.  Read more...

Related Links: [ YEA Program Package ][ YEA Activity/results Reporting Form ]


Fall 2013 eBlarney   Nov 20, 2013

Check out the Fall 2013 eBlarney online and catch up on the latest news from the IDHSNA.

Related Links: [ Fall 2013 eBlarney ]


2013 Inspection Dates   Jul 18, 2013

IDHSNA Inspection Dates and Locations Announced
The 2013 Inspection tour for Irish Draughts and Irish Draught Sport Horses is as follows:
Tuesday, August 13th in Montague, NJ
Thursday, August 15th in Carson City, NV

Inspection followed by the 17th Annual Show!
Monday, August 19 in Hugo, MN
Wednesday, August 21 in Ocala, FL


Join us at one or more inspection, with or without a horse. All are welcome to attend.
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Register Today!   Jul 10, 2013

Deadline for show entries without a late fee is postmarked by July 15, 2013! Visit the IDHSNA Show website for full details!

The IDHSNA 2013 Annual Horse Show & Inspection will be held August 15-18, 2013 at Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility, 4200 Old US Hwy 395 N (State Route 429), Carson City, NV 89704. Join us!


Place Your Blarney Ad Now   Jul 05, 2013

Advertise your sales horses, products, services, accomplishments, or stallions to a targeted audience! The Blarney team is preparing the Summer print edition of The Blarney magazine. If you are interested in advertising, please complete our new online submission form by July 15th. Or you may contact any member of The Blarney team.  Read more...

Related Links: [ Ad Submission Form ]


A Call for Foal Photos!   Jul 03, 2013

2013 foal photo submission deadline is July 15!
We are seeking photos for the 2013 Foal Gallery in the Summer print edition of The Blarney. Always a highlight! If you are a member in good standing click those cameras. New for 2013 you can submit your photos directly using this link.  Read more...

Related Links: [ Submit Photo Via the Web! ]


Go West for the Annual Show 2013   May 20, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the IDHSNA 2013 Annual Horse Show & Inspection will be held August 15-18, 2013 at Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility, 4200 Old US Hwy 395 N (State Route 429), Carson City, NV 89704. Join us!

Visit the IDHSNA show website for details & Prize List!  Read more...

Related Links: [ Annual Show Website ][ Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility ]


IDHSNA 2013 Inspection Tour   May 09, 2013

The IDHSNA 2013 Inspection Tour will be in mid-August. There will be an inspection at the IDHSNA Annual Show in Carson City, Nevada on August 15, 2013. In keeping with IDHSNA guidelines, the number and location of additional inspection sites will be determined based on applications postmarked by June 15, 2013.

It is very important that your completed application and fees be postmarked no later than June 15, 2013.  Read more...

Related Links: [ 2013 Application for Inspection ]


Q&A with Horse Sport Ireland   Apr 16, 2013

Friday. April 26 at 5 pm at the Kentucky Horse Park
Question and Answer session with Horse Sport Ireland representatives Allison Corbally, Deidre Harty and Linear Profiling Inspector Micheal Kirwan.

The IDHSNA received an invitation for our members/breeders to come and meet with HSI during the upcoming Rolex Kentucky 3 day event. We encourage anyone with questions about anything from current breeding policies, to linear scoring, to the classification system, or anything else you would like about the future of the Traditional Irish Draught Horse to join us.

IDHSNA members are encouraged to send questions and come ask questions. This event will be recorded and copies will be available to members unable to attend.

The event is scheduled to run from 5pm to 7.30pm on Friday April 26th in the Visitor Information Center at the Kentucky.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP either Fleur Bryan, fleur@parkmorestud.com or Sue Rowden wildharesr@aol.com by 4/24/13 as we are planning to have light refreshments for attendees.


IDHSNA at The Event at Rebecca Farms   Apr 15, 2013

We need your donations to make this happen!
The Event at Rebecca Farm (the World Class Equestrian Triathlon Event) is coming to Kalispell, MT, July 24-28, 2013. As we have since 2004, The Irish Draught Horse Society of North America would like to be represented by the NW Region at this prestigious event. We need your donations to make this happen!

The deadline for funding this event is the first week in May. The total needed is $1375.00. That is $850.00 booth, $300 prize, $200 coolers, $25 prize = $1375.00. Please consider donating. Click here to go to the make a payment page and put "Rebecca Farm" in the comments section. Alternately you can send a check to Mary Hansen, Treasurer IDHSNA (see below for address)  Read more...


Irish Draught Breed Symposium Times/Hotels   Apr 04, 2013

It's on for May 10-12, 2013 in Barrington, IL
The education starts Friday, May 10 at 2 pm and runs through Sunday May 12, 2 pm. So book your flights and prepare to learn. More speakers and topics have been added and a full agenda will be added when available.

Please RSVP to
Irishdraughtsymposium@yahoo.com


Hotels
A block of rooms is available at La Quinta Inn - Chicago Hoffman Estates. Reservations must be made before April 19th to receive the discounted rate of $59.00/night.
La Quinta Inn - Chicago Hoffman Estates
2280 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
Phone: 1-847-882-3312

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IDHSNA Logo Saddle Pad   Apr 03, 2013

They are here! The IDHSNA logo saddle pad order arrived today. New colors for 2013. All Purpose in hunter green and Dressage in black. We also have the tried and true white in both disciplines. They are beautiful! $48.00 each includes shipping and handling. Show season is here and you can never have too many saddle pads...

Contact Christina Moutray via email
or go to Make a Payment on this website and pay now with PayPal or your credit card. Thank you for supporting the IDHSNA!


Irish Draught Breed Symposium   Feb 19, 2013

May 10-12, 2013 in Barrington, IL
Mark your calendar and make plans now to attend this informative and educational Symposium with your fellow Irish Draught enthusiasts!
Speakers Include:
• Alex Fell – Author of The Irish Draught Horse
• Dr Francis Kearney - Irish Cattle Breeders Federation and author of "The Development of a Sustainable Breeding Programme for the Irish Draught Horse"
• Andy O’Donoghue- President of the Connemara Pony Breeders Society of Ireland
• Jeannette Beranger - Research & Technical Program Manager for the American Livestock Breed Conservancy
• Ger O’Sullivan - Horse Sport Ireland Inspector.

Click on the image at right for additional details. Watch for more information here as it becomes available.


IRISH DRAUGHT HORSE SOCIETY NA 2012 ANNUAL SHOW PRIZE LIST & ENTRY FORMS   Aug 24, 2012



Related Links: [ IDHSNA 2012 Annual Show Prize Lists & Entry Form ]


eBlarney (Spring) 2012 is launched   Jun 29, 2012

A Constant Contact notice went out today with links to the eBlarney website. AND... you may read online as a PDF if you prefer this time, or even download it to your computer to read at your leisure.


Annual Show & Inspections   Jul 23, 2012

UPDATE: July 23, 2012

Location: Circle Bar C Ranch in La Grange, KY
Thursday, September 13th through Saturday, September 15th, 2012.

THURSDAY: Breed Inspections, Dressage Classes, Dressage Prospect In-Hand Class, Annual IDHSNA General Meeting.

FRIDAY: USEA FEH Series Classes, In-Hand Breed Classes, IDHSNA Dinner & Silent Auction.

SATURDAY: Hunter & Show Jumping Classes.  Read more...


CALENDAR the 16th Annual IDHSNA Show   Jun 29, 2012

IN KENTUCKY this year!

We are pleased to announce that the IDHSNA 2012 Annual Horse Show will be held at Circle Bar C Ranch in La Grange, KY on Thursday, September 13th through Saturday, September 15th, 2012.

Watch IDHSNA website for details & Prize List!  Read more...


US Olympic Event Horses Travel to London in Style   Jun 20, 2012

And yes, Arthur is among them... LINK TO STORY


Cannon Bone Report   Jun 07, 2012

During the March 15, 2012 Board of Director's meeting, under agenda item 9, the Board discussed an opportunity to conduct an analysis of the relationship between height and cannon bone measurements and trends in the Irish Draught herd. Two members of the IDHSNA were willing to conduct the independent study and provide the results to the Board. The Board voted unanimously to provide the data to Chris Neher and Karen Young.

Draft versions of the report were submitted to Board of Directors in April and May of 2012 for review, questions, and comments. On June 5, 2012 the revised final report incorporating and addressing all submitted comments and suggestions was delivered to the Board of Directors.

The Board has chosen to make this final independent study available to the membership. It is attached for your review.

Thank you.
The IDHSNA Board of Directors

REPORT

Related Links: [ Cannon Bone Report - 2012 ]


ISH "Flexible" wins Showjumping World Cup   May 09, 2012

As reported by Horse Sport Ireland on April 22, 2012

The jumping talent of Flexible is of no great surprise when you look at his family. Bred in Co. Kildare by Edward and Catherine Doyle, Flexible is by the 5* Approved Irish Sport Horse stallion Cruising, who himself enjoyed a successful international showjumping career under Trevor Coyle. He won Grand Prix classes such as Aachen, Dortmund, Geneva, Lucerne, Modena, as well as being a member of winning Nations’ Cup teams in Dublin (1997), Rotterdam (1996), Calgary, Dublin, Aachen (all 1995) and Modena (1994). Under Horse Sport Ireland’s breeding policy a 5* stallion is one who has achieved 2 double clear rounds at CSI5* Grand Prix/Nations Cup level to achieve the status on his own performance or have 2 progeny each with 2 double clear rounds at CSI4* Grand Prix/Nations Cup level. Cruising is rated both 5* SJ OP and 5* SJ PP*.  Read more...


Rolex "ID" Results   Apr 30, 2012

Sue Rowdon reported that of the 27 horses finishing 2012 Rolex 3 Day Event, 6 had Irish Draught blood.

Congratulations to Allison Springer and Arthur (by Brandenburg's Windstar, RIDSH), highest placing IDSH, second by fewer than 2 points.  Read more...


ROLEX Central Region Meet and Greet   Apr 09, 2012

The IDHSNA (Central Region) is pleased to invite you to a MEET and GREET with Allison Springer and Arthur at the 2012 Rolex Three Day Event. The MEET and GREET will take place in a pavilion near the competition stabling on FRIDAY after dressage and will include wine, cheese and other refreshments.  Read more...


2011 Annual Blarney Released   Feb 23, 2012

Thank you to the team of individuals who worked so diligently on the 2011 Annual Blarney. It is a beautifully presented 60 pages. There have been a few Errors and Omissions reported, and we would like to acknowledge those here:  Read more...


2011 IDHSNA Member Distribution Map   Feb 07, 2012



Related Links: [ 2011 Member Distribution ]


2012-13 IDHSNA Calendar Printed and Mailed!   Jan 03, 2012

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s calendar. They were mailed to all 2011 paid members on 12/22/2011. We hope you enjoy this stunning collection of North American Irish Draught Purebreds and Partbreds. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


IDHSNA KHP OFFICE HOURS   Oct 20, 2011

Monday: 12:30pm-4:00pm (ph: 2-4pm)
Wednesday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm (ph:2-4pm)
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm (ph:10am-3pm)


2011 IDHSNA Annual Show Results   Dec 01, 2011



Related Links: [ 2011 IDHSNA Annual Show results (PDF) ]


2011 Summer "The Blarney" loaded   Aug 29, 2011

The 2011 Summer "The Blarney" PRINTED edition is at the printer!
The hard-copy is scheduled to be mailed NO LATER than September 7, 2011, possibly sooner. In the meantime... members may view. read or download "The Blarney" from the Blarney Archives by signing on to the Member Section.  Read more...

Related Links: [ Summer "The Blarney" preview ]


ANNOUNCING Central US-FEH Championship at Greenwood   Aug 19, 2011

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: September 29, 2011
Central United States FEH Championships
Willow Draw - Weatherford, TX
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Related Links: [ Top Gun Stables ][ Greenwood Farm ] [ Full Color Poster Announcement ]


IDHSNA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING   Aug 04, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011 at 6 PM
Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne, IL

The Irish Draught Horse Society of North America (IDHSNA) will hold our Annual General Meeting on Friday, August 19, 2011. The Meeting will be held at the Lamplight Equestrian Center located at 6N940 Dunham Rd., Wayne, IL 60184 at the tent located next to the Grand Prix Ring. The Meeting will be held at 6:00 PM and will be followed by a potluck dinner at 7:30 PM


Call for Nominations   Jul 16, 2011

The Irish Draught Horse Society of North America is at another exciting, if not crucial, point in its history and it is from that view that, on behalf of the Board of Directors and the members of the Irish Draught Horse Society of North America (IDHSNA), the 2011 Nominating Committee would like to issue the call for candidates who are interested in running for office on the Board of Directors for the IDHSNA. The society needs the assistance, support and service of members in good standing. We encourage each member to consider whether he or she will make themselves available to serve the IDHSNA, and the breed it was established to promote, protect and preserve.  Read more...


BUCK DAVIDSON Eventing Clinic   Jul 18, 2011

To be run in conjunction with the IDHSNA Annual Show ... the day before the show begins... at Lamplight Equestrian Center, AUGUST 17, 2011!

The IDHSNA Annual Show Committee is honored to host eventing clinician, Buck Davidson, for a pre-show clinic. Buck is a columnist for The Chronicle of the Horse and has many career highlights including as a 2008 Hong Kong Olympic Alternate; 2009 winner The Fork CIC*** Adequan Gold Cup; 2009 Pinnacle Trophy for Highest Placed US Rider at Rolex KY CCI****; #2 Ranked Eventing Rider in the United States in 2009 and 2010 and 2010 World Equestrian Games Team Member.  Read more...


IDHSNA Annual Show   Jul 10, 2011

Lamplight Equestrian Center
Join us at the 2011 IDHSNA Annual Horse Show, August 18 - 21, 2011. The show offers an expanded class list at a fabulous facility. The Annual General Meeting, Inspections, Breed Classes of all types, our IDHSNA Stallion Parade, and FEH Classes will be held in conjunction with the show, not to mention the IDHSNA Banquet and Silent Auction as well. Visit the IDHSNA Annual Show site for more information and Entry Forms. JOIN US!!


Look for our Banner Ad on USEA website!   Mar 29, 2011

You are now able to view an IDHSNA Banner at the top of the FEH page on USEA's website. This banner is one of the ways USEA gives back to its title sponsor over the year. We will, from time to time, be providing updates to this banner - to keep the message timely and the delivery fresh.  Read more...

Related Links: [ USEA Future Event Horses Page ]


Join the SouthEast Region for a Tailgate Party at ROLEX   Apr 13, 2011

April 30, 2011 - Tailgate party, sponsored by the SouthEast Region of the IDHSNA... Are you going to ROLEX? Contact Sue Rowdon, SouthEast Region Chair, at (540) 752-2103.


Breed Extravaganza at Florida Horse Park to include the Irish Draught   Apr 13, 2011

On Sunday (April 17) - mid morning, the Florida Horse Park is putting on an Equine Extravaganza that boats 27 breed demonstrations, including the Irish Draught and Irish Draught Sport Horse.  Read more...


Stallions Passed - 2011   Apr 13, 2011

Regretfully the breed has lost two RID stallions within a week of each other this month. One to peritonitis and the other in a tragic accident.

The Pride of Glouster RID
(Clover Hill RID x Bantry's Pride RID)
Seamus Coille Mor RID (Coille Mor Hill RID x Biggeramore Girl RID)

REST IN PEACE BOYS - your memory will live through your children.


FEH Title Sponsorship A Go!   Feb 01, 2011

The IDHSNA has successfully negotiated a three-year title sponsorship contract with the USEA for the Future Event Horse Series. THANK YOU to all who supported this effort.


Register Your Current Year Foals Before 12/31 and SAVE $$$   Jan 15, 2011

Registering your foals by 12/31 of their foaling year, to realize up to 46% savings on registration cost. A member will pay $85 to register a foal by 12/31 and $160 after that date. A non-member will pay $120 by 12/31 and $205 after that date.

So don't delay. REGISTER YOUR FOALS TODAY!!!


IDHSNA Stallion Auction - THANK YOU   Feb 15, 2011

The IDHSNA would like to thank the owners of the following stallions for their generous donation to the IDHSNA stallion auction. Braveheart, Bridon Beale Street, Cradilo, Dromard View, FNF Torpedo, Grogans High Fidelity, Kilronan's Glenstone, Mac's Blue Erin, Maggies Irish Rebel, Snowford Bellman and Tors Murphy McGinty. We would also thank everyone that bid and congratulate the winning bidders for their support of the IDHSNA.


PIN OAK CHARITY HORSE SHOW   Jan 20, 2011

The South Central Region of the IDHSNA will be sponsoring Irish Draught Purebred and Partbred in Hand and Hunter classes at The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in Katy, Texas, on March 24, 2011. We invite you to bring your horses to this showcase at this wonderful event. Additionally, the South Central Region will be sponsoring a high-point Irish Jumper award for Week 1 of the show.

For more information, please contact Sarah Hooper at tiogarfarm@yahoo.com or (713) 825-1287. You may also reference forms and information via the following links:  Read more...


INSPECTION RESULTS & HERD LIST CORRECTION   Jan 25, 2011

The Inspection and Herd Lists published in the Blarney this week are shy one mare's name, so we elected to publish the updated inspection list online. Congratulations to ALL 2010 approved horses!

Related Links: [ Inspection Results - 2010 ]


JUDIE FRAMAN   Nov 10, 2010

It is with great sadness I report the loss of a dear friend to the Society, Judith A. Framan. Judie's obituary was published in the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday November 09, 2010. She is survived by her husband Elliot P. Framan. Judie will be missed by many, and in particular her "The Blarney" team members who became fast friends and always looked to Judie for sage advice and thorough editorial expertise.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.


IDHSNA Annual Show FEH Results   Nov 02, 2010

For those of you curious about the results of the FEH classes at the IDHSNA Annual Show, read on.  Read more...


IDHSNA Official Show Results are posted   Nov 02, 2010

A full listing may be downloaded at this site (see RESULTS). A web list may be viewed at: IDHSNA Annual Show

Related Links: [ RESULTS ]


Stallions Lost to ID Community   Aug 16, 2010

It is will heavy hearts that we advise the loss of the following stallions over the past two weeks to the breed: O'Leary's Irish Diamond (OLID), and Parkmore Pride (Pudge). Our heartfelt sympathies to both owners.  Read more...


IDHSNA Information Paper - Breeding Committee   Jun 08, 2010

The 2010 board of the IDHSNA believes we have an opportunity now to present ourselves as players in the global debate over the Irish Draught (ID) breed and breed standard as well as a possible International ID stud book.

As we plan and make strategy for the future we invite members' comment, and encourage you to educate yourself with the following documents:  Read more...


25th Silver Jubilee National Show - Ireland   May 12, 2010

The Irish Draught Horse Society (IRE) would like to announce our upcoming 25th Silver Jubilee National Show to be held on Sunday 25th July 2010 at Ballinrobe Racecourse, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo in the heart of the beautiful West of Ireland.  Read more...

Related Links: [ IDHS (IRE) National Show Site ] [ Silver Jubileee National Show Schedule_2010.doc ]


2011 Annual Show RFP - Now Loaded (click here)  

RFP Documentation for 2011 Annual Show has been loaded.
Please note DEADLINE DATES!
* Intent to Bid letter is due March 11, 2010
* Final proposal is due May 31, 2010

Related Links: [ 2011 Show RFP (DOC) ]


RID Breyer Horse Released!  

Collectors - there is now a Breyer Horse based on the RID Stallion O'Leary's Irish Diamond available as a collectible. Check out BreyerHorses.com for more information.

Related Links: [ RID Breyer Model ]


WEG 2010 - What's Happening Irish?  

Simple BLOG created to highlight Demonstration horses and riders that will be representing the Irish Village at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, September 25-October 10, 2010. This blog may be expanded to include vendors and volunteers in the future.

Related Links: [ Irish Village at The World Equestrian Games ]


ANNUAL SHOW RESULTS  

Visit the (IDHSNA Annual Show Site) "http://www.idhsnaannualshow.com/" for the 2009 Annual Show Results.


Rockin "BRIT" - I[D]SH Wins Rolex 2009   Apr 26, 2009

Headly Britannia, an Irish Draught Sport Horse, owned and ridden by Lucinda Fredericks won the 2009 Rolex 3 Day. She finished with a score of 32.3 carried from her dressage phase having gone double clear in both cross country and show jumping.

"Brit" is sired by Jumbo who is by Skippy, RID.

Connaught was 7th.
Arthur was 14th
Cruise Lion was 19th.
Gordonstown was 34th.

Every year, the SE Region presents awards to the top five finishing horses with Irish Draught blood.

Congratulations to the above horses, their breeders, riders and owners.

Go Irish!!


IDHSNA Partners with the USEA   Apr 15, 2009

IDHSNA Partners with the USEA to Become the Title Sponsor of the Future Event Horse Series

The Irish Draught Horse Society of North America (IDHSNA) has reached an agreement with the United States Eventing Association (USEA) for a one season sponsorship of the FEH (Future Event Horse) Program. This program offers the IDHSNA a unique advertising and sponsorship opportunity which will provide great exposure for our breed and the Society.  Read more...


McKinlaigh Named Overall & Eventing Horse of the Year   Feb 05, 2009

The Chronicle of The Horse reports today that I[D]SH "McKinlaigh" has been named Overall & Eventing Horse of the Year AND Gina Miles takes top honors as Eventing Horseman of the Year!!
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Related Links: [ Chronicle of The Horse ]


Congratulations Guinness   Sep 05, 2008

Congratulations are extended to Tors Gentleman Farmer RID for winning the RID Stallion Class at the Royal Dublin Horse Show on August 7, 2008 against some superb stallions. Way to go Guinness!

Herbert E. Buhl, III is understandably proud of him and stated, "I hated to lose him from the IDHSNA but he is in a good home and has gotten the recognition he deserves, and will be helping the breed in Ireland."

Herb will be submitting an article on how it all happened for the Fall Blarney! Be sure to look out for your copy. Fall Blarney deadline for story submissions is 10/15/08. Advertising deadline is October 10 (reserve your space today).

Related Links: [ Ad Insert Order Form ]


Sneak Peek - Congratulations Gina   Sep 03, 2008

Many of you have asked if you can get a sneak peek...

Thank you for the member suggestion to pursue, and to all the members and IDHSNA sponsors who stepped forward to participate in the funding of the IDHSNA Congratulations Ad for Gina Miles and McKinlaigh. For a list of funding participants, please click through to full story...
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Related Links: [ Chronicle Ad rendering - DO NOT REPRODUCE ]


GINA MILES & MCKINLAIGH TAKE INDIVIDUAL SILVER   Aug 12, 2008

The Mixed Individual Equestrian Eventing Results were posted today at 12:20 EST!

GOLD: Hinrich Romeike riding MARIUS (HOL), riding for Germany went clear in showjumping, but incurred 4 time faults for total penalties of 54.20.

SILVER: Gina Miles riding MCKINLAIGH (IDSH), riding for the United States went clean in showjumping with total penalties of 56.10.

BRONZE: Kristina Cook riding MINERS FROLIC (Unknown), riding for Britain went clean in showjumping and total penalties of 57.40.  Read more...


Some IDHSNA Forms are now FILLABLE PDFs   Jun 10, 2008

The IDHSNA, in an attempt to make the forms available on this website just a touch more user-friendly, are adding a new feature to the forms.  Read more...

Related Links: [ Membership Form ][ Certificate of Castration ][ IDHSNA Stallion Breeding Report ]


Order IDHSNA Logo Merchandise NOW!   Apr 30, 2008

Polo Shirts, Hats and Magnets are now available from the IDHSNA. Polos are available in emerald green or hunter and the caps are tan with hunter bill. Please use the read more link below for more details and the order form.  Read more...

Related Links: [ Link to Order Form & Sample ] [ Merchandise Order Form ]


Connaught wins Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event & IDHSNA Southeast Region sponsored High Point ID horse   Apr 30, 2008

In Lexington, Kentucky, Phillip Dutton (USA) rode Connaught to take the title in the Rolex Three Day Event 2008 CCI****. Lying third after dressage, the duo increased their lead by moving up to second place after cross country. They won the event after completing a perfect showjumping round in front of a large crowd.
Nicholas Finnerty, Breeding Manager of Horse Sport Ireland, on behalf of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook, and Sue Rowdon, representing the Irish Draught Horse Society of North America, were delighted to be able to make a presentation to the winning rider, Phillip Dutton.
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Flexible is second in Rolex FEI World Cup   Apr 30, 2008

The Rolex FEI World Cup Showjumping Final took place in Goteberg, Sweden. Rich Fellers and Flexible finished in second place. The chestnut stallion is by the famous stallion Cruising (ISH), who coincidentally also took second place at the World Cup in 1999 with Trevor Coyle (Irl).


YJC 6-yo Midwestern League Finals   Oct 01, 2007

Rebel's Run (RIDSH by Rebel Yell, RID) was the top placed American Bred in the 6 year-old Young Jumpers Championships held at KHP the last week in September. He placed 5th over all in the 6 yr-old division under the guidance of his 17 year old rider, Kels Bonham.  Read more...

Related Links: [ Young Jumper Championships Website ]


YJC 7/8yo Midwest League Finals   Oct 01, 2007

Clover All Over (IDSH by Clover Cliste, RIDSH) was 3rd in the 7/8 yr-old division of the Young Jumpers Championships under the guidance of rider Stefanie Collier.  Read more...

Related Links: [ Young Jumper Championships Website ]


Photo Collection   Sep 10, 2007

The Blarney is looking for a few GREAT photos to include in the Fall 2007 edition!  Read more...


2007 Hits Desert Circuit Show Champion   Mar 25, 2007

The King of Hearts (RID) crowned Mid-Circuit Champion & Reserve Circuit Champion for Level 6 Jumpers at HITS 2007 Desert Circuit Show!  Read more...


Breed Conservation Report available   Jan 11, 2007

Use this link to the IDHS website then click on REPORTS for those reports available from the IDHS in Ireland.
Check our conservation page for information on the most recent reports. Also view several recent reports from our page or download from our FORMS page.


IDHSNA gets 1st permanent home in Kentucky Horse Park!  

In a significant decision, the Board of Directors for the IDHSNA has selected the Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) for the new headquarters of the society. The decision fulfills a long standing goal to establish a base for the organization in a professional office setting. The Board felt the time was right to make the commitment to a permanent headquarters as �the volume of work associated with the society has outgrown the capacity and generosity of our volunteers and we look forward to the grand opening on Friday, February 23rd, 2007.� This marks the first time in its fourteen year history that the IDHSNA will have a permanent headquarters.  Read more...


2006 Inspection Results   Oct 15, 2006

Follow the links to view the list of horses passing inspection in the 2006 tour. Congratulations to All!  Read more...

Related Links: [ 2006 Inspections Results ]


Welcome to this NEW site!   Dec 06, 2006

The first few weeks of our new site being live are likely to be busy making updates, corrections and training members and stallion owners on it's use. Please be patient as we fine tune your new site. If you have any questions regarding the site, please address them to the Web Team Leader.

MEMBERS - STOP - AND PLEASE READ ALL of this message FIRST! This is YOUR site - keep reading to learn HOW to use it.  Read more...