The Irish Draught Horse Society Ltd of Northern Ireland represents the interests of Irish Draught horse breeders, producers and enthusiasts located in Northern Ireland. We work closely with the Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association and share their objectives.
To promote the Irish Draught Horse
To ensure the breed continues for further generations
To represent members views
To market the Irish Draught Horse
To run a National Breed Show
To trigger a review of the inspection processes and administration
To conduct breed-specific training
To ensure the preservation of out-cross bloodlines and retain genetic diversity, without damaging the quality and standards of the breed
Along with the Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association, we believe that the Irish Draught Breed is an integral and valuable part of the Irish Sport Horse industry.
The Irish Draught Horse is a versatile, powerful and athletic animal with substance and quality.
It has a pleasant head, good bone and a short shin, good spring of rib, strong loins and hindquarters and an active powerful stride. Known for its good temperament, docility and willing nature, it has a robust constitution and is inherently sound.
The Irish Draught horse is a foundation breed that, when crossed with other breeds, will produce all types of leisure and performance horses.