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Irish Draught Horse Society

HSI Inspections

All Irish Draught mares have to be inspected from two years of age.
From 2010, the mare inspections follow the new format as set down by HSI.

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) hold inspections of eligible mares for classification in the Irish Draught Studbook each year.

The inspection of mares of 2 years old and older offers owners an evaluation of their breeding stock with the conformation and movement described using Linear Scoring.
This provides a detailed description of the mare’s conformational strengths and weaknesses, invaluable when making future breeding decisions.
A veterinary examination will be carried out on the mares.

Selected mares will be eligible to receive additional merits.
These merits will assist mare owners by demonstrating the added value of their mare when selling them or their progeny.

2018 Autumn Mare Inspections

HSI mare inspections this autumn are planned as follows:
21 August - Tubberbride Equestrian Centre, Co Sligo
22/23 August - Creagh Equestrian*Centre, Co Galway
28 August - Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre,Co Kilkenny
30 August - Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Glenville, Co Cork

A venue in Northern Ireland may also be provided subject to sufficient demand.

Full details and application forms are available from the HSI website