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IDHSNA Alliance Partners with USEF for 2015   Aug 07, 2015

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that IDHSNA has become an Alliance Partner of USEF for the 2015 competition season. We look forward to seeing IDHSNA and Irish Draughts in future issues of USEF Equestrian Weekly.

Alliance Partners are national, state/regional, and educational affiliate associations of the USEF. These partners do not have rules in the USEF rule book or requirements (such as number of USEF competitions, or required number of Association members to join USEF) to maintain affiliation, but can work with the USEF to develop recognition for a breed/discipline within USEF shows through the PHR and APH programs or other established partnerships with USEF.

Delux Z wins CCI 3* and IDHSNA Award at Rebecca Farm   Jul 29, 2015

On a gorgeous day in Big Sky country, Kurt Martin and Delux Z won the $1,200 IDHSNA award for highest placed Irish Draught Sport Horse at The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, Montana) by winning the CCI3* itself. Delux Z (by Lux Z and out of a Master Imp/Clover Hill mare) went into the stadium round in 2nd place after a clear round and no time faults on Olympian Ian Starks’s bold International-level CCI 3* cross country course. His second clear round put the pressure on first placed horse, The Apprentice ridden by Buck Davidson, but his double clear won the day, and he finished on his dressage score of 47.0

2015 Nominating deadline July 31, 2015   Jul 08, 2015

Dear Members,
Upcoming IDHSNA elections are slated for late 2015. At this time the Nominating Committee is soliciting current members to submit their Pen Portrait for the various positions that are open for nomination. Those positions are:
• Vice President
• Secretary
• Two Director At Large seats 

2015 Annual Breed Show Prize List Available   Jun 29, 2015

2015 Annual Show Sept 11-13 with newly announced pre-show clinics Sept 10! Join Us! Click on the Prize List link for a downloadable PDF with all the details!
We are looking forward to a fun turnout of horses, members and enthusiasts.  Read more...

2015 Inspection Tour Canceled   Jun 19, 2015

During a meeting held on June 9th, the Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2015 Inspection tour. While Inspection applications came from five of the six Regions, the applicant pool was such that no single site met the requirements necessary to stand up a site. Board members discussed several alternatives including extending the application deadline and standing up east and west coast sites. At the end of the day, the conclusion was drawn that extending the deadline would not necessarily guarantee the requisite number of applications and an east and west coast alternative would cause significant travel for members.  Read more...

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