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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.

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.

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

Seeking Nominees for Board   Jul 07, 2014

The 2014 Nominating Committee for the IDHSNA has been assembled. They are:
Karen Downer (Ohio) -
Christine McCarter (Texas) -
Lucinda Romero (California) -

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...

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