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2014 Year End Award Winners!   Jan 06, 2015

Congratulations to the IDHSNA Year End Award (YEA) winners!
Click here for the full list of 2014's winning horses and owners! The YEA Program, now in its 12th year, acknowledges and honors members with Irish Draught horses, both purebred and part bred, who are out competing and thus promoting the breed. This year we celebrate with winners from across the country.  Read more...

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:
4617 Store Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870

We will have our same e-mail account at and the new phone number is 406-540-2199.  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.

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