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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...

2014 Annual Show and Inspection Oct 30-Nov 2   Jun 30, 2014

Mark your calendars for the IDHSNA 2014 Annual Show and Irish Gathering to be held Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2014. That leaves plenty of time to get your horses ready to show! The event will be held at The Dream Park Show Facility located in Logan Township, New Jersey (about 1/2 hr southwest of Philadelphia). Watch for further information.

Virginia Boo Fitch and her IDSH Kiko competiting in USDFD World Championships   Jun 23, 2014

Virginia Boo Fitch and her IDSH Kiko are on the road to the USDFD World Championships in Sandringham, England! The team will be representing the USA in the 2014 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships, June 27-29, 2014. The IDHSNA is very proud to have this pair in our membership. Kiko is by Welcome Diamond (RID) x Moorpark Mystery Date by Moorpark Boy (RID) and she is registered with the IDHSNA. Kiko was purchased in utero by Wendy Ying and foaled in Northern Virginia. She is owned and loved by IDHSNA life-time member Boo Fitch and they have been driving together since 2009. This is an amazing adventure for them and we are excited to bring you this update.  Read more...

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