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IDHSNA Membership Form [ IDHSNA Membership Form (updated 2015) ]

Utilize this form to apply for IDHSNA membership (January 1 - December 31).
New members - Return the signed and completed form with a check for the appropriate amount to: IDHSNA MSC; 4617 Store Lane; Stevensville, MT 59870. Or pay using our Make A Payment link and email this completed and signed form to Your membership can be processed when both the signed form and payment has been received.
Renewing Members - Submitting payment to renew Membership in the Society constitutes acceptance of the Society's Bylaws, Rules, and policies and procedures and does not require completion of this form.

IDHSNA Bylaws [ PDF Document ]

Please review these bylaws.

Farm Prefix Registration Application [ Prefix Rules and Application (PDF) ]

Breeders may register a prefix with the IDHSNA. The fee includes registration
of the prefix with the Central Prefix Register in the United Kingdom. The prefix will be
held exclusively for the owner's use in all IDHSNA Studbooks or Registries. IDHSNA will work to ensure there is no duplication of prefixes in the Irish Horse Register; but this we cannot guarantee.

Photo release form [ PDF Photo Release ]

The IDHSNA welcomes your submission of photos for use in the society photo bank.

Registration Forms

Purebred Registration Policy Document [ Purebred Registration Policy (PDF) ]

Detailed registration policy for purebred Irish Draughts - updated and approved November 21, 2017

Partbred Sport Horse Registration Policy [ PDF Document ]

detailed registration policy for partbred Irish Draught Sport Horses

Registration Application Packet [ Registration Application Packet (PDF) ]

This eight page document is the complete packet for registering a new horse with the Society. It includes microchipping application and information. It has been updated to include Certificate of Pedigree applications, and there is an updated Schedule of Fees. Updated September 2018.

Certificate of Pedigree information [ Certificate of Pedigree 2016 (PDF) ]

Any horse with verifiable, through DNA testing, Irish Draught Blood, and not eligible for registration as an Irish Draught Sport Horse, shall be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Pedigree. See PDF for details.

Microchipping Information and Application [ Microchip Info and Application (PDF) ]

Horse owner information on microchipping and an application.

Marking Sheet Fillable Form for Registration Package [ Marking Sheet - Fillable Form ]

Pedigree Page [ Pedigree Page (PDF) ]

Transfer of Ownership Form [ Transfer of Ownership Form (PDF) ]

Use this form to record a change in ownership of any horse recorded with the IDHSNA.

Certificate of Castration [ Certificate of Castration (PDF) ]

Please use this form to record castration of horses registered with the IDHSNA. Official database and website records will not be changed until the Certificate of Castration has been recorded with the Registration Office.

Schedule Of Fees [ Schedule Of Fees (PDF) ]

Updated in September 2018

DNA Form [ DNA Form (updated 2015) ]

IDHSNA Horse Naming Guidelines [ Horse Naming Guidelines (PDF) ]

Please review these guidelines when registering a horse with IDHSNA. Approved Nov 2018.

Prefix Rules [ IDHSNA Prefix Rules (PDF) ]

These rules apply to the creation and use of prefixes. Approved Nov. 2017; Revised Nov. 2018

Name Change Policy and Form [ Name Change Policy and From (PDF) ]

Name change policy adopted 2016. This document also includes the application for a name change.

Nomination / Election Information

IDHSNA Nomination Form [ IDHSNA Nomination Form ]

Use this form to run for office in 2018 for a position serving 2019-2020.

Inspection Information

IDHSNA Inspection Application [ Inspection Application and Information ]

The IDHSNA is beginning the process of scheduling horse inspections for the coming Fall.

Inspection Services Application [ Inspection Services Application ]

Use this application for jumping merit assessment of approved purebreds only, or Linear Profile (not grading) of approved purebreds or partbreds.

Member Instructions for IDHSNA Inspection Process [ Inspection Expectations (PDF) ]

Member Instructions for IDHSNA Inspection Process including documents needed, horse presentation, and information on jump chute and unsuitable conditions.

Purebred Stallions Notes for Owner [ Purebred Stallions Notes for Owner (PDF) ]

An overview of the inspection process for purebred stallions to achieve breeding privilege with IDHSNA. This document contains important information about x-ray requirements (which may be taken at age 3) and more.

Purebred Stallion X-ray Package [ Purebred Stallion X-Ray (PDF) ]

List of Stallion X-rays required for purebred Irish Draught pre-inspection veterinary examination. This package contains instructions to the owner and veterinarian, list of required views and a report to be completed in full by the veterinarian.

Purebred Stallion Pre-Inspection Veterinary Instructions [ Purebred Stallion Pre-Inspection Veterinary Instructions (PDF) ]

Includes cover letter and a four page packet to be reviewed and completed by a veterinarian. The exam may be completed 90 days prior to inspection and must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the inspection.

Partbred / Sport Horses Lunging and Endoscopic Form [ Lunging and Endoscopic Form for Partbred / Sport Horses (PDF) ]

This form is required for partbred (sport horse) stallions. The endoscopic exam must be conducted by a licensed veterinarian either before (up to 90 days prior) or within 30 days after inspection.

Purebred Merit Rules [ Merit Rules ]

Rules of performance merit system for purebred Irish Draughts

Linear Profiling Sheet Purebred [ ID Linear Profiling Sheet [PDF] ]

Linear Scoring Chart for Purebred Irish Draught. Inspectors use this form to assess horses. Each of the traits listed will be marked on a spectrum, in order to describe the horse. The center of the spectrum is not necessarily optimal.

Linear Profiling Sheet Partbred [ IDSH Linear Profiling Sheet [PDF] ]

Linear Scoring Chart for Partbred Irish Draught Sport Horse. Inspectors use this form to assess horses. Each of the traits listed will be marked on a spectrum, in order to describe the horse. The center of the spectrum is not necessarily optimal.

Society Merchandise

Support the IDHSNA with your purchases from CafePress

Click here to shop for IDHSNA merchandise online. Select from a wide range of merchandise sporting our very own IDHSNA logo. Proceeds from CafePress purchases go to the IDHSNA.


IDHSNA Advertising & Web Content Guidelines [ Advertising & Website Guidelines ]

Partial update (Web guidelines) 07-13-2017.

The Blarney Advertising Insert Order Form [ IDHSNA Advertising Order Form (PDF) ]

Please use this form when requesting inclusion in The Blarney magazine.


Year-End Awards Rules [ YEA Rules (PDF) ]

Year-End Awards Rules (updated 3/2016)
Contact information updated 10/2017

YEA Activity/results Reporting Form [ PDF Page ]

Year-End Awards Activity Reporting Form. Record your placings. Updated 3/2016

YEA Activity/results Reporting (excel) [ Excel spread sheet ]

You may download this Excel spread sheet if you have Excel and wish to fill in the form on your computer. (You must save it on your computer to use it...) Updated 3/2016

YEA Fox Hunting Form [ PDF Document ]

Updated 3/2016

YEA Alias Form [ YEA Alias Reporting Form (PDF) ]

Use this form to report the Registered Name and Competition Alias for participants in Year End Awards program.

Stallion Owners Breeding Reports

IDHSNA Stallion Breeding Report [ Stallion Breeding Report PDF ]

This report is used to advise the IDHSNA of your stallion's breeding activity for each breeding season [year]. It is a required filing for a stallion to remain in good standing. If no mares were covered, send in the form marked "No Covers". Information is PRIVATE and allows providing registration information to owners expecting foals the following year. Available as a fillable form (saves all that handwriting)...

Certificate of Covering [ Covering Certificate (PDF) ]

Use this form and create three copies: one for stallion owner, one to mare owner and one to IDHSNA Registration Office for recording. This certificate is required to show coverage and is used as a record of good standing.

Annual Show Forms

Annual Show Request for Proposal [ IDHSNA Annual Show Request for Proposal (PDF) ]

This detailed IDHSNA Annual Show Request for Proposal was revised and updated January 2015. Any IDHSNA Member may submit a bid to host and manage the IDHSNA Annual Show.

Irish Draught Conservation Status Reports

2007 RDS Irish Draught Horse Breed Conservation Final Report [ RDS-ICBF 2007 Final Report ]

Titled "The Development of a Sustainable Breeding Programme for the Irish Draught Horse" by Dr. Francis Kearney; Irish Cattle Breeding Federation.

Jan. 2007 RDS Press Release [ RDS Press Release ]

The RDS press release associated with
the study The Development of a Sustainable Breeding Programme for the Irish Draught Horse released in January, 2007

Feb 2006 McGahern Genetic IDHS Report [ McGahern Genetic IDHS Report ]

the "Report to The Irish Draught Horse Society, Ireland" prepared at the Animal Genomics Laboratory, School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, College of Life Sciences, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland; by Angela McGahern, Patrick Brophy, David MacHugh & Emmeline Hill and released in February of 2006

IDHS Breed Preservation Plan Interim Report from Dec 2005 [ IDHS Breed Conservation Plan Interim Report - Dec 2005 ]

IDHSNA Information and Papers

Frequency Of RID Sires 2016 [ Frequency Of RID Sires 2016 ]

Includes only approved for breeding horses, even those listed as deceased, who are registered with IDHSNA.

Frequency Of RID Mares 2016 [ Frequency Of RID Mares 2016 ]

Includes only approved for breeding horses, even those listed as deceased, who are registered with IDHSNA. The total for this report is 410 RIDs (78 RID Stallions, 270 RID (SID or AID) mares,
62 RID Geldings)

Purebreds Registered by Birth Year [ ID Registrations by Birth Year ]

Registered purebred Irish Draughts by birth year through 2014.

Registered Purebreds by Age [ Purebreds by Age 2016 ]

Purebred Irish Draughts and RIDs in IDHSNA Registry by age at the beginning of 2016. A total of 649 purebreds on record (including deceased). The 410 approved for breeding horses (RID) are re-listed as a separate column.

Cannon Bone Report 2012 [ 2012 Cannon Bone Report ]

An analysis of the relationship between height and cannon bone measurements and trends in the Irish Draught herd written by Chris Neher.

2010 IDHSNA Information Paper [ Position ]

This document includes a context for the Breeding Committee’s Position Paper as well as the complete Position Paper. If you only read one document, read this.

Horse Sport Ireland Breeding Policy for the Irish Draught Horse Studbook [ HSI IDH Studbook Policy ]

This is the final and now active document. Also available from the HSI website.

Horse Sport Ireland Rules and Practices Relating to the Irish Horse Register [ IHR Rules and Regulations ]

Further reading from HSI on rules for studbook inclusion.

Letter To Members - June 8, 2010 [ Letter to Membership - June 8, 2010 ]

This letter was mailed to all active IDHSNA Members on June 8, 2010.

Information from HSI

Irish Draught Linear Inspection Sheet [ Score Sheet ]

This sheet is used by HSI when inspecting Irish Draught stallions from 2010 forward.

Pre-Inspection X-Ray List [ X-Ray List ]

HSI Pre-Inspection Veterinary Screening X-ray listing for the examination of Stallions 2013.

Unsuitable Conditions [ Unsuitable Conditions ]

This document on unsuitable conditions for stallions or premium mares was provided by HSI and is dated Oct. 2011.