Irish Draught Mares and Foals

Classes

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37. IRISH DRAUGHT MARES, open to Class 1 and Class 2 mares, 3 or 4 years old with or without foal at foot.
Three year old Irish Draught mares that are eligible for but have not yet undergone inspection for classification in the Irish Draught Horse Studbook are also eligible for this class.

38. IRISH DRAUGHT MARES, open to Class 1 and Class 2 mares, 5 years old or over with foal at foot or stinted.

39. COLT FOAL, progeny of mares in Classes 37 or 38, and eligible for inclusion in the Class 1 Irish Draught classification system on inspection.

40. FILLY FOAL, progeny of mares in Classes 37 or 38, and eligible for inclusion in the Class 1 Irish Draught classification system on inspection.

41. FOALS (colt or filly), progeny of mares entered in Classes 37 or 38, but NOT eligible for classes 39 or 40.
Foals by thoroughbred sires will also be eligible to enter Class 35.

Aim

To showcase the finest examples of Irish Draughts in the country, and give Irish Draught breeders and enthusiasts the opportunity to compare their produce and help them determine best practice in their breeding enterprise.


Entry Fee

RDS Members: €230 each entry; Non-Members: €260 each entry.

There is no separate entry fee for foals; it is covered under the mares entry fee.


Rules

Prize money for stinted mares will not be paid until evidence is produced that the mare has produced a foal within 11 months from the last day of the Show or until a veterinary certificate is furnished that the mare has prematurely aborted a foal.  Mares entered in Classes 37 and 38 may be entered in the Ridden Hunter Classes provided they are eligible.


Awards & Prizes

The number of prizes awarded is based on the number of animals catalogued. For more information please click here

Classes 37 & 38:

  • 1st €595
  • 2nd €415
  • 3rd €320
  • 4th €222
  • 5th €160

Classes 39, 40 & 41:

  • 1st €160
  • 2nd €120
  • 3rd €95
  • 4th €75
  • 5th €60

A Special Prize of €470 for the Champion and €205 for the Reserve Champion of the Irish Draught Mares will apply.


Cups & Trophies

Cup No. 100 – The “Eileen Parkhill” Perpetual Champion Trophy for the Champion Irish Draught Mare.

Cup No. 165 – Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Best Irish Draught Foal.  The first and second prize-winners in Classes 39 and 40 will compete for this Trophy.


Parade

Champion and Reserve Champion are required to participate in the Parade of Champions on Friday 11 August.  Further details available here.