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2019

IRISH DRAUGHT HORSE SOCIETY(GB) 40th ANNUAL BREED SHOW 

 

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th August 2019
Arena UK, Allington, Grantham, Lincolnshire. NG32 2EF

FULL RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE BREED SHOW PAGE

Breed Show Page

 


Spring Mare Inspections & Stallion Inspections 2019 will be held at

Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell on
Wednesday 16 April 2019

Mare Inspections Page
 

 

 
  The Showing Council’s agreed training provider is Haddon Training 
 

 

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HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW - EQUESTRIAN OF THE YEAR


After an exceptional career in the show ring, producer, international judge and IDHS(GB) President, ROBERT OLIVER was honoured by being presented with the Equestrian of the Year Award for 2018, in a moving ceremony at the 70th Anniversary of the Horse of the Year Show, in recognition of the fact that he has dedicated his whole life to the equestrian industry, where his opinion is sought after and respected.

It was fitting that life-long friend Jeff Osborne, Honorary Vice President of The Horse Of The Year Show, presented the magnificent Trophy, as these two have competed together at HOYS since 1970. An emotional Robert said he was both humbled and proud to receive this prestigious Award.

Since his first HOYS in 1970, where he won the Small Hunter of the Year, Robert has broken all the HOYS records, winning more than 38 HOYS Championships, from Working Hunters to Hacks and Riding Horses to Show Hunters and Cobs, one of the most famous being the Heavy Weight Cob, Super Ted, who won six Championships including the Supreme Horse of the Year title in 1990.

This was Robert’s 21st year of judging the SEIB Search for a Star Competition Finals at HOYS, from which he has now sadly retired. He said that the Search for a Star was probably one of the most important competitions for horses and ponies in the country and has been responsible for launching the showing career of many exceptional equines who have gone on to win major titles at HOYS

A lifelong supporter of the Irish Draught, Robert became our Vice President in 2001 and has been our President since 2011.

He has participated in many workshops, judges’ assessment days and inspirational talks over the years and, as this Award indicates, he is still one of the most respected experts in the equine world.

Robert and wife Claire still produce top class show horses from their home base in Gloucestershire and always have Pure and Part bred Irish Draughts in their yard.
 

IDHS(GB) @ Hoys 2018 : Cob Championship

In a thrilling Championship, it was the battle of the Irish Draughts, between HW winner, pure bred ID 6-year-old gelding, Silver Diamond, by Silver Jasper and LW winner, 10-year-old gelding, Bling Cobsby, by Come T.
The Championship went to the Heavyweight, owned and bred by Sue Tennant, ridden by Magnus Nicholson, with the LW in Reserve, bred by John Maginn, owned and ridden by Vicky Smith.

What a wonderful way to highlight the versatility of the Irish Draught with these two beautiful cobs in the limelight.
Congratulations to both owners and riders - flying the flag for the Irish Draught at this most prestigious of Shows

Magnus now has two horses in the Supreme Horse of the Year Championship which will be held tonight (Sunday).

 

MORE 'IDHS(GB) @ Hoys 2018' HERE

IDHS(GB) Ties

IDHS(GB Ties

There are two colours available, green or blue. The online price to include postage and packing will be £14
Available on the 'Merchandise' page.

Merit Awards - Royal Bath and West Show

With consistently good entries over the last few years your Council has agreed that the Royal Bath and West will become a Merit show from 2019.

       

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