Welcome to the Irish Draught Horse Society(GB) website

Contact IDHS(GB)
  Office Telephone : 0345 2300 399 (Mon - Wed 9.00am - 5.00pm)

Out of Hours Helpline
Brian & Liz Gates : 01461 700434 (Mon - Fri: 6.30pm-9.30pm)

Enforcement agencies' emergency contact number outside these hours and horse inspection queries only
Heather Chaplin : 01823 601625


Date and venue to be confirmed


Breed Show Page


Website Menu Enhancement

You may have noticed the different picture at the top of the page, and that the navigation bar/menu is now above the picture. But the real news is that when you scroll the page the navigation bar will now 'stick' to the top of your browser window, remaining in view at all times. This means that you won't have to scroll back up the page to change pages, so should hopefully make navigating the website a little easier.


Advertisements and Articles in the Yearbook

The Yearbook team have decided not to raise the costs of advertising stallions and studs and they will remain at the same rate as they have been for the past five years. We hope this will encourage owners to place advertisements in our Yearbook.
From the date of this notice the inside front cover, the inside back cover and the outside back cover (trade only) will be strictly on a first come first served basis by email. The first persons to apply for the IFC, the IBC, and the OBC will be notified and given five days to complete payment via PayPal or electronic bank transfer.

The costs for advertising are as follows:
Full page - £166 + vat @ 20% (£199.20)
Half page - £124 + vat @ 20% (£148.80)
Inside Front Cover and Inside Back Cover - £210 + vat @ 20% (£252.00)

Advertising costs for Trade advertisements are:
Full page - £200 + vat @ 20% (£240.00)
Half Page - £150 + vat @ 20% (£180)
Inside Front Cover and Inside Back Cover - £250 + vat @ 20% (£300.00)
Outside Back Cover (available for Trade only) - £350 +vat @ 20% (£420.00)

Stallion owners or Members wanting to advertise using either a full or half page should send their advertisements in Word or preferably pdf format either using the online form, or by email, to:

Carol Rudd and Jenny Noblett email: yearbook-advertsATidhsgb.com
Carol Rudd – Tel: 01625 873 662 Jenny Noblett – Tel: 01606 837 984

For help and advice with advertisements please ring Carol or Jenny as assistance with artwork and formatting is also available. Please make sure you have permission to use any photographs that are copyrighted in your advertisement and include the photographer’s name if necessary.

Please see the 'Yearbook Advertising' page for more information - here.

The Yearbook will now be produced by a new editorial team comprising of:

Louise Morton (tel. 01283 716 573), James Noblett (tel. 01606 837 984),
Sue Benson (tel. 01274 870 028) and Brian Gates (tel. 01461 700 434).
Email: yearbookATidhsgb.com

Articles and Photographs

The new team is currently inviting contributions for the 2018 Yearbook. Please could you email the team at yearbookATidhsgb.com with your articles, stories and photographs, which must be of good quality and, as above, any permission needed must be obtained. If you have any thoughts or ideas for some interesting content, or need some help with your submission please telephone any of the team members who will be delighted to hear from you.

Dated 24 July 2017


With immediate effect the Administration Office of The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) has been relocated from Stoneleigh Park. The new address is

PO Box 91
Newcastle Emlyn
SA44 9AT

The telephone number and email address are unchanged-
Tel 03452 300 399
Email administratorATidhsgb.com
Administrator: Carol Malin

Mail addressed to The Forge at Stoneleigh Park, CV8 2LG will be delivered by Royal Mail to PO Box 91 from now onwards.

Passport administration including registrations, transfers of ownership, over stamping and other passport enquiries will continue to be dealt with at the IDHS (GB) Passport Administration Office-

1 Well House Cottages
Coombe Bisset
Tel 01722 333 800
Email passportsATidhsgb.com
Passport Administrator: Annie Holbeche

Brian Gates
Hon Treasurer and Company Secretary
The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB)
10 July 2017




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