Mare Inspections - update May 2019


Summer venues (for animals aged two years and older):

Thursday 11 July 2019: c/o Allan and Ogilvy Webster, Laighlands Stud, Glenfarg, Perthshire, Scotland PH2 9PX.

This venue has been timed to allow applicants to compete at Perth Show in early August. The closing date for this venue is 7 June 2019.

If you live in Scotland and have a mare to be inspected, now is your opportunity, as Irish Draught numbers are relatively low in this country and inspections cannot take place every year.

Friday 16 August 2019: Annual Breed Show, Arena UK, Grantham. These inspections will be held from 2 p.m. on the Friday afternoon at the Annual Breed Show venue, to enable owners to show in-hand at the show. The closing date for this (and all subsequent venues) is 15 July 2019.


Additional venues and dates will be arranged for September/October, depending on numbers and locations of mares forward.

The location of additional venues depends on where the mares are situated. Please apply early to be sure of your location being taken into consideration.

Currently, we have expressions of interest from the North West of England, South West Wales and the South of England. We can run venues in these areas if there are sufficient firm applications before the closing date.

Applicants can find the summer venue application form here. Applications for all inspections will only be considered if on the designated form and accompanied by the fee of £160 inc. VAT. Full guidance about procedures is available here.

Hornby Premium mare inspections

We are lucky enough to have been awarded another grant to help encourage the breeding of purebred foals out of the highest quality mares.

These inspections are open to any RID, AID, Class 1 or traditionally-bred sport horse (TSR) mare with her own foal at foot by a Class 1 or RID stallion.

There is no application fee, but you must bring the mare and her foal to one of our existing venues, or one of our regional shows, the Annual Breed Show or the Great Yorkshire Show. Due to high costs, we cannot inspect mares at home. The application form is on our web site, accessible here. Closing dates vary, but are approximately 3-4 weeks before your chosen show or inspection date.

Equine influenza policy

In view of the recent outbreaks of equine influenza, all mares for inspection must be vaccinated. For newly vaccinated horses, at least the first two initial doses must have been given. For horses that have been on a vaccination programme for some time, they must have had their booster vaccination within the requisite timescale.

Please see the application form for details of our vaccination policy for inspection venues this year.

Athleticism assessments

Jumping lane assessments for mares are only done at Moreton Morrell, where we have an indoor school with a trained arena team and suitable facilities. The next opportunity for athleticism assessments will be Spring 2020.

Further information: please contact the inspection administration team at (replace AT with @)

Heather Chaplin
Inspection administration manager
1 April 2019


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