The Blue Chip & IDHS(GB) £2,000 Challenge


The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) is pleased to announce that their joint sponsorship of this Challenge with Blue Chip Feeds Ltd is to continue.

Clare Blaskey of Blue Chip Feed Ltd has generously agreed to extend their sponsorship by adding another category, Highest Placed *Amateur Produced and Ridden Horse. The winner will receive a silver salver and a rug.
This has been introduced to open the competition still further and to encourage the amateur rider to have the confidence to enter.

(*Amateur status is defined by British Show Horse Association Rule 7 (A), (B) and (C) - here.)

To enter the Blue Chip & IDHS (GB) £2,000 Challenge, horses must be pure or part-bred Irish Draught and registered, or eligible for registration, with The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB), on either the Irish Draught or Irish Draught Sport Horse Registers. To be eligible, horses must have proven evidence of a minimum of 25% Irish Draught breeding and all qualifiers must be registered with the IDHS (GB) by the time of the Final, which will be held at the Society’s Annual Breed Show - see 'Shows Info' for more details.

Qualifiers are taken from the highest placed horses competing in Lightweight, Middleweight or Heavyweight Ridden Hunter, Working Hunter and Small Hunter Classes at affiliated SHB (GB) Shows, Ridden Irish Draught or Irish Draught Sport Horse Classes at affiliated IDHS (GB) Shows and Ridden and Working Cob, Maxi Cob and Riding Horse Classes at affiliated BSHA Shows.

The Blue Chip & IDHS (GB) £2,000 Challenge is now a well established and important event in the showing calendar. There are Qualifiers at shows, both large and small, all over the country and the Society is looking forward to a record number of entries for the Final at this popular venue.



A full list of Shows holding Qualifiers can be found on the Shows page (when available)

Last Updated Tuesday 26 July 2016 


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