THE BLS STALLION
Bernard Leckie Symonds, the late
husband of our retired President and enthusiastic supporter of the
Irish Draught, always took a keen interest in colts and stallions.
When Bernard passed away in 2007, he left a generous bequest in the
form of the B.L.S. Stallion Awards (GB). The B.L.S. Award (GB)
comprises £200, a rosette and a card.
To be eligible for the BLS Award,
colts and stallions MUST:
• have been bred in Great Britain
and hold an IDHS(GB) passport;
• either on inspection day or on appeal, meet the veterinary and
inspection requirements for Class 1 in the Main Studbook;
• be owned by members who are permanently domiciled in Great
The award will usually be made on
the day, in the indoor arena, after the conclusion of the