Spring Mare Inspections 2019
Spring inspections at one or two venues in Yorkshire – TBC
Proposed dates: 9 & 10 May 2019 TBC
Closing date:  31 March 2019

Summer Inspections 2019
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Closing date:  15 July 2019 ** NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED **

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Mare Inspections - update April 2019

Spring venue (for animals aged three years and older):

Thursday 9 May 2019: Arrathorne Sport Horse and Bloodstock Ltd; Hunter House, Oughtibridge Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S35 8QD. Venue offered by courtesy of Mr and Mrs Meer.

Please note that all animals entering the yard must be vaccinated and free from obvious signs of disease.

The proposed inspection at Bewholme, East Yorkshire on 10 May is no longer taking place.

The closing date for these venues was 31 March.

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.


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Eligibility for inspection

Irish Draught mares and geldings may come forward for inspection aged two years old or older. The spring inspection is confined to animals that were born before 1 January two years prior to the inspection date; i.e. they are three year olds.

Two year olds may come forward for inspections later in the year. Owners are recommended to look carefully at their younger fillies and geldings and ask themselves if they would benefit from another year maturing before coming forward. In particular, they should refer to the Breed Summary Description (Appendix 1); the bone measurement, overall strength of the limbs, back, loins and hind quarters. Although horses do not fail to gain Class 1 status on maturity alone, inspectors have to assess the horse they see on the day, so you are not helping your horse by bringing him or her forward too soon.

Expressions of interest

Please do email the inspection administration manager anything up to a year before you wish to have your horse inspected, to make them aware of your interest and whereabouts. Your name will be added to a group email list (unless you would prefer private emails) and you will be kept updated.

The expression of interest list runs permanently from the end of one inspection year to the next year. It includes owners whose horses were to be brought forward the previous year, but for some reason, this was not possible, and those who wish their horse to be re-inspected.

If you do express interest by phone or email, it is very important to also complete an application form before the closing date, as an expression of interest is not a substitute. Venues cannot be finalised around expressions of interest. Experience has shown that at least half of the potential applicants do not materialise for one reason or another. We had five expressions of interest for one venue last year, and ended up with one horse forward.

Mrs Heather M B Chaplin, Middle Munty Farm, Churchstanton, Taunton, Somerset TA3 7RH
Tel: 01823 601625
Email: chaplinheather51ATgmail.com
Last Updated Thursday 04 April 2019 


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