Information for IDHS(GB) Showing Classes

RULES FOR IDHS (GB) SHOWING CLASSES
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Showing Guidelines for Owners & Exhibitors
Show Qualifiers Form
BSHA Amateur Status Definition  (Blue Chip Challenge)
 
IRISH DRAUGHT IN HAND CLASSES
 
These Classes are affiliated to the Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) and only horses registered with the IDHS (GB) in the correct ownership are eligible for entry.  All breeding and in hand exhibits must be already Graded* or eligible for Class 1 on the Irish Draught Breed Register OR registered on the Irish Draught Sport Horse Register.  Registration numbers to be stated on the entry form and entries will be sent to the IDHS (GB) prior to the Show to confirm eligibility.
 

*A Graded mare or filly is one that has been inspected or overstamped by the IDHS (GB) and passed into one of the following categories: ID Class 1, ID Class 2, RID, AID or the Supplementary Grade Up Register.

Please note - From 2012, SID fillies, mares and geldings must be shown in Irish Draught Sport Horse Breeding classes.

 
WORDING FOR IRISH DRAUGHT BREEDING CLASSES
 

Irish Draught Brood Mare

3 years old and over, Graded* mare with own foal at foot

Irish Draught Filly or Colt Foal

the produce of a Graded* mare entered or eligible for entry in the above class, and eligible for Class 1 of the Irish Draught Breed Register

Irish Draught Mare

4 years old and over, Graded* mare, barren or in foal

Irish Draught Yearling

filly, colt or gelding by an RID (GB), ID Class 1 or ID Class 2 sire out of a Graded* dam

Irish Draught 2 year old

filly, colt or gelding by an RID (GB), ID Class 1 or ID Class 2 sire out of a Graded* dam, or filly already Graded*

Irish Draught 3 year old

Filly, un-inspected colt or gelding by an RID (GB), ID Class 1 or ID Class 2 sire out of a Graded* dam, or filly already Graded*

 
All 1, 2 and 3 year old COLTS must be bitted and shown by an experienced handler aged 18 years or over.
 
THE MOORBENNHALL IRISH DRAUGHT YOUNGSTOCK CHALLENGE
 
The two highest placed PURE BREDS from each age group, yearling, 2 year olds and 3 year old eligible for Class 1 of the Irish Draught Breed Register by an RID (GB), ID Class 1 or ID Class 2 sire and out of a Graded* dam and also 2 and 3 year old fillies already Graded* or, if one or both have already qualified, the horse next in line in each age group will qualify to go forward to the Final.  Each qualifier will receive a card.  In the Final, the two highest placed semi-finalists from each class will go forward to the Championship where the Champion will receive £500 and the Reserve Champion £150.
 
WORDING FOR IRISH DRAUGHT SPORT HORSE BREEDING CLASSES
 

ID Sport Horse Brood Mare

OR

Any Breed Brood Mare 

4 years old and over, ID Sport Horse mare or SID mare, barren, in foal or with own foal at foot registered on the ID Sport Horse Register, or SID

3yrs and over, open to mares of any breeding with a foal at foot eligible for the IDSH register.

ID Sport Horse Filly or Colt Foal

eligible for the ID Sport Horse Register

ID Sport Horse Yearling

filly, colt or gelding registered on the ID Sport Horse Register

ID Sport Horse 2 year old

filly, colt or gelding registered on the ID Sport Horse Register, or filly graded SID

ID Sport Horse 3 year old

filly or gelding registered on the ID Sport Horse Register

 

WORDING FOR IRISH DRAUGHT MATURITY IN HAND CLASSES

These classes are intended to be run in conjunction with Irish Draught Ridden classes, and the winners of these classes should not be included in an Irish Draught In Hand Breeding Championship at the same show.

 

All competing STALLIONS must be inspected or overstamped by the IDHS (GB) as RID (GB), and classified as either RID (GB) ID Class 1 or ID Class 2 OR Registered Irish Draught Sport Horse and must display a red, white and blue ribbon in their tails. All stallions must be bitted and shown by an experienced handler aged 18 years or over.

 

Irish Draught Maturity In Hand

4 years old and over, stallion (see above), mare or gelding registered on the Irish Draught register

ID Sport Horse Maturity In Hand

4 years old and over, stallion (see above), mare or gelding registered on the ID Sport Horse register

 
IRISH DRAUGHT RIDDEN CLASSES
 

These Classes are affiliated to the Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) and only horses registered with or overstamped by the IDHS (GB) in the correct ownership are eligible for entry.  All exhibits must be registered on either the Irish Draught Registers OR Irish Draught Sport Horse Registers.  Registration numbers to be stated on the entry form and entries will be sent to the IDHS (GB) prior to the Show to confirm eligibility.

All competing STALLIONS must be inspected or overstamped with the IDHS (GB) and classified as RID (GB), ID Class 1 or ID Class 2 OR Registered Irish Draught Sport Horse and must display a red, white and blue ribbon in their tails.

All ridden horses must be 153cm (15hh) or over.

 
WORDING FOR IRISH DRAUGHT RIDDEN CLASSES
 

Open Ridden Small

4 years old and over, *stallion (see above), mare or gelding, not to exceed 158cm (15.2hh), registered on the Irish Draught or ID Sport Horse registers

Open Ridden Cob
Including Maxi Cobs

4 years old and over, *stallion (see above), mare or gelding registered on the Irish Draught or ID Sport Horse registers

Ridden Irish Draught

4 years old and over, *stallion (see above), mare or gelding registered on the Irish Draught register

Ridden ID Sport Horse

4 years old and over, *stallion (see above), mare or gelding registered on the ID Sport Horse register or SID

 
In the event of large entries the classes may be split into age groups i.e. 4 – 6 year olds and 7 years and over. Other classes such as side-saddle and veteran classes are held at some shows.
 
BLUE CHIP & IDHS (GB) £2,000 CHALLENGE
 
All Irish Draught Ridden Classes, both Irish Draught and Irish Draught Sport Horse, are Qualifiers for the Blue Chip & IDHS (GB) £2,000 Challenge EXCEPT Irish Draught Performance Horse and Irish Draught Working Hunter Classes.  Where two classes are combined (Irish Draught and ID Sport Horse), two qualifiers will be selected, one from each category.
 

ID Performance Class and Working Hunter Classes
 

Irish Draught Performance Horse

4 years old and over, stallion (see above), mare or gelding registered on the Irish Draught or ID Sport Horse registers

Max fence height: 4 - 6 year olds 85cm, 7 years and over 1.00m

 
Rules for Irish Draught Performance Horse Classes:
 

Phase 1: Paces - Competitors enter the ring individually and give a short ridden display of walk, trot and canter lasting approximately 1 minute for which up to 30 points can be awarded.  The competitors then proceed directly into the jumping phase.  Phase 1 points: walk = 10, trot = 10, canter = 10, maximum points available = 30

Phase 2: Jumping - Competitors to then proceed over a course of mainly natural fences.  This may include, at the organiser’s discretion, some fences of coloured or white poles and a water tray/ditch etc.  There should be a minimum of 6 fences and a maximum of 10 fences to include at least one change of direction and one double.  If sufficient entries are received we recommend the class be split, if not and only one class is held, 4 - 6 year olds will jump first, the fences will then be raised for the 7 year olds and over Each jumping effort is marked out of 10.  There is no set penalty for a pole down or a run out, but three refusals result in elimination, as does a fall of horse and rider.  Up to 20 points are available for the overall impression of the round.  Phase 2 points: maximum available, number of fences x 10 points, overall impression of round = 20 points.

Phase 3: Conformation - All horses, unless eliminated, are required for the conformation in hand assessment.  Phase 3 points: maximum available points for soundness and conformation = 50 points.
 

In the event of a tie, the horse with the highest jumping score will gain ascendancy. Any rider can present up to three horses in a class.

 

Irish Draught Working Hunter Classes

Run under SHB (GB) rules except for fence height and novice horse qualification.

 

Open Working Hunter

4 years old and over, stallion (see above), mare or gelding registered on the Irish Draught or ID Sport Horse registers

Maximum fence height 1.10m

Novice Working Hunter

4 years old and over, stallion (see above), mare or gelding registered on the Irish Draught or ID Sport Horse registers

Maximum fence height 90cm

Novice horse must not have won a total of £200 in any Working Hunter classes

 
Rules for Irish Draught Working Hunter Classes:
 
These classes are open to any Irish Draught stallion (see above), mare or gelding except Grade A Show Jumpers and Grade 1 Eventers.  Riders may enter up to two horses per class, but must select only one to go forward to the ride and conformation section if so required.  No change of rider is allowed.  To be judged: 60% for Jumping Performance (40% for actual jumping and 20% for style and presence), 40% as for Hunter Classes (20% for ride, 20% for conformation).  There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 natural type fences with possibly some white poles.  Penalties:- 1st refusal = 15, 2nd = 20, 3rd = elimination;  any knockdown = 10;  fall horse/rider = elimination.
 

WORDING FOR QUALIFIERS

 
The Finals of the following Championships will be held at the IDHS (GB) Annual Breed Show (see here for further information). 
Qualifiers are required to complete an online form at: www.idhsgb.com/qualified/ to inform the IDHS (GB) that they have qualified for the Final.  Following submission of the online form, a qualifier’s pack will be sent out direct to the qualifier.
 

THE MOORBENNHALL IRISH DRAUGHT YOUNGSTOCK CHALLENGE

The two highest placed PURE BREDS from each age group, yearlings, 2 year olds and 3 year olds eligible for Class 1 of the Irish Draught Breed Register by an RID (GB), ID Class 1 or ID Class 2 sire out of a Graded* dam and also 2 and 3 year old fillies already Graded* or, if one or both have already qualified, the horse next in line in each age group will qualify to go forward to the Final.  Each qualifier will receive a card.  In the Final, the two highest placed semi-finalists from each class will go forward to the Championship where the Champion will receive £500 and the Reserve Champion £150.

 

BLUE CHIP & IDHS (GB) £2,000 CHALLENGE

The highest placed horse (not already qualified) from each Class will qualify for the Final.  N.B: A horse may only qualify for the Final once, regardless of type or number of classes won, placed in or entered.  Each qualifier will receive a card and a £10 voucher from Blue Chip.  In the Final, the Champion will be awarded £1,000 prize money, a Trophy and a Blue Chip rug.  The Reserve Champion will be awarded £500 and 3rd to 7th inclusive will be awarded £100 each.  In addition, the highest placed Pure Bred Irish Draught will be awarded a Trophy and £100 and the highest placed 158cm (15.2hh) and under will receive a Trophy and £50.

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IN ADDITION TO IRISH DRAUGHT RIDDEN CLASSES
 

All hunter, cob and riding horse classes at Sport Horse Breeding (GB) and British Show Horse Association affiliated shows may be qualifiers for the BLUE CHIP & IDHS (GB) £2,000 CHALLENGE:

Qualifiers may be taken from the highest placed horses (with a minimum of 25% proven Irish Draught breeding) competing in small, lightweight, middleweight or heavyweight ridden hunter classes, also ladies hunter, novice hunter, working hunter and novice working hunter classes at affiliated Sport Horse Breeding (GB) shows and in ridden cob, working cob, maxi cob and riding horse classes at affiliated British Show Horse Association shows.

The following wording will be included (details for the Final and instructions to Qualifiers are as above):

This show is a Qualifier for the Blue Chip & Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) £2,000 Challenge.

The highest placed horse (not already qualified) from each class (class numbers or sections to be given) that is registered or eligible for registration on the Irish Draught or Irish Draught Sport Horse Registers, i.e. with a minimum of 25% proven Irish Draught breeding, will qualify for the Final.  Horses need not be registered with the Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) to qualify but must be on the IDHS (GB) Registers by the time of the Championship.  N.B: A horse may only qualify for the Final once, regardless of the type or number of classes won, placed in or entered.  Each qualifier will receive a card and a £10 voucher from Blue Chip.  In the Final, the Champion will be awarded £1,000 prize money, a Trophy and a Blue Chip rug.  The Reserve Champion will be awarded £500 and 3rd to 7th inclusive will be awarded £100 each.  In addition, the highest placed Pure Bred Irish Draught will be awarded a Trophy and £100 and the highest placed 158cm (15.2hh) and under will receive a Trophy and £50.

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SPECIAL INCENTIVE CARDS MAY ALSO BE AWARDED TO IRISH DRAUGHT & IRISH DRAUGHT SPORT HORSES IN HUNTER, COB AND RIDING HORSE CLASSES AS FOLLOWS:

The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) awards Special Incentive Cards to the highest placed Irish Draught Pure Bred or Irish Draught Sport Horse in these classes (class numbers or sections to be given). To be eligible, exhibits must be registered with or overstamped by the IDHS (GB) on either their Irish Draught Breed Registers or Irish Draught Sport Horse Registers.  Registration numbers to be stated on the entry form.

 
Carol Malin
Show Affiliation Secretary
(Updated February 2017)
 
Showing Guidelines for Owners & Exhibitors
Show Qualifiers Form
BSHA Amateur Status Definition  (Blue Chip Challenge)
 

 

 

 

Last Updated Saturday 13 May 2017