The objectives of The Performance Awards Scheme is to encourage and reward the performance capabilities of the Irish Draught horse, both pure and part-bred. The importance of versatility is recognized and it is hoped that the wide range of events and classes will encourage the single horse owner to take part.
1. The competition is open to Stallions, Mares and Geldings of four years and over. Owners/riders need not be members of the IDHS(GB).
2. All horses must be registered with the IDHS(GB), on the grading register or progeny record. Registration numbers and breeding, where known, must be given on each entry form together with registration details, where appropriate, for Societies in whose affiliated classes the animal will be competing.
3. The competition will run from lst November to 31st October the following year. However those who apply for entries after the start date will only be eligible to include points gained from the date of receipt of the entry fee. So please apply as early as possible.
4. Entry forms are available, at a cost of £10.00 per horse for IDHS(GB) members and £15.00 per horse for non-members, from Miss Liz Langford at the address below. Continuation forms can also be obtained from Liz. Please make your cheques payable to I.D.H.S. (GB). Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with each request (minimum A5 size).
5. Completed results cards must be returned to Liz Langford, postmarked not later than 7th November. No late entries can be accepted.
6. The identification of each class is most important. A simple three lettered code has been added to each type of event description. This code must be entered on the Result Card for each entry made.
7. Results cards must be signed by the Judge of each class, or secretary of the event or show. In the case of ridden or driven horse trials, dressage and hunter trials, the Show Secretary's signature is acceptable. If the correct signature is not obtained, points will not be awarded. Separate results cards must be used for each animal, and you may have as many as you require. Unfortunately photocopies or any other documentation, cannot be accepted.
8. All result cards will be checked and if they are not consistent with the class description, or the point’s table, they will be amended accordingly.
9. Competitors will be informed of the points awarded by 17th November. Any queries must be received in writing by Liz, by 24th November. These queries will be investigated and corrected if this is deemed necessary. The organizer’s decision is final and the results will be posted by 1st December, together with an individual prize card with a record of the points gained. All competitors gaining over 300 points will also receive a rosette if they have not already been awarded a placing.
10. The presentation of the Trophies will take place at the Annual General Meeting. The four trophies to be awarded are, 'Overall Champion' for the competitor who gained most points overall; 'Best RID' for the highest placed RID; 'Junior Trophy' for riders 16 years old or under at the start of the Competition; 'Unaffiliated Trophy' for the horse gaining the most points, where only the unaffiliated points gained will be considered (although the competitor may enter both affiliated and unaffiliated competitions on the same performance card); a special 'In-Hand' rosette for the horse with the most points gained in non-ridden competitions. Please ensure that your cards are clearly marked as to the trophies or prize you wish to be eligible for. Any competitor who enters any section with a graded RID horse will automatically be entered into the 'Best RID' section.
11. Any horse sold during the competition year may have points already achieved transferred to the new owner on application to Liz.
12. Please keep photocopies of your cards before posting them to "ensure" against loss in the post, a S.A.E may be sent for acknowledgement of cards.
All information, including continuation cards can be obtained from:
Miss Liz Langford,
Coldnose Farm, Dewsall, Hereford. HR2 8DD
Tel: 01432 353468