The Irish Draught and Sport Horse Society of Australia Inc. is pleased to launch our latest initiative - the Best performed Irish Draught or Irish Sport Horse sponsored Events Calendar.
There are 14 proposed sponsored events across NSW, Victoria and Queensland in Dressage, Eventing, Jumping, Show Horse and Working Equitation from now through to December 2018.
The events were chosen based on the disciplines and locations indicated as most popular for Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horse owners that responded to the participation survey undertaken in May 2017.
The list of events is provisional and open to change based on your feedback.
Please do speak up if you have alternate suggestions.
At each of the sponsored events, IDSHS (Aust) Inc. will sponsor an award for the Best performed Irish Draught or Irish Sport Horse with winners at each event will receiving an inscribed wool kersey or cotton rug.
Conditions do apply, including the owner/competitor being a current financial member, horses registered or pre-registered and the need to submit an ‘intention to participate’ in a sponsored event via the official nomination form prior to the event.
The first events are only a few weeks away, so please return your ‘intention to participate’ forms to Shauna Coffey
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ali Geeves (email@example.com) no less than seven (7) days prior to the nominated event.
Calendar and Intention to Participate Form can be found below and also on:
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Irish Draught and Sport Horse Society of Australia Inc. will be held on 26th November 2017, in Victoria, at the property of our President, Glenn Dear.
The address is:
14 Maywood Road
Cranbourne South, VIC 3977
Google maps reference:
Attached is the Agenda for the meeting.
The order of the meeting will be as set down in the Agenda paper and in conformity with our status as an Incorporated Society. It will include a report from our President on the activities of the Committee, and a report from the Treasurer.
There will also be the election of the 2018 Committee, and this is the time that interested members can put their names forward for a position on the Committee. If you would like to join us, and feel you can contribute to our aims, we hope you will take the opportunity to nominate. A nomination form is attached.
At the conclusion of the meeting we are offering afternoon tea to all those attending. We hope that people will stay on and take this opportunity to catch up with the Committee, other members and breeders. We welcome all current financial members and family.
For anyone who is not able to attend the AGM but would like to appoint, as Proxy, another member who will be attending, a proxy form is attached. Members need to note that:
a) Any form appointing a proxy must be given to the Chairperson of the meeting before or at the commencement of the meeting;
b) A Proxy form sent by post or electronically is of no effect unless it is received by the Association no later than 24 hours before the commencement of the meeting.
If there is any business that members would like to raise, please forward no later than 14 days prior to the AGM (12th November).
For catering purposes it would be helpful to have an indication of numbers, so it would be appreciated if you could let me know by 19th November if it is your intention to attend.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend in person to the AGM, as I am now in the broodmare paddock! I will, however, be phoning in on our conference number, to be included for the day. If you would like access to this number, please let me know as it can only accommodate so many call in's at one time.
If anyone has any questions, or would like more information, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Secretary IDSHS (Aust) Inc.
0432 530 003
We would like to thank all our members for making a huge effort for coming out in the FREEZING cold last Sunday!!! It was so wonderful to see so many Irish horses in one location. A big congratulations to all of our winners, especially to Jacqui Pearce and Celtic Sneachta ISH (Kilharken RID) who took out the Laughton's Legend RID Memorial Trophy:
"WOW!!!!! What a day!!!! Snickers had her first ever show and my first show with a horse in about 5 years. And my baby 2 yr old snickers did me proud! 2nd in a field of about 20 for best presented Irish - 1st for Irish filly 2-3 years - champion young Irish sport horse - and then to top off the day snickers not only won SUPREME Irish sport horse but she also won SUPREME ISH and ID AND then the cherry on top of the day was winning the LAUGHTON LEGEND RID MEMORIAL TROPHY !!!! I couldn’t be happier with the day. Thankyou to everyone in the Irish society that helped make this happen and get so many Irish horses together. Couple pics mum got for me !! Now 24 weeks pregnant I’m going to take a looooong rest!!!"
We were very fortaunate to have Kellie Troy Photography come out for the day and take some amazing pictures. Link can be found here to Kellie's website: http://kellietroyphotography.com/equestrian-events-1/irish-draft-sport-horse-spectacular
Members have also posted photos on our Facebook page. These can be viewed, without being on Facebook:
~~~**ENTRIES ARE OPEN**~~~
Entries for the Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horse National Breed Spectacular open Sunday 1 October via Event Secretary - https://eventsecretary.com.au/equestrian/
Be sure to have your membership up to date and any pre-registrations finalised. We will be taking DNA on the day and identification registering ISH. Please contact the Secretary or Register if you wish to get this done ASAP
Memberships can be renewed online - http://www.idshsaus.com/membership
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact myself, Xandria or one of the committee members.
Hope to see everyone in October at Lancefield!
The Irish Draught and Sport Horse Society (Aust) Inc. 2017 / 2018 studbook inspections and Irish Sport Horse Registrations
~~~ Expressions of interest - ALL STATES ~~~
IDSHS (Aust) Inc. are now taking expressions of interest from all states for Studbook Inspections and Irish Sport Horse Registrations.If you could please contact the Society with:
• Your Location
• How many horses you would like inspected and
• If they are eligible for Studbook or ISH registration. If you are unsure, please ask.
• If your horse requires pre-registration, please contact us.
We look forward to meeting you all or catching up again with old friends, and of course, seeing the horses!
Please contact the Secretary –
0432 530 003
We are pleased to share with you the provisional programme for the Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horse National Breed Spectacular.
The committee took on as many of your suggestions for the day as possible and have tried very hard to offer a variety of classes in a manageable program.
It was decided not to hold the Annual General Meeting on the day, freeing up the committee to focus entirely on the delivery of the event and to be available to you throughout the day.
We are able to offer some wonderful prizes thanks to our very generous sponsors including:
Entries will open in early October and we hope you are able to join us on the day.
As always, please feel free to contact Ali Geeves (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any queries.
Thank you again for your support, we hope to deliver a great event!
The Irish Draught and Sport Horse Society of Australia Inc. is pleased to announce plans to host the Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horse National Breed Spectacular on Sunday 22 October 2017 at Lancefield Park Equestrian Reserve, Lancefield, Victoria.
Whilst the date is reserved, we are seeking the input of Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horse owners and riders to build an event program that is attractive to o...wners, riders and breeders, and beneficial to horses of all ages and experience.
Entries will be open to all current financial members and horses must be at least pre-registered with the IDSHS (Aust) Inc. to compete.
If you own an Irish Sport Horse that is not pre-regsitered and are keen to attend, please contact the secretary ASAP
Please provide your feedback by 20 June 2017 and we will seek to confirm the program by the end of July.
IDSHS (Aust) Inc. want to thank everyone who has sent in a photo for the front cover of the calendar. All the photos are just beautiful and we are very lucky to have so many good looking Irish in Australia!
Congratulations to Jeannie Pearce. Your three mares are just gorgeous and very photogenic!
We are taking pre-orders now for the Calendar. We hope to see them back just before xmas.....before New Years at the latest.
They will be $20 each and can be paid for via our bank details found on our website in the memebrship section or via cheque.
We are really looking forward to the Calendar and hope for it to be an anual item for years to come!!
If you do order a calendar, can you please contact the secretary via email or FB to let her know
Hi all,I may be crazy (or insane), but I am now taking expressions of interest for Victorian Inspections for Jan/Feb/March 2017
I am including members from NSW, ACT and SA as I do know (and already have) members from these states keen to attend the VIC Inspections. I know it can be a big drive, but well worth it, if there is a few coming down/over!
Date(s) and Venue(s) yet to be confirmed.
We have been considering Irish classes for the Werribee Summer Royal Breed Extravaganza in January. At first we were very keen to partake, however, looking more into this show, it seems that Werribee are only offering the venue (at a high cost) and we are to organise the classes, judges, prizes, entries etc. ourselves.
The committee has now decided instead of going ahead with the Breed Extravaganza, we would be much better to hold an Inspection/ Registration day in conjunction with our own show!
So, now we need a venue!
If everyone could please forward their ideas on where we can hold the Inspection/Registration day in conjunction with Irish classes - led and ridden, it would be very appreciated. (Don't forget, I am a Queenslander, so have no idea where any of the venues are in Victoria, so I am relying on you!)
I will be updating our Member's Only section of our website in the next few days and this is where we would like for you to put forward yours and your horses details. If you have more than one horse to register, please refresh the page and you will be able to do the next horse. etc.
If you need to organise pre-registration or DNA for your horse(s), PLEASE start organising this now!!! We do not want to get to the week of registration day(s) and still be chasing people for paperwork.
This is your first and only chase up to organise your pre-registrations. It's a benefit to you, not us, to get your horse(s) organised!
If you need to organise / renew your membership for 2016 / 2017 please email or message me asap. You will not be able to put your horse(s) details forward, if you are not a current member. Member's Only section is password protected.
I know I am about to be bombarded, so bare with me if you don't hear back from me right away, but I will get to you!
I am really hoping we can make this as smooth and stress free as the QLD inspections were. The new website is really proving to work!
Secretary IDSHS (Aust) Inc.
0432 530 003
Thank you to all who attended our QLD Inspection and Registration day at Cushavon Park Irish Draught and Sport Horse Stud on Saturday.
There was a lovely selection of Irish horses that came forward for registration and branding, and it was great to see such a mix of different Irish bloodlines!☘️
We were very fortunate to have Cassie, from CSteele Designs, bring her camera along and snap some awesome pictures! If you are interested in purchasing a photo of your horse, it is $10 a photo. Please do not use or share these photos on your own page without purchasing. Cassie spent the whole day with us and it would not be very nice to use these photos without paying for them!
Cassie has also taken some great shots of our merchandise and we will be uploading these photos onto our website shortly.
We hope everyone enjoyed the day!
I will be sending out expressions of interest for Victoria very shortly, so keep any eye on this page, our website and your emails!
PayPal: email@example.com $10 a photo
IDSHS (Aust) Inc.
We will be updating this page regularly for members that are not currently on Facebook!