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
Just a quick message to let people know who are coming to our inspection/open day that the entry to Cushavon Park is off of Leach Rd onto JG Campbell Lane. The gates at the back of the property will be open for people to drive in and there will be signs on the road to direct cars and horse floats. We welcome everyone to stay for lunch! To help out with catering, it would be awesome if you could bring a plate to share around! We look forward to seeing everyone there and if you get lost, please contact the Secretary, Ali - 0432 530 003.
There is a lovely selection of Irish horses coming forward The stud will also be holding a small open day for the public to come in and view the horses that are currently out and about competing in QLD and NSW (Yes Bruce Almighty will be available for pats!) There will also be young stock available for viewing and hopefully a couple of new foals on the ground!! A great day out to meet other Irish Horse enthusiasts!
We are fortunate enough to have a photographer coming along to the Inspection Day. Cassie of CSteele Designs will have her camera on hand taking snaps of the day, as well as merchandise that we will update the website with shortly. We will have merchandise available for purchase on the day, and order forms for anything that will need to be ordered in!
We hope to see everyone there, it should be a great day!
IDSHS (Aust) Inc. send their heartfelt condolences to Kammy Cordner-Hunt and family in Mansfield VIC, for the loss of their beautiful stallion Raffles ISH. Raffles leaves behind some great examples of the performance ISH and we will be sadly missed.
This year's AGM will be held in conjunction with the QLD Inspection/Registration day, at Cushavon Park Irish Draught and Sport Horse Stud, Tamborine on 12th November.
All current members are more than welcome to attend.
An Agenda has been emailed out. If you have not received. Please contact us ASAP.
The meeting will commence at 2.00 pm, and a light lunch is being offered beforehand at 1.00 pm. Should you wish to be included in the lunch, it would be helpful for catering purposes if you could let us know by 5th November.
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 has also been emailed to you.
Please 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 (29th October).
We hope that you can attend, it should be a great day.....there will be lots of Irish youngsters running around to play with as well!!☘️
The entry form for the QLD Inspection, held at Cushavon Park Irish Draught and Sport Horse Stud, Tamborine, on 12 November 2016, has now been uploaded in the Member's Only Section of this website. Times TBA
To access this page you will have to renew your membership. If you have already done so, and cannot access the page, please contact us ASAP.
If you have not pre-registered your horse yet, please get in contact with us straight away, so we can organise this. You cannot pre-register on the day. DNA may also need to be done prior to the day, so please do not delay.
Entries close 29 October and we will not be accepting late entries.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
As this is the first time we have done the entries online, there may be teething problems (fingers crossed there isn't!) so please bear with us during this phase. We will reply to each entry to say we have received.
Just a quick reminder that memberships for 2016 / 2017 were due from July 1. You are able to renew very easily on our website under the membership section, at the bottom: http://www.idshsaus.com/membership.html. If you have already paid your membership, please disregard.
I am updating the password to our Member's Only (http://www.idshsaus.com/members-only.html) section of the website and will be emailing the new password out to all current financial members. If you do not receive in the next day, please let us know so we can make sure our records are up to date.
Please be aware, Inspection entry forms will now be found in this section. They will not be emailed out.
QLD Inspections are being held in Nov 2016 and VIC Inspections will be in early 2017.
Don't forget we are looking for Horse's of the Week - found in our Gallery page (http://www.idshsaus.com/gallery.html) as well as our Facebook Page.
If you would like to see your horse included, please contact committee member: Shauna Coffey with your entry :) firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also remember to send in your photos for the Calendar that is being printed at the end of the year. We are seeking all forms of photos - action, portrait, foals, riding, paddock etc.
We are now asking for members to put forward their best photos of their horses to be included in a Calendar for 2017. We are after action shots as well as Stallion, Mare and Foal photos or any that you hold close to your heart.
The calendar will be available for sale from December in our Merchandise section of our website. Make sure they are high resolution pictures and there are no watermarks if they are paid competition photos.....The more pictures, the better the calendar!!
A great gift for your Irish friends for Christmas!!
IDSHS (Aust) Inc.
We will be updating this page regularly for members that are not currently on Facebook!