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Friday 21 October 2016

New venue for ID show

Siobhan English

Published 19/08/2015 | 02:30

Standing tall: Pictured at the recent IDHBA Show launch
Standing tall: Pictured at the recent IDHBA Show launch

Irish Draught breeders will be able to avail of top-class facilities at the forthcoming Irish Draught Horse Breeders' National Show on August 29 as it moves to a brand new venue at Punchestown Racecourse.

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Boasting a prize-fund of €8,000, the show has several new classes this year, including one for Traditional Irish Horses. This is open to Irish Draughts and horses of traditional breeding, with a minimum of 25pc Irish Draught blood.

Other feature classes include the FBD Mare of the Future Championship, for three and four-year-old mares, and the National Irish Draught Foal Championship.

All champions will receive Bucas merchandise, while the breeder of the supreme champion will win a pair of Dubarry boots.

The venue at Punchestown not only offers easy access just off the M7 at Naas, but it also boasts level grass arenas for the in-hand classes and a large all-weather arena for the ridden classes which include novice and performance working hunters, and ridden Irish Draughts. See for full details.

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