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The Irish Draught Horse Society has run its annual Performance Competition since 1990.  This competition is quite unique in that it is open to registered Irish horses competing in ANY discipline.  This means as long as you are gaining points in your discipline or disciplines of choice you can enter our Performance competition.


The winners are judged at the end of each competition year and those who have been awarded the most points during the year are rewarded with some great prizes. 

There are even sections for the most unusual disciplines which makes the competition very inclusive and interesting. We have some wonderful trophies for breeders and owners and beautiful sashes to be won in Irish classes at participating shows.  So many reasons to get out there and show the world our beautiful and versatile horses.

The winners of our In-hand and Ridden sections will receive the lovely society perpetual trophies and sashes and a dress rug sponsored by Trevalda Irish Sporthorses,
and the two runner-ups will also receive sashes.

We still have the Most Points sashes and trophies for the six disciplines and the Mare with the Most Points. 

And once again the breeders of the winners will be presented with a society medal.

This year we again have lovely rosettes for The Most Versatile Horse, The Most Unusual Event Points were gained in and the Horse with the Most Points who has more than 50% Irish Draught blood!!

So still plenty of opportunity to win so get those entries in no matter how many, or how few points you have, you could still be a winner!!  So please support the competition if you have been out competing your lovely Irish horse - and don't forget to encourage anyone you know that rides an Irish to consider joining and entering.

Keep an eye out for our 2024 sponsors and entry form!

NZ Horse & Pony Magazine
PalaMountains Animal Nutrition
Hippo Health
Totara View Sporthorses
Equi-Med by Emuology
Trevalda Irish Sport Horses
Vision Equestrian
Dunstan Horses Feeds

Fibre Fresh 

Superior Rubber Surfaces

Maneland Photography

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*****Entries close 31 August 2024********

Reminder to all trophy winners from last year - these need to be back by 31 July please.

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