REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Irish Draught Horse and Sport Horse Studbook Assessment


​There are 3 important requirements as follows:

1. Age
The horse must be at least 3 years of age.

2. Registration
All horses MUST be pedigree registered – DNA parentage verified and microchipped.
If you are interested in having your horse assessed and he or she is not yet registered, then please start the process immediately by ordering your DNA kit as soon as possible.

3. Breeding
The horse must be the progeny of:

    • Registered Irish Draught (RID) parents OR
    • A Registered Irish Draught stallion (RID) or mare, and a Thoroughbred stallion or mare of provable breeding (ASB registered, ASB verified, ASB passport etc.) Please note that ISH stallions are not eligible to be studbook assessed, nor are their progeny. 


    • A Registered SID or AID mare (Irish Draught Studbook Approved) and a Registered Irish Draught (RID) stallion
    • A pedigree registered ISH mare (with approved breeding) and a Registered Irish Draught (RID) stallion

Fillies must have at least 1/2 (50% or greater) provable Registered Irish Draught blood.
Colts will only be inspected if both parents are RIDs.

If you are unsure, please get in contact with us to confirm.

If you would like your horse assessed during a tour, please complete an Expression of Interest so that we can make provisions to see your horse.

Once our dates and locations are arranged, we will send you the necessary links to complete the required paperwork.

NO horses will be accepted after that time.

Register your Horse for Assessment

​All owners must be current financial members of the Society

Please complete the following details.

If you have more than one horse to be inspected, please refresh this page after you have finished submitting your first horse, and then complete all details again for each horse thereafter.

IDSHS Studbook Assessment Request Form

IDSHS Studbook Inspection Request Form


If you have any questions or would like to know more about whether your horse is eligible, here are some key contact details to assist you:

​To enquire about your horse’s registration status or to commence the registration process: Monika Rodger, Registrar at

For clarity on the rules or any enquiries regarding dates or locations: Leah Manning, Secretary at

If your horse is inspected, passes and is registered into the Irish Draught Studbook, he/she may be branded with the Society’s shamrock flank brand and bar underneath

    • Purebred colts and stallions that fail RID inspection for the Irish Draught Horse Stud Book are ineligible for any registration with IDSHS
    • Progeny of failed colts and stallions are NOT eligible to be ISH pedigree registered*
    • Mares and fillies that fail inspection for the Irish Draught Horse Stud Book remain on the Irish Sport Horse Register
    • Older Irish Draught Stud Book mares graded D, C or B on their Registration Papers are classed as Supplementary Irish Draught (SID) This includes 1/2 bred RID x TB and 3/4 bred RID x SID cross mares