THE 13th Irish Draught Horse Breeders National Show returned to Punchestown in glorious late summer sunshine after a year’s absence due to Covid -19. The show was officially opened by Senator Vincent P. Martin, flanked by two representatives of the Garda Mounted Unit on their purebred Irish Draught geldings.

Also present at the opening was Ann Lambert’s Ashfield Bouncer who became the first ever Irish Draught to win the three-year-old Loose Performance Final at the RDS National Championships.