A TOTAL prize fund of just over €12,000 will be on offer at the 2018 Irish Draught Horse Breeders’ Association National Show in Punchestown on Saturday, September 1st. As always there is a wide selection of classes for both ridden horses and horses shown in-hand, all of which are open to both IDHBA members and non-members.

This year two new classes have been added to the schedule. The inaugural Premier Mare & Foal Championship will offer a prize-pot of €1,500 in addition to stallion nominations for the top six mares. This class is designed to showcase the Irish Draught broodmare and foal as a unit.