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***Dear Members and Friends of The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB)***
Once again we are fast approaching the Society’s 39th Open Annual Breed Show to be held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018. Entries close on 31st July and if you have not already made your entries please help us by doing them now and not leaving them to the last minute. The schedule and entry form can be found on the website, and your entries can be made online or sent in the post.

Last year’s show was a resounding success and we were delighted with the lovely comments and positive feedback we received from the Members. We hope you will be able to join us this year and enjoy viewing the wonderful Irish Draught horses competing on both days amidst the fantastic facilities that Arena UK have to offer.

Sponsors and/or donations are still needed and we continually rely on the generosity of our Members and Friends to support the Show. Please could you consider sponsoring a class, either individually or jointly with a friend – the cost of sponsoring a class is £120 - or making a cash donation. Any donation, however small, will truly make a difference. There is also a limited amount of advertising space in the catalogue - please see box at the bottom of the page. To those of you who already support the Show, we are extremely grateful.

If you would like to sponsor a class, please contact Carol Rudd, Breed Show Sponsorship Secretary, telephone 01625 873662, mobile 07860 102256 or email carolrudd1ATgmail.com to discuss. Alternatively you can make a donation by PayPal on the website homepagr, by electronic bank transfer to sort code 20-18-03 account no 00700487, or send a cheque to the IDHS (GB) Office.

Thank you so much for your support it really is appreciated. We look forward to seeing you in August.

With best wishes from the Show Team

* SHOW CATALOGUE ADVERTISING *
Limited advertising space is available and will be allowed on a first come first serve basis and charged at the following rates:
Full page A5 portrait - £80 Half page A6 landscape - £50
Your own artwork to be provided in PDF or on a Word document
Contact: Carol Rudd, tel 01625 873662, mobile 07860 102256, email carolrudd1ATgmail.com
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**IDHS(GB) FOR SALE**
IRISH DRAUGHT FILLY BY AYE AYE SKIPPER, out of a grade 1 mare by Merry Mate. Very well handled since birth. With a very loving sweet nature and loves to be fussed. To make 16’2. Deposit will secure sale and available at weaning. £3000
Please Tel: 07795191288
Ref: 18/20.06.18
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*Merit Awards - Royal Bath and West Show*
With consistently good entries over the last few years your Council has agreed that the Royal Bath and West will become a Merit show from 2019.
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***BREED SHOW TROPHIES***
Trophies won at the 2017 Annual Breed Show can be handed to Norma Grubb at the following upcoming shows.

Derbyshire Festival - Sun 10 June
Royal Three Counties - Sat 16 June
Derbyshire County - Sun 24 June
SHBGB National Championship Show, Addington - Tues 3rd and Wed 4th July

As always, the Society Breed Stand will be at the Great Yorkshire Show all week (Tues 10 - Thurs 12 ) and Trophies can be brought to the stand from Monday afternoon to Thursday and the stand is open from 7.30 am - 6.00 pm.

For the people in Scotland, Norma will also be at New Deer Show on Sat 21 July.
Ring Norma on 07785 933 833 if you are bringing Trophies to any of the above so that we can arrange to meet.

Nigel Wakefield will be at Lincolnshire County Show 20/21 June, but please ring him on 07950
896937 to arrange to meet.

You can also contact any Trustee to drop Trophies off with them, please see the list in the Year Book or the website.
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IDHS(GB) 39TH ANNUAL BREED SHOW
schedule & Entry Form available to download from the website - Breed Show' page. You can also enter online, paying with Paypal if you wish - http://www.idhsgb.com/web/page.php/breed_show
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MARE & GELDING SUMMER INSPECTIONS 2018
Dates and venue to be confirmed.
Application forms, guidance notes & Expression of Interest Forms are available on the website - 'Mare Inspections' page - http://www.idhsgb.com/web/page.php/mare_inspections
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***NOTICE FOR IDHS(GB) MEMBERS***
The 'Minutes from the 2018 Annual General Meeting' are now
available to read in the 'Members Area'

The new GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation (EU) - comes into effect
today, there is a notice on the website homepage, and a link to our new
Privacy Policy & related information. There are also permanent links at
the bottom of each page, should you wish to read any of the information.
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**IDHS(GB) 2018 Yearbook**
You don't need to be a member to get your hands on our gorgeous yearbook - purchase it here - http://www.idhsgb.com/web/page.php/merchandise
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ROYAL WELSH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY SPRING FESTIVAL
The RWAS has agreed that the entry deadline for the Spring Festival horse classes has been extended until Monday 30 April 2018.
Just to remind exhibitors, all horse exhibitors will this year be situated on Level F, nearer the main stables and showground facilities.
The schedule can be viewed on the Society’s website here - http://www.rwas.wales/competition-schedules-contact-details/
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*IDHS(GB) FOR SALE*
17HH IRISH DRAUGHT GELDING, rising 6 by Grosvenor Lad. This smart looking horse has been broken and quietly ridden away, proving to be quiet and mannerly. Kind & knowledgable home please, sad sale as no jockey. £4.000 ovno
Please Tel Sue: 07960027655
Ref: 18/21.04.18
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