IDHSNA PERFORMANCE MERIT AWARDS SYSTEM

Merit Awards are available to both purebred Irish Draughts and Irish Draught Sport Horses at inspection; this type of merit is referred to as inspection merit. The types of merit which may be earned at inspection include Bronze Merit for Inspection Jumping (ID and IDSH mares and geldings) and Merit for Type and Conformation (ID mares and geldings). Stallions may not earn merit at inspection.


Additionally, purebred horses may earn merit in a variety of disciplines through performance and/or the performance of progeny; this type of merit is referred to as performance merit or progeny performance merit. Requirements for Gold, Silver or Bronze Merit for Jumping, Eventing, and Dressage are listed on the website. Note that the requirements for stallions are different from those for mares and geldings.

 

We also have a Performance Merit program for Registered Irish Draught Sport Horses! Irish Draught Sport Horses who are registered with IDHSNA and have been approved for breeding and awarded RIDSH status, are eligible for additional recognition for performance in USEF licensed competitions in Jumping, Eventing and Dressage. Merit Awards are offered at three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Performance Merit Awards may be earn based on a horses own merit, or that of progeny. See the Performance Merit System Rules for RIDSH for all the details.


In every case, a horse must be registered with IDHSNA and be successfully inspected in order to achieve Merit. 

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Name
Merit
Type
Specialty
Breed
Variety
Sex
Dam
Sire
Lionwood Kinsale's Lad
GOLD
Performance
Dressage
ID
Class 1
Stallion
Bonnie Belle Supreme
O'Leary's Irish Diamond
Steeped in Luck
GOLD
Performance
Dressage
ID
Class 1
Stallion
Steeple View
Mount Diamond Flag

MERIT AWARDS LIST

Jaunty Star
SILVER
Performance
Eventing
ID
Class 1
Stallion
Kitty O'Sullivan
Alice's Diamond Slipper
A Place in the Sun
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
RIDSH
Approved Non-TBx
Mare
Mirassou Pearl
Ballymores Celtic Lad
Cool Rain CPF
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
RIDSH
Approved Non-TBx
Mare
Storming Pride
Cunningham
Diamond Power
BRONZE
Performance
Jumping
ID
Class 1
Stallion
Suma's Poll Tax
Rockrimmon Silver Diamond
Each Leim Celtic Kiss
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
IDSH
Non-breeding TBx
Mare
Give Lucy Her Due
Brandenburg's Windstar
Fare Thee Well
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
ID
Class 1
Mare
Mac's Colmerin
Snowford O'Donnell
Foxwood Coronea Teagan
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
IDSH
Non-breeding TB X
Mare
Creek Mist
Coronea Loughine
HangOn Poppy Girl
BRONZE
Conformation / Movement
ID
Class 1
Mare
Penmerryls Bridget
Hangon Johnny
Inverness Steeped In Blue
BRONZE
Type
ID
Class 1
Mare
BenMar Bella Blue
Steeped in Luck
Kleary's Grace
BRONZE
Performance
Dressage
RID
Approved
Mare
Moorpark Girl
Coille Mor Hill
Kleary's Rosie The Riveting
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
RIDSH
Approved Non-TBx
Mare
Kleary's Diamond
Aberjack
Lionwood Eyebright Belle
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
ID
Class 1
Mare
Lionwood Seventh Heaven
Heathercombe Calico
Manu Forti's Amorous Touch
BRONZE
Conformation / Movement
ID
Class 1
Mare
Manu Forti's Touch of Spice
Avanti Amorous Archie
Molleigh
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
IDSH
Non-breeding non-TBx
Mare
Venada
Bridon Beale Street
Moorpark Girl
BRONZE
Progeny
Dressage
RID
Approved
Mare
Colleen Donn
Moorpark Boy
Proud Ruby Rose
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
ID
Class 1
Mare
Roseville
Huntingfield Proud Tim
Scarlett
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
RIDSH
Approved TBx
Mare
Cuervo Kindaknight
Huntingfield Proud Tim
Taproot Strike the Bell
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
RIDSH
Approved Non-TBx
Mare
Jezebel
Bridon Belfrey
Tipperary Joy Forever
BRONZE
INspection
Jumping
ID
Class 1
Mare
Prescott's Pride of Joy
Bridon Belfrey
Wall Street
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
RIDSH
Approved non-TBx
Mare
Clareen Pearl
Worthy Opponent
Windfield Flower Girl
BRONZE
Inspection
Jumping
ID
Class 1
Mare
Duhonw Daisy
Bridon Belfrey