Stallions that do not meet the Radiograph Requirements: Owners/custodians of stallions that do not meet the radiograph requirements, following the examination of radiographs by the HSI Radiography Veterinary Panel, may appeal the findings of the examination.
The conditions of the appeal are as follows: • The owner/custodian of the stallion must apply to HSI to appeal the findings of the radiographic examination, within one month of the original examination results being communicated to them; • The appeal will involve the examination of the original radiographs by the Appeals Panel in the School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital.
If deemed necessary by the Appeals Panel, a new set of radiographs may be taken at the Veterinary Hospital, School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin or by a veterinary practice nominated by HSI; • The full costs of the re-examination must be borne by the owner of the stallion; • The decision of the Appeals Panel shall be final. 1.4.4 Appeals Procedures for the Horse Sport Ireland Star Rating System and Classifications based on performance results Owners that are not satisfied with the classification of a horse which is based on performance results or the results of the Horse Sport Ireland Star Rating System can make a formal Appeal to Horse Sport Ireland.
The conditions of the appeal are as follows: • an appeal must be made to HSI within one month of the owner receiving the results of the classification or additional merits; • the owner must provide documentary evidence of relevant performances verified by the national or international governing body for the discipline involved; • the performance record of the animal and its relatives, where appropriate, will be examined by a panel of three inspectors who were not involved in the original classification/star rating process; • the full costs of the appeal must be borne by the owner of the animal; • the decision of the Appeal panel shall be final.
Note: Appeals relating to inspections must be dealt with under the procedures outlined in section 1.4.3. 22 2 Irish Draught Horse Studbook 2.1 Characteristics of the Breed/ Breed Standard The Irish Draught Horse is a versatile, powerful and athletic animal with substance and quality.
It has a pleasant head, good bone and a short shin, good spring of rib, strong loins and hindquarters and an active powerful stride.
Known for its good temperament, docility and willing nature, it has a robust constitution and is inherently sound.
The Irish Draught horse is a foundation breed that, when crossed with other breeds, will produce all types of leisure and performance horses.
Height: Ideally Irish Draughts should stand between 158cms (15.2hh) and a maximum of 170cms (16.3hh) at maturity.
Bone: Approximately 23 centimeters (9 inches) of strong, clean, flat bone.
Head: Should be pleasant, not coarse or hatchet like with plenty of room between the jaw bones.
Wide forehead and kind eyes, set well apart, and with large quality ears.
Neck: Good length of rein with head well set on, neck should be correctly muscled and well shaped.
Front legs: Long muscular forearms, short cannon bones with plenty of strong clean, flat bone, not back at the knee or tied in below the knee.
Pasterns should be in proportion with good hoof pastern axis.
Hooves should be of equal size, hard and sound with plenty of room at the heel.
They should not be boxy, over large or flat.
Shoulders: A sloping shoulder neither loaded, nor too heavy, nor too short, with well defined withers well set back.
Body, back and hindquarters: Deep girth with a good spring of rib, strong back, loins and quarters.
The croup and buttocks should be long and gently sloping.
Hips should not be too wide.
Hind legs: Strong gaskins, well shaped clean hocks set into short shins.
Should not be cow-hocked or wide apart at the hocks.
Action: Should be straight and free not heavy or ponderous.
Movement should be active and strong, showing good flexion of joints and freedom of the shoulders.
Colour: Any strong whole colour including bay, grey, chestnut, black, brown and dun.
Excessive white markings are not desirable. 2.2.
Basic Objectives of Selection To breed Irish Draught Horses with conformation, movement and temperament that conform to the breed standard, which will make good quality, sound and versatile horses. 23 2.3.
Sections of the Studbook The Irish Draught Horse studbook incorporates a main section and a supplementary section. 2.3.1 Main Section To qualify for entry into the main section of the Irish Draught Horse Studbook an animal must: • Be descended from parents that are entered in the main section of the studbook and have a pedigree established according to the rules of the studbook. • Be identified as a foal at foot in accordance with the rules of the studbook. 126.96.36.199.
Division of Main Section The main section of the Irish Draught Horse studbook is divided into classes.
There are seven classes for stallions: • Class 1 • Registered Irish Draught Great Britain (RID GB) • Registered Irish Draught Canada (RID CAN) • Class 2 • Grade 2 Great Britain (G2 GB) • Section 1 Canada (S1 CAN) • Class 3 • Class 4 There are six classes for mares/geldings: • RID • ID • Class 1 • Class 2 • Class 3 • Class 4 There are two classes for foals: • ID • Class 4 24 Stallions Class 1 RID GB RID CAN Class 2 G2 GB S1 CAN Class 3 Class 4 RID ID Mares/Geldings ID Class 4 Foals Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
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