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From the Archives . . . Burghley 1966

Burghley Sept 1966…the inaugural World Championships From the left…Irish Gold medal Team Eddie Boylan - Durlas Eile - 3/4 TB Virginia Freeman Jackson - Sam Weller - TB Penny Morton - Loughlin - 3/4 TB Tommy Brennan - Kilkenny - 3/4 TB All the horses were by a TB and all horses show jumped at […]

Bay My Hero

TIHA are delighted to congratulate Bryan Maguire, breeder of Bay My Hero, the winner of the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** 2014! See Bryan interviewed on IrishHorse.tv here.


Positive and practical initiatives were on the agenda at the annual general meeting of the Traditional Irish Horse Association, held in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone where chairman Hugh Leonard called on sport horse breeders to unite. Noting that six ‘jamboree meetings’ had been held to resolve problems in the horse sector, since an inaugural […]

The Traditional Irish Horse – A unique, distinct and separate breed – except in the Irish Horse Register

Recent equine genetic research has dispelled a number of myths and provided valuable information on the origins of various breeds, including the thoroughbred.  The genetic information on the traditional Irish horse corroborates the existing but little-publicised genealogical and historical records.   The ground-breaking research by Dr. Emmeline Hill and Dr. Mim Bower (published in 2010) […]

Notice of TIHA AGM

Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Traditional Irish Horse Association will take place on Sunday, February 16th in the Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone at 2pm.


TIHA Thinktank

Thought-provoking seminars have been in the news recently and the latest event provided further food for thought at the Traditional Irish Horse Association’s ‘thinktank’ last Sunday. Over 40 breeders and individuals were invited to discuss both the current state and way forward for traditional breeding in morning sessions at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny before […]

Irish Independent: Breeders opting for 'traditional' stamps

More than 400 breeders chose to have their foals' passports officially stamped as 'Traditional' when registered with Horse Sport Ireland in 2013 and the number is expected to grow in 2014. The move follows a concerted campaign by the Traditional Irish Horse Association (TIHA) to have special recognition for the traditional Irish breeding and cross-breeding […]

TIHA Newsletter – Winter 2013

It is that time of the year when we in the TIHA are reminding you that your membership of the Traditional Irish Horse Association of €25 is due for renewal (unless previously paid). We are happy to report that we have had a busy year and have had some success in relation to promoting and […]