To inform breeders of the need to keep up and increase the traditional Irish horse herd, we the T I H A are conducting a roadshow commencing at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th of February in the Lord Bagenal, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow. Speakers include Dr Emmeline Hill, U.C.D. Dr. Hill made a historical breakthrough in establishing a specific gene peculiar only to the T I H population thus identifying the T I H as a breed in its own right. The UCD speaker will be backed up by the one and only Sam Watson. Riding his superhorse Horseware Ardagh Highlight (ISH)(TIH) whereby he won a silver medal for Ireland at the recent World Equestrian Games in America. On Wednesday 6th of March 7.30PM the show rolls on to the Cavan Crystal hotel to hear words of wisdom from the renowned William Micklem. He is both an entertainer and an authority. As a coach, his understanding of horses mannerisms and riders frailty is immortalised in his design of the Micklem bridal. He will be accompanied by Victoria Teuton who has produced and ridden National and Balmoral champions and coached riders. His second accomplice is Simone Hirshin. Simone is a dressage rider and coach. She is riding T I H horses to Grand Prix level. Their contribution will be concluded by Dr. Alan Fahey, Associate Professor from UCD. On Tuesday 12th March 7.30PM the show invades the Ard Ri hotel, Tuam with three eminent lady speakers headed by Alison Corbally, director of breeding in HSI, together with our worldwide coach Sally Corscadden and well-known owner of Kylemore Stud Olive Broderick. They will discuss the successful breeding of elite desirable horses and the necessity for blood and jump in a breeding program.
The finale on Thursday 21st March 8.00PM at the Springfort Hall Hotel, Mallow will end with an in-depth discussion on the T I H broodmare herd by the author of the RDS book of "a profile of Ireland's elite T I H mares” Marcus O Donnell. He will be accompanied by Associate Professor Alan Fahy and the well-known producer Philip Scott, discussing preparation of young horses and reminding us of the many recent successes of T I H horses including: Ardcolum Duke, Hallowberry Cruz, November Night, Away Cruising, Alfie's Clover, Park Trader, etc and the success of Mr Chunky by Jumbo and Horseware Ardagh Highlight by Puissance who is an own brother to the sire Imperial Tiger.
Success was also experienced by TIHA as 15 mares are currently in foal to Traditional sires and those breeders can look forward to a reward of €300 per live foal delivered.
Every August Limerick show hosts the TIHA Festival of Traditional Irish Breeding. These classes have been very successful over the years and TIHA. are pleased to announce the introduction of a yearling filly class and also new for 2019 is the TIH Supreme Champion who will be presented with the Lady Hemphill memorial trophy and a total prize fund of€750.Furthermore producers of TIH horses can look forward to the highly successful Show and Go Sale which will be held on Tuesday 3rd. of September in the Mullingar Equestrian Centre. Further information can be found on the updated TIHA Website www.tiha.ie and Facebook page .
All are welcome
Entry to each night is FREE
€25 Annual membership is now due
Exiting members - facilities to renew your membership will be available on the night – please have your details with you -
New members - most welcome