WATCH: TIHA 2021 Webinar – WBFSH Rankings Study

A panel of leading industry experts discussed the WBFSH Rankings Study and the value of Traditional Irish Horses together with their placement in the Irish Sport Horse industry during our Webinar on 23rd March.

If you were unable to attend, you can catch up with the recording here.

Panellists: Mary Molloy, Prof. Emmeline Hill, Paul Beecher, Sam Watson, William Micklem, Sally Parkyn, Chris Ryan

Many thanks to our panellists and those that supported or contributed to the Webinar in any way. If you have any queries, please feel free to Contact Us.


TIHA Upcoming Events Feb-March 2019

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


TIHA Hunter Show and Go 2016 – Note to Vendors

The Traditional Irish Hunter Show & Go Sale, Tuesday 20th. Sept.  2016

Dear All,

We are delighted to welcome you to our T.I.H.A. Hunter Show & Go Auction.

Please note the following:

  1. It is advised that all horses be on site in Scarteen before 9.30am on Tuesday 20th. Sept.
  2. On arrival , owners must report to the office with (a) Horses Passport     (b) Veterinary  Certificate – without both of these documents horses cannot be included in the auction
  3. Owners will then receive two numbers – One for their animal and the second to be placed on the front inside window of their vehicle – so that potential customers will be able to identify & view your animal
  4. Horses need to be turned out to a high standard .
  1. Riders are advised to wear full hunting gear
  2. If you have not paid your entry fee of €100 per horse on line please do so immediately - if preferred payment may be made by cheque  (Cheques made  payable to T.I.H.A. North Munster Branch)  .
  3. Entry fees for all horses entered in the catalogue must be paid up in full.
  4. As your horse has been selected for the Sale, under NO circumstances can he/she be sold prior to the sale, anyone in breach of this ruling will not be accepted in any future T.I.H.A. Sales.
  5. It is hoped to have the first horse on the track at 10.30am. Horses will run in STRICT numerical  order  for the jumping phase and the Auction  - no exceptions!

T.I.H.A.  have  put  a considerable amount of time and effort into this initiative and we look forward to your co-operation on the day.

On behalf of T.I.H.A. we would like to wish you every success and thank you for supporting our sale.

Festival of Traditional Irish Breeding – Entries Closing Soon!


The Closing Date for the TIHA classes at this years Limerick Show is fast approaching . With a prize fund of over €12,000, this is not one you want to miss out on.

Entry forms can be downloaded at www.limerickshow.com or call Joan on 087-2467826 or Eamonn on 086-3908664. Entries close on Thursday 13th August!

Find out more about the new Hunter Equitation Class!


Tattersalls TIHA Display

Come and see a display of the versatility of Traditional Bred Irish Horses and Ponies at Tattersalls International Horse Trials, Ratoath, Co. Meath this Saturday 30th May in the Main Arena at 1.30PM - together with an item of particular interest - a clone of the legendary Cruising!


TIHA Hunter Equitation Class

TIHA are delighted to announce details of a new initiative to take place during The National Festival of Traditional Irish Breeding at Limerick Show on 22nd August 2015.
The aim of the TIHA Hunter Equitation class is to encourage a higher standard of production for the 5 year olds and upwards, traditionally bred horse, with a view to increasing their market value for the home and export markets.
Horses competing in this class should be quality animals, well mannered, athletic, careful and capable of jumping a course of fences to include working hunter /show jumping style ( max. height 1.15m) . They will be required to display smooth upward and downwards transitions to include lengthening and shortening at canter on the flat and over fences , landing on correct leads and at all times showing good balance, self carriage and rhythm.

Thanks to the support of the HSI Innovation Fund, a prize fund of €4,500 is on offer, broken down as follows:

1st. €1600 of which €1100 goes to the Owner & €450 goes to the Breeder

2nd. €1100 “     “       €800   “   “       “             €300 “     “     “

3RD. €700 “       “       €500   “     “     “              €200 “ “     “

4th. €500   “       “       €400   “   “     “             €100   “   “     “

5th. €350   “       “       €250   “   “       “           €100   “   “     “

6th. €250   “       “       €150   “   “       “           €100   “   “     “

Total = €4500


For further information, please contact:

Eamonn Gleeson on gleesoneamonn@yahoo.ie or 086 3908664.

Chris Ryan on scarteen@topmail.ie or 087 7682732


TIHA Stallion Auction 2015

Details regarding the Stallion Auction are available here. The Traditional Irish Horse Association would like to thank the Stallion Owners for their generosity.







TIHA Hunter Show and Go – Applications Open

Applications have now opened for the 2014 TIHA Hunter Show and Go which will take place at Scarteen House, Knocklong, Co. Limerick on Tuesday 7th October.

Selection days will take place in Barnadown, Co. Wexford on 19th September and Scarteen, Co. Limerick on 25th September. Find more information and apply online on the TIHA Website.

Foal Sale 2014

The first of this year's Cavan foal sale selection dates takes place on Tuesday, 12th August at Duffy EC, Claregalway and on the following evening at Gurteen College (Wednesday, 13th August).
Both start at 6.30pm, selection entry fee of €10 or free for TIHA members. Foal sale will take place in Cavan on Wednesday, 1st October. Call 0868488121 or 0876167655 for more details.