2015 Calendar of Events

The 2015 Calendar of events is still being formulated but please find below some of the plans.  Any Member that would like to host an approved IQHA  show with a qualified AQHA or WES Judge will receive the sum of U.S. Dollars $500 or Euro €400 towards the cost of a Judge.  Any IQHA Member who would like to host an event such as a clinic, trail ride, social etc. can contact  the IQHA Chairman or any other  IQHA Director.

29th March 2015   NRHA Judge, Lauren Ellen Ferris – clinic at Cochise Stud

April  – Trail Ride – Fossey Mountain Springs

April  2015  – WES Chairman, David Brindley, is considering running a seminar

on the rule book , show classes,  show etiquette, Health and Safety and Horse Welfare

16th and 17th May – Cowboy Dressage Clinic and Ranch Pleasure Clinic – Cochise Stud – clinician to be announced

30th May      Drumcoura Show

June              Ennis Show

June – Trail Ride – Wicklow

18th July     Pre Show Climic  – Cyndi Hershey Brown – Cochise Stud

19th July     Show at Fossey Mountain Springs Ranch

20/21 July  One to One training at  Cochise Stud with Cindi Hershey Brown

July – Trail Ride – Dublin Mountains

August – Waterford Clinic

September – Show in Northern Ireland

September Trail Ride – Lonesome Dove Ranch

17th and 18th October  IQHA Champiomships at Drumcoura


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The Board of Directors will meet on Friday, the 30th day of January 2015 in Mullingar at the Mullingar Park House Hotel at 7:30pm.  Any matters for the Agenda should be provided to Theresa Fitzpatrick as IQHA Secretary on or before the  16th January 2015 for final approval by the Chairman.

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The IQHA is proud to announce that it is officially the Irish Affiliate of the Western Equestrian Society.  All IQHA members are welcome to attend WES shows and events at the same rates as WES Members in the UK and likewise all WES Members are welcome to attend all IQHA shows and events in Ireland at the same rates as IQHA Members.     We look forward to a long and lasting relationship with WES and thank their Chairman, David Brindley, for his assistance in securing the Affiliation for the  IQHA .

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Contact Details

To Contact Ron Weisz, Chairman :   rweisz@eircom.net

To contact Theresa Fitzpatrick, Secretary: iqhasecretary@yahoo.ie

To Contact Derek O’Byrne White, International Director and Child Protection: westernclinic@gmail.com

To Contact Mick LeCumber, Youth Coordinator: fosseymountainsprings@eircom.net

To Contact Anna Lehane Davny, Publicity and IQHA news: anna.c.lehane@gmail.com

To Contact Mousy Jinks, Trail Ride Coordinator: mouseyjinks@gmail.com

To contact Sue Huxtable, Treasurer: sue.drumcoura@gmail.com

To contact Marlene Rutten, Shows and Training and Youth: marlene.rutten@gmail.com

To contact Susanne Hehle, Shows and Training: s_hele@yahoo.ie

To contact Magda Halagda, (awaiting post): mhalada@wp.pl


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Code of Conduct of Board Members

At the Board of Directors meeting on the 25th November 2014, all Board Members in attendance signed a Code of Conduct which appears herein.  Code of Conduct for Board Members



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The AGM for the IQHA trading as “Western Riding Ireland” was held on Saturday, the 1st day of November 2014  in the DC Saloon at Drumcoura City, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.  There was the annual election of Directors at this meeting.  Ten Directors in total were elected.  The following five people were re-elected:

Ron Weisz, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Mousey Jinks, Mick LaCumbre and Derek O’Byrne White.

There were five new Directors elected:  Susanne Hehle, Marlene Rutten, Susan Huxtable, Anna Lehane Davney and Magda Halada.

The First meeting of the Board of Directors will be held at the Mullingar Park Hotel on Tuesday the 25th day of November 2014 at 7:30pm

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IQHA Championships

17th  August: the IQHA Championships judged by Cyndi Hersey Brown from Texas.

Patterns & Entry forms can be downloaded from IQHA Facebook page, or email westernclinic@gmail.com to request copies of all forms and patterns.


Novice Youth Youth and Novice Amateur may opt to ride two handed with shank bit. But only in their designated classes.


Stabling should be booked direct with Drumcoura Lake Resort.

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Youth Performance at AQHA YWC Outstanding

IQHA Youth Teams performance at the AQHA Youth World Cup in Bryan College College Station Texas, has been outstanding, with performances way ahead of any expectation. In Cutting Nicole Devine finish in the top ten placing the 9th, and Jade Huxtable close behind. IQHA earning their first points of the competition.. This was followed up by a silver medal for Ella Thomas in Western Pleasure




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IQHA on the radio

IQHA was featured today on RTE Radio 1 Mooney to promote the IQHA, western riding and the youth team! In case you missed it, we got the interview for you.

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IQHA Rule Book

Please download to obtain your copy of the IQHA rule book.

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