The IQHA is proud to announce its Affiliation with Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body of horsemanship in Ireland.  Ron Weisz, as Chairman of IQHA,  attended his first Horse Sport Ireland sub board meeting on the 27th January 2015 where the IQHA was formally welcomed as a full board member.  Our Affiliation is on the front page of the Horse Sport Ireland website and will be also announced in various publications and journals.

The IQHA is now an Affiliate of The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA),  The Western Equestrian Society (WES) and Horse Sport Ireland (HSI).  It is only through hard work and working together as an organisation that we can achieve such status as an Affiliate of such recognised organisations.

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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 from the IQHA once approved by the IQHA Board, the sum of U.S. Dollars $500 or Euro €400 towards the show cost limited to a maximum of 4 shows for the year (not to include the Championmship) .  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.  Approved IQHA Trail Ride organisers will be reimbursed for food costs.

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

26th April  – Trail Ride – Fossey Mountain Springs Ranch, – Laois

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, Co. Offally - Craig Johnson clinician

30th May      Drumcoura Show – All Breeds -  Drumcoura City, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

June              Ennis Show – awaiting further info

June – Trail Ride – Wicklow – Magda to advise on date

18th July     Pre Show Clinic  – Cyndi Hershey Brown – Fossey Mountain Springs Ranch

19th July     Open Breed 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 – to be confirmed

15th August – All Breed Show hosted by Anna Lehane Davney in Waterford

16th August -  Waterford  Clinic

September – All Breed Show in Northern Ireland – to be confirmed

13th September – Trail Ride – Lonesome Dove Ranch – Mullaghmore,  Co. Sligo

17th and 18th October  IQHA Championship at Drumcoura City on the 17th followed by a clinic on the 18th.  This is to be judged by an AQHA Judge.


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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 :

To contact Theresa Fitzpatrick, Secretary:

To Contact Derek O’Byrne White, International Director and Child Protection:

To Contact Mick LeCumber, Youth Coordinator:

To Contact Anna Lehane Davny, Publicity and IQHA news:

To Contact Mousy Jinks, Trail Ride Coordinator:

To contact Sue Huxtable, Treasurer:

To contact Marlene Rutten, Shows and Training and Youth:

To contact Susanne Hehle, Shows and Training:

To contact Magda Halagda, (awaiting post):


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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 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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