Horse Sport Ireland re-launch X-Ray Screening Scheme for 2021

  • 10 March 2021, 09:00

Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to re-launch the mare/filly x-ray screening scheme for 2021. The scheme proved hugely popular with breeders in the 2020 season where over 200 mares/fillies were screened under the scheme. The earlier launch date aims to increase the reach and benefit of the screening to all eligible industry stakeholders.

This scheme, which is being funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), will provide breeders/owners with an accessible pathway to completing a full set of x-rays for their own personal use:

  • Bench-marking the breeding herd
  • Support breeding decision making
  • Support performance decisions

The scheme is open to fillies/mares aged 2-5 years, who are registered/endorsed in a WBFSH/DAFM approved studbook and meet the performance requirements.  The mares/filly’s eligibility status will be determined based on dam line performance or the dam’s progeny performance record. Following a valid and approved online application, Horse Sport Ireland will cover the cost of the screening and notify the selected approved veterinarian.

Breeders/owners may apply for up to two fillies/mares to be included in the screening. Please click here for the complete terms and conditions of this scheme. This scheme operates on a first come first served basis up to the maximum allocation facilitated by the existing budget allocation.

The deadline for applications is the 31st of October 2021.

If you would like to apply for the scheme please complete the form below: