Working for Irish Breeders



The Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association is the official representative body of the Irish thoroughbred breeding industry at Government level both at home and internationally. The ITBA supports and represents all breeders, big and small, flat and national hunt across the island of Ireland. ITBA is an inclusive all-Ireland body with a regional structure and a dedicated office staff based at Kill in Co. Kildare.

The ITBA aims to work with and for the good of all Irish breeders to ensure Ireland continues to be one of the most renowned and successful breeding industries in the world. We do this by supporting, educating, promoting and advocating for all Irish breeders.


Incentive and Bonus Schemes including the National Hunt Fillies Bonus Scheme

Networking and social events

Comprehensive education programme including Ask The Expert Series, Preparation Series and Veterinary Series

Supporting and educating the Next Generation of Irish breeders, providing a pathway for new breeders to enter the industry

Celebrate breeders success at regional and national level awards

Lobbying at national and international government level to make sure your interests are represented

Expanding current applications through the integration of equine sector in TAMS

Creating new framework around DOCOMS

The ITBA represents Ireland on both veterinary and general issues at both ITBF (International Thoroughbred Breeders’ Federation) and EFTBA (European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association) series of meetings.

The association also represents breeders on the boards of all the major industry bodies and liaises with other associations on common issues of importance.

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As we approach the end of 2023, ITBA would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all the speakers, some of whom are members of our association, who contributed to the many workshops and seminars of the 2023 Educat
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) and the International Thoroughbred Breeders’ Federation (ITBF) have announced a new collaboration with an eye toward improving the Thoroughbred industry.
ITBA hosted its annual Autumn/Winter Veterinary Seminar this week will over 100 in attendance, online and in-person at ITBA HQ
ITBA HQ, Greenhills, Kill, Kildare, Ireland. W91 FY62
+353 45 877 543