The official website of the Irish Harness Racing Association

IHRA Mission Statement

To develop a vibrant harness racing industry accessible to all, which promotes participation and racing excellence, the breeding of world-class horses whilst maximising returns to its stakeholders.

IHRA is the internationally recognised governing body of harness racing in Ireland. Member the Union of European Trotting (UET) and World Trotting Association.

IHRA Structure

The IHRA consists of a Board of Directors (8) which represents all three regions of racing (Annaghmore, Cork & Dublin) and includes independent directors from various economic backgrounds.

In line with corporate governance, the IHRA operates a sub committee structure which provide recommendations on various matters and to act in an advisory capacity to assist the executives and the HRI Board in the management of the function or body concerned.

Please see our strategic plan for more information