Inward Buyer Programme

The Inward Buyer Programme (IBP) enables overseas purchasers at Irish thoroughbred sales to claim a contribution towards travel expenses.

Claimants are entitled to a fixed amount, based on the country from which they have travelled:

Great Britain€200
North America€1,300
Middle East/Gulf€1,300
Rest of Asia€1,500
South Africa€1,500
Australia/New Zealand€1,500
Rest of World€1,300

ITM also contributes to the travel expenses of buyers who purchase privately in Ireland. Contributions are made on a per person/per horse purchased basis.

How to make a claim

Claims are very straightforward, requiring the following documents:

  • Signed IBP claim form
  • Travel ticket or boarding pass including date, name, and origin/destination
  • Bank details on bank headed paper if you wish to be paid by bank transfer
  • For private purchases, proof of sale from vendor

There is an ITM desk at all Irish sales, where claims can be made and documentation provided. Documentation can also be sent to [email protected].

Important information

Claims are made on a per person/per horse basis, i.e. if four people travel to a sale and two horses are purchased, two claims can be made. 

Claims can be made up to three months after the date of the sale.

Contact [email protected] for assistance or to learn more about our incentives.

Get In Touch

To find out more please call or email us and we will be happy to help.

Call: +353 (0) 45443060 Email: [email protected]