The Board

The HSI Board meets at least six times per year (see the HSI Board Meeting briefing notes). It comprises 19 members and is currently chaired by Mr Jim Beecher. The chairman is nominated by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, in consultation with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. There are also two sub boards operating within HSI, these are the Breeding Sub Board and the Sport Sub Board.

 Jim Beecher, chairman of Horse Sport Ireland's Breeding Sub-Board.

Mr Jim Beecher
Interim Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland

Ms Rita Dunne
Association of Irish Riding Clubs / Association of Irish Riding Establishments

Lt. Col. Tom Freyne
Army Equitation School & Riding For the Disabled Association of Ireland

Mr Joe Reynolds
Dressage Ireland

Mr Peter Fell
Eventing Ireland

Ms Catherine Abbott
Eventing Ireland

Mr Peter Molloy
Irish Pony Club

Ms Barbara Hatton
Irish Horse Board

Mr Alex Deon
Irish Horse Board

Mr John Anthony Cogan
Irish Horse Board

Ms Ann Marie O’Gorman
Irish Horse Board

Mr David McCann
Irish Horse Board

Ms Elizabeth Deane
Irish Horse Board

Lt Col Gerard O’Gorman (Retired)
Irish Long Distance Riding Association (ILDRA) / Carriage Driving Section of HSI / Para Equestrian Ireland

Mr Sam Smyth
Northern Ireland Horse Board

Mr Charles Hanley
Showjumping Ireland

Mr Tony Hurley
Showjumping Ireland

Mr Ray Buchanan
Showjumping Ireland

Ms Sally-Anne Tobin
Showjumping Ireland

Ms Jane Darragh
Royal Dublin Society