Additional Speakers Announced for the 2017 HSI National Coaching and Breeding Conference

  • 26 October 2017, 14:31

HORSE Sport Ireland (HSI) is delighted to announce that international event rider Andrew Hoy has been added to the line-up for the 2017 HSI National Coaching and Breeding Conference. Hoy has an incredible competition record at the top level of Eventing and has won four Olympic medals as well as four World Championship medals to date. He has an impressive string of horses currently competing at the top level of the sport and will discuss the breeding and production of potential top-level event horses for the future.

Also added to the line-up is well known veterinary surgeon Larry Dunne who will be on hand to discuss equine reproduction, retaining pregnancies in mares and the embryo transfer process.

The conference takes place on Tuesday, 28th November 2017 at Cavan Equestrian Centre. The event will address breeding, training, management and preparation of competition horses and riders for optimum performance in competition. In addition to the speakers above we will be joined by Rob Ehrens, Chef d’Equipe to the Dutch Senior Show Jumping Team and Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics.

Rob Ehrens is one of the most highly respected coaches in international show jumping. He has been Chef d’Equipe to the Dutch Senior Show Jumping Team for the last thirteen years, during which he has achieved incredible success with his teams. In the last five years, Rob has guided his riders to win eleven team and individual medals at World and European Championship level. A talented rider himself, Ehrens won the Calgary Grand Prix in 1980 as well as a World Cup Qualifier in Hertogenbosch. He was part of 5 European Championship teams as well as being a two-time Olympian representing his home country.

Russell Guire founded Centaur Biomechanics in 2006, a company which specialises in horse and rider performance analysis. Since then Russell has delivered presentations all over the world on the use and effectiveness of biomechanics in maintaining soundness in both horse and rider. For the last ten years, Russell has been working with the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), assisting riders on both the World Class Programme and Team GB. Russell provides video and biomechanical analysis to all disciplines – dressage, show jumping, eventing and para equestrian dressage. More recently he has been investigating the effect that different saddles have on the horse and the interaction that the rider has with the horse’s movement and soundness.

This event is a must attend for all equine professionals, riders, farriers, coaches, competitors, instructors, equine students and anyone with an interest in horses.

Date: Tuesday 28th November 2017

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Cavan Equestrian Centre

Tickets: €50 (includes lunch)

 Tickets are pre-paid only and places must be booked in advance. Please ensure to book your place early as places will be allocated in a first come, first served basis.

3 CPD points will be allocated to HSI Accredited Coaches in attendance at this event.

Please contact Katie or Catherine on +353 45 854533 or email

Alternatively, you can book online here

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