HSI Background

In 2001, Liam Connellan former President of the RDS produced a report setting out the principles on which a new body would be created. This followed widespread consultation. The fundamental rationale behind the proposal was the bringing together of Equestrian sport and breeding into one body.
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What We Do

Horse Sport Ireland has the following responsibilities within the equestrian sector in Ireland.

  • Interface with Government Breeding Policy
  • Maintain ISH Studbook
  • Maintain ID Studbook
  • Issue Passports
  • Education Programmes
  • Online Database – CapallOir
  • NGB as recognised by FEI, ISC, OCI, Dept of Agriculture, Sport NI
  • High Performance Programmes
  • Select all International Teams
  • Approve all International Entries
  • Sponsorship Programme
  • Publicise the Rural Development Programme (RDP)