Horse Sport Ireland currently have the following vacancies open for application:

  1. High-Performance Team Managers – Youth Eventing High-Performance Programme
  2. Coaching and Education Administrative Assistant  
  3. Registration & Services Administrator


High-Performance Team Managers – Youth Eventing High-Performance Programme

Horse Sport Ireland is seeking to engage U21, U18 and U16 High-Performance Team Managers for the Youth Eventing High-Performance Programme. The candidate will focus on the delivery of the Youth Eventing High-Performance programmes for 2019.

For more information, click here: High-Performance Team Managers Youth Eventing

Should you require more information please contact Tríona (045) 854519 or alternatively send a CV to before 5pm 16th November 2018.


Coaching and Education Administrative Assistant

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is the governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland. We are currently seeking an administrative assistant for the Coaching and Education department. The successful candidate will be required to carry out administrative duties including processing applications, efficiently dealing with customer queries and providing support for accredited coaches. Therefore, a knowledge and understanding of the equestrian industry is essential.


  • Plan and complete administration of the Coaching and Equine Education Courses
  • Promote and implement the administration of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training programme for active coaches
  • Assist with the development and implementation of equine education programmes to compliment the HSI Coaching Programme
  • Develop and enhance education syllabi and course materials to support the programmes
  • Update the relevant sections of the HSI website and database as necessary
  • Marketing and promotion of programmes and events

The successful candidate will have:

  • Appropriate third level qualification in Education/Training and/or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of FEI equestrian sports
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Proven organisational and administration ability
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet strict deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, ability to produce reports and deal with all correspondence; knowledge of Sage CRM desirable
  • Clean driving licence and a willingness to work flexible hours

Please forward your CV with a cover letter to Catherine Flanagan at by Tuesday 23rd October 2018.


Registration & Services Administrator

Horse Sport Ireland, located in Naas, Co Kildare is the governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland. We are currently seeking additional staff members for the Registration Unit. The successful candidates will be required to carry out administrative functions including horse registrations, passport processing and dealing with client queries by email and over the phone, therefore an understanding of the equine industry is essential.

Job Purpose

Responsible for providing effective and efficient administrative services in the Registration Unit

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist with the processing of all applications for the Irish Horse Register
    • Deal with on-going queries in relation to registration services and seek to resolve where possible or escalate for further action.
    • Answer calls and deal with queries within the call centre and seek to resolve where possible or escalate for further action.
    • Processing name changes and change of ownership, issuing of Micro Chips, covering certs, mark charts and foal kits as required.
    • Carry out routine accounts work/ cash handling in line with procedures.
    • You may be required to attend at shows and events to assist in the event administration and organisation as requested.

General Administration

  • General clerical / administration duties e.g. dealing with filing, photocopying, answering/making telephone calls, post, dealing with emails, reception desk duties.
    • Work as part of a team in delivering high quality customer lead services.
    • Communicating and dealing with the public/customers e.g. responding to queries and providing information face-to-face, by telephone or via email.
    • Use manual and computer based records to make sure all information is accurate and up-to­ date at all times.
    • A good working knowledge of Microsoft office would be required.
    • Attention to detail to ensure it is completed to a high standard; approaching work in a careful and methodical manner, displaying accuracy at all times, even when conducting routine/repetitive work.
    • Support the general administrative needs of the Breeding Department and other departments as allocated and required.

Health, Safety and Quality Management

  • Adhere at all times to the Health and Safety policy and procedures of HSI and/or any other parties if conducting work off site.
    • Ensure personal compliance to all Quality Standards including ISO requirements.


  • Other reasonable duties as may be required within overall competence and skill.
    • This job description may be updated to reflect changing organisational needs.

Please send a current CV to: Siobhan Byrne, Horse Sport Ireland, Beech House, Osberstown, Naas, Co. Kildare. Tel: 045 850800 or email: