The final leg of the Horse Sport Ireland Autumn Development Series 2020 took place Sunday, 21st March in Barnadown Equestrian Centre. This event was due to take place at the end of 2020, however, due to Covid-19 restrictions it was postponed until this spring. ARENA EVENTING The Arena Eventing series, featuring five, six and seven-year-old classes, saw great competition from High-Performance athletes and Professional Producers and their up-and-coming young horses. This event followed on from the penultimate leg in Wexford Equestrian Centre and both competitions acted as a vital experience for these young horses to gain confidence for the upcoming season. The seven-year-old class saw eight out of the 10 starters produce double clear rounds. The eventual winner of the class was Joanne Corish and Lates Caralier (ISH), owned by Thomas Corish and bred by Thomas Fitzgerald, from Co. Kilkenny. Lates Caralier (ISH) is by Harlequin Du Carel (SF), out […]
EHV-1 (Equine Herpes Virus) Protocol as agreed with Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Horse Sport Ireland
3rd March 2021 Representatives from Horse Sport Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), the FEI IRL National Head Veterinarian and representatives from the Irish Equine Centre met last night to discuss and agree a risk management EHV-1 Protocol for FEI athletes and horses returning from the Iberian peninsula, the centre of the EHV-1 outbreak. This EHV-1 Protocol will also apply to all FEI horses returning to Ireland from continental Europe and the UK and will be effective immediately. IRL athletes based on the continent will have to contact their local veterinary authority of the relevant competent authority before they depart the show venue. It is important to note that FEI horses will only be permitted to leave such FEI venues when they are in possession of an official health certificate from the local Veterinary Authorities. Each venue will have stringent biosecurity EHV-1 Protocols in place and […]
Government information on the movement of Equines between Ireland and the UK has been updated as of 1st January 2021. Please click here for the latest information and advice. Animal health requirements relating to horse movements apply to everyone, please familiarise yourself with the latest advice and information.
Horse Sport Ireland liaising closely with DAFM in relation to European outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus
Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) are liaising closely with all relevant authorities, in relation to the outbreak, particularly the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, who are the competent authority with regard to such disease matters, in respect of returning athletes and horses. Horse Sport Ireland are in regular contact with athletes in Spain. Horses will only be permitted to leave the Jumping Tour venues in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP), Vilamoura (POR), San Giovanni in Marignano (ITA) and Gorla Minore (ITA) when they are in possession of an official health certificate from the local Veterinary Authorities. Each venue will have stringent biosecurity protocols in place and additional FEI Veterinary Delegates onsite. Horse Sport Ireland are urging all stakeholders to be vigilant during this time with regard to movement of horses to/from the Continent. The FEI has cancelled international events in 10 countries on the European mainland with immediate effect […]
Horse Sport Ireland Partners with Riding for the Disabled Association of Ireland for Inaugural Masters Competition
Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to be partnering with the Riding for the Disabled Association Ireland (RDA Ireland) as charity partner for this Friday’s Horse Sport Ireland Show Jumping Masters which will be televised live on RTÉ 2 at 6.30pm. RDA Ireland is a registered charity providing the opportunity for therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with a range of disabilities by enjoying safe, healthy, stimulating horse-riding activities. The RDA has over 40 groups across Ireland with 500 volunteers providing weekly riding or carriage driving sessions to 600 disabled children and adults. Volunteering for the RDA is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends, keep fit, and get a fantastic feeling of satisfaction that you are making a difference. To find out more about volunteering, click here. As a charity, RDA Ireland relies on sponsorship and donations, if you would like to make a donation to […]