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 […]
HORSE Sport Ireland’s (HSI) vision for the future is to have the best riders and horses in the world and it should be recognised that the sporting element of our industry is fundamentally underpinned by our breeding of quality sport horses. The contribution of the sport horse industry to the Irish economy is more than €816 million per anum and breeding is the largest sector, accounting for a total expenditure of €271 million within the economy. Therefore, it is essential that we continue to celebrate the achievements of Irish breeders especially in a year with such upheaval. HSI are delighted to continue the international breeder prizes for 2020, with prizes awarded to the breeders of the top three Irish-bred horses in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) year-end rankings in Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage. A sum of €1,500 will be awarded to the leading Irish breeder in […]
Applications for X-Ray Screening Scheme close November 6th The X-Ray Screening Scheme is one of several new schemes launched in 2020 to assist breeders and producers and to advance the breeding industry. The aim of the scheme is to provide breeders with an accessible x-ray screening programme for their own personal use (benchmarking their breeding herd/sales, etc.) and to document the prevalence of osteo-abnormalities in the Irish young horse population. HOW TO APPLY Eligibility: Open to Irish Breeders and Owners of young fillies/mares aged two to five years old, registered/ endorsed in a WBFSH/DAFM-approved studbook and which meet the specific performance requirements. For a full list of Terms & Conditions click here. Application: Click here to fill in an application form. Important Dates: The closing date for applications is 6th November 2020. All screenings must be completed and returned to HSI before 13th November 2020. Available Funding: Following receipt of a […]
Welcome to our first Podcast! Our new podcast series is hosted by professional equestrian sports commentator John Kyle, and to launch the new series John speaks with Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy about safe sport resumption under the current Covid-19 restrictions. Click here to listen to our first podcast.
Cathal Daniels, member of Horse Sport Ireland’s high-performance eventing squad, is using this time to get to know some exciting new additions to his quality string of horses whilst working hard to keep his well-known horses in top form Following a very exciting yard move to Tully East which is situated on the Curragh. Team CDS now has a training facility that many of us could only ever dream of. Complete with gallops, schooling strip, covered lunge pen, outdoor arena, water treadmill, vita floor and solarium – it’s safe to say that the horses who call Tully East home are very lucky. “Dr Sarah Hughes is a great supporter of CDS,” Cathal begins. “I now have a number of Sarah’s horses based with me, ranging from young stock to 4* horses. Sarah resides in the USA so it’s a real privilege to have her stable stars based with me in […]