Horse Sport Ireland Children First Act 2015 Legislative requirements for Equestrian Sporting Body’s On 11th December 2017 the Children First Act 2015 was fully commenced. A 3 month time frame was allocated to relevant organisations, stating that on or before, 11th March 2018, they must complete a Risk Assessment and then publish their Child Safeguarding Statement. Risk Assessment Within Horse Sport Ireland, the purpose of the Risk Assessment procedure is that each Equestrian Sporting Body considers the potential for harm that may come to children or vulnerable adults while they are participating in our sport and other activities and to minimise such risks and address them appropriately. Each Equestrian Sporting Body in Ireland with Children or Vulnerable Adults participating in their activates must review, discuss and complete the Risk Assessment that must then be signed by the relevant Equestrian Body’s Children’s Officer and Chairperson. The Risk Assessment template has been drafted by Horse Sport Ireland for each of […]
Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to join the NSPCC to promote Parents in Sport Week 2017 2nd – 8th October 2017 Parents are key to a child’s life-long involvement in sport The NSPCC and Horse Sport Ireland have joined forces with more than 100 sports organisations in Ireland and the UK to promote Parents in Sport Week. We want our sports bodies to rally behind our efforts from October 2nd -8th 2017 to underscore the positive, supporting role that parents play. Coaches and officials can also examine their communication with parents to benefit children’s involvement in sport. Dr Camilla Knight of Swansea University who studies parental involvement in sport says, “Parents play a critical role within youth sport. Without their support and involvement youth sport could not exist in the way it does today”. However we all know of ‘over-involved’ or ‘pushy’ parents which subsequently can affect a children’s experience. […]
Horse Sport Ireland Selection Policy and High Performance Programme Junior Event Team 2017 CH-EU-J-CCI1*, Millstreet, IRL July 19th – 24th 2017 Relevant Contacts: Debbie Byrne (Irish Junior Event Team Manager/Chef d’Equipe) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +44(0)7711800686 Home: +44 (0) 2825650577 Aileen Cartwright (Horse Sport Ireland Programme Administrator) Email: email@example.com Phone: 045 854530 Terry Boon (Dressage & Cross Country Coach) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +44(0)7713245323 Gerry Flynn (SJ Coach) Email: email@example.com Mobile: 00353 (0) 868221082 JP King (Team vet) Mobile: 00353 (0) 860411634 Relevant Documentation: Please see below Junior Eventing Selection Policy for 2017, in addition relevant appendix including; Athlete Code of Conduct, Junior Eventing Points Table 2017 and Junior Eventing Programme Training details 2017. Athlete Selection Policy FEI Junior Eventing European Championships 2017 CH-EU-J-CCI1* Appendix 1 – HSI Code of Conduct – Athletes Appendix 2 – Junior Eventing Points Table 2017 Appendix 3 – Junior Eventing Programme – Training 2017 HSI Junior Eventing High […]
Horse Sport Ireland hosted a reception in Wellington, Palm Beach Wednesday (March 2nd) to recognise the contribution made by owners to Irish equestrian teams and especially to acknowledge the great support that the Irish equestrian community have received in the USA. Damian McDonald, CEO of Horse Sport Ireland and host of the event spoke at the event saying:-“Ireland and the USA have a special relationship. Our histories are intertwined by hundreds of thousands of Irish people who emigrated to America. Today, in Palm Beach, a new special releationship has flourished between our two countries through our shared love of the horse.” “The contribution that US based owners make to Irish equestrian teams is extraordinary. This week sees four Irish teams compete here in Florida with young rider, junior and children on horses teams joining our senior teams. This is a fantastic opportunity for these young riders and I want to […]
Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series 2016 Horse Sport Ireland are now seeking applications from venues to run legs of the 2016 Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series. Application forms and the associated conditions can be found here. Venues should note that for 2016, it is intended to run the Series between April and October. The closing date for receipt of applications will be 12noon on Tuesday 12th January 2016.