Upcoming Webinars and Events:

Saddle Balance and Fit with Master Saddler Lauren Coxhead and HSI Level 3 Show Jumping Coach Heather Coyle 

Due to popular demand, Horse Sport Ireland Coaching is delighted to announce the return of the ‘Saddle Balance and Fit for Horse and Rider’ CPD event with Master Saddler Lauren Coxhead and HSI Level 3 Coach Heather Coyle at Thorton Park Equestrian, on Thursday, March 21st from 2 to 5pm.

Lauren Coxhead, SMS MSF MSFC, is a highly regarded and qualified Master Saddle Fitter and Chief Advisor with Saddles Ireland, and holds not one but two qualifications from the Society of Master Saddle Fitters. Lauren is well known all around the country, fitting saddles and supporting clients with maintenance advice, refits and adjustments for riders of all levels, from grassroots to Olympians.

Heather Coyle is one of Ireland’s leading show jumping coaches and is an active Coach Developer with the HSI Coaching Programme. Heather  has previously held the position of High-Performance Coordinator within HSI and was involved with the Irish Pony (under 16), Junior (under 18), Young Rider (under 21) and Children on Horses (under 14) Show Jumping teams, who have enjoyed immense success and medals in the last number of years.

This event will include presentation and discussion with hands on saddle fitting demonstrations, followed by practical coaching demonstrations under the theme of saddle fit and balance for both the horse and rider.

Topics include:

  • The 6 basic principles of saddle fit
  • Balance of the saddle
  • Saddle care and maintenance
  • Balance and position considerations of the rider
  • Practical coaching demonstrations

This event is suitable for coaches of all levels, particularly Level 1 and Level 2 coaches, AIRC and IPC members, horse owners and riders, and anyone with an interest in the topic. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Early booking is advisable. 

  • 2 CPD Points awarded to HSI Accredited Coaches
  • 2pm to 5pm at Thorton Park Equestrian, Swords, Co. Dublin
  • March 21st, 2024
  • Cost: €35 per person

CLICK HERE to book and secure your place.

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