Coaching Resources

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) aims to provide continuous support to HSI Accredited Coaches. Coaches should continue to add to their toolkit once they have gained their qualification.

The online resources available to coaches address keys areas such as mental health awareness, anti-doping, governance and much more. Many of these courses also fit into the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programme for coaches or are requirements for coaches to remain listed as an active coach on the list of HSI Accredited Coaches.

Useful Documents

Correct record keeping is very important for all coaches, below you can find templates for documents which may be useful for coaches, including blank session planners and evaluation forms and risk assessments. If you are looking for a specific document which is not available below, please email coaching@horsesportireland.ie

HSI Code of Conduct for HSI Accredited Coaches

Session Planner and Evaluation

HSI Risk Assessment

HSI Key To Risk Assessment

One Good Coach

Developed in partnership with Jigsaw, this online E-Learning resource is recommended for all HSI Accredited Coaches. The course has been specifically developed to help coaches upskill on how to promote and to support young people’s mental health through the delivery of equestrian sport.

Coaches who complete the course will receive 1 CPD point.

Sport Ireland Athlete Anti-Doping

The Sport Ireland Athlete Anti-Doping E-Learning programme is a recommend resource for all HSI Accredited Coaches. The course is available for free and can be fully completed online.

Coaches who complete the course will receive 1 CPD point.

Safeguarding 1

All HSI Coaches who wish to be listed as an active HSI Accredited Coach are required to hold a valid Safeguarding 1 certificate. Click below for details of upcoming courses and how to renew your certificate.

Safeguarding 1 must be renewed every three years.

Garda Vetting

Under HSI policy all HSI Accredited Coaches coaching in the Republic of Ireland are required to be Garda Vetted through HSI. All coaches must renew their Garda Vetting every five years.

Access NI

Under HSI policy all HSI Accredited Coaches coaching in Northern Ireland are required to be complete an Access NI application through HSI. All coaches must renew their Access NI every five years.