Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

The CPD Programme is a vital element of the HSI Coaching Programme. It ensures HSI Accredited coaches meet their professional obligation to deliver top quality coaching to their riders. Participation in this programme helps coaches develop their technical skills, delivery styles and increases their knowledge base. The CPD Programme also gives riders confidence in the level of training they are receiving, knowing that the coach is part of an assured professional development programme.

CPD Report Card 2022

CPD Criteria 2022

Coaching Webinars

Horse Sport Ireland Coaching Webinars offer coaches a unique opportunity to further their learning and engage with industry experts from the world from the comfort of their own home.

HSI Accredited Coaches will gain 1 CPD per webinar.

Although the webinars are aimed towards HSI coaches, they are open to anyone with an interest in the topics – several of the webinars may be of interest to riders, owners and breeders.

CPD Events

Horse Sport Ireland Coaching run a variety of in-person events around Ireland. These events provide coaches with an opportunity to learn from and observe leading industry experts in both a theory and practical setting.

CPD points awarded for events vary depending on the duration of the event.

Sport Ireland Women In Sport Coaching Conference

Register for the upcoming Sport Ireland Women in Sport Coaching Conference, taking place on Saturday 3rd December from 9.45 – 4.00pm in the Grand Hotel, Malahide.
The cost of registration is only €15. All attendees will receive a conference pack on arrival and lunch will be provided.
The conference is targeting female coaches, and male coaches of female athletes/teams, from teenage to adult level and will include a day of presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Those in attendance can expect to hear from Irish and International keynote speakers, coaches and coaching professionals who will share their knowledge and tips to unlocking potential and creating environments where their athletes flourish. Talks/workshops on the day include:

  • Creating environments for athletes to flourish
  • Coaching teenage girls
  • Nutrition and menstrual cycle and the female athlete
  • Creating psychological safety in your training group
  • Creating the right culture
  • Coaching high-performance athletes
  • Plus more topics on the day

HSI Coaches will be eligible for 2 CPD points upon attendance.

To register, please click the following link:

Online CPD Opportunities


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Current, valid First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Safeguarding 1 Certificate
  • Garda Clearance / Access NI Vetting (completed through HSI)

The Accreditation year runs from 1st December to 30th November.

More information:

If you require any further information please email:

HSI reserves the right to modify, alter or add to accreditation requirements in accordance with updates to HSI Coaching Programmes.