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 Criteria Update 2021

CPD Report Card

Coaching Webinars

This year’s HSI  Coaching Webinar Spring Series featured several top-class international professionals, discussing a range of fascinating subjects.  Topics covered included biomechanics, hydrotherapy, nutrition, farriery, rider fitness, veterinary much more and are now available to watch online.

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.

Recordings of each webinar are available to watch at a reduced cost of €20 and will be made available for a set 48-hour period.

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 contact Jennifer Diamond, phone +353 (0)45 854 533 or email:

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