Course – Introduction to Coaching

The HSI Introduction to Coaching course is the initial step on the coaching ladder. It provides parents, coaches and young horse producers with the basic skills and techniques to coach at training level. The course provides candidates with the basic principles of coaching, a better understanding of modern competition requirements, and a detailed understanding of the HSI Coaching Programme and of the work involved to become a qualified equestrian coach.

Entry Requirements: Candidates should be over 16 years of age and have a general knowledge of horses and horsemanship. Previous equestrian experience does help develop your eye as a coach.

Introduction to Coaching

This is a one day course and is very practical in its presentation. The theory sessions are completed in groups and most of the time is spent in the arena watching and participating in practical coaching sessions.

Course dates

Course dates will be released shortly.

Course fee: €100
Book a course

You can book a coaching course by downloading the application form, completing it and returning to Horse Sport Ireland with the course fee.

Download the application form for the Introduction to Coaching Application Form

Alternatively you can fill out your application form online and you will have the option to pay online or by cheque.


More information

If you would like more information on the Introduction to Coaching course please contact Jennifer Diamond in Horse Sport Ireland. Email or phone 045 854 533.

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