Introduction to Coaching

The HSI Introduction to Coaching course is a prerequisite to the Level 1 Coaching Course and is the first initial step onto the coaching ladder. It provides candidates with the first basic insights to the skills and technical knowledge needed to coach at grassroots level and above.

This one-day course covers the basic principles of best practice in coaching and offers a better understanding of modern competition requirements. The course is split into two elements: theory and practical sessions.

The theory section includes group work and covers an introduction to coaching skills and practices. The practical element includes coaching demonstrations on both the flat and for jumping and allows participants the opportunity to trial their own coaching skills under expert guidance.

Upon completion, candidates are issued a certificate of attendance and should have a better understanding of the HSI Coaching Programme, and the requirements needed to become a HSI qualified equestrian coach.

Entry Requirements: The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in coaching, including parents, riders and producers. Candidates should be over 16 years of age and previous equestrian experience is recommended.

Course fee: €150
Course dates:
  • 12th October 2022, Castle Leslie, Co Monaghan
  • 8th December 2022, Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Co Limerick

If you would like more information on the HSI Introduction to Coaching Course please email coaching@horsesportireland.ie or phone +353 (0)45 854 533.

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

Book a course

You can book a coaching course by filling out an online application, alternatively, you can request an application to be emailed out to you by emailing coaching@horsesportireland.ie