Level 3 National Coach

About the Course

The HSI Level 3 National Coach course provides coaches with the capacity to train performance riders to compete at the highest level at regional and national competition. The HSI Level 3 Coach course is discipline specific. There are individual courses and qualifications for each discipline: dressage, show jumping or eventing, however, there are some core elements which will be similar in all three fields.

18 Novemeber 2015; XXX. Horse Sport Ireland Level 3 Coach course, Cavan Equestrian Centre, Latt, Co. Cavan. Picture credit: Sam Barnes / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Entry Requirements:

Participants must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Hold a HSI Level 2 Coach qualification (or equivalent)
  • Have access to riders/horses at the required level

Course Duration:
Each course lasts an average of 9 days depending on the discipline. Coaches will receive training in physical and mental fitness for riders and horses, veterinary care of competition horses and developing communication skills and qualities which will contribute to the effectiveness of coaching at this level. There are additional modules relevant to each specific discipline. There are several practical coaching days during which coaches receive feedback on their coaching skills, followed by final assessments in two phases.

Coaches must attend all course contact time and must bring their own horse and rider combination, capable of working at the required level, to the practical coaching days and the final assessments. Participants must also submit a coaching portfolio and a log book of actual coaching sessions. Coaches must reach the required standard of competency in each of the final assessment phases to receive their HSI Level 3 Coach certificate.

If you would like more information on the HSI Level 3 Coaching Course please email [email protected] or phone +353 (0)45 854 533.

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

10 February 2012; HSI Level 3 Show Jumping Course Certificate recipients, back row, from left, Comdt. Tom Freyne, Denis Flannelly, Jack Doyle, Erik Holstein and Ian Fearon. Front row, from left, Gary Marshall, Comdt. John Ledingham, Harry Marshall and Heather Coyle. RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***