Garda Vetting

garda-vetting-badgeGarda Vetting checks are required for any adult working with or responsible for children or vulnerable adults in Equestrian Sports. Garda Vetting checks are carried out by Horse Sport Ireland on behalf of all Equestrian Sporting Bodies in Ireland through the National Vetting Bureau (NVB). The NVB provides the only official vetting service in the Republic of Ireland.

Garda Vetting application are now processed online through the eVetting System. However, there is still a paper form requiring ID validation and consent – so please check the processes carefully by viewing our eVetting 6 Step process:


** Important Points to note before you apply for Garda Vetting **

Occasional Work – There are certain persons within Equestrian Sports who may be exempt from Garda Vetting under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 to 2016. Certain roles may have exemption under the Occasional Work definition. Please check here to determine  if this applies to you or someone within your Equestrian Sporting Body:

Northern Ireland Addresses – If you have current/previous addresses in Northern Ireland  YOU MUST provide a postcode for these when completing your Garda Vetting Application. Failure to do so will result in your application being withdrawn. Please see here for guidance and useful links.

Accessing your eVetting Invitation Form:

Please click on the link below to bring you to the payment page. Upon receipt of the Administration Charges payment, an automatic email will then be sent to you where the HSI eVetting Invitation and ID Verification Form will be available for download and completion:



– Vetting applications sent by post will take longer to process due to current restrictions around Covid-19.

– Applications can be accepted by email to 



Additional Garda Vetting Information