Horse Sport Ireland announce High Performance Manager for Young Rider Eventing Programme

  • 6 February 2018, 14:55

Horse Sport Ireland have today announced that Debbie Byrne has been appointed  Horse Sport Ireland’s High Performance Team Manager for HSI’s Young Rider Eventing Programme. The role was previously held by Ireland’s Senior High Performance Manager Sally Corscadden who in 2017 began her role as Senior High Performance Eventing Director.


Having competed  on Junior & Young Rider teams for Ireland, worked for and trained with top international riders and coaches, in conjunction with an honours degree  in Sports Science, Debbie Byrne has an appreciation of high performance sport. Debbie Byrne is  a PE teacher and working with young people from varying sporting backgrounds allows for an understanding of the environment needed to enhance learning and understanding.


Debbie Byrne previously held the position of Junior High Performance Eventing Manager for Ireland from 2011 through to 2017. Her focus was to build a management team around her that could lay the foundations to build, and as a result earn results at championship level. Team silver in 2012 and back to back team golds in 2013 & 2014 is evidence of this, not to mention an individual bronze & two individual silvers.


Speaking about her appointment, Debbie Byrne said;

“We have some very talented riders and I am very excited about working towards achieving future successes at Young Rider level. The riders know what is expected in High Performance and the culture that needs to be created to achieve it, now we will work together to win medals.”


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